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Five week throwing course

Wheel Throwing Room

Duration: 5 Weeks (7:00pm-9:30pm)

Price: £200

Contact: Tessa Robinson at Sak Beh Studio Pottery

3 Garnham Street
Stoke Newington
N16 7JA

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

This is a five week throwing course.

The course is suitable for all levels and will comprise of five, consecutive, two and a half hour sessions and will take place on Sunday evenings from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. The course is listed on the Sak Beh Pottery website (View website link above) and can be booked directly via the website. Each person will have their own dedicated wheel for the entire length of the course. At the end of the course, each person will have up to five items to take home.

All materials, firings and tuition are included in the price of the course.


Week 1 - This session will involve intensive teaching. You will be taught, step by step, how to throw a pot on the wheel. The teacher will demonstrate how to prepare your clay for throwing. You will then be shown how to centre, open, and pull up the walls of the pot. There will be plenty of practice time.

Week 2 - This is a chance to build on what you learned in week one. You will be encouraged to produce more complex forms with the aid of shaping tools and also to throw taller forms.

Week 3 - In this session, you will turn (trim) your pots on the wheel, using a variety of tools. Turning is the process of removing excess clay to refine the shape of your pot. It is also the process by which you will make a foot ring. You will learn to make and attach handles to some of the items made on week two. This may be a mug or a jug.

Week 4 - You will decorate several of your pots with slips and underglaze. You may also wish to explore drawing and line making techniques such as Sgraffito or Mishima.

Week 5 - You will be introduced to glazing and will spend this last session glazing all your pots.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials, teaching, firing. Tea, coffee and biscuits.

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