classes

join us for your pottery experience

We offer different pottery classes and also run workshops for groups.

 

If you’re new to clay, or want to learn how to ‘throw’ on the wheel, we have the classes to suit. Our classes are very popular so we suggest booking in advance as you may have to go on a waiting list.


We look forward to hearing from you.

beginners handbuilding

This class is for people who are new to working with clay. You’ll learn a range of clay techniques, including wedging, coiling, pinching and slab work, which will give you the necessary skills and confidence to work independently.

 

With the support of two tutors you’ll learn how to create bowls, jugs and cups and you’ll also be able to make something of your choice. Please note that there is no wheelwork in this class. Once you have completed the beginners’ class you are welcome to join the club.

 

​Mini Exhibition: The week following the final class, we invite all participants back for an exhibition of student work. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your success and enjoy seeing the results of everyone’s efforts.

 

Cost includes everything you need – clay, use of tools and equipment, glazes, and firing of your pieces. At the end of the course you would expect to take home 6-8 finished pieces.

  • Limited to 12 participants
  • 2 tutors
  • 6 weeks
  • 6-8.30pm
  • Wednesday or Thursday evenings
  • Classes begin on  Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21 – pick up finished work on June 1.
  • Term 2 classes start on Wednesday June 8 or Thursday June 9 – pick up finished work on July 20.

$300

Woman working with clay

wheel throwing

This class is aimed at absolute beginners to learn how to ‘throw’ on the wheel. You’ll learn the basics of centering, opening and pulling and make some simple bowls and cylinders.

 

If you’re not already a member of the Bethlehem Pottery Club, you’re welcome to join on completion of this course.

 

Mini Exhibition: The week following the final class, we invite all participants back for an exhibition of student work. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your success and enjoy seeing the results of everyone’s efforts.

 

Cost includes everything you need – 10kg bag of clay, use of tools and equipment, glazes, and firing of your pieces. At the end of the course you would expect to take home 6-8 finished pieces.

  • Limited to 9 participants
  • 2 tutors
  • 6 weeks
  • 6-8.30pm
  • Monday/Tuesday evenings
  • Classes start on Monday, May 2 or Tuesday, May 3. No classes, week 6, June 6/7 (Queen’s Birthday) / work drying. Week 7, June 13/14 – glazing week. Pick up finished work Monday, June 20.
  • Term 2 classes start on Monday, June 27 or Tuesday June 28. Week 6, August 1st/2nd, no classes as work drying. Week 7, August 8/9  – glazing work. Pick up finished work Monday, August 15.

$350

Member making bowl

children’s classes

We run school holiday and Saturday classes for children aged between 6 and 14 years old, who are keen to make things out of clay and have some fun! You’ll have an awesome time discovering how to work with clay and learning some basic techniques, like pinching and coiling. Clay can get messy so make sure you wear old clothes and bring an apron! Parents/ caregivers donot need to stay with their children.

Please note: availability of children’s classes depends on interest.

 

Duration: The half-day (3.5-hour) workshops run, as required, during the school holidays and during term time. The next classes are on Saturday, May 21, 1pm – 4pm and Saturday, June 4, 9am – 12md. 

 

Mini Exhibition: Following the class, we invite all participants back for an exhibition of students’ work once complete and fired. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate success and enjoy seeing the results of everyone’s efforts. 

 

Cost includes everything needed – clay, use of tools and equipment, glazes, and firing. Costs are dependent on the class project being offered. Please enquire for more information. 

  • Limited to 10 participants
  • 2 tutors
  • 3.5 hours

$65 – 70

Member creating a dog from clay

our workshops

If you’re looking for a fun and full-on team activity, our club offers half-day (4-hour) workshops for businesses and private groups. So whether you’ve got a team building day coming up, or a hen party to plan, get in touch and we’ll make a date. With the support of two tutors you’ll learn how to create bowls, jugs, cups, or even a group masterpiece!

 

You’re welcome to bring your own food, music and drinks, and make yourself at home.

 

Cost includes clay, use of tools and equipment, glazes and firing of your pieces. At the end of the workshop your pieces will be dried, fired and glazed and we’ll notify you when they’ll be ready for collection.

$75 per person

cape to cape 2022

Cape to Cape 2022 is our Regional Ceramics Competition. With some of the best submissions we’ve ever seen expected, this year is looking promising! If you would like to know more, visit our submission page below.