‘Up-Right?’ – Improvers 2 days – June ’24

Up-RightThis is a crash course in skill-building upright wheel-throwing. With a mix of group demonstration and one-to-one tuition, Jem will help you to improve upon your skills in throwing more clay: taller, lighter, more economically and more comfortably. The workshop will focus on techniques in single piece throwing, though on day two everyone will have opportunity to move on to multi-part wet throwing, a method often coined ‘Carolinian Capping’. Students will use our high-quality stoneware clay for this skill-building and experimentation.

It will be expected that students attending this course will already have some experience in wheel throwing. The course will cater for students at very different levels of capability. However, applications are welcome only from students who are confidently already able to centre and comfortably lift-up 1 kilo or more of clay in to an upright shape. If you are unsure what level you are at, and whether or not this course is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a chat.

Since this course is designed to advance student’s throwing technique rather than complete refined pots, we will not be inviting students to select any of the work that is made during the course for gloss-firing or bisque-firing. Students may take home any of the work that they make, green, for which there will be a clay charge on the last day of £1.50 per lb.

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 predominantly Fitzwilliam Rayefco’s, all of which are fitted with hand controls to enable pedal-free throwing for large pot-making. The studio also accommodates a couple of Alsagers.

This 2-day course begins on Wednesday 12th June, and completes at 4pm on Thursday 13th June. Tuition hours are 10-4pm. The studio is freely available for students to work outside of these hours, on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, should you wish. Petra’s fabulous home-made vegetarian lunches along with morning and afternoon refreshments are included in the price of this course.

More information about Jeremy Steward is available on the Tutors Pages.

To find out about availability or to book a place please visit the booking page.

If you are 30 yrs or under, and a Full-time student in Higher Education, or you are within your first year after having graduated, this course invites a 30% discount on the balancing payment. Which makes the course fee £255.00.

This course is now fully booked with the maximum 9 students, and has received many more further enquiries than there are places. Further contact details from any additional enquiries will be added to a reserve list. Please still fill in an availability check if you are keen to join this course. There is still space on others, please take a browse.