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Ever wanted to know how to 'throw a pot' and create your own coffee mug? Interested in making glazes and exploring the unpredictable delights of Raku firing? Then come and explore the work of wheel-thrown pottery with this introductory course.

You will learn the beginner-level skills and techniques required to make, glaze and fire your very own wheel-thrown pots under close guidance from artist, potter and teacher Craig Hoy. Be amazed at the unique and spectacular action of Raku firing and take home your own creation. Perfect for those starting out or wanting to refresh skills.

Potters with introductory skills are welcome to continue in this class, building on their experience and practise. Course details



Key dates and info


Part time: 5 weeks / 1 night per week

Course details


  • Full Fee $220

Cost details

1300 656 959

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How to enrol

Key dates

Cairns Part time / 1 night per week Classroom

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements, this short course is aimed at both beginners and those wanting to refresh and build on their skills.


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Resources required

Students will be required to bring:

  • P3 mask - student to provide at extra cost (Disposable type is fine)
  • Apron, covered shoes and old clothes.
  • Other materials supplied.

Clay is supplied for the beginner level classes.  More proficient potters will need to supply additional clay beyond beginner level.  Tools are supplied, or bring your own.


Cairns Campus: 1 evening a week for 5 weeks. Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Located in L Block.

(Note, no class on 30 August)



Not all electives available at all campuses

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No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland North has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 959. We're here to help.

Prices are subject to change.



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Full fee

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The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional costs

Additional costs for listed materials under Required Resources.


NACC Wheel-Thrown Pottery and Raku

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  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 4 August 2017

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