Pottery Workshops

(By appointment only, please book online or call us on (02) 6842 2239)

Family Pottery Workshops

This creative workshop is a fabulous experience that your whole family can enjoy together. The one-hour workshop with our experienced potters will guide you through making age-appropriate works of art.
When booking, you can choose from three different objects:

– Treasure Dishes (from 5+ years)
– Ballie Balls (from 7+ years)
– Turtles (from 8+ years) 

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There is a maximum of 10 people per workshop. Depending on numbers, we can have multiple classes running at once.

The aim of these workshops is for everyone to have fun and enjoy being part of our pottery family. While children always love their artworks, parents can be surprised that pottery making is harder than it looks. We encourage you to have fun and enjoy the experience as well!

Your creations will then go through the same process as all our professional pieces. They are initially stored in a dark drying room for up to four weeks. Then, they are glazed and fired in a kiln at up to 1060 degrees for four days.

We will notify you when your Pottery is ready for collection, or we can post it to you (postage has an additional charge).  The whole process takes approximately six to eight week from the day of your workshop.

Included:

– 1-hour tuition
– Clay
– Drying and firing of your pottery item

Not Included: Postage of item once fired.

Pottery Workshops for Ages 12+

This creative experience is ideal for adults and older children. During the one-hour workshop, our pottery instructors will guide you through making either:

– Hand-built cup or a
– Little House.

These workshops are exclusive and and can’t be mixed with other items. There is a max 10 people per workshop.

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Hand-built cup class

We will use a rolling pin to create the cups before decorating them with stamps, leafs or patterned imprints.

Or

The Little Houses class

This class allows for even more creativity as you construct your house before decorating it with your own style (eg: balconies, vines, windows, cat on roof).

Your creations will then go through the same process as all our professional pieces. They are initially stored in a dark drying room for up to four weeks. Then, they are fired in a kiln at up to 1060 degrees for four days.

We will notify you when your Pottery is ready for collection, or we can post it to you (postage has an additional charge).  The whole process takes approximately eight week from the day of your workshop.

Included:

  • 1-hour tuition
  • Clay
  • Glazing and firing of the pottery item chosen

Not Included:

  • Postage of item once fired

Freedom Wheel/Rent the Wheel

If you’re like 90% of of visitors, the first thing that springs to mind when we offer private rental of a wheel is the movie “Ghost.”
We’ve shared countless laughs with visitors, who have had fun re-enacting this scene, and also had many professional photographers conduct romantic photoshoot’s in our workshop.

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More serious potters have created beautiful works of art using our wheels, and families love hiring the pottery wheel, as children of all ages participate in pottery making in a less structured way.

Book your spot to enjoy the cool, earthy feeling of clay spinning through your fingers – you may not come out with a masterpiece at the end, but we are sure you will love this experience.

* If you are staying with us for two nights, and haven’t used a potter’s wheel before, we recommend taking a wheel workshop, before renting a wheel.

We also offer the option of trimming, clear glazing and firing your finished pieces ( $12 each).  We will notify you when your Pottery is ready for collection, or we can post it to you (postage has an additional charge).  The whole process takes approximately six to eight week from the day of your workshop.

Included:
– 2-hour wheel hire
– 3kg terracotta clay
– Printed instructions

Not included:
– In-person tuition on how to use the wheel
– Firing of pieces
– Postage of item once fired

"On the Wheel" Lesson

This one-hour experience is an introductory workshop on how to use a potter’s wheel.   It is suitable for children 16+ years and adults.

Our expert teacher will teach a maximum of four people how to use a potter’s wheel and create a pottery piece such as a bowl or a vase.

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Included:

  • 1-hour tuition
  • One wheel each
  • Pilliga Pottery Clay
  • Drying, trimming, firing and inside glazing your

Not included:

  • Postage of item once fired

Please note our wheel workshops are popular so book well in advance.

Plate Glazing

In our plate glazing workshop, guests receive a fired pottery plate to decorate and will be guided through the glazing process with our experienced ceramic artists.

We have numerous colour glazes to choose from and provide paintbrushes to apply the glaze. You will be intrigued to learn that some of the glazes you apply are an entirely different colour to the end result.

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What makes this even more special is how the different colours interact with each other during the firing process. They melt together, forming new colours and patterns along the boundary. Often the finished product is a bright and colourful surprise to the artist (many don’t recognise their own artwork).

Your designs are only limited by your imagination! Some of our favourite patterns include swirls, patchwork, love hearts and even a pirate butterfly.

The glazes are all food safe and dishwasher safe, and your shiny finished product can take pride of place in your kitchen.

For a holistic experience, we recommend booking both a clay creation workshop and a glazing workshop as they offer two very different sides of pottery making.

**Postage is extra or you can pick your pottery up when it’s ready**    

Option to “PLAY WITH CLAY”, which is a free activity. You can choose to have your creations fired.

Price for firing depends on the size and number of pieces. Prices starting from $5

Clay for sale

5kg of clay: $10
10kg bag of clay: $20

You can use your $25 Discover Voucher towards your pottery workshop!

You can use your $25 Discover voucher towards your workshop!