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Weekend workshop - 10 am to 4 pm daily 

This workshop has now SOLD OUT for 2021. If you would like to be alerted for any new dates for this workshop, please email us by clicking here, and we'll send you an email to let you know when this workshop is scheduled again. 

The everyday use of hand made tableware is at the heart of this workshop. If we care about where the food we eat has come from, then we should also care about the provenance of the plates and bowls it is served on. This is a great workshop to learn the essential throwing and turning skills necessary to create bowls, cups and plates for yourself, family and friends.

Emphasis will be placed on best practise wheel throwing techniques and other methods to create hand made ceramic pieces. The finishing of pots, including turning and surface marking options will also be covered. Regardless of where you're at in your pottery throwing career, you will brush up and improve your skills during this two day hands-on class. 

Places are limited to only six students, with access to your own wheel for individual practise and tutoring, so be quick to secure your spot. By the end of the weekend you will have a number of pieces to take home with you, ready to be fired.


Cost - $​295 per person. Materials included. Tea and coffee is provided. BYO lunch each day. 


Feedback from Rowley's recent wheel throwing workshops at Quixotica - 

Thank you Sarah and Rowley, for such a beautiful, interesting, inspiring, simultaneously challenging and peaceful weekend. The two of you have created such a welcoming and special experience on your incredible property. I want to say how much I appreciated and gained from the workshop.  So much food for thought - now to put it into action!

Conor, Gold Coast, Qld - Tableware - August 2021

I enjoyed the location, the other participants and your warm welcoming approach. It was a pleasure to spend time with someone whose work I have admired for some time. The setting is great and Rowley is an effective instructor, happy to share his thoughts and expertise with novices and less experienced potters. It was inspiring mainly due to Rowley's encouragement and great demonstrations. It was also good to have a clear demonstration of pulling a handle, turning a plate, and tips for throwing and shaping bowls.

Lisa, Brisbane, Qld - Tableware - November 2020

I enjoyed watching Rowley throw large objects on the wheel as he generously shared his techniques which have been acquired over many years of doing wheel work. I did find the workshop inspiring. I'm a timid thrower and I gained more confidence to take more risks while throwing and have more faith in my ability to throw large objects. It was very special having lunch on the gallery verandah too.

Michele, Sunshine Coast, Qld  - From Little Things, Big Things Grow - Feb 2019


I particularly enjoyed that there were only 6 in our group....  I am only just a beginner potter. It certainly beats any other classes I have done with an excellent tutor, and with a small group.

Mary, Sunshine Coast, Qld  - From Little Things, Big Things Grow - Feb 2019


I have done a few wheel throwing workshops... and Rowley’s workshop is the FIRST one I have felt catered to my needs as an advanced/intermediate beginner. The goals were achievable while still being challenging. The course content pushed me out of my little world. I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt it was very worth my while. Rowley is approachable, accepting of the full range of questions presented to him, and able to explain things in a way that is understandable. His willingness to speak of the challenges he has as a thrower and the mistakes that he has made makes him very relatable. I also enjoyed having access to our own wheel... And the fact that there was a cap on the number of participants was vital to the success of the workshop.
Allison, Bundaberg , Qld - From Little Things, Big Things Grow - February 2019


I enjoyed the relaxed and beautiful environment, access to the gallery, and the knowledgeable and understanding teaching style. I was inspired by the demonstrations and being able to see how various forms are thrown.

Kim, Brisbane, Qld - From Little Things, Big Things Grow - February 2019


Refunds: If you need to cancel your booking, we require a minimum of two weeks (14 days) notice in writing before the booked workshop date if you wish to receive a full refund. This allows us some time to sell your space to someone else. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email us regarding any changes to your booking -


Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes or workshops, but occasionally things come up beyond our control. If a workshop is cancelled, we will be in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date.