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Beginner Wheel Workshop

Pottery Wheel for Beginners

Over 250 people have attended this class

Description

This 2 hour 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 or perhaps you're interested in joining a term class but want to see if you like before making the commitment? Then this class is for you! Bring a friend or come on your own and experience the joy of being on the wheel, learning to create and have some FUN! 


What to Bring - a towel (large one) and apron/ t-shirt - prepare to have fun and get messy! 

Closed toe shoes are essential whilst in the studio.


Spaces are limited to 12 people per class. 

You can also book this class for a private group of your friends. 


Please note there is a minimum of 8 people required for this class to run. 

The Teacher for this class is Sarah Schembri, who will demonstrate the basics then guides you to learn how to make basic forms. When Sarah is unavailable studio assistant Georgie Dixon will be teaching. 


NO experience necessary. Perfect Introduction for Beginners. 


You can select two items created on the day to be fired and glazed (by the studio)  Additional items can be kept, a $22 firing /glazing charge (per person) applicable on the day. Card facilities available. 


When items are ready to collect, students will have 1 week to collect work from the time of being notified. Uncollected items will be donated to charity. 

The studio is a comfortable working space with heating & air conditioning, complete with shop. EFT facilities are available.

Please familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions for this class prior to booking. 

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What you will learn

  • pottery wheel basics.

What you will get

  • Introduction to pottery on the wheel. Two items to have fired and glazed.
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

Casual comfortable clothes and closed in footwear a must

Appropriate for

No experience necessary. Children 12+ welcome if accompanied by an adult.


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 (54 reviews)
Emma
06 August 2021Beginner Wheel Workshop
Sarah’s Beginner Wheel Workshop was so much fun. It was my first experience with pottery on the wheel and I enjoyed every minute of it. I was awe-inspired by Sarah’s skill. Sarah did a demonstration then I was just able to get straight to it and practice and learn from doing. Sarah’s advice and teaching style were invaluable. I can’t wait to go again!
Kim
03 August 2021Beginner Wheel Workshop
This was such a fun and inspiring class and I was surprised how much you can learn on a pottery wheel in the first 2 hours. Will definitely book in another class, Sarah is an amazing and motivating teacher!
Emily
02 August 2021Beginner Wheel Workshop
Fantastic class! Sarah and her team were really engaging teachers and I’m looking forward to doing pottery again. Someone in the class, who had completed courses elsewhere made the comment that this was the best run course she’d been too!
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Refund Policy

1) REFUND POLICY - CLASSES

Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd requires 7 days notice in writing prior to the class for a refund or transfer to another date less an admin fee. 

Bookings cancelled 7 days or less before the scheduled class will be refunded less a 20% admin fee if the vacancy can be resold at full price. If not resold, the purchase price is forfeited. Alternatively, you can transfer your ticket to another person - please advise name of alternative person within 24 hours of class/event.


2) REFUND POLICY - GIFT VOUCHERS / CARDS

Gift vouchers / cards cannot be refunded and are vaild for a period of 3 years from the date of purchase.

 

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Terms & Conditions

All participants attending classes or events at Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd or organised by Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd agree to the following terms and conditions:


Refunds – Classes

Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd requires at least 7 days’ notice in writing prior to a class for a refund or transfer to another date less a 5% admin fee.

Bookings cancelled 7 days or less before the scheduled class will be refunded less a 20% admin fee if the vacancy can be resold at full price. If not resold, the purchase price is forfeited. Alternatively, you can transfer your ticket to another person - please advise the name of alternative person within 24 hours of the class / event.

Once a course has begun there are no refunds or transfers.

We do not offer make-up classes due to our high volume of students. If you are unable to attend a class, please email sarah@sarahschembri.com

A minimum of six people is required to run a term course and one-day workshops. Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd reserves the right to cancel a class if the minimum number of bookings are not reached. You will be notified at least 5 days prior to the class if a cancellation is necessary, and a full refund will be provided.


Gift Cards / Vouchers

Gift cards / vouchers cannot be refunded and are valid for a period of 3 years from the date of purchase.


Student Responsibilities

Class work will take approximately 2-3 weeks to fire after a class finishes. Students will be notified by email when their work is ready for collection and have up to 2 weeks to collect their work. Uncollected work will be donated to a local charity.

Students are responsible to ensure that they do not have any prior medical illness or injuries that will be exacerbated by attending the selected class, and if unsure it is recommended for students to seek medical advice prior to attending any class.

Students are responsible for any physical injuries and for damage to personal property, which might incur whilst participating in a class or event.

Students are required to wear appropriate comfortable clothing that can get dirty. Covered shoes are essential.

Students are required to bring their own towel and apron to each class. This is especially important for wheel throwing courses and workshops. Tools and materials are provided.

Students agree to give Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at classes and arranged by Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd for marketing purposes.

Paid parking is available on Brunswick Street. There is angle parking located on Moor Street and St David Street.


Teachers

Sarah Schembri has over 20 years’ experience in the pottery industry with 11 years teaching experience.

Georgie Dixon has been a studio hand with Sarah for the past 4 years and teaches introductory level classes and one-off workshops.

Workshops are designed to cater to a variety of skill levels and most workshops are suitable for complete beginners to more experienced levels unless otherwise stated in the outline.

Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd takes extreme care firing your work however accidents do happen from time to time. We are unable to guarantee that all your work will be successfully fired.


Mailing List

Please email info@sarahschembri.com if you would like to be added to the mailing list and receive notifications about upcoming classes.

 

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