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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 design projects. I teach ‘one-to-one’ at dates to suit you. I teach industrial designers, craft potters, students or anyone wishing to develop their...
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Next course on 15th March 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, boards to get your work home (corrugated card ideal) Important information: 1. Due to popular demand, this course has been increased from 2...
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Next course on 22nd February 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, boards to get your work home (corrugated card ideal) 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. At the end of the course an optional factory...
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4 week course running throughout the year exploring the basic techniques of pottery. Weekly class suitable for beginners. Wednesdays 1-3 pm Our groups are small, friendly & informal. with a maximum of 6 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...
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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...
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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 26th January 2017
Spend 4 weeks discovering the basics of working in clay. Choose from Thursday evening class 6-8 or Friday morning class 10-12. Students work through a series of projects to gain experience with various clays and different building methods including working on the potter's wheel. This course allows students to start at any point in the year and if wished students are invited to continue after the 4 week point, working on their own projects. Many...
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Next course on 29th January 2017
An introductory course happening on the last Sunday of the month, suitable for complete beginners or those who are wanting to refresh their skills. The day 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 do some surface decoration using coloured slips. This is a very informative day with...
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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...