6 Week Pottery Wheel Throwing Course
(+3 more dates)
This is an introductory course that explores the exciting world of wheel-throwing.
The course consists of 15 contact hours spread over 6 weekly 2.5 hour sessions.
You will learn the basics of ceramics in a friendly and encouraging environment, starting with a broad slab of clay and progressing all the way through to a finished piece of work. We will focus on making functional ware such as cups, bowls and vases.
The course covers: basic ceramic theory; ceramics OH&S and good studio practice; wedging; centering; the forming of vessels on the wheel; finishing techniques such as trimming and decorating and glazing.
The course will be limited to 8 participants, allowing for lots of individual tuition.
All biqsued/ glazed finished works are charged at $12 per Kilo.
*Students are to provide their own clean towel and apron each class.
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.
At this stage we do not have capacity for make up classes.
PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES AND SHOES YOU DON'T MIND GETTING DIRTY.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR NAILS ARE SHORT, AS YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE WHEEL OTHERWISE.
Pieces can be collected 3 -4 week after the course finishes.
No prior experience needed. Perfect for beginners.
Mondays - Liljana Cerilles
Based in Naarm/Melbourne, Liljana is a pottery maker, teacher and owner of a small ceramic practice, Kokoro Clay. Inspired by her Philippine and Japanese heritage, and a childhood spent living around the world, Liljana seeks to reimagine familiar functional forms and simple shapes to serve as anchors to everyday moments. Through Kokoro (which means ‘heart’ in Japanese) she further explores the possibility that the daily use of thoughtfully considered, hand-crafted pieces can provide comfort and encourage mindfulness. A perpetual student of the medium, it is a joy for Liljana to share with all her love of clay and its endless possibilities. To see exmaples of her work click here.
Tuesdays - Jess Dybing
Jess Dybing is in her 3rd year studying ceramics at RMIT and has a love for all things clay. Jess’s practice is focused on glaze chemistry and altering surface decoration through raw ingredients and firing schedules. She has been wheel throwing for around 4 years and loves sharing this passion with others. She believes that the art of ceramics should be a blend of fun and knowledge. To see examples of her work click here.
Wednesdays and Thursdays - Jack Parnaby
Jack Parnaby is a Melbourne based ceramicist who works full time as a studio tech and wheel throwing teacher across multiple studios in Melbourne. Jack’s relationship to clay comes from his ongoing search for his own unique style and identity in the pottery world. Whilst Jack’s work is always changing and evolving his practice remains a product of a thorough education and a labour of refinery and discipline. The curly boy project is something that Jack created to record and showcase his progress from his continuing exploration. Since Jack started teaching in 2019 he has managed to relay his knowledge of the process to many students starting their journey into the pottery art form. To see examples of his work click here.
What you will learn
- A compresensive and hands on overveiw of the ceramic process
- Wheel throwing, centring, trimming, and in depth look at the firing stages
- How to decorating and glaze your works with a varitey techinqiues
What you will get
- High quality tuition from our friendly teachers
- Your own unique ceramic works, perfect for display or functional use
- A chance to purchase discounted clay and tools to continue your practise at home
What to bring
What to wear
Those who want to develop their skills
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 disadvantaged young people. All profits made from workshops held at Little Woods go towards helping fund the Artful Dodgers.
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.
Cancellations & Refunds
You are entitled to a full refund.
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.