Open Wheel Course - 8 weeks

Open Wheel Course - 8 weeks

Next Available: Mon, 31 Jan 6:00PM (AEDT)
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2 hours 30 minutes x 8 Weeks
Over 250 people have attended this class


This is an OPEN class, suited to students with no experience 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 through out the term, with all work glazed on week 8. 

Course Fee:

$510 for a 8 week course – 2.5hrs each week for 8 weeks. 

This price includes 1 x 10kg bag of stoneware clay. 


  • Clay, tools and glazes
  • Firing of 2 pieces (option to fire more pieces for an additional cost)

Duration: 2.5 hours x 8 classes

Experience: No experience required

Bring: An apron and towel

Children: Yes – over the age of 8 years (if accompanied by an adult)

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 (all work must be collected within 2 weeks)

Cost: $510  (prior to booking, please read the terms and conditions for this class )

Additional ‘studio’ clay is available to purchase at $8 per kilo, payable on the day.

Students will be able to glaze work through out the term, with all work glazed on week 8. Students will be notified once work has been fired and is ready to collect, generally 2-3 weeks after the term has completed. 

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 7 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 (12 reviews)
04 April 2021Open Wheel Course - 8 weeks
This is the second Open Wheel Class I have done with Sarah and it’s consistently been the highlight of my week (across all 16 weeks I’ve done the class)! Sarah is such a lovely and caring teacher - always helping students learn a new skill based on their interests. I could not recommend this class more!!
26 March 2021Open Wheel Course - 8 weeks
I highly recommend Sarah's classes. I'm about to finish my third term with Sarah and while there are many ceramics classes around Melbourne, I choose to keep coming back here because the atmosphere is so nice and relaxed. Sarah is really supportive of you being as experimental as you like and always happy to show you extra tips and techniques during the class on top of the core lessons (such as making handles, different trimming/carving techniques, transfers, various glazing colours etc). As someone who isn't naturally very creative, I find the atmosphere really supportive and fun and would say that Sarah goes above and beyond for her students.
25 March 2021Open Wheel Course - 8 weeks
Sarah's classes are incredible. Have never done pottery before and signed up for an open 8 week course. I've absolutely loved it and learnt so much. Sarah is so friendly and approachable and the classes are so much fun! Thanks Sarah!
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Refund Policy

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

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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)

Got a question? Please email info@sarahschembri.com

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