NOTE - I HAVE ONE SPACE AVAILABLE ON THE 12TH JUNE
This one day throwing workshop takes place from 10am to 4pm 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 bisque firing of one finished thrown pot. If you want to fire more pots then this can be arranged at a small cost.
It is recommended that you bring your own apron or clothes that you don't mind getting clay on and your own small towel.
Please wear a mask or a visor during the tuition.
I will be wearing a visor and we will all be socially distancing throughout the day.
This course is designed for beginners wishing to learn the basics of throwing a cylinder - the basis of most thrown pots. More experienced throwers can be shown more advanced techniques.
The workshop will run subject to two people being booked for each day.
To book please press 'see available dates' or if you have any questions regarding the workshops you can contact me through the 'message the tutor' button.
If you find that you need to rearrange the course for a later date I will need at least
two weeks notice.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Tools and clay are included.
The cost to fire one thrown pot is included.
Other pots can be fired at a small cost.
It is advised that you bring your own packed lunch.
6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
Both myself (Lindsay) and my wife (Francine) attended a tuition day, the course was excellent.
Charles gave full explanations and support throughout the day, which meant we achieved our goal of throwing some half decent looking pots. The day was a great learning experience which we intend to continue / take further.
Thanks Charlie for a great day, looking forward to glazing our pots once kilned.
Hope to see you soon.
Response from Charlie's Pots:Hello Lindsay & Francine
Charlie certainly knows his stuff as well as being extremely patient and super helpful. I really enjoyed the day, despite not being a natural..... If you're looking to learn about pottery, then Charlie is definitely your man!!
Response from Charlie's Pots:Hello Carole
Such a fabulous day. Charlie was a great instructor, informative and patient, and made me feel confident with what I was doing. I would highly recommend this course and I can’t wait for my next session!
Response from Charlie's Pots:Hello Elizabeth
What a fantastic day, Charlie was very informative and patient and I left feeling confident in what we had learnt. Would highly recommend the day and I will be back for more!
Response from Charlie's Pots:Many thanks for your comments.
I really enjoyed the day. Charlie gave clear and completed instruction and direction - There is a great deal to remember!
My only suggestion would be to have more visual aids for each step of the process of throwing. There was just one showing the steps. It would be helpful to have additional visuals per step reminding the student the position of their hands/arms and another explaining the key technique.
Really enjoyed the course, Charlie was very friendly and a great teacher. We can’t wait to come back and paint our pots!
Response from Charlie's Pots:Hello Shannon
Thank you Charlie for a wonderful pottery experience in your fully equipped studio. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute in the welcoming and friendly environment. We appreciated your expert tuition from learning about the clay we worked with to the detailed step by step instruction, delivered with bucket loads of encouragement and patience. We very much look forward to learning about the glazing and to learning more about making pots.
Response from Charlie's Pots:Hello Ruth Barry and Angie
A really brilliant day. Charlie was so very patient as he explained everything (quite a few times!) and really encouraging and positive about the end results. Really great to spend a day with new people, all learning a new skill together.
Looking forward to returning for the glazing.
Response from Charlie's Pots:Hello Nell & Kristina
What a treat to have a potting wheel all day and the patient and expert help of Charlie to guide us to making actually useable and attractive vessels! A wonderful day.
Response from Charlie's Pots:Hello Sally & Bill
A great day and a fantastic course, Charlie is a great source of pottery knowledge and is a patient and engaging teacher. I'm looking forward to seeing everything fired and trying out glazing.
Response from Charlie's Pots:Hello Perry & Sid
Absolutely fabulous day. Charlie was brilliant, he explained everything in detail, was very patient and encouraging. The small class meant that he was able to really spend time with each student offering advice and help throughout the day. Had a wonderful day! Cracking fella!
Will be back as soon as I can!!
Response from Charlie's Pots:Hello Lou
Had a lovely day. A course that was really hands on with a great tutor. Learnt a lot and the day just flew by. Would highly recommend it.
Response from Charlie's Pots:Hello Jane
As many of the other reviews state Charlie was a great teacher and very knowledgable. He was patient and focused on the areas each of us was finding difficult to get correct.
Charlie encouraged us to persevere, which meant we all got at least one pot out. The time went so quickly for me because it was a very enjoyable experience.
I would recommend this course to anyone who wishes to get a good grounding for stating a new hobby.
Many thanks Charlie from both Steve and Tracy 👍😊
Response from Charlie's Pots:Hello Tracy and Steve
This was the most amazing craft course I have done in the last few years. My hubby enjoyed it immensely and I personally have been waiting to get my hands on a potters wheel to try this for 32 years since I was at school! It was definitely worth the wait. The tutor was lovely - really good at explaining everything during the day and I ended up with a mug, a double handled soup mug and 2 bowls for the days efforts, hubby 2 bowls and a mug) ready to fire before glazing at a later date! The course was even better than I was expecting and I'd recommend it to anyone who has even a vague interest in crafting! Charlie was a brilliant tutor! 5 stars all round :)
Response from Charlie's Pots:Hello Lucy and Conor
Thank you Charlie for a very enjoyable course last Sunday. Your demonstrations and guidance was very clear and really helped me to understand the exact technique to manipulate the clay on the potter's wheel. I can't wait to see my items all finished off.
Both I (with little experience in throwing) and my stepdaughter (16 years old, total beginner) really enjoyed this course ! We both learned and improved a lot !
Charlie explained everything very well, he I was very patient, he took time with each of us to go through all the different steps till we succeed making lovely mugs !
I definitely recommend this course to anyone who’s is new at throwing !
I spent a really enjoyable day on this course. Charlie was a great teacher and showed us step by step how to throw a cylinder and was so knowledgeable and so patient! We all managed to throw pots and it was wonderful learning about the clay and techniques. I would highly recommend it. Thanks Charlie and I’m looking forward to coming back and doing some glazing.
Response from Charlie's Pots:Hello Liz.
Both my wife and I attended a tuition day, the course was great. Charles gave full explanations and support throughout the whole day, which made for a fantastic day of learning and experiencing new things. Thanks Charlie for a great day, hope to see you soon.
Response from Charlie's Pots:Thank you so much for your feedback.