Pottery Classes

Open Wheel Course - 8 weeks

Open Wheel Course - 8 weeks

Next Available: Mon, 15 Jul 6:00PM (AEST)
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2 hours 30 minutes x 8 Weeks
Over 500 people have attended this class


Your safety is our priority. We are committed to the health and safety of the community and will follow government advice at all times to keep everyone safe.

The studio has 2 medical grade air purifiers, InovaAir DV20, designed for use in clinical environments, primarily for the removal of aerosol-based viral and bacterial contaminants.

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)

Students are asked to reclaim and reuse any clay through out the term. Should students require clay, additional clay can be purchased at $16 per kilo which is payable on the day. This covers extra firing and glazing of work.

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 Ceramics

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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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Your Teacher

Sarah has been working with clay for over 20 years, full time as a teacher and potter for 12 years. Sarah originally started her career within the corporate world, soon discovering pottery as an after-hours passion, exploring her creativity. She found that ‘throwing’ pottery on a wheel gave her great satisfaction and relaxation. After some time, Sarah made the decision to shift her professional career from an office life ~ to pursue her passion for pottery and tableware.

Sarah worked and studied Ceramics at Ballarat University, where she developed her bold –yet incredibly organic style.

Sarah has been truly humbled by her successful career as a full-time artist and now wishes to teach others and provide an enjoyable, relaxed environment to learn and create.

Sarah’s motto; Love, create and inspire.

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4.9 (48 reviews)
Karenrated it
29 Mar 2024
Always have a great time in the class. I look forward to Mondays because of pottery. It's very relaxing and a great bunch of people to chat, work and learn with. Sarah is amazing and very supportive of your work. Even when you feel its not that great. She is always proud of what you achieve.
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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 refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 7 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 14 days 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

Additional Terms for 1-day workshops:

  • For transfers within 7 – 2 days of a 1-day workshop, there will be an admin fee of $20/person. 
  • No transfers or refunds within 48 hours of a 1-day workshop.

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Got a question? Please email info@sarahschembri.com

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