6 Week Pottery Wheel Throwing Course

6 Week Pottery Wheel Throwing Course

A fun comprehensive six week ceramics course

Next Available: Mon, 06 Nov 6:00PM (AEDT)
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2 hours 30 minutes x 6 Weeks
Over 250 people have attended this class


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.



Pieces can be collected 3 -4 week after the course finishes.

No prior experience needed.  Perfect for beginners.

Course tutors:

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.

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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

  • NA

What to wear

Casual clothing

Appropriate for

Those who want to develop their skills

Little Woods Studios

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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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4.9 (87 reviews)
Jenniferrated it
20 Sep 2023
This class was phenomenal, even for an absolute beginner like me. Our teacher, Lil, has obvious passion and talent for teaching and ceramics - she was infallibly patient, gave clear instructions/tips for throwing, and knew all the nitty-gritty science behind the process. The length of the course meant there was ample time to try (and fail) at different techniques, shapes and styles. I've already booked in for the following session to keep the momentum going!
Emmarated it
19 Sep 2023
I really loved this class. The demos were very clear and I loved the emphasis on correct hand / body positioning. Personally, five stars for me would have required a little more structure in regards to working on different types of projects each class. Lil is a great teacher and it was such a relaxed friendly environment. Would definitely come back!
Brendanrated it
09 Aug 2023
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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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