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Two students using the pottery wheels @ Woolaway Studios
Private pottery workshop for four friends @ Woolaway Studios
Results from a pit firing done @ Woolaway Studios
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Pottery workshop for 6 family members @ Woolaway Studios


4 Week introduction to clay for new students

These 4 weeks will introduce a variety of different pottery techniques for you to try.

Fees are payable at start of course.

  • Cost $120 for 4 x 2 hour workshops

  • Clay is an extra cost (between $15 - $30)

(after the 4 weeks you can continue on to the weekly pottery classes)

Weekly pottery classes

  • Classes are $30 for 2 hours

  • On Monday's 10am to 12 pm, 1pm to 3 pm, 5 pm  to 7 pm

  • On Wednesday's from 5pm to 7 pm

  • minimum students per class 4, maximum 8

  • Use of the potters wheel and all tools

  • Qualified instructor

  • Tea/coffee

  • *** Please note that electric and gas kiln firings, coloured glazes and stains will incur an extra fee

Relax, have fun and play with clay private workshop

Individual workshop for one or two people (weekend)

  • Cost $240.00 to hire studio for up to 4 people 

  • Use of the ceramics studio for 2 to 3 hours 

  • This includes clay, 2 electric kiln firings and clear glaze

  • Use of all tools

  • Qualified instructor

  • Morning Tea

  • *** Please note that coloured stains will incur an extra fee​


*** We do accept larger group bookings at an extra $60 per person,

       up to 8 people in total

'The art of ceramics/pottery is often described as therapeutic and relaxing. While working with clay, your mind and body are in natural synergy, wrapped around your creative ambitions and goals. This thoughtful, artistic activity can open up the mind and relieve you of outside worries.' 


The top health benefits of doing ceramics

  • Creative outlet – There are both physical and mental benefits from expressing yourself by creating something. With pottery you can produce something and express yourself in some way.

  • Reduces stress – Our hands are an outlet for creativity, the sense of touch is of high importance. A lot of focus is required while you’re making ceramics, therefore outside distractions are reduced and no longer stress you out.

  • Exercises the hands, wrists, and arms – The movement of making ceramics is gentle yet strengthening to the hands, wrists, and arms. This can be beneficial to those prone to arthritis in the hands, as it promotes joint movement and dexterity.

  • Captures memories – Your artwork has the potential to last forever. Whether or not you hope future civilizations to discover it and have it immortalized in a museum or if you would rather have it sitting in your home’s foyer, seeing the creation in its final form will serve as a reminder of your accomplishments.


Here, at Woolaway Studios on the Fleurieu Peninsula, we believe that everyone can learn how to create their own ceramic masterpieces.  People come to us for weekly pottery classes from Victor Harbor, Cape Jervis, Port Elliot, Middleton and Goolwa, so it is a wonderful way to meet like-minded people. We also run private workshops for people from further away.

Our ceramic workshops will help you to realize your creative side in an enjoyable, relaxing and rewarding manner.  Plus after our workshops you will take home a few beautiful pieces  that you have made yourself. Our affordable and fun classes are conducted in small groups so you get plenty of individual attention.

Or if you would like complete individual attention you can book a 2 hour workshop just for yourself or with a friend.

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