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Clay Taster workshop



The Taster Class is a relaxed and fun way to learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel. This is a great opportunity if you have never sat at a potter’s wheel before and you would like to give it a go before signing up to an ongoing class. 

This class is open to anyone 18 years and above who has not previously visited the Eltham Clay Studio to come and see what it is like.

During the 2 hour session you will be given a quick tour of the clay studio in order to gain a basic understanding of the process for making pottery. You will then learn how to prepare your clay, centre it on the wheel and the basic steps for making a cylinder and bowls. 

Studio pottery tools will be available for use and clay will be provided. 

Following the class, the tutor will bisque, glaze, and fire up to 3 pieces weighing total 1 kg per student. Students will be emailed when their work is ready and will be able to come and collect it from the studio. 


This workshop is held at our Eltham centre - 739 Main Road.

What to bring

  • Apron
  • Towel
  • Closed shoes

About the Tutor

Josephine Cassar is an accomplished potter who believes that 'happiness is making beautiful objects out of mud'. She has been a potter for a long time and has studied with established potters both in Australia and overseas.  She loves teaching students how to use the potters wheel and hand building techniques to make unique objects.  You can view examples of her work at #CassarClay.

Nola Smith is a very experienced potter who loves to see her students discover the joys of making with clay.  She is adept at wheel work and hand building as well as being knowledgeable about glazing techniques.

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Upcoming Workshops

Name Location Date Cost
Clay Taster class Eltham Saturday 2 March 2024, 1:30PM - 3:30PM $63.00
Clay Taster class Eltham Sunday 21 April 2024, 10:00AM - 12:00PM $63.00

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  • Diamond Creek
  • 119 Cowin Street
  • Diamond Creek 3089

  • Eltham
  • 739 Main Road
  • Eltham 3095

  • Panton Hill
  • 18 Bishops Road
  • Panton Hill 3759

  • Nillumbik Shire Council trading as Living &
  • Learning Nillumbik, Registered Training
  • Organisation No. 3989, ABN 64 487 894 794

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