Beginner Wheel Course - 6 weeks

Beginner Wheel Course - 6 weeks

Beginner Wheel

Next Available: Wed, 31 Jan 10:00AM (AEDT)
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2 hours 30 minutes x 6 Weeks
Over 250 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.

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 complete beginners and for students who are seeking more wheel practice and skill development. 

The course runs for 6 sessions -  days offered include: -

Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12.30pm or Thursday evening, 6pm-8.30pm.

Course Fee Includes:

1 bag of Clay, tools, firing and glazing.  Students are encouraged to reclaim their clay so they can re-use during classes.

Duration: 2.5 hours / class x 6 

Experience: No experience required

Bring: An apron and towel each to class each week.

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)

Additional clay can be purchased if a students runs out of clay - charged at $15/kilo, payable on the day.

Tutors: Cassie Lynch, Thursday Nights. Fiona Lewis Tuesday & 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 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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4.8 (56 reviews)
Oliviarated it
09 Nov 2023
Great course! I’ve done this course 4 times and every time I’ve learnt something new. It’s been a great way to develop my skills. Would recommend for beginners of any level.
Natalierated it
31 Aug 2023
I have loved this course. It has taught me a lot about the possibilities and limitations of the craft. Through my six weeks I have learned to let go when a piece gets away from you,celebrate mistakes and see the value in acomplishing small goals. Cassie is a great teacher full of patience and practical advice. I will be back in term 4!
Chantalrated it
24 Aug 2023
This was my second term at Sarah Schembri’s studio. Pottery is such a great way to switch off all other stressors and focus on the now. I learnt so much with Cassie and our class had an awesome vibe. 🫶
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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

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