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.

Open studio times are available for students who have completed one 4 week term.

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.


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!

What you will learn

Clay & studio preparation, throwing on the pottery wheel, how to knead and roll your clay, how to hand build simple form, trimming / turning, and glaze techniques.

Appropriate for

Students of all skill levels.

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.

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.