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Try your hand at Wheelwork

We have one of the top ceramics facilities in Australia, so what better place to learn to throw a pot! This hands-on class has an emphasis on the throwing techniques on the potter’s wheel, turning and joining clay forms.
This class is aimed at the total beginner as well as those returning to clay wishing to regain their clay confidence. You will be encouraged to think outside the circle and try altering their forms, and some surface decoration with slip or oxide decoration
Basic glazing techniques will be covered depending on the progress of the class.

There are no prerequisites for this class.

Dress requirements

  • You'll need to wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
  • Long hair must be tied back and any long accessories must be removed when working on the machines
  • We recommend you wear old clothing or an apron to protect your clothing

For this course, you will need to bring:

  • Old towel or apron
  • Own wheelwork tools (optional)

What is provided
Clay will be supplied for projects undertaken in the course.  Any projects/items outside of this short course content will not be fired and the lecturer has the right to reject work that is outside the course scope or mass produced.

Please note that there has been an update to the materials provided in ceramics short courses. There will be up to 2 bags of clay supplied to students for projects undertaken in the course.

Enrolments for Term 1 2023 will open 5 December 10:00am

This course is usually offered each term (i.e. 4 times a year) and will only run if there are sufficient enrolments.

Term 1 2023 course dates

Mondays  13 February - 27 March, 6:00pm – 9:00pm (excluding public holiday)
Tuesdays  14 February – 21 March, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Wednesdays  15 February –22 March, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursdays  16 February – 23 March, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Fridays  17 February – 24 March, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Saturdays  18 February – 25 March, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.


*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Study options and next steps

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Semester 1, 2023

Duration 6 Weeks
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Perth
How On campus

Semester 2, 2022

Duration 6 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Perth
How On campus

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