Try the Wheel

Three hour single session

Over 500 people have attended this class


A fun session for adults where you will attempt the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel. All tools and clay are included You may choose to have your work trimmed glazed and fired by one of our technicians for a cost of $10 per piece. Allow aprox 4 weeks until your work is ready for collection. 

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What you will learn

  • You will attempt the basics of throwing : Wedging centering, and pulling up.

What you will get

  • All tools and clay are included as well as afternoon tea, You will create several small pieces that you may choose to have finished by our technician and fired. (at an additional cos)

What to bring

  • A large towel and an apron or old shirt too

What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy)

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested! especially complete beginners

Muddy Girl Studio

96 Reviews

Muddy Girl Studio is the ceramic studio of potter and teacher Claire Johnson. It is a boutique style school, set in an idylic location at the foot of the Dandenong  . We only run small classes with a maximum of six students ensuring you get the attention needed to grasp the fundementals of throwing on the pottery wheel. The current team consist of two teachers Claire and Alli and our assistant Maria and well as several dedicated volunteers.

Claire has worked in the ceramic industry for the past 20 years. Initially working as facilitator of children’s clay activities for Clayplay Inc. She worked for commercial manufacturers such as  Robert Gordon Australia and Clayworks Potters Supply as a technician and has undertaken freelance commissions from companies such as TXU and Heatmaster. She worked for Northcote Pottery Supplies in their education program for six years before setting up her own school in her home studio.  

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4.9 (71 reviews)
21 August 2021 Try the Wheel
What a beautiful studio! Claire welcomed, reassured, taught and inspired me to expand out of my creative “box” and get some pots thrown. Claire has a range of teaching techniques and her Try the Wheel is completely worth it.
31 July 2021 Try the Wheel
Absolutely loved my first experience on the wheel-instructor was friendly, knowledgeable and encouraging- beautiful location - will be signing up for the 6 week course
31 July 2021 Try the Wheel
Thank you Muddy Girl Studio, super fun day. Claire was so helpful and attentive to all participants. Will definitely be recommending this to family and friends.
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Refund Policy

Muddy Girl Studio requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Muddy Girl Studio to organise a refund or transfer

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