Learn the age-old technique of forming pots on the wheel with our experienced tutor Sarah Schembri. In this six week course (one class per week) you will learn the fundamental skills of wheel throwing. This will include centring clay on the wheel, throwing cylinder and bowl forms, and turning. You will also be introduced to a range of decorative techniques, including underglaze colours, glaze and tissue transfers. At the completion of the course you will have your own glazed pots and bowls to take home and use. This course is ideal for beginners.
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.
Please bring along your own towel and/or apron
Sarah Schembri Tutor Profile
Sarah Schembri has been a tutor with Northcote Pottery Supplies for the past 2 years. She first studied ceramics under Barbara Campbell-Allen at the Willoughby Arts Centre in Sydney, then went on to further studies at Holmesglen Institute of Tafe and Ballarat University. Sarah supplies her ceramics to a number retail outlets in Australia, including, Craft Victoria, MrKitly and our very own SMALLpieces, she also has her own online store and has been selected as a finalist in several ceramic award exhibitions.
“Teaching is an opportunity for me to share with others what I love and are passionate about - working with clay! I believe that creating an environment that is enjoyable and interesting are the best ways for people to engage and learn. This is what I try to create in my classes, a place that is fulfilling and rewarding.”
Sarah also teaches Marbling on the Wheel, a one-day workshop at Northcote Pottery Supplies.
This was my first time using a wheel ever, I absolutely loved the class, Sarah was amazing and made it feel fun and relaxed. I made Around 9 finished pieces so it's well and truly worth what you pay for the course. I have already booked to repeat next term and improve the skills I learnt from Sarah.
Great tutor, created many pieces, increased my knowledge. I'm coming back for another class!
To centre clay and make small pots and bowls. How to turn the clay.