Making Plates on the Wheel - 2 days

Make beautiful plates on the Wheel


This intensive two day workshop is suited to all levels of wheel throwers (experienced on the wheel) and interested in learning how to create plates/flatware on the Wheel. Sarah will share the process she goes through when she receives a restaurant commission, including the types of clay's she uses, the drying process, firing, using batts and things not to do. 

Students will work at their own pace on their pieces with one to one guidance to support their process. Students with learn to create, trim and decorate their work.


  • Stoneware off white throwing Clay (a dark stoneware clay is also available)
  • Tools 
  • Bisque firing of pieces 

Duration: 2 days

Experience: Students attending this workshop must have previous experience on the wheel. Knowing how to centre clay & completion of at least a beginner level wheel course is essential for this workshop.

Bring: An apron and towel

Wear: Clothes that can get dirty. 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)


  • Glazing is not covered in this workshop. Students requiring glaze will need to book into a Studio Access Session at a later date (if you are currently enrolled in a term class you may glaze your plates during that time at no additional charge). 
  • Students who have completed a term course within the past 12 months receive a 10% discount. Please contact info@sarahschembri.com to obtain your discount code.
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What you will learn

  • How to create plates/flatware on the wheel
  • How to trim & decorate plates/flatware

What you will get

  • Creations made on the day after they have been fired & optional glazing.
  • Learn new techniques they can take away and use in their own studio.
  • Light lunch, 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

Clothes that can get dirty. Closed shoes are essential

Appropriate for

Everyone interested in learning how to make plates/flatware. Must have previous wheel experience & know how to centre clay

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 (1 review)
04 July 2019Making Plates on the Wheel - 2 days
Sarah is just so knowledgeable and such a lovely helpful teacher! The class size was fabulous, I made so many pieces and had a heap of fun along the way! Thank you Sarah, I look forward to more classes with you :)
Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd 07 July 2019

thank you Maddie. So pleased you enjoyed the workshop. Keep up the passion and good luck with your continued throwing.  Sarah. 

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)

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Got a question? Please email info@sarahschembri.com

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