Term Classes

Sturt Weekly Classes

Sturt Studios run weekly classes in ceramics, jewellery/metalwork, weaving and woodworking, both as day and evening classes. These follow the four-term academic year.

To confirm bookings, you’ll need to pay the full fee before the term starts. All enquiries, bookings and payments are made through Sturt Gallery.

To contact us, please call +61 2 4860 2083 or email shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au




With Simon Bowley or Tania Rollond

Students are taught handbuilding or throwing techniques, depending on the class. In Handbuilding, students will be taught to make pots using methods such as slabs, coiling and moulds. In Throwing, students learn how to make pots using the wheel. Commencing with simple shapes such as bowls and cylinders, students learn turning, finishing, applying handles, spouts, lids etc. A selected number of pieces are fired each term. Students are taught basic glaze technology and a wide range of decorating and glazing techniques. Classes are kept small allowing for a certain degree of individual attention.

  • The classes are suitable for beginners to intermediate students. 
  • Tools and equipment are provided. Students purchase their own clay.
  • Clayworks Pottery Supply Shop is open Wednesday and Thursday at Sturt from 12pm - 4.30pm

Jewellery / Metalwork


With Corinne Snare

This introductory course covers the basic techniques of making silver jewellery which includes; cutting, shaping, soldering and polishing. Initially students will make a ring and then explore new skills and techniques whilst designing their own pieces of jewellery. All tools and equipment are supplied. Students purchase their own materials after starter projects. Silver and other materials are available for purchase in the class. This class operates on the strict understanding that there can be no unsupervised use of machinery at any time. 

Suitable for beginner to intermediate.



With Susan Walker

Learn the art of traditional weaving using table looms and a selection of floor looms. Students will start with a range of set projects to develop skills and experience before moving on to their own designs and projects. Students have access to the studio until 4.30pm on Saturday.  

Suitable for beginner to intermediate.

Fine Woodworking


With Gary Studd & Martin Jones

Monday and Tuesday evening classes (6.00-9.00pm) are suitable for beginners, while the longer Monday and Tuesday daytime classes (10.00am-3.00pm) are suitable for all skill levels.