Pottery & Ceramics: Wheel Throwing 8-Week Course - Short Courses Sydney

Pottery & Ceramics: Wheel Throwing 8-Week Course

What you'll learn

Learn the foundations of wheel throwing with our pottery courses in Sydney!

Come join this 8-week long course, Each session will be 2 hours in length and will start with a demonstration by your pottery tutor and then each student will be given time to practice with guidance and support. This course provides a foundation and introduction to each step of making pottery on the wheel. 

Your tutor will demonstrate throwing, trimming and glazing, skills that you will be able to implement with your items made on the pottery wheel: such as basic cylinders (cups), bowls, small plates, and lidded jars. You will also learn how to decorate your tableware with images, patterns and colours. Everyone will be able to finish up to 10 pieces to take home.

You'll get detailed demonstrations, and lots of feedback wherever you need it; you will thoroughly enjoy the smaller class sizes as they allow the teacher to give each student more individualised attention as required throughout the course.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this wheel-throwing course, you should be able to:

  • Use the pottery wheel
  • Centre, open and pull your clay
  • Trim your pottery
  • Use underglazes and glazes to decorate your pottery
  • Decorate a table using the pottery items you have created

Course content

Our wheel-throwing course covers the following:

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

Intended audience

Who is this wheel-throwing course for?

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

Course venue

Silky Shapes Studio

202/15 Falcon Street
Crows Nest, NSW, 2065


Please note, there are 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.

Course materials

Please bring to class

  • Face mask
  • An apron or a towel

Please be advised materials are provided by Silky Shapes Studio 

Additional information

Please note the following:

  • 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

Course testimonials

Course tutors

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Pottery & Ceramics: Wheel Throwing 8-Week Course

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