Potters Wheel Throwing for Beginners Trentham Stoke-on-Trent

Duration: one day

Price: £150

Run by: Mathew Dimbleby
at Mathew Dimbleby (Dimbleby Ceramics) Beginners Studio pottery Courses

01782 641923

14 Brook Rd

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About the Course

You will be provided with all materials and an apron to wear on the day.
The day will cover the following elements
Clay preparation
Centring the clay
Throwing cylinders with the aim of producing forms of even thickness.
Developing basic forms
Wiring pots off the wheel

There is a maximum of two places available to book for this course per workshop. If booking for one person you have the option to bring someone with you to observe.

Liquid refreshments will be provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch.

To arrange a suitable date please call 01782 641923 or 07900582268

Extra Information

We are based near the historic Trentham Gardens where there is a Premier inn within walking distance. There is also a travelodge which is also within walking distance at the Trentham Hotel if you require accommodation and wish to visit the area whilst here.

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?

You will be provided with all materials and an apron to wear on the day.

Liquid refreshments will be provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch.

Want to review this course?

Hi Matt, I just wanted to take the opportunity of saying thank you for a very unique experience throwing a few pots yesterday. You have a naturally high level of patience that means even novices like myself can really produce something.
An amazing day had by me and Elizabeth. Thank you and would recommend you to anyone asking.


- - #12538

I would recommend this course to everyone. Matthew deserves the "excellent" rating. I thoroughly enjoyed the days course! Matthew was an enthusiastic, methodical, patient teacher and I found learning from him very easy. I made several pots in the morning and due to Matthews excellent teaching I was ready to progress onto making jugs in the afternoon. He talked me through making these and I felt so confident I made 2!! If you are thinking of learning wait no longer, look no further book a course with Matthew.

- - #12283

Thank you Mathew for a most enjoyable day. Your hospitality, patience and teaching skills with a true beginner was amazing and I produced pots I never thought possible. The studio and surroundings are truly delightful. The course was a 70th birthday present from my children and I couldn't have enjoined anything more. Anyone wishing to try the art of throwing won't find a better teacher than Mathew and it certainly will be a day to remember.

- - #11150

What a fantastic day! Mathew put us entirely at ease and taught us how to throw pots with patience and care. He has the ability to ensure you learn step by step and that you are able to complete each step entirely independently before moving on. Everyone will succeed on this course and absolute beginners should not hesitate to have a go. You'll be amazed by what you produce! Thank you Mathew - we will be back to see you again, without doubt!

- - #10886

This has to be one of the best courses I have been on. We travelled from London to do this course. I have always wanted to give pottery a try but concerned about my experience. Mathew put me at ease, he is a fantastic teacher with an easy-going but passionate attitude toward pottery. Both my husband and I are beginners, learnt at our own pace and felt incredibly confident by the end of the day. Mathew showed us techniques in bite size practical elements that we were able to replicate. By the end of the day we had created bowls, cylinderical forms and a cat bowl that were all good enough for us to use at home (the competition also grew between us to make more and more technical vessels haha). I wish I could post you pictures to see how far we'd come. We didn't want the day end. I have already recommended this course to friends and family that have asked about it following a social media post about our day. A BIG thumbs up from us for Dimbleby Ceramics.

- - #10794

Absolute beginners, my friend and I shared the Potters Wheel Workshop day. With beautiful surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere, we had the most brilliant time. Matthew is an excellent teacher, very methodical and super patient. We’d both thrown a cylinder by lunchtime and Matthew introduced us to bowl making in the afternoon. We left our best efforts with Matthew for firing later (all included in the price) and took our ‘less than perfect’ attempts home for the approbation of our families. A five star rating is simply not high enough!

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