4 Week Complete Throwing Basics

4 Week Complete Throwing Basics

Designed to teach you the basics of wheel throwing

Next Available: Thu, 05 Oct 6:00PM (AEDT)
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2 hours 30 minutes x 4 Weeks
Over 100 people have attended this class


Learn the basics in throwing, and decorating your pieces in this all-inclusive, 4 week course. Price includes all clay, a tool kit, glazes, firing and tuition.

What you will learn:

Week One

  • How to knead 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 technique

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 

Monday evening 6pm - 8.30pm

Saturday morning 9.30am - 12pm

COST: $260.00 - All materials, tools and firing included. 

Booking essential for all classes, maximum class of 6 persons per session.

PLEASE NOTE: Class will be cancelled if less than 6 people are enrolled in which case all payments will be refunded. 

All deposits and class payments are non - refundable but will be held and transfered to another class of your choice assuming there is a vacancy for a term of 12 months from date of payment. Please also note that this class may not be suitable for children under 12 years of age due to needing to be a certain height to use of the wheel.

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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

  • Please bring an old towel (bath size) and wear old clothes

What to wear

Please wear old clothes as you will get messy. Please note that shoes must be worn in the studio at all times.

Appropriate for

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

SaJo Ceramics

(478 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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4.9 (35 reviews)
Barryrated it
28 Sep 2023
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Simonrated it
23 Sep 2023
I found this course to be super fun, the teachers were very friendly and helpful. definitely going back for more.
Barbrated it
03 Sep 2023
I did the 4 week course and had so much fun. The teachers are lovely- patient, kind and supportive! Such a welcoming place! Highly recommended.
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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.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer.

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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