Weekend workshop - Saturday August 7 & Sunday August 8, 2021 , from 10 am to 4 pm daily.

One of Rowley’s passions is the creation of items included in a Japanese tea ceremony – water jars, tea bowls (also known as ‘chawan’), tea pots and tea cups (‘yunomi’). Join us for this weekend workshop to learn how to make your own tea essentials. Rowley will show you the intricacies of throwing and assembling a tea pot, as well as techniques to enhance your skills in making other items for the making of tea.


Emphasis will also be placed on improving centring skills and other techniques to make beautiful wheel thrown pieces. The finishing of pots, including turning and in clay surface marking options will be covered, as well as the process of making and assembling all the components of tea pots.


Participants will also join a relaxed Quixotica-style morning tea ceremony, featuring hand made tea-ware, on the waterside deck of the gallery.


For this workshop, students should have some prior experience in wheel throwing. Workshop numbers are kept small (4 to 6 students) with access to your own wheel for individual practise and tutoring, so be quick to secure your spot. 


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

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Feedback from Rowley's some of wheel throwing workshops at Quixotica - 

I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend workshop in your beautiful, creative and inspiring space.  It was such a joy to spend the time talking pots, clay, glaze and hearing so many wonderful stories. Thank you also for the lovely welcome,  warm hospitality and generosity. I am really looking forward to finishing my tea pot (it got home safely and has already had a bit of a tidy up) and putting into practice so many of the techniques and design inspirations that were so freely shared.

Mike, Gold Coast, Qld - Designing and Creating Tea Ware - October 2020

Really enjoyed the teapots workshop and working with such a delightful, fun, relaxed group. A special thank you to Rowley for his extra help .....was feeling like I wasn't going to get it all together!  It was a very satisfying workshop, full of little insights into technique and approach - just what I have come to expect from Rowley. Feeling more confident now and will be making more on the weekend!

Jenny, Brisbane, Qld - Designing and Creating Tea Ware - October 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 - quixoticaartspace@hotmail.com


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. 

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