Potters Wheel Short Course

The Potters Wheel Short Course is a great entrance course for those who want to dip their toes (or should we say hands!) into the wheel without committing to a Masterclass! 


Potters Wheel Short Course

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, centering, opening, making cylinders and bowls. You will also learn to make bottles and simple lidded containers!

Start Dates for Courses in 2021


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
  • Lids and Galleries

Week Five

  • Trimming lids 
  • Practice weak points
  • Glaze pots

Where to from here?

You can continue to learn at your own pace with a membership to Open Studios.

You could do a hand building course

You could go on and develop your skills further with a Master Class

Made by Students


1/20 Hutchinson St.,
Burleigh Heads
QLD, 4220


Park at the front of our building!


Open Hours

Monday to Thusday 9 am to 9 pm (closed 1pm-2pm)

Friday 9am - 5pm 

Saturday 9am -1pm