Pottery & Ceramics: Wheel Throwing Course for Beginners

What you'll learn

Learn the foundation of Wheel Throwing in our new Pottery & Ceramics Wheel Throwing course for Beginners in Sydney!

In this hands-on and fun pottery & ceramics course, you will be introduced to throwing, trimming and glazing techniques.

We will take you through the different steps of wheel throwing methods such as centring, opening and pulling and shaping your pottery. And learn how to plan and execute trimming excess clay from the bottom of your pottery.

As a final step, you will learn how to decorate your pottery. 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.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the Wheel Throwing course for Beginners, you will learn how to:

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

Course content

Our Wheel Throwing course for beginners covers the following:

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

Who is this Wheel Throwing course for?

This course is designed for

  • absolute beginners with no prior experience,
  • or people with a minimal working knowledge of ceramics.

Please bring to class

  • face mask
  • an apron or a towel


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

Parking direction

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


  • The hand sanitiser and handwashing are available at the entrance to the studio.
  • All classes are running with smaller numbers to accommodate 4m2 / person requirements.
  • All pottery wheels have been placed in 1.5 metres distance from each other.
  • Everyone is asked to place all tools they have used during the class in a container with disinfectant.
  • Everyone is asked to use disinfectant wipes to clean the glaze containers before placing them back on shelves.
  • Everyone is asked to spray disinfectant over their work area after they have cleaned it.
  • All aprons provided by the studio get washed after each use, or alternatively you can bring your own apron.
  • Recycled clay stays untouched for longer than a week before getting used again.
  • Please don't forget to enter your phone number and email address when you enrol.

Additional 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

Other Information

Please note, concessions are not available for our Pottery courses that are held in partnership with Silky Shapes Studio.

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