We are one of Melbourne's much loved Homewares & Gift Stores - Curated Wares For Good Living, est. 2009.


In this one day beginners workshop you will learn to hand build a few functional pieces of stoneware pottery using the coil and pinch pot method. You can learn to build a collection of ramekins, spoons, a planter, a couple of cups, or whatever sculptural piece you fancy to build in a day.

This day is hosted by Shelley Panton in her rural studio, nestled amongst the rolling hills of South Gippsland. It's a great day out for city folk who'd love some nature and creative time away from the city.


Date: Saturday 4th March 10.30am-4.30pm

Please arrive by 10am to settle in so we can start at 10.30am sharp

Location: The Potter's Lodge, Foster, South Gippsland

(address provided prior to arrival)

The drive is roughly 2hours 15mins from central Melbourne, if you are coming with a friend you may like to car pool. Or contact info@shelleypanton.com to ask about local accomodation.


The price for the full 6 hour day includes:

Tuition with Shelley Panton in a small group of up to 8 people.

Clay (up to 5kg per person).

Bisque Firing.

Glaze Firing.

The choice of two glazes.

Morning Tea.

A rustic gourmet lunch and refreshments.


An apron and a hand towel.

Please wear comfortable clothes you are happy to get dirty in, we recommend layering as it can get breezy in South Gippsland.

Shoes must be closed in.


All attendees to our property must be paid, ticketed guests.

Bookings are non-refundable or transferable so please be sure you can come before you make your booking.

Your work will be ready roughly six weeks after your class.

Should our event be cancelled due to a Government instructed COVID lockdown, the hosts will offer a full refund.

Please note: we do not take responsibility for pottery student's work cracking in the firing stage, which is most often caused by how the maker assembled the piece. We will show you how to avoid this during the class so your piece can be enjoyed for many years, but in the unfortunate event that your piece does not come out fully assembled in the firing piece The Potter's Lodge will not be liable.

We ask workshop attendees collect their pottery pieces within 3 months of when they are ready at a mutually agreeable time. We can post finished pieces upon request. We charge postage at Australia Post rates.  Any uncollected pieces will be donated to our local charity shop.

If it's raining (as it often does in South Gippsland) our event will still go ahead.  Please allow extra driving time to drive safely.

Persons attending this weekend must be over 18 years of age.

Any dietary requirements must be advised to your hosts prior to the day of your arrival.  While we will do our best to accomodate your dietary requests, we cannot guarantee there will be no traces of nuts, dairy, gluten etc.

The Potter's Lodge disclaims to the extent permitted by law all liability whatsoever for any loss, injury, or damage sustained by any customer or third party, whether to person or property, arising out of any workshop, farm stay, or related activity presented by The Potter's Lodge.

By purchasing your ticket online you agree to our terms and conditions.

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