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School Holiday Wheel Throwing Workshop (8+ yrs)

Pottery class for budding young artists

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Discover wheel throwing at Clay Talk @ Montsalvat these school holidays - the perfect opportunity for kids (8 years and over) who love art to extend their skills or dive in for the first time.

In this two hour workshop, students can immerse themselves in the tactile nature of clay by learning to throw on the potter’s wheel.  We will teach the basic skills involved in throwing small vessels and have a lot fun in the process.

The classes will run on Monday 6th April at 10am-12pm.

Parent’s are welcome to sit in, take a walk around the Montsalvat grounds or grab a bite to eat while the kids get creative.

Our tutor Denholm Lappas is an encouraging and inspiring tutor, and will work with your child’s individual ideas to help them feel comfortable and creative!

Work created on the day will be glazed and fired by Clay Talk staff for collection approximately 3 weeks after the event. Students are limited to their favourite 3 pieces each.

Some older clothes, suitable shoes and an apron are a great idea in the pottery studio - clay can get messy! - All other materials are provided. The class will have a maximum of 8 students.

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What you will learn
  • Students will learn to harness their creativity through the navigation of the tactile medium of clay
What you will get
  • 3 finished and glazed pieces of pottery to take home

What to bring
  • An apron
  • A towel
What to wear

Suitable clothes and shoes - Clay can get messy!

Appropriate for

Budding artists aged 11+ looking to have fun and get creative


Clay Talk @ Montsalvat

Vendor since 2017

Clay Talk @ Montsalvat is a ceramics facility located in the grounds of Montsalvat – Australia’s oldest continuously active artists’ community. The studio is an addition to Montsalvat’s already rich history as a place where art is made, taught, shown and experienced.

At Clay Talk, we aim to be a creative environment that brings students and practitioners together through education and skills-based programs. Currently we offer classes where you can learn wheel throwing and hand building at all stages of development supplemented by specialist programs and workshops taught by established artists.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

If you change your mind and want to cancel your course booking completely, you can either transfer your enrolment to a friend or we'll refund:

  • 100% if you cancel at least 4 weeks before the course starts, less a $20 administration fee.
  • 50% if you cancel 2 weeks before the course starts, less a $20 administration fee. 
  • No refund if you cancel:
    • less than 2 weeks before the course starts; or
    • the course has already started.

We'll give a full refund if we have someone on our waiting list who can take your spot immediately or if we cancel a course for our own reasons not mentioned below.

if for reasons outside of our control, such as severe weather conditions, a class must be cancelled we will do our best to accommodate you with a replacement class.

If you can’t attend a class during your course, unfortunately we don’t offer make up classes. We therefore encourage you to choose your courses and dates carefully.

Online Classes:
If technical issues on the part of the tutor disrupt our online stream for a significant amount of time and the class cannot be completed satisfactorily we will do our best to accommodate you with a make-up class or a refund will be offered if no make-up class can be agreed upon.

Technical issues on the part of the participant are not our responsibility.

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Terms & Conditions

Online Classes:

If booking our online classes you agree to being able to collect and drop-off your materials and/or finished pieces at the designated times and at these times only.

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26 January 2020 • School Holiday Wheel Throwing Workshop (8+ yrs)

So much fun! My two daughters absolutely loved their holiday class and can’t wait to pick up their creations. The small class size meant each child was given lots of support and advice and help along the way. Denholm was very welcoming and his calm, encouraging and kind approach made my girls feel relaxed and comfortable outside of their comfort zone. We’ll be back!


01 October 2019 • School Holiday Wheel Throwing Workshop (8+ yrs)

I had a great time learning wheel throwing at Clay Talk. I would recommend it it anyone who has an interest in ceramics.


13 April 2019 • School Holiday Wheel Throwing Workshop (8+ yrs)

Denholm was an excellent teacher in showing my daughter how to wheel throw. My daughter enjoyed it so much that she would like to attend more classes in the future.