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Wheel Throwing Pottery Class (2 Hour Workshop)

Regular price $80.00

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Pottery is a bit of a buzz word at the moment. Come and see what all the fuss is about and "throw some pots". 

Visit my little Queenstown studio with up to 3 friends or family members and spend a morning or afternoon session on the pottery wheel working with clay. I'll teach you the fundamentals of throwing and set you on your way to creating your first pieces.

The classes are designed for beginners, where we go over centring the clay, and working on the basic forms (cups, bowls, vases).

I'll generally be in the midst of re-stocking the shop, throwing cups and bowls or getting the kilns ready for a firing so you'll get to see the day-to-day operations of the studio in full swing while you get your hands dirty playing with clay.

A little side note: Clay has to be dry for a day or 2 before it can be fired and then glazed. If it's your first session and you finish some pieces you love. I'm happy to hold onto them, bisque fire them and then on a second visit you can paint and glaze your pieces. 

Students should bring:
- Notebook and pen
- Towel
- Non Slip Shoes
- Drink Bottle (optional)
** Short fingernails recommended

Based on 29 reviews
Elegant and confident

Lucky me got a few pieces in a ‘seconds’ sale. To me there’s nothing ‘second’ about them- they’re beautiful, elegant, proud and confident- strange choice of words for pottery? Maybe, but if you own some of Sam’s work; you know what I’m talking about.
I’ll be back.

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Dominique Stent

I bought some of the first espresso cups Sam made, he even threw an extra one in! They are stunning and all are so unique which I love. My 2 kids still enjoy their daily fluffies in them while i enjoy my coffee! Can’t wait to expand my collection! Highly recommend!

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daneka stowe

Sam made a couple of handmade bespoke pieces for me and I absolutely love them! Great customer service and I love that each piece is unique. :)

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Kirsty Stewart
Exactly as expected

Thanks so much for the lovely bud vases. All 3 match wonderfully and sit in prime position on my dining table currently. Looking forward to further purchases on your next 'bright' collection.

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Jenni Milner
Beautiful pottery

I absolutely love my keep cup, and the tumbler too, the glaze is just stunning!! I also want to add how thoughtfully and safely packaged they arrived.

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Maggie OBrien

I love my bud vase set!

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Shara Turner
Very cute

Love my wee vases. They sit on my bedroom windowsill with other treasures.

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Tracey Tham

I received Sam's bud vases (in their sustainable packaging A+) last Christmas and they were an absolute delight. It was a shame these were for a gift, I would have kept them for myself in a heartbeat!

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Kelly henderson

So happy with my new tumblers and keep cup! They're beautiful ❤️

One of a kind

Purchased two mugs and I’m so happy with them - the design on each is unique, I haven’t seen anything else like them. Perfect for my morning coffee!

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Nicole Cameron
Bud vases/mugs

Sam creates the most beautiful pottery pieces, and he has always been a pleasure to deal with. He created a stunning custom mug for my husband's birthday which is very treasured :)

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Darnia Hobson

Very happy to recommend the beautiful work and service I received from Sam. Vases are absolutely perfect, arrived super fast and well packaged. Will definitely be a repeat customer 👌

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Kelly Howie

Great quality service and product. Thanks Sam love your work!

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Celine Claridge
The best!

Sams stuff is incredible!! Cannot fault it I have loved every single piece I have brought. Will definetly be purchasing more 😍

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Kirsty Brough
Gorgeous Art!

Bought some bud vases and bits and pieces from the seconds sale and I love them so much! Perfect addition to my home

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Jamie Collings
Thank you

Purchased 3 tumblers they were packaged with care and arrived completely unscathed, the tumblers are amazing, and they may not make it to their intended recipient!!

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Annie Baker



I was lucky enough to purchase some beautiful espresso cups from one of Sam's drops and the quality is amazing and they're my favourite cups to drink from now!

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Mikayla Zandstra

Sam made three ceramic tumblers for me for my husband's birthday and he absolutely loves them! Sam was super professional - despite having a family bereavement, he let me know his timings on everything and it was totally fine that they were a few weeks late - communication is always key! Will be sure to buy from Sam again. Thanks so much :)

Gorgeous Pieces!

I love my four ceramic cups! Such gorgeous colours and shapes, and the perfect size for my hot drinks. Delivered quickly for my enjoyment and use, and packaged both beautifully and thoughtfully (for both the cups and the environment). I will be buying from Sam again in the future!

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Leesa Speirs

Love the little vases I purchased. Arrived very quickly & very well packaged.

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Zeinab Chegini
Beautiful pieces

I ordered two small cups from Sam. The pieces arrived well packed and the were absolutely beautiful. I'm looking forward to his future works!

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Julia Williams

So in love with the tumblers I ordered. The glaze is beautiful and they are the perfect size!

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Isabelle van Hout

Loved the two take out cups I purchased. The most beautiful glaze and I can’t wait to use them! Well packaged and fast shipping too!

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Terri Wilson
Cute little planter

I scored myself a planter through the seconds sale! I’m in love with it, it’s so cute 😍 beautifully made, I’ll def be back for more!


If you're in town, stop by and say hi. The shelves will hopefully be fully stocked - but no promises.


Throw-back to the old garage studio and the one and only self portrait I could find. I'm the one making cups.

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