A Message from Clay Talk Ceramic Centre:
To help protect the community and staff at Clay Talk, any patrons with cold, flu or Covid like symptoms are kindly requested to email us at claytalk@montsalvat.com.au and reschedule their class or workshop at a future date. Masks are NOT mandatory however if you have had any recent symptoms or have close affiliations with others unwell around you, we kindly request you to consider wearing a mask in class.
What is 100% pure pottery fun? Its Clay Tasters! Special Offer
AU$99.00

2HR CLAY TASTER POTTERY WHEEL

2 hours on the Potter's Wheel!

Next Available: Sun, 11 Aug 10:00AM (AEST)
(+23 more dates)(Private Dates Available)
2 hours
Over 500 people have attended this class

Description

NOW AT $99 PER PERSON ONLY!


FROM JUL 15, CLAY TASTERS WILL BE RUN ON SUNDAYS ONLY!


Interested in learning the art of ceramics, but not sure if you're ready to commit a whole term of classes just yet? Or perhaps you’ve done pottery wheel throwing before and you’re itching to get your hands into a bit of clay for the day? Then why not come along to a Clay Taster Workshop at Clay Talk at Montsalvat? Bring a friend, get messy, engage in some creative therapy and have some fun!

In this 2 hour workshop, our engaging and friendly tutor will introduce you to the art of throwing on the potter's wheel. You will be given a quick crash course on the techniques involved in throwing the foundation forms of cylinders and bowls before you are let loose on the wheel to create to your hearts content.

Included in your workshop fee:

  • Introduction to the art of pottery;
  • All materials and tools that you will need;
  • 2 hours of fun on the potter’s wheel;
  • A maximum of 3 masterpieces fired and glazed in the kiln and ready for collection 3-4 weeks after your workshop.
  • PLEASE NOTE: long fingernails are not conducive with pottery wheel throwing. If you can, please avoid nail extensions for this one-day crash course 😊🙏
  • PLEASE NOTE: this is a mature age class and is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

**NDIS is now available under "Request Private Date & Time"** This function is still developing with We Teach Me and any questions or need assistance how this function works please email us at claytalk@montsalvat.com.au



After your workshop:

  • Our experienced tutor will trim and tidy all your masterpieces ready to be fired in the kiln;
  • Our kiln technician will bisque fire your masterpieces. Then they will glaze them using food safe glazes and fire them a second time before packaging them up for you to collect;

So much work goes into the pieces behind the scenes, such is the dedication and commitment that Clay Talk makes in providing you with a fun time on the pottery wheel and professionally trimmed and glazed masterpieces to take home!

Please note what to bring (see below) and if you are confident that you might create more than 3 pieces in the allocated time, please bring a container or cardboard box to take your extra pieces home with you.

Your 3 finished ceramic pieces will be ready for collection at Montsalvat Reception 3-4 weeks after your workshop. You will be notified by email when your pieces are ready for collection.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

To secure your place in a class, course or workshop we require full payment at the time of booking.

Bookings are only accepted through our online portal at www.

Payment of class, course or workshop fees can only be made through our online portal at  www.

ACCESS

Clay Talk studio is located on the grounds of Montsalvat. For this reason, there are security measures in place to prevent trespassing and maintain your safety. Upon booking you will receive an Information Kit which has instructions on how to access Clay Talk studio. Please read this before coming to class.

REFUNDS / ABSENCE / TRANSFERS/ CANCELLATION

  • We do not offer refunds if you change your mind after you have made the booking. Please be sure you are able to commit to the class, course or workshop dates and times prior to booking.
  • Transfers are done upon email request and subject to available spaces only. Failure to transfer successfully will mean receiving a credit note or being transferred to a later term of the same class.
  • If you are unable to attend a class, please contact us at claytalk@montsalvat.com.au BEFORE your class. In exceptional circumstances, we can make alternative arrangements to compensate for lost class time.
  • Retrospective requests (a request for a make-up from last term for example) for class make-ups are not accepted. We request you make contact via email or phone to Clay Talk as soon as you can’t make class so that we can make alternative arrangements for you.
  • Clay Talk reserves the right to cancel a class due to unforeseen circumstances such as insufficient enrolments or illness or for maintenance works. You will be notified prior to the class if cancellation of the class is deemed necessary, or if there will be another date scheduled, or if a pro-rata refund will be provided.

ILLNESS

If classes and workshops are cancelled due to illness of a tutor, and the inability to find a suitable replacement, Clay Talk will endeavour to provide rescheduled dates for classes and workshops.

In the event that students cannot attend the rescheduled classes, students must email claytalk@montsalvat.com.au as soon as possible prior to the commencement of the rescheduled class or workshop.

If a student is unable to attend the rescheduled classes or workshop Clay Talk may, at its absolute discretion, provide either a credit note, or a pro-rata refund (minus an administration fee of 10%).

 GIFT VOUCHERS

Gift vouchers are only available through our online portal www. Gift vouchers can be purchased for a minimum of $20 and are valid for 3 years from purchase.

Gift vouchers can only be used for booking classes, courses and/or workshops at Clay Talk through our online portal. Gift vouchers can be applied at check out when booking a class, course or workshop.

FIRING OF WORK 

* Clay Tasters allow for up to 3 pieces per person to be left for glaze firing

* If students wish to have extra pieces fired, they may fire up to an extra two pieces by paying via the QR code for firings services which the tutor can assist you with.

* Whilst we take extreme care with your work accidents do happen from time to time. By attending this Clay Taster class you accept that we are unable to guarantee that your work will survive the firing & glazing processes. Clay Talk takes no responsibility for failure or breakage of work.


COLLECTION OF WORK

  • Firing, glazing and packaging of your work takes approximately 2-4 weeks after your class/workshop. 
  • Clay Talk takes NO responsibility for the outcome of your pieces if they fail expectation.
  • You will be notified by a written or digital notification; email, SMS or the Clay Talk Newsletter when your work is ready for collection.
  • Clay Taster & Kids School Holiday programme students have 30 days to collect their pieces from the time they received notification of their pieces to be collected. Uncollected works after 30 days of collection have expired are repurposed elsewhere.


EMAIL / SMS NOTIFICATIONS

  • Clay Talk takes no responsibility for students not reading, receiving or checking their messages, emails or their spam/junk mail regarding work collection.
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What you will learn

  • How to prepare your clay, centre it on the wheel and step-by-step throwing skills for making simple vessel forms such as cylinders and bowls

What you will get

  • 3 finished ceramic pieces

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Apron
  • Plastic bag for your dirty apron & towel

What to wear

Casual / older clothes and covered or closed-in shoes - clay can get messy!

Appropriate for

Anyone interested in trying ceramics. You may have never touched clay before or be looking to see if you're ready to get back into it.


Clay Talk Ceramic Centre

4.9
(726 Reviews)

The Clay Talk Ceramics Centre in 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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4.9 (173 reviews)
Mareerated it
15 Jun 2024
We enjoyed our 2 hour pottery class so much. My sister and I bought this as a gift for our mum, she loved it! Our teacher was fantastic, very friendly and encouraging. We look forward to picking up our finished pieces. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting to try an introduction to pottery.
Kellyrated it
15 Jun 2024
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Ellarated it
02 Jun 2024
Had such a fun time at the taster class! Teachers were so helpful!
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a transfer or credit note.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.

OR

You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

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

TERMS & CONDITIONS

To secure your place in a class, course or workshop we require full payment at the time of booking.

Bookings are only accepted through our online portal at www.claytalk.weteachme.com/.

Payment of class, course or workshop fees can only be made through our online portal at  www.claytalk.weteachme.com/.


ACCESS

Clay Talk studio is located on the grounds of Montsalvat. For this reason there are security measures in place to prevent trespassing and maintain your safety. Upon booking you should receive an Information Kit which has instructions on how to access Clay Talk studio.


REFUNDS / ABSENCE / TRANSFERS

  • We DO NOT automatically offer refunds or transfers if you change your mind after you have made the booking
  • Our first option will always be to offer a credit note. 
  • Please be sure you are able to commit to the class, course or workshop dates and times prior to booking.
  • If your circumstances have changed BEFORE the class or term starts and cannot commit, we will offer you a refund MINUS the 8% transfer fees incurred to process this of total cost you paid.
  • We might be able to offer alternative arrangements if you cannot attend class by contacting us at claytalk@montsalvat.com.au to check if you are eligible  within 5 working days of missing your class . Retrospective requests will not be accepted. Studio Access times are NOT make-up classes.
  • Clay Talk reserves the right to cancel a class due to unforeseen circumstances such as insufficient enrolments. You will be notified prior to the class if cancellation of the class is deemed necessary and a pro-rata refund will be provided.


COVID

In the event of a lockdown or restrictions causing unavoidable or unforeseen interruption to the delivery of classes and workshops Clay Talk will endeavour to provide rescheduled classes and workshops.


In the event that students cannot attend the classes, students must email claytalk@montsalvat.com.au as soon as possible prior to the commencement of the rescheduled class or workshop. If a student is unable to attend the rescheduled classes or workshop Clay Talk may, at its absolute discretion, provide either a credit note or a pro-rata refund (minus an administration fee of 10%).

 

GIFT VOUCHERS

Gift vouchers are only available through our online portal www.claytalk.weteachme.com/. Gift vouchers can be purchased for a minimum of $20 and are valid for 3 years from purchase. Gift vouchers can be only be used for booking classes, courses and/or workshops at Clay Talk through our online portal. Gift vouchers can be applied at check out when booking a class, course or workshop.


FIRING OF WORK 

Most workshops include firing and glazing of a specific number of pieces. Check the workshop listing description on our online platform. Students participating in one-off workshops must label their pieces with the name associated with their booking/ticket.


We take extreme care with your work but accidents do happen and we are unable to guarantee that your work will be successfully fired. Clay Talk takes no responsibility for failure or breakage of work. 


Term classes:

  • Firing of 2.5kg of finished work per student is included in the term class fee.
  • Students can make and fire more work over this limit however additional charges apply.
  • Students must label each of their pieces with their Makers Mark (your Makers Mark is made up of the initials of your first, middle & last name and your class code e.g. John Adam Smith = JAS). No Makers Mark will mean your work will not be fired.

If a kiln shelf is badly damaged from your work due to incorrect glaze type or clay body, you will be charged for the cost of replacing that shelf.

  • If your work damages the interior of the kiln, you will be required to pay a fine based on the severity of the damage to be determined by the Clay Talk Studio Coordinator.


COLLECTION OF WORK

  • Firing, glazing and packaging of your work takes approximately 2-4 weeks after your class/workshop.
  • You will be notified by email when your work is ready for collection.
  • Student work must be collected within 1 month of being notified. Students will be notified by email to the email address provided upon booking.  If fired work, leftover clay and/or tools are not collected within this time it will be disposed of or donated to Clay Talk Fundraising.




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