Come and join us at Cardiff Pottery Workshops for the ever popular throwing classes. Master the art of the potters wheel in our fun and friendly studio with our highly skilled tutors guiding you all the way. You will work to a specially developed 6 week plan which has been devised to take you step by step through the process of throwing for beginners. Alongside this we offer 20% discount to those who are returning to develop their skills. Alternatively, if you would prefer more tailored tuition you can opt for our 1-2-1 sessions or join our Sunday morning sessions which are unstructured and tailored for those who cannot commit to a 6 week course. Details and prices are listed below...
During the 6 week throwing course you will work on your own potters wheel. Each lesson will start with clay preparation, followed by a demonstration on the wheel by the tutor. You will then have time to practice what has been demonstrated and guidance will be offered where needed. If you need a break, the kettle is always on with tea and coffee in abundance so please do help yourselves...or ask the tutor to make a brew!
Skills you will learn:
- Clay preparation and wedging.
- Setting up your wheel.
- Centering the clay.
- Making a bowl.
- Making a cup. Including how to make and attach a handle.
- Making a lidded pot.
- Turning and finishing your pieces ready for firing.
Throwing can be very messy, particularly when you are starting out. We supply aprons but it is probably best if you come to the classes in clothes and footwear you don't mind getting dirty. No watches or jewellery to be worn and you may want to tie your hair back in preparation.
You can book your place right away by selecting from the drop down options, the day and time that is suitable for you. Please note the course must be paid for in full before attending. If you miss a class this may be made up on the following course for the same week missed (depending on available space). All work is fired and will be ready to collect two weeks after the completion of your course. If you would like to glaze your pieces this can be done by booking onto one of our glazing sessions, usually held on a Sunday.
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Kelly and her team look forward to meeting you!
6 Week Beginners Course: £140
Monday PM: 4.30-6.30 Tutor: Kelly Campbell
Start Dates: 2nd July 2018
Tuesday AM: 10.00-12.00 Tutor: Sarah Symonds
Start Dates: 3rd July 2018
Tuesday PM: 4.30-6.30, 6.30-8.30 Tutor: Sarah Symonds
Start Dates: 19th June 2018
Thursday PM: 6.30-8.30 Tutor: Mark Diggins
Start Dates: 21st June 2018
Friday AM: 10.00-12.00 Tutor: Sarah Symonds
Start Dates: 6th July 2018
Sunday AM: 10.00-12.00 Tutor: Kelly Campbell
Start Dates: Rolling classes
1-2-1 Sessions: £60-£150
1-2-1 sessions are two hours long and are tailored to your specific request. This can be anything from a taster session to a particular project you may need help with. All materials and firing included.
1x 1-2-1 Session: £60.00
2x 1-2-1 Sessions: £90.00
3x 1-2-1 Sessions: £150.00
1-2-1 sessions are held at a time suitable for you and the availability of one of our tutors. Once your booking has been received a member of our team will be in touch to arrange a time and date.
Add a friend and receive 50% discount!
6 Week Intermediate Course: £110.00
Once you have completed the 6 week beginners course its highly likely you have grown to love throwing, so we offer a 6 week intermediate course with over 20% discount. During this six weeks focus will be given on throwing larger pieces and working to a set scale, refining the quality of your throwing along with experimenting with surface texture. This follow on course offers new challenges for the budding thrower!
Classes are run alongside the beginners course so dates and times are the same.
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*Unfortunately no refunds are available.