3&5 Day Throwing Courses: For Adults
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.
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 some one-to-one tuition per day with one of our professional potters (as part of a small group with a maximum of 4 students). Working in the historic Leach Pottery, within the environment of a professional pottery studio, museum and gallery offers a unique experience.
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 2017:
8th - 10th May (3 day) FULLY BOOKED
15th - 19th May (5 day) FULLY BOOKED
29th - 31st May (3 day) FULLY BOOKED
5th - 9th June (5 day) FULLY BOOKED
12th - 14th June (3 day) FULLY BOOKED
26th - 30th June (5 days) FULLY BOOKED
3rd - 7th July (5 day) FULLY BOOKED
10th - 12th July (3 day) FULLY BOOKED
17th - 21st July (5 day) FULLY BOOKED
31st July - 2nd August (3 day) FULLY BOOKED
7th - 11th August (5 day) FULLY BOOKED
21st - 25th August (5 day) FULLY BOOKED
28th - 30th August (3 day) FULLY BOOKED
11th - 15th September (5 day) FULLY BOOKED
18th-20th September (3 day) FULLY BOOKED
25th - 27th September (3 day) FULLY BOOKED
9th - 13th October (5 day) FULLY BOOKED
16th - 18th October (3 day) 1 PLACE AVAILABLE
23rd to 25th October (3 day) 1 PLACE AVAILABLE
6th - 10th November (5 day) FULLY BOOKED
20th - 22nd November (3 day) FULLY BOOKED
4th - 8th December (5 day) PLACES AVAILABLE
11th - 13th December (3 day) PLACES AVAILABLE
- Duration – 3 or 5 days (10am – 4pm daily)
- Designed to improve your throwing skills, techniques and experience
- Maximum of 4 students
- Lots of time for one-to-one tuition sessions on a daily basis with the tutor
- Held in Bernard Leach's personal studio
- Clay supplied. This is our standard tableware body.
- Participants can choose one piece that will be fired here in one of our reduction kilns (postage charge will apply).
- Basic set of tools per student provided if required.
- Cost: £300 (3 days) and £450 (5 days).