Introductory pottery wheel throwing workshop

Pottery Wheel Intro Class

An introduction to making ceramics on the wheel

Next Available: Sat, 07 Oct 10:00AM (AEDT)
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2 hours 30 minutes
Over 500 people have attended this class


Come have a go at the pottery wheel in our 2.5-hour wheel throwing workshop. You will be taught the foundation skills needed to make vessels on the wheel.  This workshop is fun, informative, and experiential.  You'll get the chance to experience the feel of clay and what it's like to work on the wheel.   

You may select 2 of your ceramic pieces to be glazed and fired by staff.  Additional pieces may be chosen at an extra cost of $5 per piece.

This introductory workshop is a fantastic stand-alone experience as well as a way to gauge your interest in taking a longer course.

Fly solo or book in as a group!

Please note that works will need to be dried and fired after this class, meaning pick up with take 3-4 weeks after the 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.

Course tutors:

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. To see examples of her work click here.

Georgina Yen Qin Lee is an emerging ceramicist based in Naarm / Melbourne, Australia. Her practice explores the intersections between form and function, creating pieces that can standalone as objects to be appreciated aesthetically, but also fulfill a functional purpose.

In her works, Georgina leans into the unpredictable moments of the ceramic making process by applying a considered yet incidental approach to shaping the clay on a potter’s wheel and intuitive methods of mark-making and glazing to create truly one-off pieces.

Georgina is an Australian-born Chinese Malaysian with ancestry from China's Fujian province. She seeks to honour the long lineage of ceramic culture and tradition of her heritage, passing on their stories whilst exploring the new.

To see examples of her work click here.

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What you will learn

  • Students will learn and experience Wheel Throwing.

What you will get

  • Students will choose 2 pieces of work to be fired and glazed.

What to bring

  • Please bring a towel and apron

What to wear

Comfortable clothes (they will get dirty) & closed toe shoes are a must!

Appropriate for

Suitable for beginners and people over 16 years old.

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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4.8 (137 reviews)
Lizrated it
30 Sep 2023
We had a great time! The instructor was helpful in his demonstration and throughout the intro class. I'm looking forward to picking up my pieces.
Chelsea rated it
09 Sep 2023
This was a gift for my sisters 30th. She had a great time and her pieces look so nice! Affordable weekend fun :) Thank you!
Jesslynrated it
04 Sep 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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