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Pottery throwing courses are great fun as you get to work on a pottery wheel. The basic concept is that the wheel spins while you learn to squeeze and gently shape your hollowed out vessel, keeping your pot shape consistent and removing excess clay. Learning to throw pots is immensely satisfying and a great way to spend a day or weekend.

Weekly classes suitable for, but not exclusive to, beginners. Our groups are small, friendly & informal. with a maximum of 6-8 people per class we can provide you with ample support & encouragement. At the beginning of each lesson there is a demonstration of a technique to be used in the class. You will then be able to create your own unique piece using the technique you have been shown or work on our own...
One-to-one Pottery Courses The pottery is small but provides a great opportunity for individual tuition or two people sharing a course. This could include a mixture of throwing on the wheel and hand-building, with time to concentrate on one or the other. A variety of techniques can be explored to decorate your work. Stoneware clay is used and fired in an electric kiln with a choice of glazes. In a 2 hour class you will...
Have your ceramic shape ideas transformed from sketches into plaster moulds ready for slip casting, or attend an in-depth course to be taken through this process with expert guidance. With over 30 years’ experience as a professional ceramic shape designer, product developer and educator, I’m able to assist all makers with their ceramic design projects. I teach ‘one-to-one’ at dates to suit you. I can assist industrial designers, craft potters, students or anyone wishing to...
Spend a whole day celebrating your special occasion or just having some fun and creative 'time out' in a purpose built pottery studio in a lovely Kent seafront location. Have fun creating something beautiful and useful from real clay, to keep for ever. Have a go on the potters wheel! Make something useful for yourself, wedding favours, something for a baby's room, a keepsake of a family reunion. The day may cover all aspects of...
Next course on 11th October 2017
*If you have completed this course please leave a review below!* Host: David Frith Duration: 3 days Times: 9.00-16.00 approx. Ability: Advanced Guidelines: To attend this course you should be a 'proficient thrower' able to comfortably and quickly throw a range of basic, medium sized forms. Please bring: Towel, apron, notepad, pen, means of getting your work home (e.g. fruit crate lined with corrugated card if necessary) Important information: 1. Due to popular demand, this...
One day ceramics and pottery workshop including a delicious afternoon tea PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS INCLUDING PACKAGES FOR MORE THAN ONE BOOKING AND RETURNING STUDENTS. Lorraine Bates is a fully qualified teacher and designer maker who trained at Bath Academy of Art, and has many years experience in the pottery industry in Stoke. Learn to throw on the wheel, hand build or slip cast in the Potters studio. This day course can...
Next course on 9th October 2017
*If you have completed this course please leave a review below!* Host: Kevin Millward Duration: 2 days Times: 9.00-16.00 approx. Ability: Basic Please bring: Towel, apron, notepad, pen, means of getting your work home (e.g. fruit crate lined with corrugated card if necessary) Important information: 1. Please ensure you notify us of dietary requirements at time of booking 2. Read full details of our courses including booking T&Cs on our website 3. If there is...
Next course on 29th October 2017
An introductory course, suitable for complete beginners or those who are wanting to refresh their skills. The sessions will introduce students to a number of different clays, their suitability for different techniques, firing ranges and workability. Students will complete projects in slab building, coiling and throwing and will also have the opportunity to explore surface decoration using coloured slips. This is a very informative course with a practical base which is also fun. Small groups...
For Beginners and Intermediates: On your 5 week course, Alison will expertly guide you through some of the various techniques to get you started on your ceramic journey. From pinch pots, coiling and slabwork to clay decoration using slips and glazes you will work at a steady and relaxed pace to create some wonderful objects to be proud of. Maybe you have already learned the art of pottery and want to brush up on your...
Next course on 1st October 2017
A chance to extend your knowledge and ceramics skills by concentrating on a particular discipline of your choice. This is a course for people who have some prior knowledge, So if you have attended our"Find Your Inner Potter" course or a similar course elsewhere this is the level for your. The courses will run on various Sundays throughout the year until May 2018. Times: 10-4 You will achieve a finished project in this time. Choose...