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ceramic workshop

Little Woods Studios Pottery Wheel Throwing Course

A fun comprehensive six week ceramics course

Next Available: Mon, 28 Feb 6:00PM (AEDT)
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2 hours 30 minutes x 6 Weeks
Over 100 people have attended this class


COVID -19 Safe Studio Practice.

We are really excited to re-open our studio.  However, safety is our first concern, so we will have strict hygiene procedures & social distancing practices in place.  Once you have booked, we will send you more detailed information.  

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.



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

No prior experience needed.  Perfect for beginners.

Please note that vaccination certificates will need to sighted on arrival of the first class.

Course tutors:

Mondays and Thursdays - Emily Brookfield 

Emily Brookfield is a Melbourne based ceramic artist and pottery teacher that began her ceramics journey in 2016. Her work is primarily centered around connection - a connection to the medium through the making process wherein the construction of a piece can become methodical and almost meditative, and a connection to community through a shared appreciation for the craft. Emily’s continued fascination with the way in which clay can be used to tell stories and suspend a moment in time within its structure drives her practice. Emily began teaching pottery classes and workshops at various studios around Melbourne in 2020 and continues to share her skills and enthusiasm with the local community. To see examples 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 belives that the art of ceramics should be a a blend of fun and knowledge. To see examples of her work click here.

Wednesdays - 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 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.

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5.0 (19 reviews)
01 January 2022Little Woods Studios Pottery Wheel Throwing Course
I had a lot of fun! Jess was super knowledgeable and hilarious. I enjoyed the process and it was awesome seeing my work glazed and fired. I look forward to more pottery in future after such a great intro.
29 July 2021Little Woods Studios Pottery Wheel Throwing Course
A fantastic course! The classes were really well structured and we learnt a lot. Thanks!
01 June 2021Little Woods Studios Pottery Wheel Throwing Course
This was a great class. Lots of time hands-on on the wheel, and teacher provided demonstrations and help when needed.
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Refund Policy

Little Woods Studios requires 1 weeks notice via email prior to the start of a class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 1 week of the event commencing. 

We do not offer refunds for missed classes. 

There are no fees for refunds or transfers. 

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Terms & Conditions

We require 1 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.

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