Term to term

term dates | inclusions | re enrolment

an overview to the answers of most commonly asked questions.

Term vacancies go live the first Monday following the last week of each term.  Contact us anytime to be part of our early bird waiting list.

Days & dates

TERM 3 | 2024

Monday 15th July – Saturday 7th September

Classes are 8 weeks, once a week for 2 hours.

Level: Absolute beginner | beginner | intermediate – All levels welcome.

These are adult classes – participants must be over 16 years.

Evenings 6-8 p.m  Tuesdays | Wednesdays | Thursdays

Afternoon 1-3 p.m Fridays

Mornings 10-12     Wednesdays |

Thursdays | Fridays

Where: StudioMade 15 Holyrood Ave, Newtown Geelong

inclusions & the extras

Equipment & materials: clay, glaze and tools are provided alongside access to studio equipment.

You are also welcome to bring along your own pottery tools or can purchase from the studio shop if you wish.

Please bring along an apron and hand towel – trimmed finger nails and short sleeves are advised.  Closed in shoes are mandatory.

Glazing & Firing: Glazing & decorating  techniques are taught during the course – Firing is charged @ $/ per kg per firing.  We actively encourage students to be selective and mindful of selecting work to be fired, glazed and fired to completion.

week to week

what to expect

Absolute beginners (and anyone else who might want to take their wheel throwing skills to next level) are taken through their paces in a gentle and supportive  manner.  Our tutor's teaching technique is unrushed and passionate - each student will receive 1: 1 tuition - enabling creativity  in a nurturing, learning environment.

in the beginning

Over eight weeks you will learn how to make your own pottery from start to finish. Your tutor for studio practice will guide your learning.

  • wedge and centre your clay
  • begin creating cylindrical forms - focus on pulling up, opening out and compressing the clay base
  • select  finished forms to continue to practise on next class


practising & learning

The previous week's pots will be leather hard, you'll be ready to learn how to
-turn and trim all of your pots - select a few 'keepers' and throw out ( reclaim ) the rest.
Return to week 1's studio practice and wedge and centre your clay in preparation for more wheel practise.
Continue the practice of wedging and wheel work and throw more forms - bowls/ cylinders.
Select  finished forms to further your practice  next week.

almost ready to glaze

You're beginning to consolidate all you have learnt over the past weeks -
including  wedging, centering, throwing, trimming and turning the clay.
Select your finished pots from the previous weeks - these are ready to be  fired while you are sleeping
 - this is called the bisque or initial firing and prepares your pots for glazing - glazing & decorating techniques are taught in upcoming classes.
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