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Beginner Wheel Workshop - 2 hours

Pottery Wheel for Beginners

Next Available: Sun, 04 Aug 10:00AM (AEST)
(+3 more dates)(Private Dates Available)
2 hours
Over 1000 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 class is suited to anyone interested in trying the pottery wheel for the first time.

Have you ever wanted to feel what it’s like to be on a pottery wheel? Perhaps you are interested in joining a term class but want to see if you like it before making the commitment? Then this class is for you. Bring a friend or come on your own to experience the joy of being on the wheel, learning to create and have some FUN!

You will be guided by one of our expert tutors. They are Sarah Schembri, Cassie Lynch, and Georgia Boulton.

Students can select 2 items to be fired and glazed (this is included in the class cost)  

*additional items can be kept at $11 (includes GST) per item, payable on the day. 

An email will be sent when items are ready to collect, approximately 3-4 weeks time. 

Duration: 2 hours

Experience: No experience required

Bring: An apron and towel

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

Children: Yes – over the age of 8 years (if accompanied by an adult)

Collection of work: Students will be emailed when their work is ready for collection (all work must be collected within 2 weeks)

Cost: *$90 / person (Please read the terms and conditions for this class prior to booking)

*A maximum number of 13 people per class.

* A minimum of 6 people required for workshop to go ahead. Class will be cancelled and students transferred to new date if numbers not received. 

*This class can be booked as a private workshop 

* Private/Corporate Bookings can be made during the week.  

email: events@sarahschembri.com

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What you will learn

  • Pottery wheel basics.

What you will get

  • An introduction to pottery on the wheel which includes clay, tools and glazes and 2 selected pieces to be fired for your home.
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

  • An apron and towel.

What to wear

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

Appropriate for

No experience is required. Children 8+ welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Sarah Schembri Ceramics

(962 Reviews)

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 (386 reviews)
Johnrated it
07 Jul 2024
This class was so much fun. We had Georgia as our instructor and although we had high expectations initially for what we were going to make, we were humbled quickly. That being said, the sensory experience of learning how to shape the clay and slowly building it into a form was so rewarding and therapeutic. The class was structured with a demo and then left to create with 1-1 feedback with a class of about 8
Katerated it
06 Jul 2024
Took the beginners class, was a great session! So much fun!
Tarynrated it
04 Jul 2024
Beginners wheel class is amazing. Very clear instruction, positive environment and really great encouragement from our teacher. I would definitely recommend this class.
Sarah Schembri Ceramics 05 Jul 2024

thank you for the positive feedback Taryn. Glad you enjoyed the workshop. We hope to see you back soon. 

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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.

For more information, please visit our website...

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Got a question? Please email info@sarahschembri.com

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