Pottery Wheel Throwing Workshop Intensive

Intro to clay and throwing on the pottery wheel

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This one day intensive workshop provides an introduction to clay and the fundamentals of throwing on the pottery wheel. Beginners will learn to anchor clay to the wheelhead, how to center the ball of clay using correct hand position and balanced body posture. Predominate focus will be making cylinders and small bowls. Students with some previous experience will practise above with guided instruction to improve centering, pulling up techniques & larger pieces.

Please be aware that this is quite an intesive workshop for beginners as Wheel Throwing is harder than it looks! It can be quite challenging if you haven't tried it before.

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What you will learn
  • Introduction to clay and the fundamentals of throwing on the pottery wheel
  • Learn how to center the ball of clay using correct hand position and balanced body posture
  • Learn to anchor clay to the wheelhead & become centered
What you will get
  • Refreshments and loads of encouragement provided.
  • Includes 5kg bag of clay, foot turning & Bisque Firing.
  • $10.00 Discount offered on optional Glazing Class at completion of 1 Day Workshop

What to bring
  • Bring-Your-Own x 2 hand towels & apron
  • Bring-Your-Own lunch or purchase from local cafe nearby- refreshments provided
  • Patience & Persistance
  • Long nails need to be trimmed as they will damage your clay creations & make Throwing on the Pottery Wheel very difficult
What to wear

Please dress in suitable clothes as clay is messy. No open toe shoes, thongs or high heels

Appropriate for

Beginners welcome or Improve your skills


Studio Artemis

Vendor since 2017

Studio Artemis was established in 2008 by Director and clay artist Kristin Miller. The studio was named after the Hellenic Goddess of the Moon, wild animals and wilderness. The Temple of Artemis in Turkey was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and became a safe refuge for many requiring sanctuary from the perils of life.

Like its fore bearer, Studio Artemis provides a supportive and nurturing space for people wanting to explore and experiment within the creative realm. Due to immense popularity ,the studio has continued to expand since its inception and relocated to a new and larger site in Huntingdale, Melbourne at the end of 2014. Quietly nestled near the popular Huntingdale shopping strip, Studio Artemis is easily accessed via the M1 (Monash Freeway), Dandenong Road and North Road routes.  

Studio Artemis conducts classes, private and group tuition and workshops all year round. The studio is large and caters for all abilities including sculpture, wheel throwing, hand building and Art Therapy. Studio Artemis welcomes all ages and abilities to visit their special and unique space where they pride themselves on the nurturing and enhancement of  the creative spirit in everyone.

Studio Artemis is an agent for Venco Australia. The studio specialises in the sale of new & secondhand Pottery Wheels and accessories. Studio Artemis has established itself as Australia's largest seller of refurbished Venco Pottery Wheels and also provides a pottery wheel rental service for those who would like to give the clay experience a try!

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Studio Artemis requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Studio Artemis to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Studio Artemis or organised by Studio Artemis must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Studio Artemis.


I agree to give Studio Artemis unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Studio Artemis classes and events or on Studio Artemis's premises. (For use of Studio Artemis marketing materials).


Studio Artemis requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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