About the Course
This is a 1 day pottery throwing course running from 10am - 4pm, including a delicious lunch of local breads and salads.
During the course, you will be taught all steps of throwing a pot on a potter’s wheel. The course caters for complete beginner upwards. There will be a maximum of 4 students on each course to allow each student to be given individual attention.
These courses fill up quickly, please see our website for up to date availability and to book your place.
If accommodation is required please get in touch and we can suggest various hotels and B&Bs in the area.
Loam is a contemporary ceramics studio in the heart of the South Downs National Park, located just outside Petersfield. Bordering both Hampshire and West Sussex, Loam offers a beautiful, light space in which to try your hand at throwing on a potter's wheel.
Please get in touch with Jack to book.
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?
A delicious lunch of local breads and salads is included, as well as pastries and refreshments on arrival.
All materials and tools are provided.
The cost includes firing and glazing of all work produced.
The one day course was excellent . Jack is a great teacher with just the right balance of enthusiasm, encouragement and eye for detail . The group had a variety of skill levels and with his guidance we all managed to improve through the day. The lunch was also delicious so all in all a great day.
Marise Rose - - #26769
I had a fantastic day making pots with Jack Allum. The tuition was great, I learnt alot. The class was mixed ability but everyone learnt alot and made great progress. Lunch was delicious and it was a very friendly group.
Rebecca Upton - - #26527
Great first experience of pottery throwing. Easy to find location, great workshop and equipment. I was able to follow Jack's instruction well and he had the ability to keep an eye on everyone's work in progress as the class is limited to 6 people. Intensive day but very enjoyable!! Good lunch too!
Hoping to sign up for the evening course next year.
Jason Latham - - #26508
An amazing weekend spent learning how to throw pots with Jack at Loam Studio. Jack was a super teacher and he definitely improved my skills greatly! Would highly recommend the courses, so much so that I have booked onto the 10 week throwing course!
Tom McPhee - - #26471
Loved the course, Jack was an exemplary host and teacher. He took his time to explain what we would be doing and gently guide us during the execution.
Would absolutely recommend this course.
Thank you Jack
David Moxey - - #24514
From the ease at which the location with good parking can be found, to the feeling of being in a calm and creative setting this 1 day course leaves you with a feeling that you achieved more than you thought possible - A great day!
Amanda Storey - - #24488
This course exceeded all expectations from the welcome, through calm expert instructions and a gentle guiding hand to avoid disasters. A throughly professional course but one where learning, achievement and social interactions were all valued. Lunch was excellent as were the frequent breaks to avoid total fatigue!
Very good value on all levels.
Well done to a young but successful enterprise which I hope will continue to prosper.
Ann - - #24353
Thank you Jack for an enjoyable and memorable day on Sunday. Our family of 4 booked a One-Day throwing course with Jack in his spacious, light and airy studio. We were well-instructed with demonstrations and patient guidance, and were so proud of our finished pieces. It was a great introduction to throwing on the wheel and immensely satisfying to create a form that looked like a pot! Our appetite has been whetted to do more! Many thanks for a wonderful day Jack; we are so glad to have found your course on this website.
Carol - - #20696
My sister and I did the two-day weekend course and absolutely loved it. Jack is a great teacher and is patient and encouraging, and helped guide us to produce an array of ceramics that I was so impressed with! Cant wait to see the finished pieces, and I have since booked on to the 10 week course. A great way to spend a weekend and in such a beautiful studio, I highly reccomend Jack as a teacher.
Louisa - - #20553
Fantastic day, looked after really well. Jack is a great teacher and puts you at ease! Would thoroughly recommend to any ability as was much a fun day! Hopefully later on in the year (when less busy at work) I'll sign up for the 10 week course! Thanks again
Katherine Tellum - - #20304
Such a fantastic day. Jack is a super teacher and gives encouraging support, when needed, whilst also allowing each person to work with a degree of independence. Several pieces can be completed and the locally produced healthy lunch was delicious.
I would thoroughly recommend this excellent venue and will definitely be signing up for more in the future!
Louisa - - #20249
I completed the one day throwing course, and it was excellent from start to finish. Jack was a great host and teacher. As some others have commented, Jack gives good clear instruction, and lets you work at a pace that suits you. Because the class is restricted to 4 people, Jack can keep a keen eye on everyone's progress and step in when needed. Great lunch too. If you're considering having a go at pottery, stop deliberating and sign-up... you won't be disappointed!
Steve Goldacre - - #20218
Such an amazing weekend on the two day throwing course! The tuition was excellent and I feel like my techniques improved quickly because of Jacks teaching. Such a beautiful and inspiring setting and I am so thrilled with my pots. I have come away feeling relaxed, refreshed and eager to return. Thank you!
Katie Griffiths - - #20012
Loved it! Jack is a great teacher and he strikes that perfect balance of guiding you when needed whilst you work at your own pace. It is possible to make several pieces over the course of the day so plenty of opportunity for that masterpiece! Lunch was very tasty with locally sourced products & any dietary requirements are catered for. All together a great introduction to throwing in a warm and relaxing environment, I would not hesitate to recommend it.
Sam Walsh - - #19936
Excellent day. Fun, productive and very informative - highly recommended.
Jane Pocock - - #19827
My wife and I did a 6 hour course and loved it! We were both beginners, but found an inner passion for pottery by the end of the day and will definitely be booking another course in the near future.
Jack and Vanessa are superb hosts, Their studio is beautiful - a tranquil escape from the hustle of London - and the lunch was fantastic! A great way to spend a Saturday.
James Walker - - #18709
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