Learn to throw pots on a potters wheel!
This is for a two hour taster session, for one person;
Sessions are normally on Weekdays and Saturday at 10-12
Sundays are a later start at 11-1
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 22 years experience of professional studio ceramics both as a studio potter and teaching all aspects from degree level to adult ed.
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 and the Health & Safety maximum weight limit to use a seated potters wheel as advised by the manufacturers is 20 stone.
*You will need to able to sit at the wheel (see photo's) for most of the 2hr session and be at a normal level of strength and stamina.
*Max 2 people.
**Due to C19 restrictions masks must be worn at all times.
*Sessions can be arranged for week days or at weekends, just let me know.
* VERY IMPORTANT- PLEASE NOTE
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 sit for 2 hours.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Tuition, clay, tea/coffee (Sorry, not during Covid) Choose your two favourite pots and have them glazed ready to be collected later. Firing & glazing of 2 pots per session per person included, extras can be purchased at a small cost.
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.
N.B. Paid car parking & public toilets available at adjacent Salhouse Broad Car Park.
2 hours (flexible times to suit)
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What a fantastic experience! My partner and I did a taster session for her birthday recently and we had such a great time. Pat was brilliant throughout, very easy going and chatty, she guided us through every step of the process and made us feel really confident. A perfect spot for pot throwing and a lovely walk afterwards with tea and cakes by the water's edge. If we didn't live in Cumbria we'd be back again soon it will definitely be booking again as an excuse for another holiday to Norfolk. Couldn't recommend Pat highly enough.
Response from Pat Southwood:Delighted you both enjoyed yourselves, you made some great pots - thank you for your kind words.
A great experience! Pat is an amazing teacher, very welcoming, friendly and encouraging! The two hours flew by so quickly and I was able to produce several pots, two of which were then glazed, fired and ready for me to collect a few weeks later. Pat was happy to answer any questions I had and made some further recommendations for equipment, evening classes, etc. I would recommend the taster session to anyone wishing to try something new, and it also makes a lovely gift. Thanks again Pat!
Response from Pat Southwood:Very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself, you produced some great work! Good luck if you continue your journey in clay.
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!
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.
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!