A pottery workshop or ceramics class is a great activity for kids of all ages. It helps them express their creativity, develop their imagination and use their hands in a fun and productive way. There are many beginners pottery classes around, but how do you know which one is the right pottery class Melbourne has for your child?
Luckily you have come to the right place as we’ve compiled a list of the best Melbourne pottery classes near you that offer classes for both beginners and experts in the pottery field. We’ve even included some options that offer lessons where kids can take along their parents or carer so that you can have an enjoyable and unique bonding experience together!
So here it is; our list of top spots that offer pottery lessons or ceramics classes for Children in Melbourne.
Kids Pottery Classes Melbourne
1. Studio Artemis, Huntingdale
Since its establishment in 2008 by Director and Clay Artist Kristin Miller, Studio Artemis has continued to provide kids and adults with a supportive and nurturing space to explore and experiment with their creativity.
Their classes typically span from eight to ten weeks. Their prices start at $585 for two hours, but also offer casual sessions for just $75. Kids classes prices are to be advised.
As well as developing a whole range of new and traditional pottery techniques, kids and adults who take classes at Studio Artemis will also get to learn everything they need to know and more in order to impress family and friends with some newly found or honed pottery skills.
Studio Artemis, 34-36 Hargreaves Street, Huntingdale, +61 417 378 417, firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Miller’s Pottery, Mentone
At Miller’s Pottery, you don't need any experience to enjoy your class, all you have to bring with you is a love and passion for pottery and you’re already on your way to creating some of the most beautifully crafted ceramics yet!
Miller’s Pottery operates in a small studio in Mentone and offers classes limited to two students in order to make sure that in each session, great attention is given to the student’s work.
They offer single lessons for $75, five lessons for $356.25 or ten lessons for $675.
3. Melbourne Clay, Abbotsford
Got zero experience? Not to worry! Melbourne Clay is here to teach you all things pottery with their 2.5 hour, 8 week ceramics class Melbourne course.
The two-month ceramics course costs $545, and at the end of it, you’ll not only walk out with better knowledge about pottery but also with a handful of your very own handmade cups and bowls to use or show off to friends and family at home.
Melbourne Clay, Studio MG8, Mercator Building, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, +61 401 492 855
4. Pottery Penny, Elsternwick
Pottery Penny is a studio in Elsternwick hosting classes for all ages including specific children’s classes. The studio also hosts children’s birthday parties for up to 12 children.
All pieces at birthday parties are made and painted on the day, and will then get fired and will be ready for collection a few weeks later. The studio is in a lovely garden setting.
The children’s classes run each term and you’ll need to book well ahead of time to avoid missing out as these classes are popular!
Pottery Penny, 5 Burreel Avenue, Elsternwick, +61 413 170 498, email@example.com
5. Urban Clay, Highett
Urban Clay believes that the process of creating is just as important as the final pieces you will take home, which is why they made sure that their classes take a more easy and fun approach so that you not only create beautiful art pieces but will also make memories to treasure along with them.
The artist-run ceramic studio offers classes for beginners and advanced beginners in Highett. Their classes are taught by highly experienced teachers who will teach your kid the fundamental skills of working with clay while also motivating them to develop their creativity.
Urban Clay offers a six-week course for $399 and an eight-week course for $499. For the grown ups, you might want to keep an eye out for their fun ‘Wheel & Wine Nights’ experience!
6. The Wheelhouse, South Melbourne
The Wheelhouse specialises in developing the skill levels of all of their students! So as long as you have a passion for or interest in ceramics, you’ll find these classes to be very enjoyable.
Their safe, calm, inclusive and fun studio space is led by highly qualified teachers. Each class is composed of a small group of 10 people and spans over four or eight weeks. During this time, you’ll learn and be taught how to master clay techniques, wheel throwing and more. Wheel throwing classes are for students 16 years and over but under 16’s can have a go at the hand-building classes as long as they are attending with a guardian. During these classes you will explore basic hand-building techniques like coiling, slab-building and pinch pots.
The pottery studio offers one-off classes called ‘Term Tasters’ starting at $120 as well as four and eight week courses ranging from $295 to $590.
The Wheelhouse, 174 Gladstone St, Sth Melbourne, firstname.lastname@example.org
7. SaJo Ceramics, Kilsyth
Learn the skill of pottery in a relaxed and calm environment at SaJo Ceramics which offers casual and social pottery classes for both beginners and more advanced pottery enthusiasts.
SaJo Ceramics’ classes start at $40 and last for around two hours and thirty minutes. They also have a four-week throwing crash course that will teach students everything there is to learn about pottery, such as decorating techniques, how to create cylinders and bowls, basic glazing and more.
8. Brixton Street Pottery, Flemington
With more than 25 years of experience, Brixton Street Pottery in Flemington offers pottery classes that will teach you everything you need about pottery from the very best professionals while using the very best materials and studio space available
Classes run each term and are suitable for all skill levels. Various morning, evening and weekend classes are available throughout each term. The price is $530, all inclusive for each 8 week term.
9. Slow Clay Centre, Collingwood
Slow Clay Centre is the perfect place to learn about and develop your skills in ceramic art and pottery. They offer a developmental course for total beginners to advanced professionals, so you can be sure you’ll be in the right class that will help you progress at your own pace.
For children, Slow Clay Centre offers Clay Club classes which are specially made for kids between the ages of 8 to 16 and will allow them to experience options for expression and skill development in clay.
The Clay Club classes are great introductory classes for budding potters as they will receive focused, developmental instruction and learn essential sculptural and hand-building skills, all while working at their own pace.
Slow Clay Centre,13 Keele Street, Collingwood, +61 3 9943 7844
10. Céramiques, Elsternwick and Kew
Providing a tranquil, free-flowing space to cultivate creativity and relaxation is Céramiques studios. Their wheel-based ceramic workshops provide learners with the space to explore pottery, develop their wheel work skills, and learn the delight of turning clay into a unique piece of art.
You can find Céramiques in both Elsternwick and Kew. They offer an eight-week term which costs $520, and a one-off class starting at $80. Though these classes are mainly for adults, children 16 and over are allowed to book a class at Céramiques as long as they are accompanied by a legal guardian who is also attending the same class.
11. Northcote Pottery Supplies, Brunswick East
Looking for high-quality pottery materials or some professional pottery classes? Well head on over to Northcote Pottery Supplies – a one-stop-shop for all things pottery
They offer a wide range of short courses, workshops and masterclasses for those wanting to develop or expand their skills. They also cater for children’s parties, group activities, and private consultations. During school holidays, Northcote Pottery Supplies also runs a range of Children’s workshops catering to ages 5-14 years.
During each workshop, kids will be tasked to create a piece of work that will be glazed and fired by the Northcote Pottery Supplies team. They’ll thenl be able to pick them up at the store around 3 weeks after the session.
12. Oxart Pottery, Taradale
Oxart Pottery offers children’s pottery classes ‘Kids at Taradale’ for kids aged 6 to 12 as well as for teens ‘Teens at Taradale’. During the hour-long class, pottery teacher Clare Shannon will guide them in releasing their creativity as they explore the world of clay.
During the workshop, kids will learn how to hand build and sculpt with clay and learn techniques appropriate for their age.
The classes start at $25 for kids and $35 for teens and include all materials and firing. Fired items will be available to collect at the end of term.
Oxart Pottery, Oxart HQ, 128 High St, Taradale
13. Jumping Creek, Mordialloc and Langwarrin
Create, learn and experience the healing benefits of working with your hands and shaping clay at Jumping Creek, a pottery and ceramic design studio that aspires to create and facilitate a space where people can go on a journey of creative exploration.
During the workshop, participants will get to build their skills and develop their creativity in order to create unique individual pieces through the use of clay.
Jumping Creek runs group workshops composed of 6-10 people per group for a detailed and attentive session. They currently have 8 week term courses as well as one day workshops.
Their workshops for kids also run for eight weeks and will teach them how to create a range of pieces, such as clay animals, tableware, hanging ornaments, mini landscapes and more.
14. Cones Studio, Bentleigh
In this awesome pottery melbourne workshop by Cones Studio, kids will be taught and guided by a friendly expert on how to master basic pottery skills, how to use the pottery wheel and how to glaze your piece to prepare it for firing from a friendly expert. They’ll also get the opportunity to set their creativity free as they get hands-on with moulding and shaping the clay into four unique pieces, which they’ll be able to take home and show off to friends and family at the end of this Wheel Throwing Workshop!
Classes are suitable for kids from 7 to 15 years old and cost $65 per guest or you can book per term starting at $440.
Cones Studio, 351 Centre Road, Bentleigh, +61 430 074 373, email@example.com
15. Connie Lichti Ceramics, Derrimut
Based in Melbourne’s west, Connie Lichti, who has been part of the Melbourne ceramics community for 20 years, runs 6 week pottery courses in wheel throwing and hand building for beginners through to advanced students.
Pottery workshops are also available to children aged between 8 to 14 throughout the school holiday period.
Connie Lichti Ceramics, 30/ 82 Makland Drive, Derrimut, firstname.lastname@example.org