Throwing Course: 3 & 5 Day

Throwing on an electric wheel

Throwing on an electric wheel

When: throughout the year (see below)
Where: Bernard Leach’s Studio
Places: 4 maximum
Duration: 3 or 5 days (10am – 4pm daily)
Tools & Clay: provided
This Course Will: improve your throwing skills and techniques
We will: fire one of your pieces in our reduction kilns & return it to you.

Cost: £330 (3 days) & £480 (5 days)

Whether you’re a student potter, a keen amateur, an improver or a complete beginner, a throwing course at the historic Leach Pottery is a unique experience. Learn techniques, explore new approaches, or just have dedicated time and space to develop your 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 one-to-one tuition with one of our professional potters. You will be working in the historic Leach Pottery, within the environment of a professional pottery studio, museum and gallery, which offers a unique experience.

JANUARY 2019
14-16 Jan (3 day)
21-25 Jan (5 day)

FEBRUARY 2019
4-6 Feb (3 day)
11-13 Feb (3 day)
18-22 Feb (5 day)

MARCH 2019
4-6 Mar (3 day)
11-13 Mar (3 day)
18-22 Mar (5 day)

APRIL 2019
1-3 Apr (3 day)  BEGINNERS ONLY
8-10 Apr (3 day)
15-19 Apr (5 day)
29 Apr - 1st May (3 day)

May 2019
6-8 (3 day) 
13-17 (5 day)
27-29 (3 day)

JUNE 2019
3-5 (3 day)
10-14 (5 day)
24-26 (3 day)  BEGINNERS ONLY

JULY 2019
1-3 (3 day)
8-12 (5 day)
22-24 (3 day)
29-31 (3 day)

AUGUST 2019
5-9 (5 day)
19-21 (3 day)  BEGINNERS ONLY
26-28 (3 day)

SEPTEMBER 2019
2-6 (5 day)
16-18 (3 day)
23-25 (3 day)

OCTOBER 2019
30 Sept - 4 Oct (5 day)
14-16 (3 day)
21-23 (3 day)
28-1 Nov (5 day)

NOVEMBER 2019
11-13 (3 day)
18-20 (3 day)
25-29 (5 day)

DECEMBER 2019
9-11 (3 day)

Please contact office@leachpottery.com if you’ve specific questions or requirements or wish to join the waiting list for last-minute places.