Beginners to Intermediates Six Weeks Throwing Class

Beginners to Intermediates Six Weeks Throwing Class


Thursdays: 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm

Experience: Beginners to Intermediate
25 July - 29 August 2019 (25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August)
5 September - 10 October 2019
(5, 12, 19, 26 September, 3, 10 October)
17 October - 21 November 2019
(17, 24, 31 October, 7, 14, 21 November)

If you are looking to learn, improve and master your pottery wheel techniques you have come to the right place. This is a Six Weeks Pottery Wheel Throwing Class, suitable for all beginners, intermediate or more advanced level students who are looking to practice and develop their throwing skills. You will learn the fundamental wheel-throwing techniques and begin throwing basic forms, such as cups, mugs, and bowls. You will also learn good pottery studio practice such as setting up and cleaning your working area, trimming and preparing your artwork for glaze session, exploring various glazing techniques.

Complete beginners are welcome, but we strongly recommend to join us first for at least two taster throwing sessions before attending this class.

Advance booking recommended.

Clay, glazes, and firings are included.

Please read the Terms and Conditions before booking.



  • How many people attend this class?

The beginners to intermediate pottery wheel throwing class is small so your tutor is able to offer you full support and access to the studio facilities. We recommend for classes to be booked in advance; each class is run in a group of maximum 5 people.

  • What to expect during this taster class?

You will be introduced and thought step-by-step by your tutor the fundamental technique of throwing. Many hours of practice and lots of patience are required to improve and master your skills. Persistence is the key to success. You will have plenty of time to create and explore.

  • What clay am I going to use?

You are going to use a plastic, smooth Pale Buff stoneware clay. This clay body recipe is a blend of selected low iron clays providing an ideal background for a decorative approach to stoneware ceramics. Silica sand makes it excellent for throwing on the pottery wheel too.

This clay firing range is 1120°C - 1280°C.

  • Do I need to bring anything with me?

You will work with clay so it will get messy; please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. We also advise you to tied your hear back and cut your nails short. Please do not wear jewellery like rings, bracelets or watches during this class as the clay may get into bits where it cannot be easily removed or they may get scratched.

  • What happens with my pots made at this class?

This class is all about practice and improving your throwing technique. You will be able to make a considerable amount of work that will go into a bisque firing after they completely dry. On the sixth week you will glaze all your work made on the class and re-fire it at a higher temperature. This is where the magic happens and your artwork becomes ceramics.

  • When will my artwork be ready for pick up?

Please note that it may take up to 2 - 3 weeks until you can actually collect your artwork. When your artwork will be ready for collection you will be notified by email. Kindly note we will only keep hold of your artwork made at the studio for 14 days after artwork collection email confirmation. You must claim and collect your artwork within this time frame, otherwise, it will be donated to our local charity.

  • Once I've finished, what class can I do next?

If you feel confident, want to learn more and refine your pottery throwing techniques, we suggest signing up for another six weeks beginners to intermediate pottery throwing class or you can apply to become a member, as long you are responsible in the studio and can work unattended.

  • How can I apply for a membership?

Memberships are very popular. We strongly recommend registering your interest by contacting us at, by calling +44 (0) 7414 501 833. or by asking your tutor at the class for availability.