This six-week course is for students who have completed at least one beginner’s wheel throwing term, feel confident with the basics, and want to further their wheel throwing skills. You’ll learn how to throw and trim, taller, narrower and trickier vessels. By the end of the series you will have refined your motor skills as well as have improved confidence and control on the wheel.
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.
Price includes 12 hours of class time, materials and firing cost!
Week 1: Throwing taller and narrower
Week 2: Throwing vessels with obscure or thin necks
Week 3: Trimming for tricky shapes / Kiln & firing theory
Week 4: Throwing off the hump - repeated small vessels
Week 5: Trimming / attachments
Week 6: Glazing
Your teacher: Georgia Howard
Georgia (she/her) studied in Virginia, USA and is a wheel thrown ceramic artist and teacher. Her work explores functional ware with special interests in expressive forms and decorative glazing. As a teacher, she aims to create accessible learning environments for all students
If you are an NDIS participant and would like to use your NDIS funding for booking into this series please email email@example.com and we can organise that for you.
Pick up times of fired/glazed pieces before Xmas:
12th, 13th and 14th of December
What you will learn
- Throwing narrower and taller
- How to throw and trim trickier thin necks and differently topped vessels
- Throwing 'on the hump', kiln/firing theory and more!
What you will get
- Come away at the end of the term with a number of handmade pieces made by you!
What to bring
- Towel - either hand towel or bath towel size
- Drink bottle
What to wear
Clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Long fingernails will make wheel throwing difficult
Intermediate wheel throwers! Preferable that you have done at least one beginner's series, or 30+ hours practice
Pink Ember is proudly a queer artist-run initiative. Beyond its well-crafted workshops, this space serves as a centre for artists, providing art studios, exhibitions, and events by artists.
Central to Pink Ember's ethos is creating a safe, warm, welcoming environment. All class sizes are kept small for more individual attention, and we are committed to making our workshop experiences as accessible as possible.
Pink Ember has a dedicated ceramics studio as part of the larger venue.
By coming to a ceramic workshop at Pink Ember’s specialised ceramics studio, taught by ceramic fine artists and very experienced teachers Georgia Howard and Aoife Billings, you are welcomed to be part of our community of artists and locals who regularly attend our events and workshops.
Cancellations & Refunds
You are entitled to a full refund.
You’re welcome to send someone in your place.
- A refund can be requested 7 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$20.00 applies.
- A transfer can be requested 7 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
No changes will be allowed after these times.
We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.
Terms & Conditions
Policy (terms and conditions for you)
- Please attend all classes of the series you've booked into. Limited fill in classes reserved for students who are sick/cannot attend due to extraordinary circumstances. Get in contact ASAP if you cannot attend a class you have booked into
- LIABILITY WAIVE - Pink Ember will not be responsible for any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into the premises.
- PHOTO & VIDEO - By booking in, you agree to give Pink Ember 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)
- BEHAVIOUR - If a participant's behaviour is racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, abusive, violent, threatening or discriminatory, Pink Ember staff have the right to ask such person/persons to leave the premises immediately.
- COVID - If you are required to isolate or have Covid during class times, please contact Aoife the workshop manager as soon as possible via firstname.lastname@example.org
- NEWSLETTER - By booking into a workshop at Pink Ember Studio, you agree to be put on the Pink Ember newsletter. A monthly update of what’s happening at the studio - e.g upcoming events, markets, and workshops. You can unsubscribe easily by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of the newsletter.
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.
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.