Try the Wheel

Three hour single session

Next Available: Sat, 20 Mar 9:30AM (AEDT) (3 more dates)
3 hours
Over 250 people have attended this class
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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

Vendor since 2019

Muddy Girl Studio is the ceramic studio of potter and teacher Claire Johnson.

Claire has worked in the ceramic industry for the past 18 years. After graduating from Chisholm Tafe with a Diploma of Ceramics she went on to become a facilitator of children’s clay activities for Clayplay Inc. For the past four years Claire has been teaching throwing classes at Northcote Pottery Supplies. She has worked for commercial manufacturers such as  Robert Gordon Australia and Clayworks as a technician and has undertaken freelance commissions from companies such as TXU and Heatmaster.

Claire currently works and teaches from her studio situated in an idyllic location at the foot of Mt Dandenong. Her aim is to create and share a love of handcrafted ceramics, vessels that are not only for everyday use but  are also objects that can be cherished for a lifetime. Her works is predominately thrown on the potters wheel from stoneware or porcelain clay and high fired to 1280 Celsius for strength and durability.

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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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19 January 2021 • Try the Wheel

I took my girlfriends for a one off course and it was amazing. Claire was a wonderful teacher with a great sense of humour. I instantly became hooked when I started and could of kept going for hours. I found it easy to understand the steps at throwing however was a different story when putting them into practice hehe. Claire was very patient at taking us threw the steps over and over again and loved how she wanted to help us save our wonky clay. It was also a great excuse to travel to a beautiful area, if I lived closer I would become an ongoing student.


17 January 2021 • Try the Wheel

Claire was excellent. There were many times I was getting so frustrated with myself in trying something so outside of my comfort and skill zone - and Claire was patient, kind and an excellent instructor. Everything was provided and I will definitely be back to try again!


14 January 2021 • Try the Wheel

We really enjoyed Claire's class, it was well instructed and lots of fun! The setting was absolutely beautiiful and well appointed! The class size was ideal and Claire had lots of time for each one of us. This class is great value for money, highly recommended!

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