Throwing Courses: Adult
Whether you are a student potter, a keen amateur, an improver or a complete beginner, a throwing course at the historic Leach Pottery is a unique and rarefied experience. Learn techniques, explore new approaches, or just have dedicated time and space to develop your own practice.
NEW DATES ADDED!
Beginner / Intermediate Throwing Courses
We offer a 3 or 5 day practice-based throwing course aimed at beginners who would like to learn basic throwing skills and for those who have some experience of throwing, and would like to further develop their skills. This is an opportunity to learn new skills and brush up on essential techniques.
The course will cover: Clay preparation – wedging techniques, centering clay on the wheel, throwing basic cylinders then moving on to different forms – Jugs, vases, plates, bowls etc. Practicing your preferred form, throwing to specific measurements and repeat throwing. Turning and finishing, pulling and attaching handles and decorating techniques.
The workshop includes an introductory assessment of needs, plus one-to-one tuition per day with one of our professional potters. Working in the historic Leach Pottery, within the environment of a professional pottery studio, museum and gallery offers a unique experience. You will have exclusive use of a wheel for the week.
For more details or to discuss your specific needs please email Margaret Parma at email@example.com. Or RESERVE ONLINE now.
Forthcoming course dates for 2015-16:
11th - 15th (5 days) FULLY BOOKED
18th - 20th (3 days) FULLY BOOKED
25th - 27th (3 days) FULLY BOOKED
9th - 13th (5 days) FULLY BOOKED
16th - 18th (3 days) FULLY BOOKED
30th - 1st JUNE (3 days) FULLY BOOKED
6th - 10th (5 days) FULLY BOOKED
13th - 15th (3 days) FULLY BOOKED
20th - 22nd (3 days) FULLY BOOKED
4th - 8th (5 days) FULLY BOOKED
11th - 13th (3 days) PLACES AVAILABLE
25th - 27th (3 days) PLACES AVAILABLE
8th - 12th (5 days FULLY BOOKED
15th - 17th (3 days) FULLY BOOKED
22nd - 24th (3 days) PLACES AVAILABLE
throwing: Taster Sessions
Half-day introductory taster courses throwing on the potter's wheel. These courses offer an introduction to throwing for beginners, covering: clay preparation, wedging, centering clay on the wheel and throwing basic cylinders. The workshop includes one-to-one tuition with one of our professional potters.
Wednesday 16th March - FULLY BOOKED
Monday 23rd May - FULLY BOOKED
Monday 18th July - FULLY BOOKED
Monday 5th September - FULLY BOOKED
Monday 7th November - FULLY BOOKED
- Cost: £50 per person, including tuition, materials, aprons and tools
- Half day 10am – 12noon
- Firing is not included but you are welcome to take your pots and have them fired elsewhere.
For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Duration – 3 or 5 days (10am – 4pm daily)
- Designed to improve your throwing skills, techniques and experience
- One-to-one tuition sessions on a daily basis
- Clay supplied. This is our standard tableware body.
- Participants can choose one piece that will be fired here (postage charge will apply).
- Basic tools available if required.
- Cost: £300 (3 days) and £450 (5 days).