Pottery Taster Classes

Pottery Taster Classes

Make your own pottery pieces - firing extra

Over 500 people have attended this class


Excited to be bringing back casual classes to Mt.Eliza Pottery Studio, a boutique style creative space.

The tutor for all classes is Manuela Ferstl

These are a great opportunity to try a one-off taster session & experience Clay as being the new Yoga.

From beginners through to experienced, this class offers the chance to try the wheel, sculpting or hand building. Come along and enjoy a fun and relaxed class while learning new skills. 

For adults & children (from 5 years of age).

Book a party. Book a hens group. Book a work break up. Book a parent & child session.

The studio is cosy & warm in winter and air-conditioned when hot.

Maximum 7 people, offering you a more personalised experience with more one-on-one time.

All equipment & materials included, firing is extra.

PLEASE NOTE - - a new clay has been recently introduced into these classes to provide you with a very high quality porcelaineous-type stoneware clay, suitable for microwave ovens and dishwashers :-)

Equipment included are Clay, Use of brand new direct drive Venco wheels, Coil Extruder, Pottery tools, Colors, 

Please note that firing of your pieces is an optional extra. 

Please bring extra $35 cash with you on the day if you chose to have your work totally finished with both bisque & glaze firings for you afterwards. This includes 3/4 pieces per person.

If you would like more extra pieces fired and processed, please bring $50 to allow for this.

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What you will learn

  • How to create shapes & forms in clay by rolling, or throwing your clay on the potters wheel.
  • How to hand build simple forms of your choice & create different types of textures
  • How to paint your pieces with many colours available

What you will get

  • Basic skills on the pottery wheel, or
  • Basic skills for hand-building.
  • Great creations made by you

What to bring

  • Please bring an old clean, towel, each time.
  • Bring your own pictures or use the display items as inspiration

What to wear

Casual & comfortable (Warning: it might get messy! but definitely all washable)

Appropriate for

Suitable for students of all skill levels, from ages 5 and up

Mt. Eliza Pottery Studio

(331 Reviews)

Come escape the daily routine and center yourself with some soul-shaping fun! Tucked in among old gum trees and songbirds, this cottage-style workshop provides a tranquil setting for creating all things clay!

Manuela offers a range of classes for all ages and learning stages. Come have some fun learning Hand-building, Sculpture, or even the Potters Wheel.

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4.9 (88 reviews)
Emilyrated it
16 Mar 2024
Such a beautiful relaxing experience run by a very creative and supportive teacher. My second class and I will be back for more.
Kerynrated it
18 Feb 2024
This two-hour taster class was just so much fun very relaxed atmosphere, very welcoming, I was a little nervous trying something new, however within 5 to 10 minutes was feeling relaxed and supported. I turned up not having any idea what I was going to make and ended up making two bowls a mobile and even had time to experience using the wheel. I'm so looking forward to joining into a short course, next.
Simonerated it
16 Dec 2023
Manuela presented an excellent workshop for our group. Everyone was so engaged and creating beautiful pieces within no time. She is an excellent teacher who has a stunning and meticulously clean studio set in a beautiful setting. I would highly recommend Mt Eliza Pottery. Simone TYIC
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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 transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
  • A credit note 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

1.) If Mt.Eliza Pottery Studio requires a class to be postponed or cancelled, your class can be transferred free of charge to another class of the same value, offered as a credit note towards another session free of charge, or refunded less a booking and admin fee charge. Credit notes last 2 years.
Customers are required to make up the difference if the class being transferred to is of higher value or, in the case of an increase in price.

2.) Please choose your classes carefully and note that refunds are not offered (other than if cancelled by Mt.Eliza pottery Studio).

-- Transfers & credit notes need minimum 14 days notice.
-- Transfers & credit notes may be considered if less than the required 14 days notice is given, ONLY if your place has been refilled, however, NOT LESS than 3 days notice.

3.) Make-up classes cannot be offered for missed sessions, refunded or transferred, please consider this when booking, thankyou. 

4.) Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Mt.Eliza Pottery Studio or organised by Mt.Eliza Pottery Studio must agree to these terms and conditions.

5.)  I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised at Mt.Eliza Pottery Studio or organised by Mt.Eliza Pottery Studio .

6.) A non-attendance, forfeits the fee paid.

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