Pottery and Ceramics: Wheel Throwing

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Learn about pottery, wheel throwing, and ceramics with our Pottery classes in Sydney.

In this Wheel Throwing for Beginners course, you will be introduced to throwing, trimming and glazing techniques.

You will be taken through the different steps of wheel throwing methods such as centring, opening and pulling and shaping your pottery. Learn how to plan and execute trimming excess clay from the bottom of your pottery. Practice your body and hand coordination and find out how to glaze and decorate your pottery design.

Come with a readiness to learn and to get your hands dirty, and you will go home with a beautiful piece designed and made by yourself.


By the end of the course, you will have learnt how to:

  • use the pottery wheel
  • centre, open and pull your clay
  • trim your pottery
  • use underglazes and glazes to decorate your pottery

Ideal for

This course is designed for absolute beginners or people with a minimal working knowledge of ceramics.

Course content

  • Information about how ceramics are created
  • Wheel throwing techniques
  • Trimming techniques
  • Glazing

Please bring to class

  • an apron or a towel


Silky Shapes Studio
202/15 Falcon Street
Crows Nest, NSW, 2065

Parking direction:
Please note, there is a 2 hours free street parking on Hayberry street in 1-minute walk from the studio available, as well as 2 hours free parking at Woolworths across the street from the studio.

Other information

  • Please don’t wear your best clothing! Clay will wash out, but it’s better to wear some older clothes
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes
  • Nails need to be trimmed
  • You will need to return a week after the last class to collect your pieces. You will be able to discuss this with your teacher

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: The three class course was a great introduction to Wheel throwing. Yegana is a great teacher - she explains everything really well and maximises the amount of time student spend at the wheel. I highly recommend this class to anyone you is curious about wheel throwing.

  • said: The teacher was amazing, and so patient with us!

  • said: It was well organised so that we were able to experience hands on immediately with success. Excellent tutor who displayed professionalism and patience. It was a fun experience ensuring all of us success.

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