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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.

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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. Courses are priced at: £50 for 2...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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4 week courses running throughout the year exploring the basic techniques of pottery. Our classes run for 4 consecutive weeks followed by a weeks break, they continue in this way throughout the year. 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...
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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...
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Next course on 16th July 2017
A fun afternoon which will see you experimenting with glazes and experiencing the amazing thrill and magic of the Raku firing. No previous ceramics knowledge is required as bisque fired pots will be provided ready to glaze. This outdoor method of firing is very immediate so you will be able to see your glazed pots emerge from the kiln only moments after you have offered them to the heat. Rich results are possible with this...
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Next course on 25th June 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...
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6 week daytime classes introducing the basics of pottery. £90 Delivered in a friendly and informal environment and accompanied by potters essential tools of tea, coffee and biscuits. Please enquire for dates and availability, dates run termly. Beginners are offered all the basic skills such as coiling, slab-building, press moulding and throwing, along with a variety of decorating techniques. We aim to personalise sessions to facilitate your individual needs and abilities. So if your are...