Beginner Wheel Course - 6 weeks

Beginner Wheel

Next Available: Wed, 02 Feb 10:00AM (AEDT)
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2 hours 30 minutes x 6 Weeks
Over 100 people have attended this class


The Beginner Wheel Pottery Course is an ideal opportunity for students to learn the basics on the wheel including learning to centre clay to create basic forms such as cylinders and small bowls.  This is a perfect class for students who are beginners and for students who are seeking more wheel practice and skill development. 

The course runs for 6 sessions - Wednesday morning, 10am - 12.30pm & Thursday evening, 6pm-8.30pm.

*Please note all students attending class are required to show proof vaccination before entering the studio.


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

Duration: 2.5 hours / class x 6 

Experience: No experience required

Bring: An apron and towel

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: $460 (prior to booking please read the terms and conditions for term classes)

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

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What you will learn

  • How to centre clay to make basic forms such as cylinders and bowls
  • 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

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

Appropriate for

Beginners. No experience necessary.

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 (13 reviews)
Daniel Luke
16 December 2021Beginner Wheel Course - 6 weeks
We have just completed the beginners wheel course and my daughter Elle and I had such a great time. Sarah was so positive, relaxed, friendly and made Elle feel right at home from the moment she walked in the door.
16 December 2021Beginner Wheel Course - 6 weeks
Such a great way to spend an evening! Sarah is a great teacher, super friendly and approachable.
15 December 2021Beginner Wheel Course - 6 weeks
I started in 2021 as an absolute beginner and managed to fit in 16 classes in the COVID affected year. I am amazed at how much better my pieces were from term one to the end of the year. Georgie is the main teacher on Wednesday morning and she is a patient and delightful teacher, incredibly encouraging and helpful with technique. I also really enjoyed classes that Sarah (the owner) took when Georgie was away. It’s great to have the same thing explained in a different way and the combination of the two teaching styles really works. Sarah is very talented and really makes you believe that you can produce beautiful work. I will continue in the beginners class as everyone continues at their own pace and the teachers help is provided at whatever level you are at. I managed to have a number of pieces I was very proud to give to friends and family as Christmas gifts. I would rate as 5 stars.
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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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