Classes

Pottery Lessons

We offer courses for beginners during which you will have to opportunity to learn a variety of different skills. The courses typically last for 8 weeks, at the end of which we are more than happy to fire a reasonable amount of pieces that you wish to keep.

Your time during the course will be split evenly between learning how to throw on the wheel and learning a multitude of hand-building techniques.

Learning how to throw

You will learn:

  • How to prepare the clay
  • Centering the clay
  • Making a cylinder or bowl
  • Turning and finishing
  • Pulling and adding handles
  • Making spouts and lids

Learning how to hand build

You will learn:

  • How to prepare the clay
  • Centering the clay
  • Making a cylinder or bowl
  • Turning and finishing
  • Pulling and adding handles
  • Making spouts and lids

After you finish your first course of lessons, we are more than happy to offer a further course to aid you in your creative development. This can be discussed on a one-to-one basis when you are nearing the completion of your course. Once you have completed an eight week course, we are more than happy for people to drop in by appointment. This is also dependent on class size.

Times available are 10am to 12pm, 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If these times are not convenient, contact us to discuss our availability. Each session costs £15, and is payable upfront in blocks of eight lessons (eight weeks), either by bank transfer, cheque or cash. There is a maximum class size of six people - this is to ensure that all individuals are given enough tuition in order to learn and develop their skills.

Potters Wheel Half Day Throwing Course

These half day courses are intensive sessions that last for 3.5 hours, and are designed for one or two people.

You will learn how to:

  • Prepare the clay (wedging),
  • Center the clay on the wheel,
  • Throw a cylinder,
  • Make a simple bowl,
  • Decorate your work with coloured slips.

These courses provide you with your own potters wheel for the duration of the course, and we will provide one-to-one tuition throughout. The places are limited to two people per session - this is so that you get as much support as you need. You will be able to create as many pots as you like during the session, after which you can select your best three pots to decorate. These will then be fired and glazed for you and this will be included within the price. Any additional pots that you wish to have fired can be purchased for an additional charge, depending on size. Prices are £70 per individual, or £120 (£60 each) if two people book together.

Taster Sessions

We offer pottery taster sessions by prior arrangement which take place during the day in the week or at the weekend at our studio.

These are fun, two hour beginner sessions in which we will show you some basic hand-building techniques to create a decorative piece, such as a shallow dish. This is followed by having a go on the potters wheel. You can then choose your best thrown pot to decorate with coloured slips. The two pots will be fired and glazed by us which can be collected at a later date. We will notify you when they are ready, approximately 4 - 6 weeks following your session. This is included in the price. Additional pots that you have made can be decorated, fired and glazed for an additional charge based upon the size/weight of the item. Taster sessions are £35 for an individual 1:1 session or for a couple or small group this will be £30 each. If you have any questions or wish to book, give us a call or email us at [email protected].

Groups

We can accommodate for families and groups, please contact us for prices and details, as we may be able to offer discounts.

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