Ceramics Wheel Throwing Courses and Hand Building Workshops

Become the creative person you want to become


Wheel Throwing Course

 The first pottery wheel was invented sometime between 6,000 and 4,000 BC. Wheel throwing is a meditative and sensory skill that takes time and practice to master. This 8 week wheel throwing course is suitable for beginners and intermediate levels and will cover a number of topics including an introduction to working with clay, preparing clay, wheel throwing techniques, trimming using the wheel, decorating, glazing and firing of work.

You will have the ability to make many different shapes and forms on the wheel and I will help you develop your own creative style.

Class sizes will be capped at 3 people to ensure that you have a lot of one on one time and help. This is important when learning a new, complex skill.

Price: $360 for 8 weeks

Price includes clay, glaze and firing of your work

What to bring: a small towel

What to wear: comfortable clothes, covered shoes

Location: The Ceramics Room 20 High St, Willunga

Hand Building Workshop

Hand Building is an ancient ceramic technique of building and shaping clay using your hands, fingers, and simple tools.

There are a number of different techniques used when hand building and you will get the opportunity to explore them in this workshop. You will also learn to decorate your pieces and then they will be fired and glazed for you.

Workshop sizes will be small to ensure that you have a lot of one on one time and help.

Price: $130

Price includes clay, glaze, firing of your work, tea/coffee and morning tea

What to bring: a small towel

What to wear: comfortable clothes, covered shoes

Location: The Ceramics Room, 20 High St, Willunga

Supported Studio Sessions

Supported Studio Sessions will be available to people who have completed a ceramic courses or workshop at The Ceramics Room.

I’ll be advertising times when I am in the studio so people can come and work independently (but with my support if you have questions or need a couple of tips) on their own creations on a casual basis.

I will also offer kiln firing and glazing services along with these sessions.


Price: $25 for 2 hrs


Clay and tools can be purchased in the studio or you can byo.

Note: I won’t be acting as a teacher during these sessions.

I would like to run exhibitions periodically throughout the year to showcase and possibly sell work created by The Ceramics Room students. If your dream is to make a living from being creative, this is a great place to start.

Try the Wheel

Wondering whether ceramics is for you? Want to have a spin on a pottery wheel before committing to a course?

Come down to The Ceramics Room at 20 High Street, Willunga on a Saturday morning (follow @theceramicsroom on Instagram and Facebook and I will advertise which Saturdays - from August) and have a try.

I will center the clay for you and help you throw a small piece. You’ll be able to ask questions about the courses and workshops as well as browse my work.

Why not pop in to the Willunga Farmers Market or visit one of the many McLaren Vale wineries while you’re here.

Price: Free

Note: This is only so you have a try on the wheel - the clay you use will not be fired and can not be taken home.


Register your interest in a course or workshop early as small class sizes means limited spaces available.

Courses and workshops will begin in August 2019.