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Children's pottery work

Clay Club is our after school pottery class.

Two options are available:

  1. Tuesday Teens: 12 years +
  2. Wednesday 8-12 years

Both afternoons: 4-5.30pm.

See also our school holiday Clay Club.

Pre-requisites: Tuesday Teens is strictly 12 yrs+. The Wednesday Clay Club is suitable for 8 – 12 years.  All students must be mature enough to listen to teacher’s instructions and work independently when requested.

Who can attend: Most children 8yrs+ can attend, provided they are mature enough to follow instructions. If your child has special needs we request you consult with us by phone on 99437844 before you enrol them to see if we can accommodate their needs. We reserve the right to cancel an enrolment if we find we cannot adequately care for special needs in our limited environment.

Content: Young people can experience all options for expression and skill development in clay. Our classes are a great introduction for any budding potters to receive focussed, developmental instruction on the wheel and hand building using our renowned methods. Young people can work at their own pace but also get plenty of inspiration and instruction!

Young people need a variety of tactile experiences to learn about the complexity and richness of information the world has to offer. In this ever more technologically focused world it is easy for them to miss out on tactile experiences. Clay Club can help bring them back down to earth (great pun, eh?) by offering pottery lessons that provide a messy, muddy alternative for young people to express themselves. Open ended and exploratory in nature, Clay Club provides a place for them to come and have fun making with clay. Young people can choose between collaborative and individual experiences and all will be offered the chance to develop skills on the potterʼs wheel. Teens class is strictly for 12 yrs+. Slow Clay Centre teachers are mindful that childrenʼs time is often filled with pressure at school. Clay Club, therefore, is not about producing products to take home to parents – although they certainly will! Rather, the focus is on the experience of experimenting and playing with a plastic, responsive material that can be manipulated in many varying, exciting and often quite personal ways.

Teachers: Nell Hanson, Sarah Mead and Sabrina Talarico.

Enrolments: See booking buttons on left. If no dates appear it means we are fully booked until the next term (refer to listed bookings open dates)

Also check out our holiday classes here 

Take advantage of our friend/sibling discount (limit one per booking)  

Term dates:

  • Term 1 2024: 30 Jan – 20 Mar. Bookings closed, term in progress.
  • Term 2: Bookings open March 1
  • Term 3: Dates TBA
  • Term 4: Dates TBA

Times: Tuesdays / Wednesdays 4 – 5.30pm

Price: $370/$350 (concession/sibling/friend discount)

Refund insurance is available to purchase at the payment gate in case of cancellation 

Tel 99437844 Email: info@slowclay.com

Please refer to our FAQs for all our terms and conditions and our Covid Policy.

“My son Absolutely loved this course. He came out grinning from ear to ear!!!! Thank you so much. I haven’t seen him as enthusiastic about something in ages!!! Xx” (Jo, 2022)

“My daughter says that Clay Club is her favourite time of the week. We have bought some clay for this period where we are all stuck at home and she is teaching us all her clay tips from class, it’s great!” (name supplied, 2020)

“What a great Wednesday after school activity for our active Grade 4 boy. Alana and Gabriela are SO good with the kids, SO inspiring and SO patient to run 90 minutes. We always look forward to the end of term exhibition. Thoroughly recommend Slow Clay.” (Nick, 2019)

“Thank you for offering such a great program for children, my son has thoroughly enjoyed his experiences at Slow Clay Club for Kids. The environment is beautiful in every way. His teacher really inspired his imagination by discussing his ideas in detail and showing him how to make them a reality, achieving a delicate balance between creativity and practical techniques. His creations have been way beyond my expectations and he is so proud of his work!”
(Josephine, 2015)

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