Wheel Throwing Classes

Passing on knowledge is one of the most rewarding things we can do. Helping you master a new skill would be my pleasure, so please sign up for a session to learn the ancient art of creative wheel thrown pottery.

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Wheel throwing

half day class £90

Thursday 10-1pm Thursday 2-5pm

Friday 10-1pm Friday 2-5pm or

Saturday 10-1pm

Learning a new skill is always so rewarding with a great sense of achievement. For the half day class you will be able to learn the basics from weighing up your clay, wedging,  centering and pulling up the walls of your pots and using tools to create some beautiful bowls or cups. I will demonstrate the process to you and the rest of the time you will be on the wheel creating your masterpieces with lots of fun, help and guidance along the way. We'll have a break for tea/coffee and homemade cake half way through- which is always a good time for a recap to continue creating for the last hour or so. Your favourite pots (up to 4) will then be dried, bisque fired and then glazed with a colour of your choosing and fired again for you. Collection is normally 4-5 weeks later, an email will be sent to you when they are ready. Please note that classes are currently for 2 people and in July this will go up to 3 as I have purchased a 3rd wheel. If you wish to share your experience with friends, you are very welcome just make sure you buy them a session each.

Wheel throwing

full day class £180

Thursday 10-5pm or 

Friday 10-5pm

wheel throwing session

For the whole day class you will need to purchase the morning and afternoon sessions. Due to 5 week courses not all thursdays will be available so please check carefully before booking. During the day you will be able to learn the basics from weighing up your clay, wedging, centering and pulling up the walls of your pots and using tools to create some beautiful bowls or cups. I will demonstrate the process to you and the rest of the time you will be on the wheel creating your masterpieces with lots of fun, help and guidance along the way. With the whole day session if the weather is kind to us, the early pots might be dry enough to add more decoration or handles, and learn a few more techniques to create some lovely artwork. We'll have breaks for tea/coffee and homemade cake and stop for lunch half way through- which is always a good time for a recap to continue creating for the afternoon. Please bring a packed lunch. You will then choose your favourite pots to keep (up to 7) which will then be dried, bisque fired and then glazed with a colour of your choosing and fired again for you. Collection is normally 4-5 weeks later, an email will be sent to you when they are ready. Please note that classes are currently for 2 people and in July this will go up to 3 as I have purchased a 3rd wheel. If you wish to share your experience with friends, you are very welcome just make sure you buy them a session each.

Hand-building Garden Ornament Class £90

Saturday 10-1pm

Parkgate Pottery

Hand building Garden Ornaments Class. For the 3 hour Saturday morning class we will be creating garden ornaments for the flower bed. They will sit on metal poles and wave in the wind between your flowers. We will look at seed pods and pollen spores for inspiration on shape and design. You will spend the 3 hours creating them and I will glaze and fire them for you.

New date for this class is Saturday 2nd July 2022

Wheel throwing and hand-building class schedule

Dec 11 - Dec 17

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Wheel Throwing and Hand Building 5 Week Courses

 The 5 week course is designed specifically to give you a greater insight into the fascinating world of pottery.

In this course you will learn all about the craft, create on the wheel and hand build some beautiful pots, bowls and plates.

There will be a maximum group of 6 so you get lots of 1 to 1 time with me throughout the course.

Each week you will get to have time on the wheel creating a variety of bowls or hand build impressed pots and a plate or tray. We will all take turns using the wheels.

On week 5 you will get to glaze the pieces you have made in weeks 1-3 and the later pieces I will glaze for you.

The course is £250 which includes all materials, glazing and firings.

 6th January 2022 course FULL.

24th February 2022 FULL

21st April 2022 FULL

21st July 2022 10-12.30pm SPACES

21st July 2022 3-5.30pm SPACES

A brief insight into how the course will run and what you'll learn...

Week 1: Introduction, demonstration of wedging and throwing of a pot. Throwing and hand building.

Week 2: Throwing or hand building bowls.

Week 3: Throwing or hand building bowls or press moulds using textured stamps and natural textures like leaves and bark.

Week 4: Continue to throw and press mould a plate or tray.

Week 5: Learn to decorate and glaze your pots.

The clay we'll be using is stoneware so a good strong high fired clay which is hard to chip!

Copious amounts of tea and coffee will be supplied in a relaxing fun atmosphere.

If you wish to sign up for this course click here

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