Where hobbies grow…

Hobby Society is your place to be creative & connect with a like-minded community

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At Hobby Society you can…

Improve Skills

Learn skills you need with help from others in your area

Rent Tools & Spaces

Access spaces & special equipment you need to enjoy your hobby

Connect with People

Discuss and share ideas with others who are as passionate about your hobby as you are

Improve Skills

Learn skills you need with help from others in your area

Rent Tools&Spaces

Access spaces & special equipment you need to enjoy your hobby

Connect with People

Discuss and share ideas with others who are as passionate about your hobby as you are

Explore our hobbies

Click on any of our hobbies below to see our listings for the hobby

Cooking

Pottery

Woodwork

Our Community

Hobby Society’s community is growing each day. Join us to discuss, share and help others in the community

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NEWEST MASTER

Stuart Montague

We are pleased to welcome to Hobby Society Stuart Montague!

Stuart is a true Master – he has been making furniture for over 30 years, and is a third generation furniture maker. He has a trade background as well as a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Tasmania with a major in Design in Wood. This has given him the benefit of a diverse background, from traditional French and English furniture through to contemporary which he has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Stuart is passionate about sharing his skills and experience with others, he does this by running a number of in depth woodworking courses and also providing one on one tuition from the Illawarra Woodwork School.

Visit Stuart’s profile page to see the courses currently available, or communicate with him to set up something tailored to what you need.

Some feedback from our members

Woodwork

Absolutely loved this class! The guys were very welcoming and suppotive and gave us clear and helpful instructions that let us keep all our fingers and make a wonderful bowl. They have inspired me to keep going and I have gained knowledge and a new hobby. Thanks again guys and will be seeing you soon 🙂

from Zoe P.

Pottery

I love it. Sally is amazing and it’s so much fun.

from Kim

Pottery

Great class. Good pace, clear instructions. Hayden is a good bloke and happy to share his expertise. And you get to make stuff and take it home!

from Scott B.

Cooking

This is an excellent course. I have been cooking Indian food for 30 years and I still learnt something from Juhi’s cooking class. Juhi is an excellent presenter and her expertise with Indian Cooking is clearly evident. A well-organised course with sequential, clear and detailed explanations.

from Dev G.

Woodwork

Amazing! Shane was friendly, helpful and gave a great introduction to the space. After careful instruction, he left me to complete my project but checked in occasionally to make sure all was going well. All the hand tools and machines you could possibly want to complete your recycle / upcycle project in a friendly, welcoming space. Loved it!

from Sue.

Woodwork

Very good. All tools and material were provided, very clear instructions and demonstrations. Instructor was very helpful too. I received enough amount of help as well as had enough opportunity to try it out by myself.

from Areta E.

Cooking

Thank you Ana for sharing your knowledge and passion for cooking. You have definitely inspired change in the way I view Souffle’s! Brilliant class. Practical and comprehensive. Enjoyed every minute. Look forward to joining another class soon.

from Rina M.

Woodwork

Thank you for making my class so enjoyable. I was concerned about using the equipment but you gave me confidence and put me at ease… I am thrilled with the end result, thank you once again..

from Vicki W.

Pottery

This class was a fantastic introduction to mould making and slip casting. Hayden made it look easy and achievable and explained and demonstrated each step clearly. A really enjoyable couple of evenings!

from Alison I.

Cooking

Was a great bagel making class – the real deal. Was super informative. great produce and excellent facilitator’s – the baker and the boss gave their all. Thoroughly recommend this event.

from Abi K.

Pottery

Hayden was very knowledgable, easy to approach and super informative. He was well prepared for the class and was very helpful. Highly recommend!

from Yegana J.

Cooking

This was an enjoyable workshop. The hosts were very personable and approachable. The food was delicious.

from Alexandra C.

Cooking

Had a great day today – Juhi’s knowledge and positivity, along with good company, made for a lovely, informative class. Menu was thoughtful and delicious – thanks Juhi!

from Sarah D.

Pottery

Hayden is awesome. His classes are really interesting, friendly and fun. Under his expert guidance we each came away with an amazing ceramic piece, even if we were total beginners.

from Binky B.

Cooking

Had a good time learning how to cook delicious food. Interesting conversation as well.

from Ryan

Woodwork

Guys were very helpful and checked up on me several times how I’m going and if I needed any help. It’s great that you can use Bower’s tools. Thank makes things much easier.

from Kat D.

Pottery

Amazing class, Samantha showed us the ropes and gave us feedback and help throughout the process. She made it engaging and fun.

from Lynn L.

Woodwork

Amazing! Shane was friendly, helpful and gave a great introduction to the space. After careful instruction, he left me to complete my project but checked in occasionally to make sure all was going well. All the hand tools and machines you could possibly want to complete your recycle / upcycle project in a friendly, welcoming space. Loved it!

from Sue

Pottery

I had such a great time with Samantha and Jenny, they were patient and helpful and I learnt a lot. I can’t wait to continue pottery with them next year!

from Rachael K.

Woodwork

We have enjoyed the woodworking experience. We have found the workshop easily. Andrew was very welcoming and knowledgeable. I have changed my mind about the design of the piece I was about to make last minute, and Andrew was supportive and understanding. We had the possibility to use all machines he has in a safely manner.

from Elena A.

Pottery

An amazing experience, I had such a great time! Thanks for everything 🙂 🙂 🙂

from Steven H.

Pottery

A lovely friendly space, Cherie is very relaxed & knowledgeable. It’s been a challenging course learning wise but very rewarding. Highly recommended for some quality quiet time for yourself.

from Ali F.

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