Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Potters Wheel Short Course

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Potters Wheel Short Course – 5 Weeks

Starting Thursday March 3rd  10 am – 12 noon

The Potters Wheel Short Course is a 5 week immersion into the very basic skills required to make simple pots on the potters wheel – “throwing”

You will learn about preparing clay, centring, opening, making cylinders and bowls. You will also learn to make bottles and simple lidded containers!


Week One

  • About clay
  • Clay preparation
  • Wedging
  • Recycling
  • How the wheel works
  • Centring
  • Opening

Week Two

  • Basic trimming
  • Centring
  • Opening
  • Coning
  • Pulling
  • Cylinders & Bowls

Week Three

  • Trimming a foot ring
  • Adding a handle
  • Throwing on a bat ring
  • Plates and shallow bowls

Week Four

  • Trimming plates
  • Bottles
  • Basic lids and galleries – make a lidded container

Week Five

  • Trimming bottles and lids
  • Practice weak points

You will also have access to Community Clay times to practice and finish your work after the course.

Please bring your own towel.


March 3
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Firebird Studios
1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
View Venue Website


Firebird Studios


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available

Join us!

Stay informed about what's going on at the studio by signing up for the newsletter! Keep up to date with our new monthly classes, latest workshops, and exclusive events.

You have Successfully Subscribed!