Pottery Experiences and Workshops on the Wheel
Fancy a go on the wheel? Choose from an afternoon class, a full day class or a three day class.
Book through the links below.
2 hour Wheel Throwing Class £49
Join me to learn the techniques for how to create a bowl on the wheel. First enjoy a demonstration with a cuppa in your hand then be talked through the techniques step by step as you make your own bowl. Relax and get creative as you free throw your own creation! Pots will be trimmed for you the next day before being bisque fired, then glazed and re fired. 2 pots per person and your own wheel to work on.
Full Day Throwing Class £120
If two hours is just not long enough for you come and spend the day with me. Let’s teach you how to make a bowl, big and small, a plate and a beaker and mug on the wheel. Have time to really get to grips with the techniques and feel of the clay on the wheel. We will throw lots and lots of different things then you pick your favourite 5 items for me to glaze and fire for you to keep. Max 4 people per class each with own wheel.
3 Day course
The long awaited course that includes trimming and glazing!!!
Day 1 - similar to the full day course above, with lidded items being tried also.
Day 2 - how to trim and attach handles and lids and foot rings on bowls. Faceting and scraffito.
Day 3 - how to glaze including, dipping, brushing and basic glaze chemistry including some of Cindy’s secret recipes.Price of this course is an introductory rate of £250 for all 3 days, just this once! So catch a bargain while you can. No booking link yet, but just email me for a full itinerary and book on direct via email.
Next class dates for Dates from May til Dec 2003
2 hour classes-
1st and 8th May
10th and 16th June
1st and 15th July
5th, 12th and 22nd Aug
13th, 20th and 27th Oct
Full Day Classes-
27th May, 24th June, 29th July, 26th August, 25th Nov.
NEW 3 day course -
13th and 14th and 27th of January.
Want to book a different date?
I can do this for a minimum booking of 4 people and I can generally be super flexible about dates, other than Sundays which I save for my family!
Large Groups and Pottery Parties
I can accommodate a group of 8 people at £35 per head for a 2 ( ish… Its easy to run over time) hour pottery session.
This includes demonstration and lesson in how to work the wheel, how to centre and build a pot on the wheel by throwing, a hot cuppa ( and of course some kind of biscuit or cake), and a go at making one pot each. I have 4 wheels, so 4 people watch then the next 4 go. Your pots will be fired twice and glazed in a neutral glaze (normally a satin cream). Pots can be collected or posted on after for extra once ready. This normally takes about 1 month…… I hear you, why so long? They need to dry for a week, then have a bisque fire and then a glaze fire and I only fire my kiln when it is totally full ( we live off grid, so energy consumption is strictly monitored by Mr Whimsy in the Wild!) To book for this then please email me directly.
This is suitable for children only if there is a ratio of 4 children with 4 adults…. Kids need more help and there is potentially dangerous equipment like kilns sharp tools etc, so it would not be suitable for 8 kids on their own, and there is not room for extra bodies than 8 in the room… does that make sense???? Just so you know I am a mother of three and really want kids to learn… it’s just practicalities.