What you will do
Six session course
This is a short, intensive course, with bespoke tuition aimed at your personal level. From the moment you come in, you are at the wheel. The teachers have designed a specialised series of fun exercises to improve your throwing fast!
Beginners to clay work will start off learning how to throw cylindrical shapes, practicing centering, opening and pulling, and will eventually move on to throw more complex shapes. Learners with more experience will be given agency to explore their creativity. The teacher will support you working towards a specific project, with specialised professional tuition, to find the techniques that best suit what you would like to create.
Apart from throwing, the course will cover trimming (turning) on the potter’s wheel, to refine the forms you throw. Additions such as making handles are demonstrated on request. There is no decorating component to this course, however the studio is fully equipped for this purpose and various decorating techniques using slips and glazes will be demonstrated on request.
Time to yourself in the beautiful courtyard garden studio, to forget about the outside world and leave your worries behind. There is no time for your mind to wander, as throwing requires your focused attention. For anyone with a busy life, you will appreciate and love this mindful, restful and methodical way of working. An ideal creative outlet.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Kite Studios
Kite Studios is a creative oasis in Shepherds Bush, a team of artists and educators who love to share and teach art. Since 2002, when founded by Auriol Herford, Kite Studios has been offering quality education in a wide range of art disciplines – for everyone in the community. They offer classes during the school holidays, giving both children and adults the opportunity to stay creative and continue learning in a fun and exciting way.
They have a wide range of classes including pottery, wheel throwing, Print making, art for little ones, music and art classes and much more. With classes available for all ages and abilities - from preschool age children, to children with additional needs; experienced student or curious adult beginner - everyone is welcome!
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.