4 Week Complete Throwing Basics

4 Week Complete Throwing Basics

Designed to teach you the basics of wheel throwing

Next Available: Wed, 07 Aug 6:00PM (AEST)
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2 hours 30 minutes x 4 Weeks
Over 100 people have attended this class


4 Week Complete Throwing Basics

Ready to immerse yourself in the incredible world of wheel thrown pottery? Our 4 Week Complete Throwing Basics course will take you from an enthusiastic beginner to a certified pottery addict! Learn every stage of taking raw clay from wet lump to finished, functional piece of high-fired ceramics!

During the four 2.5 hour classes our experienced teacher will guide you through each step of creating beautiful handmade pottery on the wheel. Participants can expect to create 6-12 pieces from scratch. Staff will bisque fire students’ work between weeks 3 and 4, and complete a final glaze firing within 4 weeks of the course end, at which point we contact you to collect your food safe, dishwasher safe, oven & microwave safe items!

Clay, tools, firing, and dipping glazes are all included in this class, meaning you can come in with no knowledge of clay before starting.

We limit this class to 6 people to ensure everyone has the necessary support of the teacher to best learn the techniques. The courses sell out quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note: this is a class designed for adults, and we do not allow bookings for children under the age of 16.

What you will learn:

Week One

  • How to wedge and prepare your clay
  • How to centre your clay on the wheel
  • How to form cylinders
  • How to create simple bowl forms

Week Two

  • Continuing to practice throwing techniques

Week Three

  • Trimming pots ready for bisque firing
  • How to add a foot ring to the base of pots

Week Four

  • Waxing and glaze preparation
  • Basic glazing and decorating techniques, using the provided dipping glazes

What to bring:

All you need is a towel! All clay and tools are provided.Although clay washes out easily, we recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting messy in! Shoes are also required at all times in the studio for safety reasons.

Parking Info

Please drive right past the house to the long white shed.  Park in front of the shed.

Classes often book out, so book early to avoid disappointment. We have never had a 4 Week Course cancelled due to low enrollment, but if the unlikely should occur, we will directly contact students to discuss possible rescheduling.

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What you will learn

  • How create simple thrown forms
  • How to trim Greenware
  • the basics in decoration and glazing

What you will get

  • Basic wheel throwing skills to create your own handmade ceramics
  • Fully completed pieces made by you
  • Studio safety
Parking Info

Please drive past the house to the white shed.  Parking in front of shed.

What to bring

  • All you need is a towel! All clay and tools are provided.

What to wear

Although clay washes out easily, we recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting messy in! Shoes are also required at all times in the studio for safety reasons.

Appropriate for

Beginners with a passion for ceramics over the age of 16 years

SaJo Ceramics

(594 Reviews)

We have set up our studio to bring together pottery and ceramics in a combined space and to be an affordable, fun place where anyone can come and enjoy creating with clay. Our studio is a place where there are very little rules except to respect your fellow artists, their work and the studio, to relax and learn that there is no end to the possibilities when working with clay..........

At SaJo Ceramics you can...

Join a casual pottery class or social pottery & ceramics session; take a workshop to have a go at the pottery wheel, take one of our 6 week courses to learn the basics of throwing, or just use our  Melbourne studio facilities on a casual basis. Discover beautiful stoneware handmade tiles for a unique splashback or outdoor wall feature or make your own! Explore a huge catalogue of ceramic pieces to paint in both acrylic paints and fired finishes, made to order from vintage and modern bisque designs. Buy hand made tile blanks for your school or community project, ready for you to paint, carve or decorate, or just drop in and chat with fellow artists while enjoying a cuppa.

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5.0 (55 reviews)
Clarerated it
30 Jun 2024
This was a fun class to try. You learnt the basics of pottery throwing on the wheel which gives you a good starting point if you want to continue on. Lots of tips are provided and the teachers are happy to demonstrate multiple times to help you get the hang of it. There were a wide range of glazes to choose from to glaze your finished pieces and even the option to buy your own. Overall I would highly recommend this course and Sajo Ceramics
Lisarated it
26 May 2024
Amazing start up class. So chill and easy. The teachers were so helpful and in such a great environment. I chose this so I can have the future option to continue if I liked it which I do will. Thank you guys for such a great first time experience into the world of pottery.
Ellynrated it
25 May 2024
I have absolutely loved my time at sajo! Everyone was so helpful, everything was so well prepared, I learnt so much. Before the course there was no way I could create a pot on the wheel. After day one, my first little lumpy attempts were already starting to refine into some cute little bowls and mug shapes. Thank you for an amazing experience, I'm looking forward to seeing how my creations turn out after glazing and plan on returning to continue to hone my skills!
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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 transfer can be requested anytime 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

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at SaJo Ceramics or organised by SaJo Ceramics must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by SaJo Ceramics.


I agree to give SaJo Ceramics unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at SaJo Ceramics classes and events or on SaJo Ceramics's premises. (For use of SaJo Ceramics marketing materials).

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