Throwing Courses

One day Beginners Throwing course


The day will cover the following elements

Clay preparation

Centring the clay

Throwing cylinders with the aim of producing forms of even thickness.

Developing basic forms

Wiring pots off the wheel


This is a one to one tutored course ,you have the option to bring a friend with you to observe or you can share the day and the time on the wheel.


Refreshments will be provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch.


To arrange a suitable date please call 01782 641923 or 07900582268


Cost £150


Extra Information


Longer courses are available on request. We are based near the historic Trentham Gardens where there is a Premier inn within  walking distance. There is also a travelodge which is also within walking distance at the Trentham Hotel if you require accommodation and which to visit the area whilst here.


The courses are run by trained potter and teacher Mathew Dimbleby at his ceramics studio.


Mathew has worked in ceramics and the arts for over 30 years. This has included manufacturing, teaching, Education Management and lecturing.


Mathew holds a degree in Design and Ceramics and a PGCE teaching qualification.

Course tutor

Absolute beginners, my friend and I shared the Potters Wheel Workshop day. With beautiful surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere, we had the most brilliant time. Matthew is an excellent teacher, very methodical and super patient. We’d both thrown a cylinder by lunchtime and Matthew introduced us to bowl making in the afternoon. We left our best efforts with Matthew for firing later (all included in the price) and took our ‘less than perfect’ attempts home for the approbation of our families. A five star rating is simply not high enough!Double click to insert body text here ...

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