Learn how to throw on the potter's wheel
One Day Beginners Throwing Course
The day will cover the following elements:
-Centring the clay
-Throwing cylinders with the aim of producing forms of even thickness.
-Developing basic forms
-Two different shapes of bowl and contemporary jugs will be covered in this workshop.
There is a maximum of five spaces available on the course so tuition is truly focused.
Refreshments will be provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch.
All worked produced on the course goes through two firings, one for 10hrs to 1000oc and the second glaze firing for 12.5 hrs at 1130oc.
10am - 4pm - £175 per person
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 BA Hons Degree in Ceramic Design plus a PGCE teaching qualification.
PAST STUDENT SUCCESSES
Everyone will create at least four thrown items. These will be dried, twice fired and clear glazed before they are ready for collection or can be sent too you for an extra charge to cover the P&P.
My Mom and I had the most wonderful day at Matt's class. We'd never thrown clay before, but thanks to Matt's expertise, we'd thrown our first bowl within half an hour, and came away with five pieces (3 bowls, 2 jugs) each!
From Mat & Rachel's warm hospitality, to Mat's patient tutorage and the mesmerizing experience of working on the wheel, the whole day was faultless. I'd highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to scratch a creative itch, try a new skill, or just wants to have fun doing something a bit different!