Learn the Potters' Wheel in a Weekend

Powdermills Pottery Dartmoor


Learn how to make pots on the potters' wheel.
Suitable for beginners and improvers
Maximum group size set at 4 so everyone gets personal attention
Everyone gets their own wheel to use
Tools can be purchased if you don't have your own

There are four skills you need to make any pot - any pot at all - throwing a flat-based pot; throwing a curved-base pot; trimming a foot ring on a bowl; pulling a handle. You will learn all of these four skills in the weekend!

The pottery sits in the middle of the wild Dartmoor landscape.
A fabulous National Park to visit, with nearby B&Bs and pubs for beer and pies in the evening.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

2 days tuition
Use of a wheel
Tools can be purchased if needed
You are asked to wear old clothes and an apron and bring your packed lunch


Joss at Powdermills Pottery


Powdermills Pottery
Nr Postbridge
PL20 6SP

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners


2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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In-person course
Katey Reeves - - #32766

The small group was good as you could get individual attention, Joss the instructor is very knowledgeable and the demonstrations clear and easy to follow. I would highly recommend this course if you are a total beginner like me from knowing nothing at all to throwing a tea pot excellent excellent 5 out of 5 stars

Response from Powdermills Pottery:

Thank you Katey! I am so pleased you enjoyed the course - good luck with all your future crafting. Joss x

In-person course
michael - - #32755

Expect a warm welcome from an gifted potter who only fires her pots using a traditional wood fired kiln. She also mines her own clay and sources her own glazes.
At the end of an intense, but relaxing, weekend course you will know all you need to know about 'proper pottery' - using a wheel, turning a cylinder (OK a mug) adding a handle, turning a bowl and then turning, or finishing its foot, or base.
If that's not enough you can add in wild Dartmoor scenery and gun powder ruins.
I'm happy to recommend this course. Joss isn't just an enthusiastic potter, she's a torch bearing ambassador for all things pottery and you'll begin to catch the bug - its a bit compulsive . . . although she'll tell you its only playing with mud.

Response from Powdermills Pottery:

What a lovely review!
Thank you Michael.

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