Pottery Wheel Open Studio sessions in Collingwood, Melbourne

Pottery Wheel Open Studio, Collingwood, Melbourne

Open studio pottery wheel & clay sculpture

Next Available: Fri, 02 Aug 10:30AM (AEST)
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5 hours
Over 100 people have attended this class


Support a not-for-profit! 

Little Wood's open studio sessions are not a class, but are for those who have completed a pottery wheel/hand building class at Little Woods or have previous experience with:

- using a pottery wheel/ hand building techniques,

- trimming, and 

- glazing

If you need to learn any of the above, please check out our workshop listings.

This time will be a chance to play, experiment and practice your pottery skills. These are self-directed sessions, however there will be a staff member on site who knows how the space runs and can answer basic questions. 

The fee includes:

  • 5 hours self-directed access to Little Woods Studio per session, from 10:30am-3:30pm

  • Use of one pottery wheel 

  • Bench space for hand-building

  • Space to store greenware and bisqueware

  • Clay, underglazes and glazes are supplied (no external clay or glazes please) 
  • Pottery tools
  • Access to kilns (firing is charged at $12 per kilo, payable prior to glaze firing)
  • Kitchen facilities, including kettle, water purifier and microwave

Conditions of Studio Use:

  • On your first session, you will be given a brief induction to the studio. 

  • Your work area, all tools and equipment must be thoroughly cleaned after use.

  • No external clay, glazes or dry materials to be brought into the studio. Little Woods supplies clay and glazes.

  • Kids aged 12-15 can book in on the condition that an accompanying adult is present.

  • Be respectful of your fellow studio participants.

Safety first: No dry sanding. Closed shoes must be worn at all times. No entry to kiln. 

Refunds or changes: For any changes or refunds, we require a minimum of 7 days' notice.

No shows: Missed sessions are forfeited and cannot be made up.

Little Woods initiated cancellations:  Though rare, if we need to cancel an open studio session, we'll offer refunds, credits, or transfer to another date.

All profits from our workshops or open studio sessions, support the work and programs of Jesuit Social Services. 

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What you will learn

  • This is not a class, but an open studio for people with experience in clay to practice.

What you will get

  • The opportunity to work on their individual practice for an extended time lenght and at their own pace

What to bring

  • Bring your own towel and apron

What to wear

Closed toe shoes only. Please wear comfortable clothing that can get messy.

Appropriate for

Anyone who has completed a ceramics course or who has experience working with clay in a ceramic studio.

Little Woods Studio is the open-to-the-public offshoot of the Artful Dodgers Studios, a not-for-profit art and music space providing holistic support for young people living under challenging circumstances. All profits from workshops held at Little Woods go towards helping fund Artful Dodgers Studios.

We are a welcoming and inclusive creative hub whose aim is to nurture both the flourishing of individual creative passions and the growth of a connected community.

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.

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

We require 2 week notice in writing (email) prior to the class commencing for a full refund or transfer. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and will be given a full refund. No shows will not be refunded.  As we are a not for profit, any transfer of classes will incur a $10 fee to cover admin staff time.

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