Pottery: Wheel Throwing Saturday Workshop
In a small class of up to five people, you will learn how to wedge, knead, centre and throw cylinder forms with step-by-step instruction and demonstration from our experienced potter.
If you’re a more experienced potter, you’ll have the chance to refine your technique and learn to throw bowls and plates with our experienced tutor through tips and guidance.
You will learn how to wedge and knead clay and learn the step-by-step process of how to throw a pot on a potter’s wheel under the patient and friendly guidance of our experienced tutor.
For the more experienced, you will get tips on how to improve your technique, throw more complex forms, and be given suggested exercises to help do so.
Teaching methods include:
- formal instruction
- individual tuition
- practical demonstration
- practical experience
You will also get the opportunity to develop your skills according to your own specific needs.
Some experience of ceramics/pottery would be beneficial but not essential; you work at your own pace and level. All students are supported by the tutor throughout each project.
The cost is inclusive of tuition, clay, glazes, and kiln space for up to two firings necessary to complete the pieces created. Specialist materials and tools will be given out by the tutor if necessary.
You will need to bring:
- a sketchbook and something to write with
- a towel
- an apron/wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting messy
- enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to learn!
You must wear flat shoes as this is a safety requirement. Working with clay can get very messy!
You may wish to bring hand cream and a dust mask. If you have sensitive skin, you may also wish to bring a pair of washing-up gloves.