little bach pottery studio

Hello, I'm Tessa, the little bach potter.

I live in Waikuku beach, a sleepy seaside community north of Christchurch, New Zealand. I create wheel-thrown pottery in high fired Stoneware and Porcelain, drink coffee, sketch birds & walk down the beach with Rata for inspiration.

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Beginner to intermediate wheel throwing classes are now on at the studio.


The beginners course will teach you the foundational skills to throw pots on the wheel. Starting with cylinders and mugs that you will glaze at the end of the term. As you progress you will learn more advanced forms.

Pottery classes are held on the following days:

Monday: 6pm- 8pm

Tuesday: 10am - 12pm

Tuesday: 6pm- 8pm

Wednesday: 6pm - 8pm

Term dates as follows:

Term 1: Feb 14/15/16- Apr 11/12/13

Term 2: May 2/3/4- Jun 20/21/22

Term 3: Jul 25/26/27 - Sep 12/13/14

Term 4: Oct 17/18/19- Dec 5/6/7



$280.00 for the 8 week term.

Clay is approx $35 for a 10kg bag.

Tools and Batts are also available to purchase.

Glazing and firing fees are calculated by weight at the time of firing.

Private group sessions:

This is a 3 hour intro to wheel throwing, for groups of 4-7 people.

You will learn to throw small pots on the wheel, with a little hand building as well.

Your pottery will be glazed, fired and ready for collection a few weeks later.

The fees are $140.00 per person, this includes clay, glazing and firing.

Gift certificates available.

If you're interested in joining a class, please register below.