Potter's wheel experience.
Have you always wanted to try making a pot on a potter's wheel? Maybe you have a friend or family member who has and you’re looking for a special gift experience for them? Here is the perfect experience for you…
You will spend the session learning the basics of throwing on an electric potter’s wheel with the tutor Joy Gibbs Price. With expert tuition you will be introduced to the wheel with a demonstration and careful explanation of the different stages of making: wedging, centring, opening out and pulling up. You will then try the wheel at your own pace with as much or as little guidance as you like.
The experience runs for 4 hours with a half hour break for lunch. There is a cafe on site or you can bring lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits are included whenever you need a break.
At the end of the session, select your favourite pieces (maximum of 4) which I will then glaze fire for you in an earthenware glaze. Please allow up to three weeks after your experience for the collection of your finished pieces.
Cost: £80 Includes refreshments, all materials, and firing of up to 4 pots.
There will be 4 spaces available on this date.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials and tea,coffee and biscuits included.
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
My wife and I had a lovely afternoon throwing pots with Joy in the pottery. Good clear instruction was given on the steps to correctly throw a pot and then we got onto the wheels and onto trying it ourselves with Joy giving advice and tips as we progressed.
We got to choose our 4 best pots each to be glazed and fired and due to our distance fro the pottery Joy accommodated posting them out to us a couple of weeks after our session. They're now placed around the house as a pen pot, cactus holder and a few other things.
Would highly recommend.
(Our session was initially planned for April but postponed due to covid to July. We had excellent communication with Joy to sort the rearrangement and distancing protocols then in place at The Pottery to proceed)
Response from The Pottery:Thank you! You both did really well and I hope all goes well with your new addition to the household.