Beginners' Pottery Wheel Throwing courses

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One Day Courses are now on offer. Please scroll down for details:

Throwing Courses for Beginners 5 Weeks/Session

Claytime is running wheel throwing evening courses , with 8 places only on each. Courses are taught by Clay Time experienced potters. Each student will have her/his own wheel to work on for the entire duration of the course.  6 pots are fired and glazed included.

Course 194: 5th November 2019 - 3rd December  Tuesday nights from 7:00 -9:00pm (Fully booked )

Course 197: 13th November 2019 - 11th December Wednesday nights from 7:00 -9:00pm (Fully booked )

Course 198: 11th November 2019 - 9th December Monday nights from 7:00 -9:00pm (Fully booked )

New year:

Course 201: 7th January 2020 - 4th  February  Tuesday nights from 7:00 -9:00pm (Book now)

Course 202: 13th January 2020 - 10th  February  Monday nights from 7:00 -9:00pm (Book now)

Course 203: 15th January 2020 - 12th  February  Wednesday nights from 7:00 -9:00pm (Book now)

For course outline please scroll below

Price: £229 


10% off for anyone who attended an earlier course at Clay Time or Well Walk Pottery

One Day Wheel Throwing Course for Beginners: Great gift for someone

Led by Clay Time experienced potters (Up to 8 students places available, using 8 wheels)

Please buy a specific course or a gift vouhcer for the value of the course and ask the person recieving the gift to call us and we will fit them in a course at their convenience. We have rolling courses as follows:

Course 195 -Date: 20th  October  2019 (Fully booked )

Course 196 -Date: 17th  November  2019 (Book now)

New year

Course 204 -Date: 12th January  2020 (Book now)

Course 205 -Date: 26th January  2020 (Book now)

Course 206 -Date: 9th February  2020 (Book now)

Price £149

Price includes all materials, tuition and  a sandwich lunch. 

This course focuses on the  basics and on developing these skills: wedging, centering, compressing, pulling and turning.  Basically following the first 4 weeks of the 5 week course below.  We fire your best 6 pieces for you and dip them in a colour of your choice.

Beginner's Throwing Course Outline - 5 weeks (one evening per week):

Week 1 - introduction to wedging, centering, compressing, pulling. 

Introduction to clay, playing with the material and learning how to wedge and center, and then showing compression and basic pulling of walls (creates a wide shallow dish). Make your first pot.

Week 2 - wedging, centering, compressing, pulling.

Continue practicing of the process, students can make pieces with taller walls (i.e bowls) (keep the pieces leather hard for the next class)

Week 3 - wedging, centering, compressing, pulling, turning.

Show demo of turning a piece, students get a couple of basic thickly thrown cup forms for them to practice turning on before they turn their own pieces. Also students will throw a couple of mug shapes and will be shown how to make and attach handles to these.

Week 4 - Free work, Students to throw and work freely on the wheel, assisting where needed, continue the practice of wedging, centering, compressing, pulling. Finally make the pieces that you would like to fire and keep.

Week 5 - Glazing An introduction to glazes. Glazing final pieces using our extensive range of glazes, crystal glazes and oxides You can choose the best 6 items to take home.

All material, tuition, glazing, paints and firings are include

Cancellation Policy

A full refund can only be given within 14 days from the initial date of booking.

You can reschedule your class provided we are given at least 7 days notice before the class

Regrettably, we are unable to change any bookings if LESS than 7 days notice is given.

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