Adult Classes

Come learn a new skill and get your hands in the mud –  Warning- pottery is additive!

Courses are 8 weeks in length unless stated otherwise and we will work in low fire earthenware clay. This is suitable for most functional wares for the kitchen but not all i.e microwave. Throwing can be hard on shoulders and wrists. If you suffer from Arthritis or have concerns, please talk to us first.

Classes will start promptly so please arrive in enough time to get settled in.

Pottery can be messy!  In every class, clean up is a group effort and everyone is expected to do their bit and clean up their area.

In the throwing classes, you will be taught how to clean your wheel and surrounding area thoroughly. Please respect our studio policies.

You will be contacted when your finished masterpieces are fired and ready for pick up. 

We can only store work for a maximum of 4 weeks due to lack of space so please pick up your work within this timeframe.

Let’s have some fun with clay!



Class Details and Pricing

4 week handbuilding course, Thursdays, 10-12 noon

Ongoing on Thursdays at 10-12 noon.  The next 4 week course starts July 11th. Join us to learn handbuilding pottery. You will learn different techniques using, pinch, coil, slab and make a different project each week. One week in 4 will be spent glazing and decoration techniques will be taught. $180 (+HST) for 4 weeks.

Suitable for beginners and more advanced. Includes all materials and firings. Minimum of 4 people needed to run. Please see our cancellation and photo terms before booking.

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8 Week Throwing course, start date July 10th, 5.30-8pm FULL!

On Wednesdays, 5.30 – 8pm. Suitable for beginners and more advanced throwers. You will learn how to throw cylinders and bowls and learn to trim pots. Weeks 7 & 8 are spent decorating the pieces. Expect to bring home 12-14 pots Course costs $370 +HST includes a bag of clay, firings and glazing. Only 3 people in the class for maximum instruction time.

Please read our cancellation terms before booking. 

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1 hour handbuilding lesson (not throwing on the wheel)


Contact Melanie at Firing Time at to book your session today!

Your will learn various techniques such as pinch pots, coil and slab work. The last session will be glazing your bisque fired masterpiece! All clay, glaze and firing included.

The prices below are PER PERSON based on a class of at least 2 people for a 1 hour session.

Please note prices do not include HST

One to one classes are $95 each for one hour

  • $160 – 1 Pottery making AND glazing session
  • $240 – 2 Pottery making and one glaze session

Payment in full is required at the time of booking.

Private Group Bookings

Two Hour Pottery Making Session for minimum people of 4 people.  

This includes a project in clay and then decorating the piece with underglazes. Pieces ready in 5-6 weeks

Email Melanie at to arrange a date and get a price. Payment in full required at time of booking


Private throwing lessons

 Contact Melanie at Firing Time at to book your session today! Please note that we do not have any availablity before June 4th 2024

Always wanted to try throwing on the pottery wheel? This one is for you!

Learn how to throw pots the first week, a demonstration will be given to get you started! The second session will be trimming the bottoms (typically 3-5 pots) The last session is glazing your work. Pots ready to collect in 4-5 weeks.

Please arrange a date with us and see our cancellation policy before booking. Price is per person ( based on at least 2 people)

A 3 session package consisting of 2 x 2.5 hour sessions and one 1 hour glazing session ( 6hrs total hands on) Based on minimum 2 people but we can take 3.

$250 per person +HST.

If you are looking for 1:1 lessons then the cost is $95 (+HST) per hourFor throwing it takes a minimum of 2 hours

Please see our cancellation terms and arrange a date before paying in full.

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All prices are exclusive of HST

We understand that life gets in the way sometimes and cancellations are bound to happen. Re-advertising spaces takes a lot of time and effort.  Please read our cancellation policy below:

  • A  charge of 10% of total price will be charged if your space needs to be re-advertised at any point. 
  • Cancellations within 2 weeks will be refunded 45%. of total
  • Cancellations within one week will be refunded 10% of total
  • A cancellation within 72 hours will not be refunded unless YOU can find someone to fill your space
  • No show, no refund will be given
  • There are no make up sessions for missed sessions unless cancelled by Firing Time

We like to take photos of students having fun whilst they are working and also of finished pieces of work for marketing purposes. Please email us know if you DO NOT consent to this.

A few things to know about the class:

Classes will start at the times advertised so please arrive at least 5 minutes early to get settled in. Short fingernails work best with clay so give them a trim!  Clay will be used in the session only and will not be taken home. 

You'll be contacted when your finished masterpieces are fired and ready for pick up. We can only store work for a maximum of 4 weeks due to lack of space so please pick up your work within this timeframe.

Let's have some fun with clay!

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