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Throwing taster session

Introduction to Throwing

Duration: 2 hours

Price: £30

Contact: Deiniol Williams at Deiniol Williams Ceramics

Unit 23
Asquith Bottom Mills
Sowerby Bridge
West Yorkshire

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 18th April 2020
Saturday 13th June 2020

About the Course

Level: Beginner

Students will be shown how to centre the clay, throw a few simple bowls, and use coloured clay slips to decorate their creations. The finished pots will be glazed and fired for you and will be available for you to pick up at a later date.

There will be places for up to 4 students on each session at £30 each which covers all materials and firing costs. Please be aware that full payment is required to guarantee your place on the course. Light refreshments and snacks will also be included.

It is advisable to wear clothes you don’t mind getting clay on, however aprons will be provided. Please be aware that sitting at the pottery wheel for a prolonged period can exacerbate back problems - please get in touch if this is a concern.

This is a very short taster session to find out whether throwing appeals to you. If you want to delve in a bit further take a look at my other courses on the links below.

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What's included in the price?

All materials, equipment and tools will be provided, along with light refreshments and snacks. Aprons will also be provided, however please feel free to bring your own apron - and wear suitable clothing (clay can be very messy!)

Want to review this course?

Taster session 1/2/20. A very enjoyable and informative introduction to throwing in Deiniol's studio. Deiniol guided us through the stages of creating a bowl. Very impressed that we all managed a second bowl.

- - #28032

Response from Deiniol Williams Ceramics:

Thank you for the review Vicky! I'm glad that you managed to make two bowls as it's a tricky skill to learn :)

Thank you so much Deiniol for your patience. As a complete beginner I was thrilled to throw a pot which actually resembled a pot! I would love to come back and try it again. I thoroughly enjoyed the taster session.

Sue Hamilton

- - #27937

Response from Deiniol Williams Ceramics:

Thanks Sue, hope you can come back for another course in the future!

Had the beginners taster this morning. I absolutely loved it. So much fun and really pleased with the bowls I made. Deiniol was very good at demonstrating the basics and great guidance while we were having a go. I had such a great morning and I can’t wait to pick up my glazed bowls. Will be booking onto one of the full day courses for certain. Thank you so much.

- - #27904

Response from Deiniol Williams Ceramics:

Thank you Layla! I look forward to meeting you again on one of my future courses.

Great morning learning the basics. The teaching was clear and well-paced. Loved the chance to actually produce two bowls after just two hours. I’m looking forward to returning to do a longer course.

- - #27041

Response from Deiniol Williams Ceramics:

Glad to hear that you're thinking of coming back for one of the longer courses Danielle!

Really enjoyed the morning. Deiniol took the time to show us what we would need to do to create and decorate a bowl, then talked us through step by step actually creating a bowl and then allowed us to see what we had learnt by creating another bowl. Excellent couple of hours

- - #27031

Response from Deiniol Williams Ceramics:

Thanks Jen!

I attended Deiniol's 2 hour `Taster Class' with my husband, 12yrs and 15yrs old children.
We had a fantastic time, very enjoyable experience. You could tell Deiniol has teaching experience and was very patient with us all especially the children. After a step by step demonstration we all got stuck in and managed to produce two items each.
Would definitely have another go and can see that this could very easily become a very enjoyable hobby!

- - #26710

Response from Deiniol Williams Ceramics:

Thank you Claire. Really glad you all enjoyed the session!

Deiniol is an excellent teacher - very patient (he needed to be with me) and extremely encouraging. The whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable and I am looking forward to picking up my creations!!
I would wholeheartedly recommend this course.

- - #25579

Response from Deiniol Williams Ceramics:

Thank you Ruth! Really glad you enjoyed the course.

Great fun, would like to come back and have another go.

- - #22029

Great fun. Deiniol was very patient!

- - #22028

Really enjoyed it. I'm seriously thinking of going back for a longer session later in the year, or trying one of the evening sessions. Deiniol was very helpful, supportive and an excellent teacher.
I would recommend it to anyone who wants to try throwing pots and as a complete beginner, definitely in the "senior" age range, I managed to produce three fairly different bowls in the two-hour session, including one I thought was quite good!

- - #21237

Response from Deiniol Williams Ceramics:

Thank you very much for your review Mike! I shall look forward to meeting you again on one of my longer courses :)

Great explanation and demonstrations. Loved this hands on experience of making something.

- - #20030

Deiniol was approachable, competent and really patient with attendees. The course is well worth doing and gives a good idea as to whether you want top learn more, carry on learning in the future

- - #20029

This was a very enjoyable experience, completely accessible to me as a complete novice. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you very much.

- - #19026

Thank you. I had a great time!

- - #19025

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