About - The Wheelhouse Ceramic Studio
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Welcome to The Wheelhouse!

The Wheelhouse is a small boutique studio. We offer class sizes of 7 to guarantee students receive individual tuition.

Weekly classes are for beginners and all skill levels in wheel throwing, hand building and specialised workshops.

New students will learn the fundamentals of throwing on the potter’s wheel, while continuing students can further their exploration of clay, form, surface and glaze techniques.

Students have unlimited access to tools, clay and glaze. The cost of firing your pieces are also included in the price.

About your teacher Dean

With over 25 years experience in ceramics and education, you are in very capable hands with your teacher Dean Millsom.

Dean has a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in ceramics from RMIT and went on to complete a Graduate Diploma of Education at the University of Melbourne. He has taught in private studios and schools to adults and children throughout the UK and Australia.

Dean’s specialty lies in wheel thrown functional objects using high fired stoneware clay.

The Wheelhouse is an opportunity for Dean to share his love of clay with others. He welcomes you to unwind & experience the art of making.


How to book

All classes can be booked via the ‘Book Now’ page.

Introduction to the Wheel (single 2hr sessions) If no classes are visible via the booking system – all classes are booked out. We allow bookings for up to 2 months in advance and new class times are released at the end of every month at 10am.

Term Classes (alternating 4 or 6 weeks) term dates can vary as they are alternated between 4 and 6 week terms. Bookings typically open 1-2 weeks before the beginning of a new term. Keep an eye on the book now page, and our social media for the latest updates!

Gift Certificates (Intro classes + term classes) to redeem a gift certificate, simply hit ‘redeem gift certificate’ and enter your gift voucher code when prompted.

Private Bookings (minimum 6) These can booked for Fridays 2pm-4pm or 6pm-8pm depending on date availability. Please contact us to book.

What to bring

An old towel for use on the wheel

What to wear

We advise you wear clothes you won’t mind getting some clay on. Aprons are provided however it can get a little messy! Closed toe shoes are best, as are shorter nails (sorry ladies) however we will work will you to ensure you can still create a masterpiece.

Appropriate for

Classes are suited to ages 16 and above. Students must be supervised by a guardian attending the same class if under the age of 18.

Students of all skill levels.

Parking & getting there

The Wheelhouse is located on the corner of City Road and Montague Street in South Melbourne at 528 City Road.

Public transport is available, the 234 bus will drop you off at the front door and the 109 tram (stop 26 Montague street) is just a short walk away.

Free parking is available across the road at Sol Green Reserve.