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Swanspool Ceramics

Contact Name: Sarah Plackett

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Address:
Parkhill Yard
Castle Ashby
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN7 1LA

Swanspool Ceramics

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Swanspool Ceramics's Courses

Beginners’ wheel-throwing
Beginners’ wheel-throwing
Northamptonshire - Next course on 20th September 2019
£195
Join us for one of our 6-week courses in wheel-throwing! Classes run once a week for 2.5 hours at our state-of-the art studios in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside (daytime and evening classes available). In our beginners' course, you will learn basic throwing and trimming (turning) techniques, and will be introduced to the glazing process and glazing options. Learn how to centre clay on the wheel, and throw simple cylinder and bowl shapes - the building blocks of wheel-thrown pottery. To ensure maximum personal attention, classes are limited to...
Intermediate wheel-throwing
Intermediate wheel-throwing
Northamptonshire - Next course on 26th September 2019
£195
Our intermediate course will enable you to improve your throwing technique, as well as develop additional skills such as adding handles, creating simple spouted forms such as jugs and creating basic lidded jars. Students joining us from outside, i.e. those who have not completed one of our beginners’ courses or weekends, should be able to centre comfortably, throw small/medium cylinder and bowl forms, and be familiar with basic techniques for turning leatherhard pots. **All our 6-week courses include open-access studio time to come in outside of classes to practice at...
Next-Step Wheel Weekend - Intermediate wheel-throwing
Next-Step Wheel Weekend - Intermediate wheel-throwing
Northamptonshire - Next course on 9th November 2019
£195
If you’ve mastered the basics of wheel-throwing (centring, pulling small/medium cylinders, turning) and are looking to take your skills to the next level then our intensive intermediate wheel-throwing weekend is the ideal next step. Day 1, Saturday: Learn how to shape basic cylinder forms to create jugs and vases, and how to create basic lidded jars Day 2, Sunday: Turn your pots, learn how to add handles to jugs/mugs and how to create knobs on lidded jars. At the end of the weekend, you will be able to select glaze...
Pottery Discovery Weekend - Beginners' wheel-throwing
Pottery Discovery Weekend - Beginners' wheel-throwing
Northamptonshire - Next course on 24th August 2019
£195
Escape for a weekend of pottery in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside! Our state-of-the art studios are nestled in the tranquil fields surrounding the magnificent Castle Ashby House. Day 1: Learn basic throwing techniques: how to centre clay on the wheel and how to make simple beakers and bowls Day 2: Learn to trim ('turn') your thrown pieces to refine them, and apply various surface-decoration techniques prior to firing.
Wheel-throwing private group sessions
Wheel-throwing private group sessions
Northamptonshire
£60
Our private wheel-throwing taster sessions are a great way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion, or for a hen/stag party or corporate team-building session. We can accommodate up to 8 participants per studio (2 wheel-throwing studios and 1 handbuilding studio are available, so groups of up to 24 can be hosted): all participants will have use of their own wheel/working area for the duration of the session, and all sessions are led by an experienced tutor. Participants will typically make 2 pots each on the wheel or...
Wheel-throwing taster session
Wheel-throwing taster session
Northamptonshire - Next course on 21st September 2019
£50
Have a go at throwing a pot on the wheel! Our 2-hr taster sessions are a great way to get a feel for wheel-throwing: throw two pots on the wheel and we will then fire and glaze them in colours of your choice, ready for collection approximately 3 weeks later (postage can be arranged for an additional charge).