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Introduction to throwing | One-day

Introduction to Throwing

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Level: Beginner

This course is suitable for complete beginners or students who may have done some pottery in the past. You will be shown how to centre the clay, throw a few simple shapes such as bowls and mugs. You will also be show how to use coloured clay slips to decorate your creations. The finished pots will be glazed and fired for you and will be available for you to pick up at a later date.

The course will run from 10:00am until 5:00pm with a break for lunch (included in the price). There will be places for up to 4 students at £90 each which covers all materials and firing costs. Please be aware that full payment is required to guarantee your place on the course.

It is advisable to wear clothes you don’t mind getting clay on, however aprons will be provided. Please be aware that sitting at the pottery wheel for a prolonged period can exacerbate back problems - please get in touch if this is a concern.

This is a full day of throwing - if you are interested in something a little less intensive, have a look at my other courses on the links below.

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What's included in the price?

All materials, equipment and tools will be provided, along with light refreshments and snacks. Lunch is also provided. Aprons will also be provided, however please feel free to bring your own apron - and wear suitable clothing (clay can be very messy!)

Lunch is provided by:
The Willow Tree Cafe at Number 5, Sowerby Bridge


Deiniol Williams at Deiniol Williams Ceramics
Unit 23
Asquith Bottom Mills
Sowerby Bridge
West Yorkshire
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- - #25600

This was my first introduction to throwing pottery and it was a pleasure. Deiniol is a knowledgable, patient and kind instructor and his tutoring was very accurate and precise. He encourages creativity and his experience in throwing ensures you enjoy the process. I can highly recommend the day course, including the lunch, which gives you the opportunity to chat to other students.

Thank you Deiniol.

Response from Deiniol Williams Ceramics:

Thank you Lynn, really glad you enjoyed yourself!

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- - #24430

I had the pleasure of participating in one of Deniol's courses for throwing recently, and can thoroughly recommend it to anyone wishing to learn the art of throwing pots.
He is a very patient teacher with a knack for explaining clearly and concisely all that you need to know to learn to throw.

A definite "must" for anyone wanting to make a start in ceramics

Response from Deiniol Williams Ceramics:

Thank you so much Annie for your review of my course - really glad you enjoyed it. All the best with your future foray into pottery throwing!

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