Beginners' Pottery Wheel Throwing Courses

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Throwing Courses for Beginners 5 Weeks/Session

Clay Time is running wheel throwing evening courses, with 8 places only on each.

Courses are taught by Clay Time experienced potters.

Each student will have their own wheel to work on for the entire duration of the course. 

6 pots are fired and glazed included.

For course outline please scroll below

Price: £229 

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

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 refund the deposit or change any bookings if LESS than 7 days notice is given.

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