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.
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Ever wished you could throw pots successfully at the potter's wheel? Well, now you can! I am a qualified ceramicist with over 20 years' experience of throwing clay pots and producing all manner of fine art made in clay. There is nothing as soothing or as therapeutic as sitting at the potter's wheel and throwing pots. This course will give you a head start on some of the essential techniques required to produce your very...
These classes are for all abilities. During the sessions I will take you through basic techniques in hand-building, decoration and wheel work. There will be a maximum of 4 students per class.
What will I learn?
- Hand-building techniques including pinch pots, slab building and coiling
- How to make pots on a wheel (throwing)
- Decorative techniques on green-ware (unfired clay) including Sgraffito, inlay, paper resist, printing and stamping
- Glazing and decorative techniques...
- Next course on 21st August 2018
Ditch the devices! If your children spend too much time on their electronic devices and you would love to have more quality time with your children, look no further than our holiday, pot throwing courses. Imagine, a whole day during which your child/ren and you share a unique experience, learning how to throw pots and produce some fantastic outcomes.
For the first time in possibly ages, you and your family can laugh, communicate and enjoy...
Sessions for up to 3 people. Adult tuition run throughout the year with Chris Greening in North Worcester.
You can choose to book either a one-off lesson that is suitable for absolute beginners as well as those revisiting skills that may have got rusty or, sign up for multiple sessions to complete a pottery project.
The workshop is equipped with 3 potter’s wheels, slab roller (good for making tiles and platters), extruder (for squeezing clay...
The day will cover the following elements:
- Clay preparation
- Centring the clay
- Throwing cylinders with the aim of producing forms of even thickness.
- Developing basic forms
- Wiring pots off the wheel
There is a maximum of two places available to book for this course per workshop, giving the opportunity for really focused tuition. If booking for one person you have the option to bring someone with you to observe.
Weekly classes suitable for, but not exclusive to, beginners.
Our groups are small, friendly & informal, with a maximum of 6-8 people per class so that we can provide you with ample support & encouragement.
To get you started you will be given a demonstration a technique to be used in the session. You will then be able to create your own unique piece using the technique you have been shown or work on our...
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 design ideas and small batch ceramic production projects.
I teach ‘one-to-one’ at dates to suit you. I'm very flexible on tuition dates and...
You Choose a day and time that suits YOU
The Introductory Course is for those who have never done pottery before or maybe not since they were at school.
All the basic making methods in one session.
So we start with a simple Pinch Pot made from a ball of clay, we then add coils to the pinch pot making a bowl.
We then use slabs to make a tea light or vase, we add...
If you are new to pottery and ceramics and or simply want to spend some time improving your throwing on a dedicated wheel, sign-up for one of our Throwing Days.
Private Group Booking from 6 people. Limited places register early to ensure your place!
You will enjoy your own dedicated electrical wheel in a relaxing countryside location near Winchester. The Studio is newly equipped and offers a selection of beautiful studio glazes.
An opportunity to...
For Beginners and Intermediates:
On your 4 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...