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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.
10.00am – 4.00pm Daily
£480 per person