TERM CLASSES 

INTRODUCTION TO WHEEL THROWING

Our eight-week course is for beginners and students with previous pottery experience. We run four terms across the school year:

Introduction to wheel throwing will teach you how to make your own ceramic creations from scratch with detailed guidance and support from our experienced teacher Todd Beatson.

Wheel throwing opens up many creative and artistic possibilities. Using only your hands, clay and a pottery wheel, throwing can be a meditative and captivating experience.

We believe a solid foundation is essential to throwing on the wheel. Learning to use a pottery wheel is a gradual process that needs both time and regular practice, which is why our course has been designed to build your confidence and experience week by week, deepening your new skills and understanding of ceramics as an art form.

You will learn about:

  • Clay preparation
  • Throwing on a pottery wheel
  • Different throwing styles & techniques
  • Ceramic design principles
  • Glazing & surface decoration
  • The firing process

Each class will include both individual instruction from your teacher, as well as studio time on your own pottery wheel. This will give you the space you need to learn, practice and develop your skills.

At the completion of the course you will have the core skills to start throwing your own cups, bowls and other vessels. 

 
 

All students participating in the course will have the opportunity to use the pottery wheels outside of class hours. Access to the studio is $10 per hour, and is fully inclusive of materials and equipment. Continuing students who have already completed a term with us will be given six hours of free studio time.

Please note: There will be a firing fee payable at the end of your course. The fee is $8 per kilo of finished work—approx. eight small pieces weighs a kilo.

Cancellation & Refund Policy. Please choose carefully. Due to our limited class sizes, once you have booked and paid we will only provide a refund if the course is unable to go ahead. If you are unable to attend you may transfer your booking to a friend at no extra charge (please inform us before the course starts). Alternatively, if there is a waiting list for your course and we can successfully offer your space to another student, we will hold your payment for another course or class for up to 12 months.

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