Handbuilding Class (Returning Student)

Handbuilding Class (Returning Student)

Hand building Returning Casual

Next Available: Fri, 01 Dec 6:00PM (AEDT)
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2 hours 30 minutes
Over 50 people have attended this class



Want to do an ongoing pottery class but need a bit of flexibility? Then these classes are for you! 

From beginners through to potters of all levels, this class is structured to help you learn to improve your skills hand building with clay. Come along and enjoy a fun and relaxed class while learning new skills.

Pottery tools, materials and firing are additional. Complimentary tea, coffee and chilled water is available.

What you will learn:

  • How to knead your clay
  • How to create coils
  • How to create slabs
  • How to create joins
  • How to pull handles and attach them to cylinders to create coffee mugs, jugs etc.
  • Basic glazing and decorating techniques 
  • Creating many different forms including casserole dishes, flatware such as plates and platters, and much much more.


Class will be cancelled if less than 6 people are enrolled (this has never happened) in which case all payments will be refunded. All other deposits and class payments are non-refundable but will be held and transferred to another class of your choice (assuming there is a vacancy for a term of 12 months from date of payment). 

All work from this class will be kept at the Studio for a period of 3 months, after which time, any uncollected items will be disposed of.

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What you will learn

  • How to create simple bowl forms
  • How to decorate your pieces

What you will get

  • You will learn skills that you can use in the studio or at home anytime.
Parking Info

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

What to bring

  • Please bring an old towel and an apron if you choose

What to wear

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

Appropriate for

Beginners wanting to try hand building pottery and experienced potters needing studio facilities.

SaJo Ceramics

(501 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 (7 reviews)
Charmainerated it
15 Nov 2023
Had my first hand building class today and absolutely loved it!! Peter the teacher was awesome! Very patient and had great hints and tips. The atmosphere was fun and friendly and I would recommend this studio for classes to anyone wanting to give it a go.
Brettrated it
10 Nov 2023
I love the flexibility in being able to book classes when it suits you whether it's fortnightly or weekly or different days of week a great way to be creative.
Jennyrated it
12 Oct 2023
Yesterday's class was just buzzing with creative enthusiasm. SaJo Ceramics classes have such a wonderful welcoming and supportive vibe no matter what skill level you are at. I really enjoy discussing techniques and learning new things from both the instructors and other students.
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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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