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Introduction to throwing | One-day

Introduction to Throwing

Duration: One day 10:00am-5:00pm

Price: £90

Book with: Deiniol Williams
at Deiniol Williams Ceramics

Unit 23
Asquith Bottom Mills
Sowerby Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX6 3BT

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About the Course

Level: Beginner

This course is suitable for complete beginners or students who may have done some pottery in the past. Students will be shown how to centre the clay, throw a few simple shapes such as bowls, 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, some rather fetching plastic aprons will be provided. Please feel free to bring along your own apron if you prefer.

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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About the tutor:
After graduating from the 3D Design course at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2005, I moved back to Wales to established a workshop on the family farm near Aberystwyth. I made wood-fired stoneware pots and made my own ash based glazes.

After working in the Peak District for many years, I moved in 2018 to my new studio in Sowerby Bridge (near Halifax), where I now make earthenware tiles based on medieval designs. I still make pots and once a year I take a selection of pots down to Wales to fire in the wood-firing kiln.

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, equipment and tools will be provided, along with light refreshments and snacks. Lunch is also provided. Plastic disposable 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



Want to review this course?

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

- - #24430

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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Course Start Dates

Saturday 19th October 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
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  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Weekends

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