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Due to the COVID-19 situation Go Create will not be running face-to-face courses until further notice. In the mean time we are working on some distant learning/mentoring programs including painting and drawing, mosaic, craft and sculpture courses for adults and children.

To receive details of courses as soon as these are available, do get in touch.


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Wheel Thrown Pottery (2 hours) (MARGATE)

£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 small: no more than 8 students to make sure you each get the proper attention. 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 hours) (MARGATE)
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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

WORKSHOP FORMAT

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.

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: 170 High St, Margate, Kent CT9.

Please call 0208 1665 134 on arrival for directions.

2 reviews for Wheel Thrown Pottery (2 hours) (MARGATE)

  1. Jen

    A hugely enjoyable morning! Our teacher, Janette, was knowledgeable and encouraging and provided us superb guidance. We absolutely loved it and it’s given us a “taste” for clay and we plan on doing more pottery in the near future!

  2. Mike J

    Really fun. Enjoyed it a lot.

    Not as easy as you might think but we got a couple of good pieces.

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