About the Course
The Potter's Wheel half day course at Siramik Studio includes:
Preparing the clay, learning how to centre the clay on the wheel, creating a cylinder and making shapes from the cylinder. You will make 4 to 5 pots during the half day. We also offer one day and weekend courses.
Beginners and more advanced all welcome. 4 star in-house accommodation available - please ring for availability or visit siramik.co.uk
Historic sites, the Botanic Garden of Wales, leisure facilities, beach and physical activity centres are all within a 20 mile radius from us. The nearest town, Carmarthen, is a 15 minute drive away.
Book for one and bring a friend for FREE! (for half day and one day course)
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?
Always a good cup of coffee or tea with biscuits and all materials and equipment.
I did the half-day course with my family (including partner, and an 18 and 16 year old) in the Easter holidays, and had a great experience. Yoka is a super teacher, full of interesting facts and stories about pottery: she took the time to explain the history and pros and cons of different types of clay etc at the beginning of the class, and divulged a few secrets of the pottery industry. After that, we took to our wheels and were soon churning out pots to be proud of. The atmosphere at the Siramik studio is very relaxed and we even had coffee and chocolate cake at break time! The morning was over all too quickly. All four of us highly recommend it!
Dema - - #21616
Me and my mother in law attended the half day course with Yoka at Siramik and had the BEST time. We were both complete beginners but we somehow managed to make some pretty decent pots thanks to Yoka's amazing teaching skills. Yoka is so friendly and knowledgable and really made us feel at ease. Within 30 mins or so, we were throwing our own pots and they just got better and better throughout the afternoon. Would highly recommend this course to anyone who fancies a go at pottery, you will not be disappointed. Thanks so much Yoka.
Jo Davies - - #19206
My sister and I attended the course together and we both thoroughly enjoyed the day. We laughed, made a mess and ended up making a few items we're both really proud of. Yoka was kind and helpful, even when my bowl was lobsided and looking sad she managed to work a miracle and get it back on track. It's a lovely course in a beautiful setting, well worth it.
Emma Edmunds - - #18282
I attended the weekend course and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. I have no experience in throwing and little with clay, and I surprised myself with what I achieved. Yoka is very clear in her teaching and very knowledgable. I have learnt many different techniques. Yoka is very inspirational and I feel this is a starting point for my new hobby!! My partner (not doing the course) and baby came too. The accommodation was fabulous and nothing was too much trouble. Food was outstanding. Totally recommend this - if you are considering it then book it - you won’t regret it!! I’m looking forward to booking into another course with Yoka and setting up my own studio in the coming months.
Julie King - - #17498
My friend and I travelled over 5 hours with severe weather warnings and flooding in the locality, to attend a weekend throwing course with Yoka at Siramik. It was well worth the effort. Yoka is an excellent teacher. Guiding us from the very basics right through to the trimming and finishing / decoration processes. We each had a selection of finished pieces on Sunday ,ready to be fired and posted on to us. Yoka was an inspiration and very happy to answer all our questions , sharing all her experience and knowledge willingly.
The accommodation was clean and comfortable and being gluten and dairy free was catered for perfectly .
I came away feeling confident to go straight into getting on a wheel and practising my newly found skills yesterday!
Thanks again Yoka.
Lou Gibbon - - #17483
I was bought a half day voucher by my brother as a birthday present as he knew I enjoyed doing pottery. I have done a few courses in the past and thoroughly enjoyed working on the potters wheel. However I learnt more in the two hour course run by Yoka than I learnt on several evening college courses. Excellent training in a lovely atmosphere, I would definatley recommend this course and will be going back.
Sarah Vickers - - #17354
Have always wanted to have a go at pottery,so my daughter and I attended and what a great time we had. Yoka is an excellent teacher, her love of her craft shines through and she explains everything clearly and we are soon at the wheel shaping and throwing an actual pot.
The sense of achievement we felt when we actually produced a decent bowl was the spur to make a better one, and another. In total I produced 3 bowls and a mug, not bad for a complete beginner.
Throughout the afternoon Yoka was a wonderful host, the studio is set in beautiful countryside and the workshop is inspiring, with examples of her amazing creations all around.
I would highly recommend this taster course, and hope to return soon to throw another pot.
Teresa Davies - - #10751
I booked this course as a surprise for my sister and it did not disappoint!! Both myself and my sister were complete beginners but Yoka explained everything clearly and was so welcoming and friendly we soon got the hang of it. Would highly recommend this course- Its a great day out! We are both looking to return to do another course with Yoka! You will not be disappointed!
Gemma Williams - - #5753
Had the most wonderful experience on this course and I think I'm hooked on potting .Yoka is extremely knowledgeable friendly and helpful .All in a lovely peaceful setting .Do this course its fabulous !
Helen Richards - - #5489
Myself and a friend attended the half day course at Siramik and had a brilliant time. Yoka is a dedicated, informative and enthusiastic teacher of her profession and I learnt a lot in the 4 hours we were there. Having fiddled around at slab and coil pottery years ago (for a couple of years), I was never able to master the wheel and so gave up. With Yoka I found I was able to 'throw' a pot and in fact has the opportunity to 'throw' 6 in the 4 hours. Not brilliant pots but to me, it was a challenge that I finally managed to conquer and went home very chuffed with myself. Highly recommended course, as in Yoka's hands, you can't fail. Thank you Yoka. Am hoping to return soon.
Mandy Colbourne - - #5298
I took the half day course as a complete beginner with Yoka and it was fabulous.
The setting is in a converted barn on their working farm in a beautiful location. Yoka is warm and welcoming and gave us an excellent potted (excusing the pun) history of the different clays, glazes and finishes. We were then let loose creating our first pots under her guidance using the wheel. We completed four pots each learning how to shape the clay and were given the option to glaze them with colours. Coffee and bicccies and a chance to look at Yokas beautiful ceramics on display completed a lovely morning. My pots were posted 6 weeks later as I was unable to collect them and have been much admired! Cannot recommend this course and Siramik highly enough. Thanks Yoka.
Vanessa williams - - #3873
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