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Beginner's Wheel Throwing Series
from AU$360.00

Beginner's Wheel Throwing Series

Foundation Skills for Wheel Throwing

Next Available: Wed, 13 Jul 6:00PM (AEST)
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2 hours x 6 Weeks
Over 50 people have attended this class


This six-week course will kick off with the foundational skills needed for wheel throwing, and by the end of the term you’ll have created a number of gorgeous works to gift to your loved ones (or keep for yourself). Classes start from $360 per person, with all materials and firing costs included in the price. Nothing extra to pay!

Ceramic classes at Pink Ember Studio are relaxed, friendly and LGBTQI+ safe, with a maximum capacity of eight participants per class.

There is a sliding scale of prices to provide opportunities for more people to participate in the craft. No make up classes available, please see cancellation and refund policy.


Email aoifebillings@gmail.com and ask to be notified of any cancellations, as well as when term 4 dates come available.

Term 3 dates

Wednesdays 6-8pm

July 13, 20, 27

August 3, 10, 17

Thursdays 7-9pm

July 14, 21, 28

August 4, 11, 18

Saturdays 3-5pm

July 16, 23, 30

August 6, 13, 20

Your teacher:

Beck Millsom (she/her)

Beck Millsom began crafting handmade ceramics as a form of art therapy in 2019 after completing a Bachelor of Communication Design and navigating single parenthood. Born out of a backyard shed and desire for muddy hands, a cross-over of illustrative applications inspired by tattoo art and mythology on ceramic forms kicked off Beck’s reputation as an emerging ceramic artist in Melbourne, Australia. Under the pseudonym Ophelia Weeps; Beck invites viewers into realms of magic and alchemy. Expanding and integrating knowledge acquired through creative play is the end goal.

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What you will learn

  • Essential Throwing and Trimming Techniques
  • Clay Recycling and Wedging technique
  • Glazing

What you will get

  • Come away at the end of the term with a number of handmade pieces made by you!
Parking Info

Free on street parking on Stock St

What to bring

  • Apron
  • Drink bottle
  • Hand towel

What to wear

Clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Long fingernails will make wheel throwing difficult

Appropriate for

Ages 16+

Aoife Billings

(51 Reviews)

Aoife Billings (she/her) is a Narrm (Melbourne) based ceramist and painter. She has been teaching art workshops for various councils and at her own studio for over seven years. She is the workshop manager at Pink Ember Studio, a queer-run, not-for-profit studio, shop, gallery and workshop venue she founded in Coburg with three other artists during 2018.

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4.9 (14 reviews)
Sarahrated it
26 Jun 2022Beginner's Wheel Throwing Series
Perfect class for beginners or those with some experience. Our teacher, Beck, was fantastic - warm, knowledgeable and approachable. Class sizes are small which means you get plenty of opportunities to ask questions or seek guidance.
Emmarated it
23 Jun 2022Beginner's Wheel Throwing Series
This was a incredibly fun workshop series. We had the opportunity to learn and build on our skills over the 6 weeks and covered different techniques, trimming and glazing, with some beautiful handmade ceramics to take home! Highly recommend!
Natasha rated it
22 Jun 2022Beginner's Wheel Throwing Series
This was such a lovely welcoming class, I feel like I learnt a lot and it was a really supportive environment would absolutely recommend.
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Cancellations & Refunds

Aoife Billings requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class or series for a full refund/exchange for in person workshops. 7 days notice for online workshops. Please email aoifebillings@gmail.com to organise a refund.

No fill in classes available. Please attend all classes of the series you've booked into.

If you are required to isolate or have Covid during class times, please contact Aoife as soon as possible via aoifebillings@gmail.com

Terms & Conditions

Policy (terms and conditions for you)

  1. No fill in classes available. Please attend all classes of the series you've booked into.
  2.  LIABILITY WAIVE -  Aoife Billings will not be responsible for any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into the premises.
  3. PHOTO & VIDEO - I agree to give Aoife Billings unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at classes and events or on the premises. (Let us know on the day if you don’t want to be photographed)
  4.  REFUNDS -Aoife Billings requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund/exchange. Please email aoifebillings@gmail.com to organise a refund.
  5. CANCELLATIONS - In the unlikely event that a class is cancelled, participants will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit. If the customer cancels within 48 hours prior to the workshop or series they will be entitled to transfer their ticket to another day, this privilege will only be applied once for each customer. After this allowance, they will only receive half a refund if they again cancel within 48 hours prior. Customers may allocate someone else to come instead (you can sell your ticket to them). Please notify us of this.
  6. BEHAVIOUR - If a participant's behaviour is racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, abusive, violent, threatening or discriminatory, Aoife Billings has the right to ask such person/persons to leave the premises immediately.
  7. COVID - If you are required to isolate or have Covid during class times, please contact Aoife as soon as possible via aoifebillings@gmail.com

Our part of the customer service policy


  • To provide a safe, clean, supportive, creative environment in which to learn and develop your craft.
  • To provide individual attention as much as possible to each participant, making sure you are getting the most out of your workshop experience.
  • We will be on time and attentive
  • We will endeavour to respond to customer enquiries or complaints within 24 hours
  • If for any reason we have to cancel a class, we will provide the customer with a full refund or credit to attend another workshop.
  • Customer complaints will be taken very seriously. If you are unsatisfied in anyway please do not hesitate to let us know. By filling out our consumer survey at the end of the lesson you will be helping us greatly in adjusting our service delivery to the needs of our valued customers.

 Disability access

Wheelchair access to our studio will be available. If a customer requires an assistant such as a disability support worker, or sign language interpreter, they are welcome to bring them to the workshop without additional cost.



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