Beginner Wheel Course - 6 weeks

Beginner Wheel Course - 6 weeks

Beginner Wheel

Next Available: Tue, 04 Oct 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 -  either on Wednesday morning, 10am - 12.30pm or Thursday evening, 6pm-8.30pm.

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


  • Clay, tools, firing and glazing.

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: $479 (prior to booking please read the terms and conditions for term classes)

Tutor: Cassie Lynch, Thursday Nights. Fiona Lewis Wednesday Mornings. 

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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 throughout the course. 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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4.9 (30 reviews)
Helenrated it
01 Sep 2022
I have really enjoyed reacquainting myself with pottery. I did it 40 years ago at school, but was never any good on the wheel. I t was fun and relaxed. A very enjoyable way to spend my Tuesday mornings and I ended up making 14 ‘masterpieces’!!!
Juliarated it
30 Aug 2022
Me and my partner signed up for the beginners wheels course, I'm a pretty anxious person especially when trying new things even if I'm super excited about it, as soon as I walked into the studio I felt at ease welcomed and comfortable. Also helps i'm a fitzroy local and the studio is tucked into an amazing corner of the area. Fiona is such a great teacher and loved her energy and communication. I have learnt a lot from her and we have signed up to do another wheel class next semester. We will continue to come back :) Can't recommend more!
Ellarated it
22 Aug 2022
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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 2 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.

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