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Wheel Throwing Pottery Classes

Wheel Throwing Saturday Afternoons

Explore - Extend - Refine


This course, led by Kim Martin, covers basic wheel throwing techniques, extension of skills and exploration of ideas to enhance individual levels of experience. This course is suitable for all levels of ability. Beginners are welcome, as are advanced throwers and those in between. 

Come on!! You can do it! Spend three glorious hours each week expanding your wheel throwing skill base.

This course is designed to establish sound basic skills and refine the skills for those with some wheel experience. Students who have attended this course continue to attend these sessions as Kim Martin's teaching expertise is amazing. Kim has many years of teaching experience and is a fabulous technical thrower with a calm and inclusive teaching style. Students discover that they are capable of throwing exceptional work when guided by a skilled, experienced and professionally trained wheel throwing teacher.

Participants will be encouraged to further their abilities through observing and practicing more complex skills, methods and techniques. Students will have the flexibility to try new skills or work on those of interest. We will be using Walkers Number 10 clay in this class. Classes have a maximum of 8 participants. Price includes clay and firing to bisque.

Kim will be exploring cylinders, bowls, handles, feet and bottles. Intermediate or advanced wheel throwers will be encouraged to explore their forms of interest.

Glazing will be demonstrated by Kim in the last class. A further glazing session can be arranged at an additional cost of $30 to glaze your work with The Kiln Room glaze/oxide stoneware selection and work will then be fired at The Kiln Room current firing costs.


  • PPE
  • clean apron and towel each week
  • toolbox (basic tool kits for beginners are available for purchase)
  • notebook
  • pencil/pen

We will provide…

  • tuition, clay and firing to bisque of completed work
  • glazing demonstration

Kim Martin is an established artist, teacher, curator, competition judge, freelance writer and critic. She has a Master of Arts from Monash University and has exhibited regularly since 1974. Kim lectured and headed the Ceramics Department at RMIT for 13 years and was Course Coordinator for Ceramics and Visual Arts at Holmesglen Institute for 7 years. Kim was the Craft Critic and freelance contributor for The Age newspaper for a period spanning 20 years, until 2004. Kim’s work is permanently represented in many prestigious collections including the National Gallery of Victoria; Art Gallery of Western Australia; Victorian Ministry for the Arts Permanent Collection; the Margaret Lawrence Collection in the VCA; the Jewish Museum of Australia and the City of Whitehorse Permanent Collection.

The Kiln Room was founded by Pie Bolton in 2019 and operates as a specialist ceramic firing service for ceramic artists, potters, schools, universities, and businesses. Pie and her team are serious about ceramics and The Kiln Room is committed to technical excellence. The Kiln Room actively seeks to cultivate and preserve a culture of inclusion and connectedness.

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What you will learn

  • Students will learn sound skills as beginners to carry them through their future wheel throwing.
  • Students with some experience will be able to explore forms of their choice under the expert guidance of the highly skilled Kim Martin.

What you will get

  • The Kiln Room has a highly skilled team and we are happy to answer all your ceramic questions.
  • Students will benefit from stimulating ceramic conversation with like minded people.
Parking Info

Parking is available at the front of The Kiln Room and also plenty of free parking on the street at all times.

What to bring

  • PPE, clean apron and towel
  • Your throwing tools
  • Visual diary and pen

What to wear

Please wear comfortable clothes and covered shoes. Tie hair back and remove dangling jewellery. Please wear warm clothes!

Appropriate for

Beginners and those with some throwing skills are welcome at this course. Individual attention in small classes is our specialty.

The Kiln Room

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The Kiln Room is a fully equipped ceramic studio offering technical pottery and ceramic classes and specialist ceramic experiences.

The Kiln Room is the brainchild of Pie Bolton. Her concept is the evolution of a studio, growing in facilities and services at the request of the ceramic community and wishing to build connections between artists. It aims to promote the sharing of knowledge and to embody the generosity of spirit of early ceramicists and potters.

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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 may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at The Kiln Room or organised by The Kiln Room 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 The Kiln Room


I agree to give The Kiln Room unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at The Kiln Room  classes and events or on The Kiln Room premises and associated venues. (For use of The Kiln Room marketing materials).


Please choose your course dates carefully! We cannnot offer refunds, if you change your mind after you have made your booking, you can transfer the booking to a friend. This must be done before the course starts and we must be advised of this change. Once the course has begun there are no transfers.

Students uncertain of their ability to attend are encouraged to take out the Weteachme cancellation policy at checkout. This policy allows you to cancel and receive a full refund, including the insurance fee which is 10% of the class fee.


Please note that if a class/event/session does not fill with the required minimum number of participants it may be cancelled. In the event that a class is cancelled by The Kiln Room, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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