Wheel Throwing with Stephanie Hammill (NEW!) with Stephanie Hammill

This new course offers the opportunity to learn and improve your wheel throwing techniques with a friendly supportive and experienced tutor, Stephanie Hammill.

You will learn how to make practical or decorative pieces using a pottery wheel. Techniques for making cylinders, bowls, mugs/cups, plates will be covered. For intermediate/advanced students you will learn to make more challenging forms (large plates, closed in vessels, large bowls) and learn how to make identical sets. We will also cover how to add, alter, and manipulate thrown pieces, as well as explore basic decorative techniques using slip and tissue transfer. There will also be an opportunity to work with throwing porcelain pieces.


  •  One bag of clay & a firing fee is included in the cost of the course

What to bring:-

  • Notebook & pen
  • Apron
  • Clay tools (if you have them)
  • An old towel
  • FAC provides 1 x bag of clay per student, students will be required to purchase further clay if needed
  • Students must wear appropriate clothing, closed-toe shoes and tie up long hair for safety reasons

Firing & Glazing:-

  • It is not always possible to fire and glaze all pieces made before the end of your course. The firing of each individual item is dependent on many factors including: – drying time, thickness, size, amount of work, when pieces are finished (i.e., towards the end of term the kilns are extremely full), and whether the pieces require bisque or glaze firing. We do our upmost to fire as much work as possible each week, however, please bear in mind all of the above considerations. Please plan in advance if you would like to glaze in your final week of class.
  • Once fired, work is left on the collection shelves and an email sent out with collection times. It is the student’s responsibility to identify and collect their own work.
  • There are stand-alone glazing courses on offer each term if you would like to come back and finish your work another time.


Please note, COVID restrictions may apply at the time of this course. By enrolling, you agree to abide by the restrictions at all times while onsite. Please visit the COVID Safe page on our website to read the most up to date information or visit wa.gov.au.

Building Access:

FAC is a heritage listed building with access limitations. If you have any special access requirements, please contact reception on 9432 9555 before enrolling in a course.

Students with Special Requirements:

If you or the person you are wishing to enrol has special requirements, please contact Reception on 9432 9555 or email [email protected] to discuss suitability and how we can help.

Tutor Stephanie Hammill

Stephanie Hammill is a local award winning artist who has been practicing for over 15 years and has previously run a successful business creating high end tableware for national and international restaurants as well as exhibiting locally and nationally.

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