Pottery hand building class, Collingwood Melbourne

Pottery hand building, Collingwood, Melbourne

Pottery workshop using your hands to sculpt clay

Next Available: Fri, 26 Jul 1:30PM (AEST)
(+1 more date)(Private Dates Available)
2 hours 30 minutes
Over 10 people have attended this class


Ease into your weekend and unwind with clay. 

This 2.5hr ceramic workshop explores hand-building techniques that will allow you to create your own unique pottery vessel. You will be guided through the foundations of hand-building and encouraged to explore your own creativity in a welcoming environment.

Using techniques such as pinching, coiling and joining, you will gain the skills to create a functional pottery piece that will be glazed and fired after completion. These techniques can be used for pottery vessels such as mugs, vases and bowls.

Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-in shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

You will be able to collect your finished piece 3 -4 weeks after the workshop, once it has been glazed and fired.
No prior experience is necessary! This pottery sculpting workshop is perfect for beginners and anyone looking to include more creativity in their lifestyle!

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.

We are NDIS friendly.

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What you will learn

  • Foundations of working with clay including safe studio practice
  • Practical techniques to create simple forms including pinching, coiling and joining
  • How to connect with the playful nature of working with your hands with clay

What you will get

  • High quality tuition in a welcoming environment
  • Your own finished ceramic piece that will be glazed and fired by our team
  • Skills to continue your ceramic practice at home

What to bring

  • NA

What to wear

Comfortable clothing and closed shoes

Appropriate for

Anyone interested in learning the foundations of hand building with clay!

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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5.0 (3 reviews)
Robynrated it
12 Jul 2024
Danielle was an excellent teacher who demonstrated techniques and explained how to improve our skills in hand building. I had participated in a wheel throwing class elsewhere which I did not enjoy. However, this class was most enjoyable. Gentle background music, a light and airy room with a large work table enhanced the experience. We made pinch pots, a plate, 2 small bowls and a pear ornament. I'm keen to learn about glazing and would like to attend more classes or open studio sessions.
sianrated it
17 May 2024
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Athanasiarated it
03 May 2024
Nice and relaxing! I learnt a lot about clay in a beautiful studio environment surrounded by beautiful people. Thanks Little Woods!
Little Woods Pottery and Art Studio 03 May 2024

Thank you so much Athanasia! It was a wonderful way to spend a Friday afternoon. Lovely to meet you and hope to see you again soon!! 

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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