Pottery/Ceramics Introduction Class - half day
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The Introductory Course is for those who have never done pottery before or maybe not since they were at school.
All the basic making methods in one session.
So we start with a simple Pinch Pot made from a ball of clay, we then roll the clay into coils and add the coils to the pinch pot making a bowl.
We then roll out the clay into slabs and make a simple box form, this teaches you how to get even thicknesses of clay and how to join slabs of clay together using the score and slip method.
I then demonstrate how to Throw a Pot on the Potters Wheel, which I explain is the mechanical way of making the same bowl shape as your pinch pot, you can then have a go at throwing on the potters wheel while I guide you through the process.
Once you have done your Introductory Course you are welcome to join one of the weekly Pottery Classes classes
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?
All materials and tools are included and firing of your work
All I ask is that you pay via Bank Transfer before attending the Class - Bank details will be given when you book your Class
I really enjoyed this beginners pottery course. Joan was a very encouraging teacher who managed to explain everything clearly. We fitted a lot into the afternoon yet I never felt rushed and the afternoon flew by. I would recommend without hesitation.
Moira - - #14450
A lovely session getting started with basic techniques. Just the right balance of teaching, guidance/advice and independent work.
Looking forward to going back for more!!
Debs - - #14273
Not having done pottery before I was excited and a little nervous as to what to expect at the Introduction Class. I need not have worried as Joan gave me all the support I needed in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere. Joan's workshop is magical and I was surprised as to how much pottery I was able to make. I enjoyed the class so much that I came home and booked another session straight away!
Viv T - - #14246
I've not done pottery since school over 30 years ago so this introduction was a great way to have a go and see if I would like it.
Had a great time. Joan is a fab teacher and showed me a number of different techniques using the clay. The potters wheel was a bit scary but Joan was super-patient and gave really clear instructions which helped calm my nerves!
I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to give pottery a go and I've now booked more time to go back and hopefully improve my skills.
10 out of 10!!!
Mel - - #13960
Response from jccermaics:Thanks MelI, I really do think you have found your new hobby 😊You did so well at whatever you tried and this was after 30 years!
I had an excellent time with Joan who tailored my time to my needs. I was also given some extra time in the afternoon to practice. Fantastic value for money. Thanks again. Jill
Jill Whitehead - - #12845
A fantastic afternoon, I needed help with 'throwing' on the wheel, Joan was fab , very patient and a great teacher. I came away feeling much more confident. Joan is very passionate about pottery and she has loads of knowledge and is so willing to share and help. Highly recommend her teaching 👍😊
Gill shennan - - #12608
Response from jccermaics:It was lovely to see your enthusiasm and determination to pursue the hardest course in pottery THROWING! 🙃Keep going and here if you need help
Fantastic afternoon. Joan created a fun and relaxed atmosphere from the start, she was really helpful and guided us through different techniques, helping us when we needed it and also allowing us to experiment ourselves. I would highly recommend her course!
Heather Turnbull - - #12346
Really enjoyed my afternoon. Joan is friendly and knowledgeable. I felt really welcome and Joan was really supportive and flexible in her approach. I am hoping to go back and take part in some of her classes in the near future
Helen - - #12317
Response from jccermaics:Thankyou for coming Helen and I hope to see you again soon 🙂
Great introduction to pottery and ceramics by Joan. One to one session with a patient and helpful expert.
Barbara - - #10436
Joan is a wonderful teacher. She is so patient and knowledgeable. Her class is always fun. It's a very relaxed atmosphere. You can have a go on the wheel or hand build. You can make whatever you want - Joan will support and advice you. You'll have a brilliant time.
Emma - - #10292
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- Accessible by public transport
- Child friendly
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly
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