Term classes for beginners to experienced

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TERM 3 2024 -  8 WEEK TERM.

*For term places, feel free to add your name to the waitlist to receive first notifications of offers.  

*Any places for term 3, 2024 will be released & available for booking from 30th May.

*TERM 3 :
Wednesday 24th July to 11th September, 12.30pm - 3pm, 8 weeks x 2.5hrs

Wednesday 24th July to 11th September, 7pm - 9.30pm, 8 weeks x 2.5 hrs. 

Thursday 25th July to 12th September, 12.30pm - 3pm, 8 weeks x 2.5hrs. 

Thursday 25th July to 12th September, 7pm - 9.30pm, 8 weeks x 2.5hrs. 


*An extra $120 fee covers both bisque & glaze firings, clay & glazes and underglazes, pay on first class. 

*All tools & equipment are included, plus a large range of exciting glazes to choose from, to experiment & have fun with.

*Your Tutor for all classes is Manuela Ferstl who has over 40 years of teaching experience with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ceramic Design.

*Each class is suitable for total beginners through to experienced.

*Tuition  in any of these classes encourages individual development & offers wheelwork, sculpting & hand building.

*The studio is COSY & WARM in winter, and AIRCONDITIONED in summer.

*Small groups of 7 students offering a more personalised experience for great one-on-one attention.

*Two lots of bisque and glaze firings are offered during the 8 week term, with one to two weeks maximum for all pieces to be fired and ready for collection :-)

*Look out for the Facebook post;

*This boutique style Studio offers a pleasant light filled working space, situated in a green environment in the hills of Mt.Eliza.

*Please BYO mug if having a cup of tea or coffee :-), plant milk options only on offer.

*All firings are done on-site which means there is no transporting of the fragile pieces and keeps breakages of students' precious creations to a minimum.

*Students can work on their own projects, at their own pace with guidance at hand as needed. 

*Make-up classes cannot be offered for missed classes, or as refunds or transfers, so please consider this when booking, thankyou.

*Refunds/transfers can only be offered for classes cancelled by Mt.Eliza Pottery Studio themselves. 

*Once a student has secured a place, they have first option to keep their place & continue through to the following term. 

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What you will learn

  • How to create shapes & forms in clay by rolling, extruding or manipulating your clay

What you will get

  • A relaxing experience. Great satisfaction in creating one's own pieces of art. Skills to do wheelwork, handbuilding or sculpture. Skills to design and glaze also. A pleasant social environment. Learning great skills in a group which is not overcrowded.
Parking Info

Street, driveway, naturestrip

What to bring

  • Please bring an clean old towel, washed each week to keep dust to a minimum. Coffee mug.

What to wear

Comfy clothes. Warning: it might get messy! but definitely all washable

Appropriate for

18 years 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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5.0 (72 reviews)
Miranda rated it
23 Mar 2024
Alyserated it
21 Mar 2024
I'm not leaving, you can't have my spot. These classes are amazing. I highly recommend if you can get into the classes you do it. There is free range to make what you like supported by expert advice.
Margaretrated it
21 Mar 2024
I have been going to Manuela’s pottery classes for a number of years and I never get tired of going. She is so supportive and an excellent teacher. She’s nice and great fun also.
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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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