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.
Ever wished you could throw pots successfully at the potter's wheel? Well, now you can!
Richard Gibson MA is 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 days course will give you a head start on some of the essential techniques required to...
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...
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
Book the course for two people for £300 saving £50 on the course rate.
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...
This is a private 2.5 hour pottery throwing lesson for up to four people.
The cost is £60 per person.
The lesson will be tailored to the specific requests of the student and caters for complete beginner upwards.
This lesson is ideal for anyone wanting to try out throwing on a potter's wheel individually, or with a friend.
Multiple individual lessons can be booked to allow maximum flexibility and to give the opportunity to see...
Weekly classes suitable for, but not exclusive to, beginners.
Our groups are small, friendly & informal, with a maximum of 6 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, my tuition fee is £250 per day....
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...
This is a one to one, 2 hour pottery throwing class. Students will be taught by Harriet Lawson, a fully qualified ceramicist who graduated from Sunderland University in 2013 and has had various pottery studios since. Now, Harriet is located in her beautiful summer house studio in the picturesque location of Carburton, near Worksop. Less than 1 mile from Clumber Park, 10 minutes from The Major Oak and Rufford Abbey, Harriet is perfectly located for...
As of 18th March 2019, there are only 3 places available on May 19th
The April 28th date is now full.
2 places available on 12th May
5 places available on 2nd June
1 place available on July 14th
These one day throwing workshops take place at an Art Centre in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
The pottery workshop can accommodate 5 students at a time. Clay and tools are provided and the fee includes the firing of...
The course runs over three sessions, each 3 hours long and the number of students will be limited to a maximum of 4.
For the first session you will learn to throw pots on the potter's wheel, guided by a highly qualified potter/teacher who will demonstrate each stage of the process and carefully support you according to your level of ability. In the second session, you will trim the bases of your thrown pots, maybe...