Classes at Balmoral Pottery Teaching Studio are small (approximately 6 to 9 participants) so students receive plenty of one to one attention. Classes focus on both skills & creative development. Sandy’s teaching style is encouraging and positive, taking into account the level of ability of each student.

Balmoral pottery is situated in the southern highlands 20 minutes north of Mittagong (about 1.5 hours south of Sydney). The pottery is located in a bushland setting in Balmoral village. It is a unique and beautiful place to work with clay.

Sandy Lockwood has been making pots and teaching for 40 years. Her teaching experience ranges from beginners to postgraduate level and over many areas of ceramics practice. Her work is widely and internationally recognized.

Class offerings for each year are posted on this web site in the first week of December.  Your enrolment in a course can be secured by paying the course deposit. Courses can fill quite quickly so it is advisable not to delay enrolling. Also, if a class is full you are most welcome to contact us to be placed on a waiting list in case a place becomes available.

Interested in enrolling?

Please contact us if you are interested in enrolling and we can provide account details for depositing course fees. Any balance of fees is due on or before the first day of each course.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.


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THREE DAYS AT THE WHEEL – FROM LIDDED JARS TO TEAPOTS

COURSE FULL taking waiting list

Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April - 10am to 4pm 

This course covers the basics of making lidded jars and for those interested it also offers a progression to teapots, including lids, spouts and handles.

By the end of the course students could have a number of forms completed and plenty of ideas to continue developing.

A variety of skill levels are catered for in this course from basic to advanced.

Fees: $460 incl GST- clay provided. Non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure your enrolment. You will be enrolled in order of receipt of deposit.

Work made in this course can be left for bisque firing additional small fee of $7 per kg.


THREE DAYS AT THE WHEEL – LIFTING CLAY - BOTTLES, JARS, VASES AND BELLIES

COURSE FULL taking waiting list

Saturday 8th June to Mon 10th June - 10am to 4pm 

In this workshop students will learn the basic techniques for making cylinder based forms on the wheel with an emphasis on improving skills required for lifting clay. It will also include an introduction to two part throwing for those who are interested. Bottles, jars and vases can be considered. Basic throwing skills are recommended for this course.

If you are planning on coming to the woodfire workshop, then this is an ideal course for developing suitable forms for wood firing.

Fees: $460 incl GST - clay provided. Non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure your enrolment. You will be enrolled in order of receipt of deposit. 

Work made in this course can be left for bisque firing additional small fee of $7 per kg.

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INTRODUCTION TO WOODFIRING

COURSE FULL taking waiting list

Fri 16th to Sun 18th August & unload Sat 24th August

This is a 4 day workshop of three days and then one day to unpack when the kiln is cool.

In this workshop students will be introduced to the process of wood firing. Students should bring bisque fired work. A number of studio glazes will be provided for the glazing of work. Students will learn about various aspects of preparing, loading and firing a wood kiln. The kiln will be unloaded and the results evaluated when the kiln has cooled a week later.

Further information about the workshop including clays and slips to possibly use, forms to consider, etc will be sent out to each participant.

Each student will be able to fire a number of works. 

Fees: $660 incl GST (This includes glazes and prepared wood). A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure a place.