Get your hands messy in this North Coburg pottery studio.
Gary Brun
Published on September 01, 2023


Located in Coburg North, Twelve80 offers the community a creative space to unleash your inner potter, with an array of classes on offer and friendly teachers to guide you — the only thing holding you back is yourself.

Ever dream of a beautiful, ornate vase on your living room shelf, which you can point out to random mates and say "I made that"? Or how about an ashtray for kick-ons back at yours, which just oozes personality and perfectly holds a cigarette? Everyone has the potential to be a great potter, but very few ever give it a go. It's dirty. It's expensive. It requires a hell of a lot of equipment.

Well thanks to Twelve80, none of that matters anymore. With an array of classes on offer for all levels, everyone is welcome to come and give the wheel a spin. It offers term classes of eight or four weeks, where the students are guided by one of the knowledgeable teachers. Learn everything from wheel throwing and hand building to slip casting (yes, we had to Google those terms, too) over the course of the term. If you can't commit for that length of time, it offers drop-in workshops, too. 

Twelve80 also offers a unique membership program, where, for a monthly fee, members are able to access the space, equipment and dedicated lounge room anytime they want and for as long as they want — they get 24-hour access every day of the week. This is incredibly rare in the Melbourne pottery scene.


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