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The Great Queer Pottery Throwdown 2024

The Great Queer Pottery Throwdown 2024

Ceramic Games and Competition

Over 100 people have attended this class


The Great Queer Pottery Throwdown is returning for its second year, where contestants will compete for the title of 2024’s Throwdown Champions of the Year. 

Contestants will be able to compete in a maximum of 3 mini-games, choosing from 8 pottery themes. Categories range from small sculpture, hand building, sgraffito and wheel throwing, all judged by a panel of three prominent members of Pink Ember Studio.
No previous ceramic skills required. 

At the end of the day, judges will announce the winners of hand crafted ceramic trophies of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

During the day there will be a mini artists market pop-up, where you will be able to purchase wares from local artists and raffle prizes to win. 

The 2024 Throwdown event will be raising funds for Pink Ember Studio to further develop the studio space by installing a gallery wall for future exhibitions. An inhouse gallery space will create a home for LQBTQI+ artists to exhibit their work to share with the community.

Once you have purchased your 'Competing Person" ticket, you will receive a link with your booking confirmation email, where you will complete the form selecting the 3 mini games you wish to compete in.
You have not completed your ticket until you have let us know what categories you wish to compete in !

You can choose a maximum of three (3) of the following mini games.
Please be aware that some mini-games scheduled times overlap, the times at which each mini-game is held are included in their title. 

  1. Wheel Throwing: Tallest Christmas Tree A (1:35pm - 2:05pm) 

  2. Wheel Throwing: Lightest Pot (2:10pm - 2:40pm)

  3. Wheel Throwing: Widest Bowl (2:45pm - 3:15pm)

  4. Wheel Throwing: Tallest Vessel A (3:20pm - 3:50pm)

  5. Wheel Throwing: Tallest Christmas Tree B (3:55pm - 4:25pm)

  6. Wheel Throwing: Tallest Vessel B (4:30pm - 5:00pm) 

Hand Building 

  1. Hand Building: Cutest Animal A (1:20pm - 1:50pm)

  2. Hand Building: Creepiest Monster A (1:55pm - 2:25pm)

  3. Hand Building: Lightest Pot (2:30pm - 3:00pm)

  4. Hand Building: Cutest Animal B (3:05pm - 3:35pm) 

  5. Hand Building: Creepiest Monster B (3:40pm - 4:10pm)

  6. Hand Building: Sgraffito (4:15pm - 4:45pm) 

We look forward to having you join us during The Great Queer Pottery Throwdown of 2024 !

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What you will learn

  • Clay sculpture techniques
  • Wheel Throwing techniques
  • Hand building techniques

What you will get

  • You might win a trophy! We have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies made by Aaron Billings, Aoife Billings and Frances Cannon to award!

What to bring

  • Small hand towel
  • Apron
  • Water bottle

What to wear

Mess clothes! You'll get messy!

Appropriate for

Everyone! No previous ceramic skills required

Pink Ember Studio

(106 Reviews)

Pink Ember Studio is a queer-run co-operative, creating spaces for artists to make work and be part of a community. We are a not-for-profit, encompassing workshops and classes to share skills in our community, a multimedia gallery space, and light filled open plan studio spaces.

We opened our doors in December 2018, and are striving towards making an exciting space in Coburg that supports artists and provides access to affordable art and learning opportunities. Concession rates are available for any First Nations folk who wish to partake in workshops. 

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4.9 (15 reviews)
Rubyrated it
14 Apr 2024
Came back again this year for the pottery throwdown after enjoying last year’s and several workshops at pink ember. Such a fun event and definitely recommend going to Pink Ember.
Gabriellerated it
14 Apr 2024
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Caitlin rated it
14 Apr 2024
My time at Pink Embers for the Great Queer Pottery Throwdown was incredible. Amazing teachers and a beautiful and inclusive space. I’ll be back
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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 refund can be requested 2 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 2 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

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

Policy (terms and conditions for you)

 LIABILITY WAIVE - Pink Ember will not be responsible for any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into Pink Ember’s premises.

PHOTO & VIDEO - Pink Ember has unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Pink Ember classes and events or on Pink Ember’s premises. (Let us know on the day if you don’t want to be photographed)

AGE RESTRICTION - Currently our workshops are only available for participants over the age of 18



Online workshops with material kit-

For workshops containing a material kit, 9 days notice of cancellation before the class starts as bookings close 7 days ahead for delivery.

Physical and non-material kitted online workshops-

Pink Ember requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund/exchange. Please email pinkemberstudio@gmail.com to organise.

BEHAVIOUR - If a participant's behaviour is racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, abusive, violent, ableist threatening or discriminatory, Pink Ember has the right to ask such person/persons to leave the premises immediately.

Our part of the customer service policy 

  • To provide a safe, clean, supportive, creative environment in which to learn and develop your craft from a variety of artists.

  • To provide individual attention as much as possible to each participant, making sure you are getting the most out of your workshop experience.

  • We will be on time and attentive

  • We will endeavor to respond to customer enquiries or complaints within 24 hours

  • If for any reason we have to cancel a class, we will provide the customer with a full refund or credit to attend another workshop.

  • Customer complaints will be taken very seriously. If you are unsatisfied in anyway please do not hesitate to let us know via email pinkemberstudio@gmail.com

  • Accessibility 

-Polished tile floors

-Ramp entrance at front door

-90cm pathway to bathroom

-116cm doorway entrance

-75cm doorway to bathroom

If a customer requires an assistant such as a disability support worker, service dog, or sign language interpreter, they are welcome to bring them to the workshop without additional cost. If so, please let us know in advance via email pinkemberstudio@gmail.com

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