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This is one of our most loved courses. People want to try it with the expectation that it’s relatively easy. Others expect a topless Patrick Swayze to pop in and help out.
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
Step 1: Tutor demonstration
We start the workshop with a 10-15 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 (an experienced potter is on-hand to quickly correct and support students). 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.
(iii) Handle pulling
Depending on which tutor you get some ‘pull’ a handle and even help students create spouts and lids – yes new students have made teapots on this first course. If you’ve created a shaped vessel then you’ve done well.
FIRING AND GLAZING
We fire and glaze your best two pieces with the surviving pieces ready to use in approximately 4-5 weeks.
Handbuild experience is highly recommended prior to wheel thrown pottery but not essential
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.
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.
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: 170 High St, Margate, Kent CT9.
Please call 0208 1665 134 on arrival for directions.