Pottery Throwing Master Class at Woodsetton Art Pottery near Wolverhampton, Dudley West Midlands

Duration: 10am-4pm weekend or weekday as available

Price: £85

Run by: Lorraine Bates
at Woodsetton Art Pottery

01902 883429

159 Tipton Road
West Midlands

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About the Course

A day to discover or hone your talents.
An intensive day to move rapidly forward from whatever point you are in your throwing skills whether you are a beginner or graduate pottery student.
Plus tea and cake!
Your tutor Lorraine, a graduate of Bath Academy of Art, has worked in as a production thrower in a Black Country factory, at a company in Stoke and now a designer maker. She will teach you what you want to know from the basic methods to specific techniques or shapes. Your first five or six pots will dried enough for you to turn and finish later during the day. Lorraine will subsequently bisque fire and glaze with your choice of a stoneware glaze from a selection. Or you could return for a half or whole day to choose and use your own combinations of glaze and colours to complete the process and learn about kiln firing.
For the beginner you will leave having made at the very least five or six thrown, turned, and possibly handled and lidded pots and all you need to arrive with is enthusiasm and possibly a packed lunch.
For more experienced students ther will be technical notes on making, glazing, firing and advice of what do do next if you wish. If you have an idea of where you want to be by the end of the day just brief Lorraine ahead of your day.

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?

Everything you need to make pots under expert tuition and also homemade afternoon tea and cake.

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What a fantastic day! Really should be considered as a local hidden gem! I would urge anyone creative to go visit the studio shop, which is full of wonderful things, as well as booking yourself onto a course! Lorraine is a fountain of knowledge and supports all on the workshop with the highest level of skill. Both Lorraine and her mum were very welcoming, helpful and friendly from initial booking right up to the end of the day. I am looking forward to booking another course early next year to do some Raku firings! :) Thanks Lorraine!

- - #10460

A very enjoyable, productive day. I have some experience at the wheel but wanted to get to grips with some fundamentals that I felt were inhibiting my learning. Lorraine was great at gauging the level of assistance required and establishing the balance between practical and theory with a mixed ability group. It was really helpful to understand the behaviour of the clay and why certain techniques work, or don't. I would definitely recommend the course and look forward to going back to further my understanding of throwing, firing and glazing.

- - #5958

A fantastic day. Lorraine is an excellent teacher, she taught both beginners and experienced students in the same class. I am a complete beginner and was surprised how well we all did. There were five of us on the course and we were able to spend time at the wheel or try our hand at working with moulds.

It is a very satisfying course as Lorriane guides you through each step clearly explaining the techniques, she lets you get on with it and experiment so it's really hands on. Lorraine continually circulates around the students spending equal amounts of time with each of us. With her help on hand all my pots turned out well.

With good facilities and great cake I can highly recommend the course. Great day away from the office!

- - #5881

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