Pottery Workshops and Taster Classes

Our Taster classes are generally scheduled on select Saturday afternoons throughout the year and we also offer a more relaxed class on Friday evenings with drinks and grazing plates. Make it your date night, book with friends - or be brave - come along and meet other like minded souls.

At the completion of your 2 hour session you will have gained a basic working knowledge of the clay-ceramic process.  Bring your list of questions and we will seek to demystify clay, glazing and firing as much as possible.

Taster Classes are made for fun and designed to give you the opportunity to try your hand at the pottery wheel or sit at the communal table and hand build with others. Whether you’ve never sat at a potter’s wheel before or you would like to re-connect with clay with the more immediate hand building process we know you will easily slip into this 2 hour session.

Taster class format - 2 hours studio time and what to expect.

  • Beginning with a quick tour of the 'wheel house'.  We'll provide you with a walk through into our working kiln room and an understanding of the ceramic process.
  • Next it'll be aprons on ( dont forget yours - you'll get clay messy and spoil your clothes for sure ) and all hands on clay.     A quick lesson on wedging the clay - the hows and whys of your clay preparation.
  • The fun begins - with wet clay - centre, pull and throw - yep - its a workout - but we'll give you a helping hand.  Or if we're Hand building today it'll be something along the lines of pinch, coil, slab and roll.
  • 2 hours and voila!!...you'll have a few presentable pieces - glazing and firing is not included for all classes.     If you choose the firing and glazing option we will notify you within four weeks to come and collect your work.

What to bring to your Pottery Class

StudioMade supplies everything  - there'll be wet clay - we ask that you bring your own lengthy apron or a towel to drape over your lap - and trimmed nails work best on the wheel.  Closed in shoes are a requirement.

Catering ( in-studio for private groups only ) – add $30 pp

Sunday bookings – additional fee applies.

Have it at yours – additional $200 per booking – handbuilding fun for 1.5 hours – teens and  children’s parties too.

Glazing and firing tickets available on the day for private bookings and events.