Teach the Teachers – Special Pottery Workshop Learning to teach Pottery

This workshop will cover all elements of creating pottery on the wheel.  You will learn all the steps required to throw on the wheel up to the glazed and fired finished piece. As a teacher you learn what to prepare, the best practise to teach a whole group, keeping times and all in the flow during the process. Which risks are involved and how to avoid accidents or faulty results.

Throwing on the wheel covering following:

  • What clay to use
  • Prepare clay  (Wedging etc)
  • Centering clay on the wheel
  • Opening up
  • Pulling up
  • Trimming pieces (we would prepare some piece for trimming)
  • Surface decoration
  • Firing & Glazing
  • Recycle Clay

The workshop is 3 hours and we can cater for 7 people in Throwing on the wheel.  Price per person is $125 excl clay. A bag of clay Is $30 (for 10kg / people can share easily).

We offer coffee, tea and water and some biscuits to keep you happy 😊

If you don’t want to fire yourself, we can glaze and fire the pieces for you, which cost extra and depends on how much it is.  We charge bisque and glaze firing per kg, we weigh at the end and charge $12/kg.
You will receive learning material with the workshops as well, and of course we are happy to answer every question you have afterwards.

Bring a towel, apron and please wear closed up shoes. No long finger nails and long hair needs to be tied up.Don’t forget to bring a notebook to make additional notes to the learning material you are receiving.


Note: Course fees are non refundable.   We strictly follow the Health and Safety Regulations for a workshop, so please do listen to your teachers and ensure that you don’t bring yourself in danger.  By booking a class with Bellbird Arts Centre, you accept and agree to the terms and conditions of Bellbird Arts Centre available here.

  • Date: October 15
  • Time: 10:00am - 01:00pm
  • Location: Bellbird Arts Centre  
  • Address: 424 - 432 Bellbird Drive, 4124 Greenbank
  • Cost: 125.00
  • Seats Available: 0(7)
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