Potters wheel throwing for beginners Dimbleby Ceramics Trentham Stoke-on-Trent



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 five places available to book for this course per workshop, giving the opportunity for focused tuition. If booking for one person you have the option to bring someone with you to observe. We are based near the historic Trentham Gardens which is one of Staffordshire's top tourist attractions. If you require accommodation, there is a Premier Inn plus a Travelodge, both within walking distance to our studio. The Upper House in Barlaston is a 4 star hotel situated in beautiful countryside which is a 5 minute drive away. All work produced on the course is twice fired, a 10 hour firing to 1000oc and then a 12.5 hr glaze firing to 1130oc. We use a food safe glaze so that your pots can be enjoyed long after the course has been completed.

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.


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Mathew has worked in ceramics and the arts for over 30 years, including manufacturing, teaching, education, management and lecturing. He is a naturally skilled teacher sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with great generosity, guiding most novice potter to making their works of art.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Vision impaired
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Public transport
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Weekends
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mother's Day
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14 Brook Rd, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8BH