Courses

2-day – Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners March 2017

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This course is now fully booked. If you would like to add your details to the reserve list in case there is a cancellation, please get in touch. Otherwise, the next Beginners in July still has several places and is available for booking.

This intensive 2 day course is aimed specifically at beginners who have done little or no wheel-throwing before. It may also be suitable for those that have had a long break from clay-work and throwing. It will cover the range of wheel-throwing techniques required to make bowls and small upright forms in stoneware. During the second day, students will learn how to to add handles to their upright forms and to turn the now leather-hard bowls from the previous day’s throwing.

The studio invites a maximum of 9 students for this course. Each participant will enjoy unlimited access to a power wheel for the full duration. These are a selection of different models; Rayefco, Alsager and Shimpo.

Tuition hours are 10am – 4.30pm on Thursday and 9.30am – 4pm on Friday. The course fee includes home-made vegetarian lunches along with morning and afternoon refreshments. More information about Jeremy Steward is available on the Tutors Pages.

Students will be invited to select one favourite pot to be salt-glazed and wood-fired at a cost of £3.80/lb. A maximum of 3 further pots may be selected for soft-firing with an earthenware honey glaze at a cost of £2.00/lb. Bisque firing is priced at £1.50/lb or work can be taken home green at £1/lb.

This course is now fully booked. If you would like to add your details to the reserve list in case there is a cancellation, please get in touch. Otherwise, the next Beginners in July still has several places and is available for booking.

(photo credit: Ben Boswell)