Northcote Pottery Supplies

Northcote Pottery Supplies

Brunswick East, VIC

Wheel Throwing Extender Saturday 12.45pm-3.15pm

What to Bring

  • Towel and apron are essential.

What to Wear

  • This course is hands on, wear appropriate clothing. Covered shoes are a must.

Wheel Throwing Extender Saturday 12.45pm-3.15pm

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Saturday 16 April - 21 May 12.45pm-3.15pm (6 sessions)

What You Will Learn

  • How to centre clay on the wheel
  • How to throw and turn cylinder and bowl forms on the wheel
  • How to glaze and decorate your pieces

What You Get

  • The fundamental skills of throwing
  • Glazed and finished cylindrical and bowl forms to take home


Are you looking to take the next step forward with your wheel throwing? Have you done a course before and want to challenge yourself?

In this six week course (one class per week) you will get a refresher on the fundamentals of wheel throwing while adding to your skill set. In this course you will learn the skills to create taller and bigger forms, such as cylinders, bowls and flatware. You will learn how to create forms with finesse, fine tune your trimming/turning and how to create and attach handles. 

You will gain practice in a range of decorative techniques, including underglaze colours, glaze and tissue transfers. At the completion of the course you will have your own glazed forms to take home and use. This course is ideal for those with some basic wheel throwing experience. 

The cost of this course includes one bag of clay (buff stoneware), use of wheel and tools, firing, and materials for decorating and glazing. Our pottery supply shop stocks a wide variety of products you may wish to explore further and is open during business hours. This course will have a maximum of 10 students.

IMPORTANT: This course is suitable for those with previous wheel throwing experience, at least one wheel throwing course at NPS or equivalent. If you are have any questions feel free to call us on 9387 3911.

Please bring along your own towel and/or apron

Claire Johnson Tutor Profile

Claire Johnson has worked in the ceramic industry for the past 14 years. Having studied ceramics at Chisholm TAFE she went on to become a facilitator of children’s clay activities for Clayplay Inc as well as tutoring VCE students and groups with acquired brain injuries. She has worked for commercial manufacturers including Robert Gordon and Clayworks and has undertaken commissions from companies such as TXU and Heatmaster. Currently Claire is working in her own studio at the foot of Mt Dandenong creating a range of wheel thrown graphic pots. 

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Nov 2015

Love the classes. This was my 2nd round of lessons and from very rough pots I learnt how to make lidded containers (which I thought were rather cute). Claire is a great teacher - very attentive and always ready to help. Paul is super - really friendly and helpful. Just walking in there - the atmosphere is positive - I want to make heaps of things! Definitely will be back.