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Introduction to throwing | Weekend

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, mugs and jugs. You will also be show how to attach handles and 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 workshop will run on Saturday and Sunday 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 £180 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 weekend 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 for both days. 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:
Saturday: The Willow Tree Cafe at Number 5, Sowerby Bridge
Sunday: The Olive Branch, Sowerby Bridge


Deiniol Williams at Deiniol Williams Ceramics
Unit 23
Asquith Bottom Mills
Sowerby Bridge
West Yorkshire
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- - #19527

I had a really fun time and learnt that I could do something new. Deiniol is a supportive teacher who genuinely enjoys sharing his knowledge of making. If you have got this far in looking at a course -go for it and I am sure you will really pleased that you did.

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- - #19520

A very talented potter with great knowledge and more importantly, patience. Having never attempted anything like this before I was a little apprehensive but was soon put at ease by Deiniols relaxed manner.
A very enjoyable weekend course with great company, good food and interesting conversation - never a dull moment!
Deiniol is an excellent teacher and encouraging at all times. I learned a lot about ceramics and the various processes and with his help I was able to produce a number of pieces of work which I am very much looking forward to taking home to show off to family and friends.
I can't recommend Deiniol and this course highly enough and would also recommend it if you are struggling to think of something interesting and different to buy as a gift.
Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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- - #18684

Just, really enjoyed it. Thank you.

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- - #18683

It was very enjoyable. I felt the input was very helpful. Thank you!

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- - #18682

Very patient, personable, knowledgeable ‘young man’. Very competently passes on information – practical and otherwise

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