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2 hr taster throwing sessions on the potter's wheel in Salhouse, Norwich, Norfolk


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Learn to throw pots on a wheel!

£55 is for a two hour taster session, for one person;
£95 for 2 hrs for 2 people.
A friend is welcome to join them to encourage and take pics, etc !

This introductory workshop makes a lovely Birthday/Anniversary present, perfect for the complete beginner, or the more experienced student.
I have over 20yrs experience of teaching all aspects of ceramics, especially throwing.

Your session includes choosing your 2 best pots if on a one person session or 2 pots each, if on a two person session. These will be glazed and fired with the glazes of your choice, they will be ready for collection within 3-4 weeks.
Please note this is for adults only.

See website for further price structures.

Classes can be for individuals, couples, friends or families.
Sorry, adults only.
Sessions can be arranged at your convenience, week days, evenings or at weekends, just let me know.
If you contact me, please add my email address to your "safe" list, otherwise my reply probably won't get to you.

N.B. * It takes a certain amount of strength and stamina to throw, so it is perhaps not suited to those who might find it difficult to stand for 2hrs.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tuition, clay, tea/coffee. Choose your your favourites and have it glazed ready to be collected later. Firing & glazing of 2 pots per session per person included, extras can be purchased at a small cost.

See website for further info.

Cosseys Yard is a rural studio pottery that functions on traditional lines and is without most mod cons.
Join me in some time spent in the countryside.
Please note this is for adults only.
N.B. Car Parking & public toilets available at adjacent Salhouse Broad Car Park.


Pat at Pat Southwood
Cosseys Yard
129 Lower St. Salhouse
NR13 6RX
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel

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2 hours (10:00am to 12:00pm)

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In-person course
- - #23482

I purchased a two hour taster session (for two people) for my daughters 16th birthday.
I wasn’t expecting my daughter to take me along with her but I’m so glad she did, we had a wonderful time.
Pat was so welcoming, knowledgable and clearly passionate about pottery.
She was a fantastic tutor, patient and tailored her assistance to our individual needs.
I thoroughly recommend this experience and expect we will look to do it again soon.
We are looking forward to collecting our fired and glazed pots to see how they came out.
Her studio is perfectly placed for a visit to Salhouse Broad too, so we did that afterwards and bought ice cream!

In-person course
- - #19092

Being a complete novice, Pat took me through the processes involved and after 2 hours, I had a range of pots that were surprisingly good for a complete beginner! She stepped in when needed while still allowing you to make some mistakes and learn from them. A great teacher and an excellent 2 hours spent.

Response from Pat Southwood:

Thank you for such great comments, so glad you enjoyed yourself and started to explore Pottery.

In-person course
- - #9867

A thoroughly enjoyable experience on every level! Pat is a fantastic teacher who guided me over the two hours from being a complete novice to producing some fairly decent and totally useable pots! A very relaxed and friendly atmosphere made this a great activity to completely switch off from the hum drum and get immersed in learning new skills. Superb tea too Pat!
I would thoroughly recommend and I can't wait to try it again!
A great evening with a dear friend...just because! Thank You!

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