Throwing Class // Monday and Tuesday PM
5 sessions (2.5 hours each, 2 hours making, half hour clean up)
see drop-down menu for dates.
Please bring an apron and a towel
Class limited to 4 participants
How it works:
This 5 week course focuses on learning and improving your basic throwing skills, and will cover throwing tall cylinders, shaping techniques, bowls, and trimming.
If you have completed a taster session or private class in throwing, you are ready to sign up to this course!
Beginners will be guided through the techniques needed to make functional pottery on the wheel. Improvers will be taught extra techniques and details to build on the basic skills. More advanced potters are welcome to carry out their own projects, and proficient handbuilders are welcome to use the handbuilding facilities too.
A 6kg bag of clay is included, along with firings. Extra clay can be bought at £18 per 6kg bag.
The course does not include a glazing session. When your pots have been bisque fired you can book onto one of our regular glazing classes, or we can glaze your pots for you in our transparent or white studio glaze for a fee of £10
Week 1: Straight sided cylinders
Week 2: Throwing taller cylinders
Week 3: Shaping cylinders by collaring and bellying out
Week 4: Throwing bowls
Week 5: Trimming, constructing handles & slip decoration