Clay Taster Workshop

Try your hand on the Potter's Wheel!

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Clay Taster Workshop

Interested in learning the ancient art of ceramics, but not sure if you're ready to do a whole term of classes? Come along for a trial session! Bring a friend, get messy and have some fun!

In this 2 hour workshop, our engaging and friendly tutors will introduce students to the art of throwing on the potter's wheel. You will be given a quick tour of the Clay Talk studio followed by a crash course on the techniques involved in throwing the foundation forms of cylinders and bowls.

The cost of this 2 hour workshop is $60 and includes firing and glazing of up to 3 completed pieces. Glazing will be completed by our experienced technician and work is usually ready to collect 2-4 weeks after your class.

OFFER:  Sign up to  a Term of classes on the day, and you'll get 8 classes for the price of 7.

(Please refer to the timetable on our web page to confirm class times for 2020).

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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 pots glazed fired and ready to take home and use
  • OFFER - discount off a term of classes if you sign up on the day

What to bring
  • Towel
  • Apron
  • Closed-in shoes
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 @ 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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30 September 2019 • Clay Taster Workshop

I had an awsome time and just not enough time! I also knew I had experience with clay in my past life at some stage 😀


21 September 2019 • Clay Taster Workshop

Brilliant!!! What an enjoyable afternoon - I’m hooked!


18 September 2019 • Clay Taster Workshop

Loved my experience at Clay Tasters Work Shop. Great way to find out if I would consider doing a short course or not. Teacher was patient and supportive. Highly recommend.

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