Learn how to throw pots on the potter's wheel
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About the Course
Ever wished you could throw pots successfully at the potter's wheel? Well, now you can! I am a qualified ceramicist with over 20 years' experience of throwing clay pots and producing all manner of fine art made in clay. There is nothing as soothing or as therapeutic as sitting at the potter's wheel and throwing pots. This course will give you a head start on some of the essential techniques required to produce your very own first pot, of your own design. If you already have some experience or advanced knowledge of throwing you will be able to extend your pot throwing skills even further by attending this course.
Come along with a friend or purchase a gift voucher for a friend or family member and at last give a gift that really does thrill and ignite the imagination! Our day courses are designed for 2 people or 4 people to enjoy together, or a family of 4/5 i.e. 2 parents and 2/3 children. It's huge fun to work at a new hobby together and to ditch the isolationism of electronic devices for a whole day. Children really love the novelty of speaking, doing and being in the real world for a change! We always welcome children who are accompanied by a paying, supervising adult. Children enjoy a discount off the usual fee. Please contact me for details.
In order to satisfy current levels of demand we have some additional dates available during Easter school holidays. We are also now taking bookings for the school summer holidays. Please contact me for up to date information on dates remaining. There is a limit so please contact me soon so as not to be disappointed.
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If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Included in the price is a free lunch of home grown and made vegetable soup and locally baked bread or feel free to bring your own packed lunch. There is also an inexhaustible supply of coffee, tea, water and biscuits. There are no hidden charges -everything required for a fulfilling and memorable pot throwing experience is included in the price. That includes, tools, use of the potter's wheel, apron, clay, tuition etc. At the end of your day, if you have a pot you'd like to keep you may leave it to be fired in my kiln and come and collect it when it's ready or I can send it on to you at a small charge of around £12. The courses are designed for two people- I keep the classes small as I like to maximize the amount of personal tuition you receive and the amount of time you spend on the potter's wheel. This course is highly interactive, fun and you will learn lots!
Very enjoyable day learning how to throw pots with loads of time spent practising while Richard gives helpful advice. A great way to share a creative experience with friends or family. He’s a good teacher and also makes very tasty soup for lunch!
Judith Powers - - #14012
Myself and my partner attended this pot throwing course recently and really enjoyed our time here. Richard is a brilliant instructor and we gained much insight into this wonderful craft. We found it very interesting and relaxing and would highly recommend taking this course with Richard. Thank you for a fantastic day.
Louise - - #13114
Response from Potterydayz:Thank you very much for the kind review- it was a pleasure to enjoy the day with you both- see you again soon.
Thank you Richard for a brilliant day. A really thorough course with plenty of excellent tuition and guidance. Learning about the two pottery methods (hand building and throwing) and getting the chance to get 'hands on' and creative finished the day off nicely.
Even as beginners we even managed to sculpt a Mediterranean thingy and a salt pig! Thanks pal ;o) !
Carrie & Mark - - #12492
Response from Potterydayz:Lovely to meet you both and to spend time potting with you. Thank you for the review it is very much appreciated. Your work is due to be fired this week so I will be in contact very soon so that we can arrange a time for you to pop in to get creative with the glazing. Look forward to it. Richard
Fantastic day...relaxed and welcoming environment and expert tuition with knowledgeable and interesting conversation thrown in. I really felt immersed in the artisanal craft and hopefully have a few half decent pots to show for my efforts.
Thanks Richard for a memorable experience...100% recommended!
Dan - - #12308
I booked the day as a surprise for my girlfriends birthday and had a quality time with Richard. It was like spending the day with a friend you’ve known for years. He’s a brilliant teacher with a lot of patience and is happy for you to make plenty of mistakes! The homemade food was excellent too. Thanks Richard!
Karin & Rob - - #12204
Response from Potterydayz:It was a pleasure to meet both you Rob and your girlfriend and to help you get potting. Thank you for that great review-most generous. Your pots have been biscuit fired and ready to be glazed- see you soon I hope.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Richard, it was very therapeutic doing something completely different from our day jobs. Richard was incredibly patient with our attempts on the wheel and we were pleased to create something usable! We have no hesitation in recommending this course.
Gail Charley - - #11472
We had so much fun! I really can't recommend this enough – Richard is a brilliant teacher and fantastic company too. And coffee and lunch were both top notch (v important). It was a perfect birthday present and I'm sure we'll be buying vouchers for friends and family for years to come. We came away feeling enthused and inspired – and can't wait to get our hands on some more clay. Thanks Richard!
Camilla McLean - - #11218
Richard is a highly skilled, patient and fun teacher, and as a beginner, I would highly recommend this course to learn or even improve on throwing pots! I really enjoyed the experience and would definitely go again!
Beth Wyles - - #10975
I recently took part in the pottery course, with Richard an excellent teacher. He was so patient, as a first timer throwing pots is not as easy as it may look, but within a couple of goes we all had usable pots! Fantastic! You would think having the lesson with 3 newbies would be a nightmare but it was taken in his stride, with all of us having a joyful and memorable lesson.
Definitely highly recommend, will be attending again!
Hannah Wyles - - #10955
I really enjoyed my time learning to throw. Richard is an excellent teacher and I actually made some pots! I would definitely recomend this course.
Anna - - #10739
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Course Start DatesSunday 22nd April 2018
Monday 30th April 2018
Saturday 12th May 2018
Monday 14th May 2018
Saturday 19th May 2018
Saturday 26th May 2018
Sunday 27th May 2018
Monday 28th May 2018
- Child friendly
- Suitable for beginners
- Teen friendly
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