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 in public sessions.

 

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 group bookings where up to 4 participants can be catered for.

 1  hour

Potter's Wheel
Taster Evening

Description

Level:                 Beginner
Duration:           1 hour

When:                Monday Evenings
Time:                 First session 5pm.  Second session 7pm

Places:               Up to 2 students at £25 each

Includes:            Clear glazing and firing of 1 pot  per person.

Resources:         1 electric pottery wheel per person

Refreshments:   A selection of tea, coffee or squash.


This is a really fun experience and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to explore the joys of the pottery wheel.  You will have a wibbly wobbly time making unique hand thrown pots. Please be aware that this is a 1 hour public session so you may have another potter taking part alongside you. 

If you would like a child to take part, please purchase both tickets. Children / teenagers are welcome to take part if accompanied by a paying adult.   Alternatively, you may purchase both tickets for 2 children provided an adult stays for the duration of the session to supervise.

 

If you would prefer a private studio session for yourself or your group at a time to suit you, please take a look at the Private Bookings page to see what we offer.

 


What we’ll do
During the session you will use off-white stoneware clay to have a go at throwing your own small pots on the pottery wheel.  You will be shown the following processes:

 

  •  How to centre the clay on the wheel

  •  How to open out the pot and pull up the walls

 

You will then have the rest of the session to practise what you've been shown - with help available of course.

At the end of the session you can choose your favourite pot for me to glaze and fire. 

Please note; this is a short introductory session to throwing.  There time does not allow for decorating your pot. If you wish to make a pot with added coloured slip please consider booking an alternative workshop e.g. the 90 minute private tuition or the 2 hour potter's wheel experience.
 

Your pot will be left for several days to thoroughly dry out before being fired in the kiln.  Once cooled, the pot will be coated in a clear glossy glaze and fired a second time.   It will emerge from the kiln a lovely off white creamy colour and will be ready to collect around 4-6 weeks later.

  • June 21st 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    June 21st 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    Sold Out
    Details
    21 Jun, 17:00 – 18:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!
  • June 21st 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25 )
    June 21st 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25 )
    21 Jun, 19:00 – 20:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!
  • June 28th 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    June 28th 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    28 Jun, 17:00 – 18:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!
  • June 28th 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    June 28th 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    Sold Out
    Details
    28 Jun, 19:00 – 23:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!
  • July 5th 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    July 5th 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    05 Jul, 17:00 – 18:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!
  • July 5th 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    July 5th 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    05 Jul, 19:00 – 20:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!
  • July 12th 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    July 12th 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    Sold Out
    Details
    12 Jul, 17:00 – 18:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!
  • July 12th 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    July 12th 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    Sold Out
    Details
    12 Jul, 19:00 – 20:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!
  • July 26th 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    July 26th 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    26 Jul, 17:00 – 18:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!
  • July 26th 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    July 26th 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    26 Jul, 19:00 – 20:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!
  • August 2nd 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    August 2nd 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    02 Aug, 17:00 – 18:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!
  • August 2nd 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    August 2nd 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    02 Aug, 19:00 – 20:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!
  • August 16th 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    August 16th 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    16 Aug, 17:00 – 18:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!
  • August 16th 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    August 16th 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    16 Aug, 19:00 – 20:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!
  • August 23rd 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    August 23rd 5pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    23 Aug, 17:00 – 18:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!
  • August 23rd 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    August 23rd 7pm Potter's Wheel Taster £25
    23 Aug, 19:00 – 20:00
    Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road, Scarborough, UK
    This is a really fun taster session and makes a great introduction for anyone wishing to take a potter's wheel for a spin!

Optional Extras
 

  • Additional pots:  If you can't bear to part with your other practice pots, I can fire and glaze additional pots for a fee of £5 per extra pot.  

  • Postage:   If you are unable to collect your handy work, I can package and post to any mainland UK address at a cost of £5 for a single pot or £10 for 2 or more pots (up to 10kg in weight ) if packaged in the same box and going to the same address.
    (Overseas postage can be arranged - prices on request)

 

Any optional extras need to be paid for at the end of the session by cash or card please.

 

Postage Disclaimer

I will wrap pots very carefully and do my best to get them to you in one piece. Please understand though, that I have no control once they are in the courier's hands. There is no insurance for posting pottery so the pots are sent at your risk.  Please understand that I can not be held responsible for any damages.  Unless arrangements have been made, any pots not collected within 2 months will sadly have to be disposed of, as I simply do not have space to store items indefinitely. Thank you for your understanding.

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More Info

What I’ll provide

  • A disposable apron (but please wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty!)

 

What to bring

  • A face mask (to be worn at all times)

  • A hair bobble to tie up long hair

  • Old comfortable clothes

  • Flat closed toe shoes.
     

Useful Info

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

Tip: Short fingernails are much easier to throw with

 

Parking

There is free parking on the street outside the studio for up to 3 hours with a parking disc. I have spare discs so please ask if you need one.

 

 

Children

These scheduled public taster sessions are most suited to adults and accompanied teenagers. (We regret that during the Covid-19 pandemic and whilst restrictions remain in place for physical distancing, we do not have capacity for non-participants to come and watch.  Please either book both slots or consider making a booking at a later date when the restrictions are no longer in place.)

For younger children and family groups, I recommend making a private booking.

Thank you for your understanding.