"The one day course was a real treat - such fun going from complete beginner to throwing a pot with the excellent guidance of Rowena. This gave me a very good and real view into the very many stages it takes to make a pot and the skill required.
The only improvement would be if there could be an optional subsequent half day to apply the glazes, but I appreciate this may be a logistics nightmare."
"I had a few hours with Rowena and they were exceptionally useful. As a potter who wanted to improve, Rowena guided me without taking over which helped me enormously with confidence. The session was really enjoyable and relaxed and we packed a lot in, going at my own pace. Rowena is so easy to get along with and is happy to answer no end of questions! Highly recommend. "
"This one-day 1-2-1 workshop gave me exactly what I wanted - enough time to focus on learning the foundations of throwing properly, guided by someone who really knows their craft. The day whizzed by so I am going back for more."
"The best present ever in the last two decades. Watching my mum thoroughly enjoy the day from beginning to end. Rowena is an excellent teacher and made us feel comfortable and welcome. It was a joyful experience and exciting to learn how to use the wheel, would definitely go back to learn more! Alot of laughter. Thankyou so much"
"Oh my gosh! The best couple of hours I have spent in ages! Rowena was fantastic, very patient and knowledgeable. She talked us through every step. We will return to pick up our pots during the Lewes arts festival, can't wait! I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to give pottery a go. "
"I had a lovely day with Rowena. As an absolute beginner on the wheel she guided me through the steps of making bowls in great detail. She is patient, encouraging and friendly. I was very happy with the day and proud of what I managed to make in the day. "
"We had a fantastic afternoon with Rowena - she explained everything brilliantly, helped us through each stage of making our bowls and we’re now looking forward to seeing the final results after they’ve been dried etc. It was an afternoon of laughs - the quote of the day being “it’s so much harder when you’re moist …”. I wholeheartedly recommend booking this course."
"Fantastic morning spent with Rowena. My husband and I wanted to give this a go after watching the great pottery throw down on tv. We both really enjoyed it and I think we'll be back for more. We made 3 bowls each and look forward to seeing them once they are ready. Rowena is lovely and friendly and was so good at quickly rectifying any mistakes we made. "
"Would definitely recommend this taster course. Rowena is an excellent tutor/potter she guided us through various techniques using the Potters Wheel. Being total beginners it was really useful to have the private 2 to 1 tuition and we managed to produce several items (with varying degrees of success!). You leave your makes with Rowena who finishes and glazes (your choice of glaze) for you. Excellent value for money, fun, interesting & a great experience. Thanks Rowena! "
"I had a wonderful day at the Paddock Studio with Rowena! I went into this course with little throwing experience and was keen to develop my technique. Rowena was very enthusiastic and adapted the course to focus on the areas I wanted more help with.
In just one day, I went from throwing small tealight holders to bowls and pourers I was really proud of.
If you're looking for a little 'clay'cation, I cannot recommend Rowena's course enough! She is a brilliant teacher and wonderful company. I'm hoping to return again soon."
"Just spent a marvellous day yesterday, with my daughter, at Paddock Art Studios, being taught by Rowena. Although we have different levels of pottery experience, we both walked away thinking that we had learned a great deal. Rowena has years of experience and is a patient, kind teacher, with a great sense of humour. She is equally good at teaching beginner to intermediate and advanced. Thoroughly recommend!"
"My husband booked this for me as a Birthday gift which had to be rescheduled due to my work commitments and Rowena was very accommodating to ensure we were able to attend.
We had a fantastic day with Rowena who explained every step and was on hand the whole time to guide us to the point where we both threw a few bowls in the morning and we chose to continue on the potters wheel in the afternoon session also where we made small pourers and small vases. We chose our glaze finish from examples in the workshop and will collect them later.
The course exceeded our expectations, whether an absolute beginner like my husband or a novice like myself Rowena was able to teach comprehensively each stage of the throw , positioning of hands and method though each stage.
We were delighted with our end results and can’t thank Rowena enough.
I would highly recommend this course with Rowena who will definitely not disappoint anyone who attends . We saw other students pieces which had been fired also and the quality was exceptional.
I purchased a few pieces of Rowena pottery including a coffee mug for my daughter in law which she loved.
Thank you Rowena for a wonderful experience "
"I had a brilliant two hour class with Rowena. She was a very helpful tutor and gave very clear instructions and demonstration. I was made very welcome and felt very relaxed. I managed to make two lovely pots which Rowena will fire and glaze for me. I will definitely go again! Thank you"
"We had a lovely day with Rowena and had some very successful throwing. Rowena is a great tutor and we felt we had great support which helped us achieve some wonderful results. I would definitely recommend."
"We had a wonderful day at Rowena's studio. I booked a one day course for myself and my husband. It was so nice to have such one to one training, as it really gave us the opportunity to get better at our technique. We managed to make quite a few bowls and vases. We can't wait to pick them up once they've been fired and glazed. Would definitely do it again and 100% if you want to have a go at throwing a pot! "
"I had a brilliant day with Rowena. She was great at explaining and guiding me throughout. She shared many tips and techniques and was a lot of fun too.
The studio is cosy and warm and Rowena even makes sure that the water you have to dip your fingers into is warm.
I would love to spend another day learning with her."
"I really enjoyed my session with Rowena, she’s very patient and encouraging and gets the most out of you. A very productive day. Totally recommend for anyone, especially someone like me that has never thrown pots before, great fun ? "
"Oh my goodness!! What a brilliant afternoon!! I arrived thinking that I didn’t have a creative bone in my body, but thanks to Rowena’s expert tuition and guidance, I came away having made three bowls that are actually usable!! Rowena has such a calm, welcoming, encouraging and patient temperament that she made me believe in myself and I came away feeling quite proud of what I’d achieved!!
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone! Go for it!!! You’ll be amazed at what you can do with a ball of clay!!"
"We had a wonderful beginner pottery session with Rowena. She's obviously hugely talented but also very patient! She explained every stage of throwing the pot on the wheel in easy to understand terms and it was a huge amount of fun. Can't wait to collect our pots when they've been glazed. Thanks so much."