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Wheel Thrown Pottery (2.5 hours) (LONDON)

£55.00

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Learn wheel throwing basics

This 2.5 hour wheel thrown pottery introduction gets you hands-on and dirty learning wheel throwing pottery basics. (Patrick Swayze not included).

Each student will have their own wheel to work from and following a masterful tutor demonstration its then straight down to practice.

Support will be on hand as you try to get to grips with centering and throwing basics.  We keep class sizes to no more than 8 students and make sure you each get seen to and have a chart explaining all the stages. Expect a few pieces to make it below the table into the slop bucket for recycling and about 2 pieces each to make it onto the keeps board. We'll fire and glaze ‘keeps’ ready for collection in about 4 weeks time.

Please note that we continually add dates to meet demand. This workshop normally runs on a Sunday morning or afternoon. If you're looking for a date in advance that is not on the list, please get in touch as we may be able to schedule it.
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Wheel Thrown Pottery (2.5 hours) (LONDON)
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31 Mar 2019 at 11:00 am 31 Mar 2019 at 01:30 pm
31 Mar 2019 at 03:00 pm 31 Mar 2019 at 05:30 pm

This is one of our most loved courses. People try it expecting a relatively easy ride. Others expect a topless Patrick Swayze to pop in and help out. Let’s just say its a class full of surprises.

GIFT OPTION:  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BUY THIS COURSE AS A GIFT BUT DON’T WANT TO SPECIFY A DATE, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. WE CAN RAISE A PAY BY LINK AND ON PAYMENT WE CAN RAISE AN ELECTRONIC WHEEL POTTERY GIFT VOUCHER WHICH ALLOWS YOUR GUEST TO SELECT AND BOOK INTO A SPECIFIC WORKSHOP DATE OF THEIR CHOICE

WORKSHOP FORMAT

Step 1: Tutor demonstration

We start the workshop with a simple 20 minute tutor demonstration which provides an overview of the different stages involved.

Step 2: hands-on practice and individual practice

(i) Centering basics

Students start with centring basics (our experienced potter is on-hand to correct and support you). Centering is everything and takes practice to master it.  Sure jelly blobs in contemporary ceramics has its place but lots of luck trying to drink a cup of tea out of it.

(ii) Throwing a pot

Thankfully not across the room but in fact pulling the clay up before opening it out. Playing with purpose.

 

FIRING AND GLAZING
We fire and glaze your best two pieces with the surviving pieces ready to use in approximately 4-5 weeks.

COURSE PREPARATION

Handbuild experience is highly recommended prior to wheel thrown pottery but not essential.

COURSE SUITABILITY

This is mainly an adult course. Children over 10 are welcome but do need to be accompanied by an adult and have good arm strength.

BOOKING TERMS

 DATE CHANGES OR CANCELLATIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITH NO CHARGE WITH MORE THAN 1 WEEKS NOTICE FROM THE COURSE START. CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 3-6 DAYS OF THE COURSE START INCUR A 50% CHARGE.   NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN WITHIN 2 DAYS OF THE COURSE START. WE DO HOWEVER ALLOW PEOPLE TO SEND SOMEONE ELSE IN THEIR PLACE – SIMPLY LET US KNOW THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHO WILL TAKE YOUR PLACE IN ADVANCE. 

COURSE CONTINUATION
We run regular 5 and 10 week evening classes and also 2 day weekend courses for intense learning/practice. Please view our full list of pottery ceramic courses in the bite section of our website.

Location: Studio 2, 21 Lombard Road Wimbledon SW19 3TZ  (The studio door is down the side of the building, on the left just before the Acava Studios sign).

Please call 0208 1665 134 on arrival so that we can let you into the building.

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