Term 2 – Kids With Clay Ceramic Classes starts in July


Clay is a wonderful and endlessly versatile medium. It is a great way to introduce art to your curious child and expand their creativity. At Connie Lichti's Pottery Learning Centre, we teach kids how to make ceramic pieces from wet clay using their best tools - their hands. Handbuilding students use molds, stamps, cookie cutters and underglazes to transform clay into fun and unique ceramic pieces. Wheelthrowing students are taught to use the potters wheel to make bowls, cups and more. 


What’s involved:

In the morning- Wheelthrowing: Wheelthrowing is pottery utilizing a potter's wheel. During the classes, children will work on a potter's wheel and learn all the different techniques used to make a wheel thrown ceramic piece.

Our tools and instructions apply to all ages. Each child, irrespective of age, is allowed full creative freedom with his or her work.

In the afternoon -  Handbuilding: Handbuilding is the method of manipulating clay using one's hands and hand held tools. Children will use slab, coil and pinch techniques to create and paint a ceramic project of their choice.

Students will explore the various ways of creating functional and sculptural objects by learning different hand-building techniques: slabs, coils, and pinched pots will be studied.

The Pottery Learning Centre is based in Derrimut in the Western Suburbs (near Deer Park). The address is 30/ 82 Makland Dr Derrimut.

Materials covered by the course fee include use of pottery equipment, one bag of clay, basic essential pottery tools, decorating material, some glazes and firing of the pottery produced by students during class time.

The cost of the one day course is $90 per child.

Each class is 5 hours. Class starts at 10am. There will be a break at 12noon for 45min to 1 hour (please bring a packed lunch). Children to be picked up at 3pm.

Tools and materials supplied. Kids must bring an apron, a towel, wear closed shoes and long hair needs to be tied back. 

Max number of kids = 10 per class


Class Location

Unit 30, 82 Makland Drive
Derrimut, VIC 3030