Slow Clay Wheel - Intermediate Level

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Please note: The courses on this page are for Intermediate-Advanced level only. You must have completed at least two terms with us (or equivalent elsewhere) at Beginner's level. If you are unsure of your level please ring us on 99437844 to discuss before you book as we do not give refunds. Please read the details carefully on our website: www.slowclay.com. 

When you are ready to book, please choose a class time carefully from the drop-down menu on this page. Please double-check your booking because it is easy to make mistakes and impossible to transfer you if other classes are full! 

We look forward to welcoming you to Slow Clay Centre!

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What you will learn
  • Develop the ʻpower of slowʼ where movements are planned to be economical whilst having the most effect.
  • Design your own forms and develop your unique sense of touch
  • Develop new skills and build upon past ones using a range of techniques that are ergonomically sound
What you will get
  • Knowledge and practice of more complex forms and choosing appropriate techniques
  • Knowledge and practice in design, development and supportive critique of individual concepts
  • A well-chosen group of pieces, finished and glazed

What to bring
  • an old clean towel to each class
  • notebook and pen
  • camera if you wish
What to wear

clothes you don't mind getting a bit dirty and sensible shoes! Cut those long fingernails too!

Appropriate for

adults who have completed min two Beginners courses with us or equivalent elsewhere

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Please choose carefully. Due to our limited class sizes once you've booked and paid either the deposit or the full fee we will only refund what you have paid if the class is cancelled by us. If you are unable to attend you may share the love and transfer your booking to a friend for no charge or, provided we can fill your place, you can hold your payment for up to 12 months for a future course.

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Terms & Conditions

Welcome to Slow Clay Centre!

We have some Terms & Conditions you need to know about:


These apply to all Slow Clay Centre classes/workshops/events:

  1. Deposit or full payment (depending on the course/workshop/event) must be made at the time of booking.
  2. Please choose carefully. Due to our limited class sizes once you've booked and paid either the deposit or the full fee we will only refund what you have paid if the class is cancelled by us. If you are unable to attend you may transfer your booking to a friend for no charge or, provided we can fill your place, we can hold your payment in credit for up to 12 months for any future course (you must pay the difference if the price is higher). 
  3. Please note: All students will receive a reminder three weeks before the start date with a link to pay the remaining balance with your credit card. Students who paid the deposit online will have the balance automatically deducted. Others will need to click on the link provided or ring our office on 99437844.
  4. Due to our limited class sizes, if your balance is not received three weeks before the start date we reserve the right to find a replacement student and if this is not possible we will keep your deposit.

Weekly classes: These additional conditions apply to all Slow Clay Centre weekly classes.

  1. Please note that making ceramics, particularly on the pottery wheel,  can be a physically demanding activity. If you have any pre-existing illnesses and/or chronic injuries to your back, shoulders, hips, neck, wrists or elbows we strongly advise you to seek a medical opinion before enrolling as some activities might exacerbate past injuries and we take no responsibility if this occurs. 
  2. We ask that you fully disclose any prior and/or ongoing illnesses or injuries that could affect you IN WRITING BY EMAIL before you enrol. 
  3. Your enrolment is conditional on your acceptance that Slow Clay Centre and/or the company's employees, whether casual, contract, or permanently employed, are indemnified against any exacerbation of any past or any new injuries.
  4. All work made during classes is to be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. This is individually negotiable for advanced students or for studio exhibitions but we ask students to accept that the emphasis of our classes is strictly on education not studio production
  5. Teaching fees are fully inclusive of materials but students will incur a single firing fee based on the current cost of $10 per kg weight after gloss firing.(no charge for biqsue firing)
  6. Collection of fired pieces: Please understand that our storage capacity is extremely limited. Students will be notified via email when work is ready to be collected. Work will only be retained for one month following this notification. No exceptions.

Regarding Kids Clay Club: 

  1. It is your responsibility to clearly report in writing on the enrolment form, any illness, allergy or disability that may affect your child's involvement in the Clay Club activities.
  2. Please respect our teachers and be prompt to arrive and collect your children. Do not arrive more than 5 minutes early to class or leave your children more than 5 minutes later than the class end.
  3. Children are expected to be mature enough to work in a group together, to respect everyone's needs and differences and to be polite.

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01 July 2019 • Slow Clay Wheel - Intermediate Level

It's been about a year since I started classes at Slow Clay Centre and I absolutely love it! I spent two terms in the beginner's class before moving to the intermediate class. Slow Clay teaches the Japanese style of building off the hump, so initially you make small objects, before later working off the wheel to make larger objects. It definitely teaches you how to centre your objects better, and a great plus is that it's good for your back! The teachers are very supportive, and they're always there to guide you to make the shapes that you want to make. I've learnt not to be 'too precious' about what I'm making, to experiment and try out new things. Slow Clay Centre is definitely a safe space to try out and master a new skill, I would recommend the classes here.

Slow Clay Centre


Thanks for the lovely review Rachel. So great to hear how we've helped you!


28 June 2019 • Slow Clay Wheel - Intermediate Level

this is a very well organised and professional course which allows students the flexibility of learning at own pace while following a well established curriculum . Jane is a very sensitive and experienced teacher who understands different learning styles and is passionate about teaching wheel skills in a manner which helps them understand the fine technical aspects as wells the ergonomics demands of wheel work. For continuing students it never feels stuck or repetitive. it is really excellent.

Slow Clay Centre


Thanks for your lovely words Aless and so great to have you in our class! 


17 October 2018 • Slow Clay Wheel - Intermediate Level

I love this course. Jane is a wonderfully helpful, straightforward and supportive teacher, with amazing ceramics skills. The studio is warm and lovely to work in. And the processes and studio organization make it easy to learn independently as well as in the classes. It’s been perfect, exactly what I was looking for.

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