Slow Clay Centre Beginners Wheel Pottery Classes
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CoVid19 Update:

Due to the latest lockdown in Melbourne we have rolled over all Term 3 bookings into Term 4 which starts the week of 5 October. If you cannot attend then or require a refund for any reason please email We hope the world will be a better place by then and look forward to seeing you in our studio!

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The courses on this page are for Intermediate and Advanced levels. You might also be interested in our new Studio Practice Program

Pre-requisites: a minimum two or more beginner’s courses with us or equivalent experience. If you have learnt elsewhere or are unsure of your level please call us on 99437844 to discuss your needs before enrolling as we do not give refunds.

Times: Choose one of Monday or Tuesday Mornings (10am – 12pm) or Monday or Tuesday evenings (6.30 – 8.30pm). Book a time and stick to it! No replacement classes are offered, sorry.

Terms dates: Term 1: 3 Feb – 31 March, Term 2: 28 April – 23 June(cancelled due to CoVid-19) Term 3: 27 July – 14 Sept, Term 4: 5 Oct-1 Dec

Content: These eight-week courses are offered four times per year ie: 4 Terms per year. Students enrol one term at a time and attend at the same time once a week. The courses provide a developmental pathway for learning more complex techniques and encourage individual development and designs. Whilst primarily focussing on the skills of the potterʼs wheel, we also introduce some hand-building techniques and encourage an outlook for experimentation and open-ended exploration. A rich pathway is offered within an imaginative and creative framework.

Students will build upon the Japanese techniques they learnt in our Beginners classes and experience a range of other techniques suitable for larger and more complex forms. They continue to underpin their practice with awareness of ergonomically sound techniques. Demonstrations to the group are offered in every class and students are supported to move to individual design and progress as and when their skills permit.

Students have the option to hold their place from term to term or book for one year at a time (please call us to ask about the generous discount).

Instructor: Jane Sawyer and Judith Roberts

Fees: $518 Earlybird/FT Student/FT Potter and conc, $545 Normal. The class fee is fully inclusive of materials, unlimited house clay and glazes and access to all studio equipment and tools. Firing is $10/kg payable at the end of the term upon collection.

Please note: If classes are cancelled due to CoVid19 restrictions we can either refund you or roll over your booking to a new term. If you cancel due to illness we cannot refund you or offer replacement classes, sorry.

NB: SATs: we will not be able to offer SATs in Term 3 due to CoVid19 changes, so sorry.

Please note: Deposits are a commitment to attend. They are non-refundable and the balance must be paid in full three weeks before the start date. When paying by deposit online the balance will be automatically deducted from the same credit card three weeks before the course start date through our booking agency We Teach Me or you will be given a link to click and pay. Please note: due to limited places and high demand, if the balance is not received before the required date we reserve the right to offer your place to someone on our cancellation list.

Please choose your classes carefully. Due to our limited class sizes once you've booked and paid either the deposit or the full fee, we will only refund what you have paid if the class is cancelled. If you are unable to attend you may transfer your booking to a friend for no charge or, provided we can fill your place, we can hold your payment in credit for up to 12 months for a future course. Please note: we do not take any responsibility for pre-existing health issues that may be exacerbated by being in our studio. Please seek a doctor's opinion or ask us if you need moe information.

Contact: Tel 99437844   Email: