Wheelhouse Studio

Find the right pottery class for you at this South Melbourne studio.
Gary Brun
Published on September 01, 2023


The Wheelhouse Studio in South Melbourne offers a light and airy space where students of all levels can learn to master the art of pottery. There are several types of classes here, including ones that focus on the wheel and handcrafting, taking place over four or eight weeks.

The potter's wheel is what most people think of when they think of pottery (thanks, Patrick Swayze), and it is by far the most popular place to start. Guided by the supportive staff, students will learn the art of throwing and other skills as they attempt to create their first masterpiece. 

Pottery/ ceramics classes at The Wheelhouse Studio in South Melbourne.

Hand building, on the other hand, involves techniques such as slab-building, coiling and the pinch pot, which are used to create truly unique pieces. This is a much more chilled approach to pottery, as the constant speed and movement of the wheel don't apply. Instead, you can just kick back, relax and mould away. 

The terms run for either four or eight weeks, and they are designed to encourage a personal style in each potter. The course covers everything from design, making, trimming, construction and decoration. At the end of the term, you'll have stacks of pieces you can take home and show off on your mantlepiece. And if you're afraid of commitment, try The Wheelhouse Studio's term taster, a two-hour masterclass, before you sign up for something longer. 

Pottery/ ceramics classes at The Wheelhouse Studio in South Melbourne.


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