This course is designed for those who would simply like to try pottery throwing on the wheel for the first time.No experience is needed for this 2 hour taster session. It can be a great deal of fun learning with a friend or as part of a small group. We hope to lead you to creating at least one piece of finished thrown work, although many visitors successfully make more.
Individuals are very welcome to book for themselves or friends in advance . Up to 6 people can be accommodated at one time.
We are delighted to be able to welcome you to our well-lit and heated pottery barn area designed specifically for throwing and pottery making. It has proved to be a great studio particularly during the recent challenging period. The pottery wheels are spaced so that different households can come and be comfortable whilst enjoying their pottery experience.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Included in the course price is a demonstration, guidance, the clay, kiln firing and an invitation to return and glaze your best piece of work.
2 hours (9:30am to 11:30am)
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2 hours (9:30am to 11:30am)
I have attended several of Richard's courses working on throwing. Richard is a great instructor and clearly knows his craft.
Whether you are just starting out in pottery or looking to improve in a certain technique I couldn't recommend his course more!
Response from Potterydayz:I am delighted that you have gained from your experience at Potterydayz, it has been a pleasure. Thankyou for the review.
We had a great morning learning the fine art of using a pottery wheel. It looked so easy when Richard did it! The time flew by and Richard was great at supporting us and showing us how it should be done.
We both managed three pots each and are really looking forward to glazing them soon. A really enjoyable couple of hours. Thank you.
Response from Potterydayz:Many thanks for your review Sarah and Julie- I look forward to your return.
We spent two hours with Richard for the pottery taster session. It was a brilliant experience from start to finish.
Richard is great at not only demonstrating but helping as you start to learn the process. The perfect balance of instruction and letting us loose to have a lot of fun.
We managed to make five pots between us with a couple of disastrous attempts along the way.
We’re planning on taking some family members for Christmas already.
Response from Potterydayz:Many thanks for the review and Im happy thst you enjoyed your experience at Potterydayz. See you again soon I hope.
My mum and I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours with Richard, learning how to use a potter's wheel- neither of us had used one for years so we were both complete novices. We both managed to create three pots- not perfect but with their own rustic charm! We're looking forward to glazing our pots in the near future and then they'll take pride of place in our houses. Thank you for a lovely morning!
Response from Potterydayz:Many thanks Ellie, I am glad you and your mum enjoyed the throwing session. I look forward to helping you finish your rustic pieces.
A really enjoyable morning spent learning a new skill. Richard was very patient and spent plenty of time demonstrating techniques and giving help and advice individually. Enjoyable and absorbing.
Response from Potterydayz:Many thanks for the review Sarah, a pleasure to see yo here. Glad you enjoyed your visit.
Just brilliant day , Richard was fantastic, really great teacher , with loads of knowledge , would highly recommend, a must do for any age .
Response from Potterydayz:Delighted you had a good morning- a pleasure to meet you both.
Richard hosted a wonderful day. clear instructions. A real relaxing experience, no pressure to have perfect technique. He allowed us to make our own mistakes which was a right laugh.
Never had any experience with pottery before, and the tester session was all worth it. I enjoyed it throughout, I found it much easier and person centred than in any school/ college environment. Made two pots and definitely will be back for more. Highly recommended.
What a creatively therapeutic morning!
I spied this special offer over on Instagram a month back and thought what a great present for me and my husband to do together and how right I was!
This morning we travelled over to Kings Cliff to the pottery studio of Potterydayz and were greeted by Richard, our master potter, another couple; Juliet and Dion.. and not forgetting the resident cat and a cup of coffee.
Richard’s expertise is amazingly quick, not like us beginners, at the three basics on centralising, opening and lifting. He gives you slow instructions with his demonstrations to get you on your way with your own wheel to play on.
It looks so easy, especially after watching weeks on The Great British Pottery Throwdown! Alas, it’s not quite as easy as it looks; arms in - speed up - water here and there - remove the water - delicately on and delicately off as one quick move and it’s destroyed before your eyes, but it’s so much fun.
Richard guides you into getting the right techniques.. clay after clay as you try to learn by your mistakes. I failed on two attempts with one coming in half lol and the other ending up a wibbly wobbly mess... it’s all in the learning... and then with a bit of help you’ve got something. It’s time to stop and finish off.
It’s hard work but relaxing, it’s draining but exhilarating, it’s dirty (very dirty) but you don’t care! After you’ve pushed, squeezed, pulled, you eventually get your vase, jug, bowl or whatever your creation looks nearest to...😳, you obviously feel very proud.
The workshops are 2 hours give or take, and no rush to get you out the door when you’ve finished. It’s a great experience whether you do the experience with a partner, friends or on your own. I’ll be picking my half-vase up in a few weeks to glaze it.
Thanks Richard for a great morning.
Response from Potterydayz:Delighted you both got so much out of the workshop. Look forward to seeing you both again soon.