UPDATE: Public Classes During Covid Restrictions
In order to make our cosy studio Covid Secure, we have made some changes to what we offer.
To allow for physical distancing of 1m+ we are restricted to 2 participants (or up to 4 from the same household). For everyone's comfort we are keeping sessions to no longer than 2 hours duration while mask wearing is mandatory.
This means that many of our usual public classes are unfeasible at this time. We are pleased, however, to continue to offer a variety of private sessions.
The classes shown below are for information purposes only at the moment. If you would like to be notified when they are up and running again, please add your details to the following enquiry form.
Introduction to Throwing
5 Week Course
Starts: Various dates throughout the year
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
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 who is also doing the course)
The course takes place at the Fancy Frog Pottery Studio on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm til 9pm.
NEW dates for 2021 coming shortly.
There is space for 4 people and sessions last for 2½ hours.
I have 5 electric pottery wheels in total including one table top wheel. So you will have the use of a dedicated wheel during each session.
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, dishes etc. Practicing your preferred form
Pulling and attaching handles
Simple decorating techniques.
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 4-6 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.
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.
What to bring
A hair bobble to tie up long hair
Old comfortable clothes
Flat shoes are most comfortable
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 free parking on the street outside the studio for up to 3 hours with a parking disc. I have spare discs if you need one.