All the public 5 week courses for 2021 are now full.

(Please consider private tutoring instead.)

Introduction to Throwing

5 Week Course


Level:                 Beginner
Starts:               Various dates throughout the year (now full please see private tutoring instead)

Time:                  Wednesday Evenings 6:30pm - 9 pm

Places:               4 places at £150 per person

Resources:         1 electric pottery wheel per person

Refreshments:  tea, coffee, juice available (please help yourself)

This is an informal 5 week practice-based throwing course for adults aimed at beginners who would like to learn basic throwing skills. (Teens are welcome to do the course, if they are doing so with a parent/guardian who is also doing the course)

The course takes place at the Fancy Frog Pottery Studio on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm til 9pm.

The course will cover:

  • Clay preparation – the Ram's Head wedging technique

  • Centering clay on the wheel

  • Throwing basic cylinders then moving on to different forms – Jug, vase, small side plates, dishes etc. Practicing your preferred form

  • Pulling and attaching handles

  • Simple decorating techniques using coloured clay slips.


You will be introduced to new skills each week which you will have time to practice. The emphasis of the course is on you spending time at the wheel rather than sitting and listening to me talking :) It is a hands on practical course with as much or as little support as you need. Numbers are kept intentionally small to ensure everyone has the guidance they need.

You will be using off-white stoneware clay. The pots will be fired with a clear glaze to make them food safe.


Pots will be ready for collection approximately 6 weeks after the end of the course. You will be messaged to let you know when they are ready for collection.


Included in the price:

  • Refreshments of tea/coffee

  • All materials used

  • Firing and glazing of 5 of your favourite pots. Any additional pots are charged at £5 per pot.

  • Aprons will be provided but please wear clothes you do not mind getting muddy :)


This is a friendly and relaxed beginner level course to get you started on your journey with wheel throwing.

Full payment is required at the time of booking, to secure your place.  Please read my Terms and Conditions page for more information.

More Info

What to bring


  • A hair bobble to tie up long hair

  • Old comfortable clothes

  • Flat shoes are most comfortable



Useful Info

Please arrive 5 minutes before each session to allow time to get your apron on and be ready to start on time.

Tip: Short fingernails are much easier to throw with.  Rings and bracelets can get in the way and are best removed or left at home.



There is plenty of free parking on the street outside the studio.