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Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Stoneware)

Non-accredited Short Course

Let TAFE show you how to throw a pot

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Cairns Start date: 20 Apr 2023 Duration: 10 weeks
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
Full Fee

Course overview

Introduction to wheel throwing is suitable for beginners who have an interest in wheel-thrown work, no previous experience is necessary.

The class will focus on developing the basic techniques of wheel throwing: centering clay, throwing tall cylinders, cups, bowls, turning and basic glazing.

The fee includes the glazing and firing of the pottery pieces you produce in class. This ten week course is delivered face-to-face by experienced potter Olivia Azzopardi. 

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register.

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
20 Apr 2023
10 weeks
Part time 1 night per week 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Full fee: $330

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Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Stoneware) (NONAC10058)

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Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Stoneware)

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

This short course is aimed at both beginners and those wanting to refresh and build on their existing skills.

Resources required

Covered shoes must be worn in all studio areas. 

You will need to bring:

  • all your own clay and any specialist materials that may be specific to your research, for example: underglazes or lustres.  NOTE: no white earthenware in the studio. 
  • an old towel
  • a large sponge for cleaning wheels
  • a lidded bucket for recycling
  • a journal, pen, pencil and a plastic ruler.

Clay is available from:


Need to know

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.