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 add a handle and apply some slip decoration. In the third session, after the work has been bisque fired, you will glaze your pots ready for their second firing and if there is some extra time you can have a little extra practice time on the wheel.
The course is designed to give you an introductory experience of learning the craft of wheel-thrown pottery. It is a process which takes practice to master skilfully and at the end of this course will achieve a grounding in that process. You will also go away with a handful of unique pots and maybe even a mug for your morning cuppa.
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?
All materials and firing costs are covered by the fee. Tools are provided but would recommend that students bring an apron and an old bath towel.
Tricia Thom at Tricia Thom Ceramics
12 Seventh Street Newtongrange Dalkeith Midlothian EH22 4JT
I attend classes run by Tricia in her lovely light & well equipped studio. I would highly recommend her as a tutor. She is skilled in guiding students from complete beginners to more experienced potters. She is approachable and always encouraging.
If you've ever fancied having a go at throwing a pot then I can highly recommend Tricia's classes. I was amazed at how much we achieved under Tricia's patient and encouraging tuition. A very enjoyable and rewarding experience!
I completed Tricia’s Introductory course last November and enjoyed it so much I have continued with weekly classes. The course was well planned and we covered many of the basics coming away with several glazed pieces - many more than any of us expected.
Tricia is very patient and positive and her studio a lovely environment to work in.
A great experience overall. Very therapeutic.
I have been taking weekly classes with Tricia for around 7 months and started as a complete beginner. In that time I have chosen to work mostly on the wheel and have learned so much and really enjoy classes which are in a lovely workshop with friendly relaxed atmosphere. Tricia is a great teacher who demonstrates and explains things really clearly. Classes are small so there is individual attention when needed which helps skills grow quickly. Highly recommend.
I have been a student of Tricia’s for around 18 months. In that time my skills and knowledge have grown so much. The small class sizes mean that Tricia has time to support you in whatever you want to learn... as well as setting projects for the whole class, e.g. makIng lidded pieces.
Tricia is a great teacher regardless of whether you have never touched clay before or want to improve your skills. The classes are focussed but relaxed and there is lovely supportive atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!
I have completed a couple of courses with Trish. She is a skilled tutor with a supportive and encouraging style. The classes are small which allows for individual attention but also plenty time at the wheel or bench working independently on your chosen project. I have had the chance to try a range of techniques, coilbuilding, slab work as well as throwing on the wheel, working with leather hard clay and I have also had the chance to learn a bit about glazing. Would definitely recommend these courses.
Tricia is an excellent tutor giving just the right balance between direct instruction and helpful hints that are timed exactly when they are needed. The studio is gorgeous and flooded with light and the classes are small and personal.