Open Wheel Course - 8 weeks

Open Wheel Course - 8 weeks

Open Wheel Course - 8 weeks

Next Available: Mon, 25 Jul 6:00PM (AEST)
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2 hours 30 minutes x 8 Weeks
Over 250 people have attended this class


This is an OPEN 8 week course, suited to complete beginners or those with more experience and would like to build on their existing skills. This class encourages individual development and learning. Students will be able to glaze work throughout the term, with all work glazed on week 8. This course is taught by Sarah Schembri. 

Includes: 1 x 10kg bag of stoneware clay, tools and firing

Duration: 2.5 hours x 8 classes

Experience: No experience required

Bring: An apron and towel to each class. 

Wear: Clothes that can get dirty – this class is hands on. Closed shoes are essential.

Collection of work: Students will be emailed when their work is ready for collection, generally 2-3 weeks after the term has finished (work to be collected within 2 weeks of notification).

Cost: $510  (before booking, please read the terms and conditions for this course). Additional clay can be purchased at $8 per kilo.

Missed Classes: We cannot promise make up classes for any missed classes during the term. If a wheel becomes available we may offer you a space however this is not guaranteed. 

Cancellations & Transfer Policy

Bookings cancelled up to 14 days prior to the class will be refunded in full or transferred to a later date less an admin fee.

Bookings cancelled 7 days or less before the class will be refunded (less 20% admin fee) if the vacancy can be resold at full price. If not resold the purchase price is forfeited. Alternatively, you are welcome to transfer your ticket to another person (please advise name of alternate within 24 hours of function)

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What you will learn

  • Beginners – learn how to centre clay and make basic forms such as small cylinders and bowls
  • Experienced Students – expand and develop throwing skills making larger forms.
  • Experiment with carving, tissue transfers. As well as glazing – the studio has various stoneware glazes to experiment with.

What you will get

  • A set of your creations made on the day. Students will be notified once work has been glazed and ready to collect.
  • Tea & Coffee.
Parking Info

Please also note, that if you are driving you cannot park on Kent St as it’s permit only, try St David St or Moor St. 

What to bring

  • Please bring a towel and an apron.

What to wear

Must wear covered/closed shoes. Comfortable clothing.

Appropriate for

Beginner or Intermediate level students

Sarah Schembri is a Melbourne Ceramic Artist who is passionate about creating functional, tactile and visually appealing ceramics, particularly tableware. Being a lover of cooking and food in general, she is most interested in making pieces that are a pleasure to use in the home, pieces which are not only visually appealing but also functional & tactile.

“There is something quite special about using pieces that are handmade - the experience and food taste better. This is a feeling that I think about when I'm creating, it's part of the experience I want to share with others.” - Sarah 

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5.0 (17 reviews)
felicityrated it
23 Jun 2022
I couldn’t recommend Sarah enough
Laurenrated it
22 Jun 2022
This 8 week course was amazing! Sarah is really patient and giving of her time and expertise to her students. I had never done a pottery class before, I walked in a little nervous, however the class environment and the welcoming feel made me instantly feel like I’d found a wonderful little weekly retreat from life. I found the connection between the wheel and the clay so relaxing and really beneficial for my anxiety. Highly recommend!!
Lindarated it
24 Mar 2022
Loved the course! Sarah was so patient and kind with her time and knowledge. Highly recommend
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Cancellations & Refunds

Our refund policy is detailed in the terms and conditions links (specific to your chosen class) below.

Terms & Conditions

Thanks for your interest in a class! 

Kindly read the terms and conditions specific to your event in the following links:

Terms & Conditions - Workshops / Classes (1 day)

Terms & Conditions - Courses / Term classes (1+ days)

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