One Day Throwing Class by Clover & Emilia Pottery - art in London
One Day Throwing Class by Clover & Emilia Pottery - art in London

One Day Throwing Class

by Clover & Emilia Pottery

13 reviews
13 reviews
One day pottery class focuses on throwing on the Potter's wheel.

Pottery And Mosaics Class

5.5 hour workshop

Beginner

South Wimbeldon SW19

One Day Throwing Class
by Clover & Emilia Pottery
5.5 hour workshop
£120 per person

Classes

5.5 hour workshop

Daytime

This one day throwing pottery workshop will take you through the basics of the pottery throwing on the wheel. No previous experience of working with clay is required!

You will be guided through clay preparation to throwing on the pottery wheel. Experienced potter are welcome, we can tailor the workshop to focus on any techniques or shapes you would like to improve on.

It will be taught in a relaxing environment in a small group of five, and you will be guaranteed a wheel to use every class, with no need to share. Fee includes firing and glazing of your best 3 pieces of work, additional work will be fired and glazed at £5 per pot.

Included among techniques, but not limited to:

  • Clay preparation
  • Throwing on the potter's wheel: centring, opening, pulling up, shaping.
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Sun 17 Nov 2019, 10:30am - 4:00pm
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South Wimbeldon, SW19 3TZ
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Sat 7 Dec 2019, 10:30am - 4:00pm
South Wimbeldon, SW19 3TZ
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Sun 15 Dec 2019, 10:30am - 4:00pm
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Did you know?

The word ceramic can be traced back to the Greek term keramos, meaning “a potter” or “pottery”. Keramos in turn is related to an older Sanskrit root meaning “to burn.” (from Ceramic Studio Prague)
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Reviews (13)
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Karen
8 Oct
I had the most amazing day with Clover. I’ve never done anything with clay before and haven’t been creative in years. The hours just flew by as Clover taught me ‘step by step’ throwing technique. She is down to earth and patient and made learning a new skill fun! I can’t recommend enough. I will be back!
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Harry Elliott
10 Oct
I loved the class! Clover got us stuck in right away. Just the right amount of guidance and letting us try it for ourselves. Loved the studio - a fantastic way to spend the afternoon!

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Karen
8 Oct
I had the most amazing day with Clover. I’ve never done anything with clay before and haven’t been creative in years. The hours just flew by as Clover taught me ‘step by step’ throwing technique. She is down to earth and patient and made learning a new skill fun! I can’t recommend enough. I will be back!
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Harry Elliott
10 Oct
I loved the class! Clover got us stuck in right away. Just the right amount of guidance and letting us try it for ourselves. Loved the studio - a fantastic way to spend the afternoon!
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Catherine
12 Nov
I really enjoyed the class and great learning experience. Very therapeutic too!
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Melanie Condon
7 Feb
Clover is amazing! She is a fantastic teacher, explaining the art of throwing in simple terms with the patience of a saint. She encourages you to go beyond your limits with any wild creative ideas you might have. She is a calming influence and I will return many times as having had some teaching with other potters Clover is way ahead. I cannot recommend her more
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Jez
24 Mar
The workshop was excellent. Clover is a very talented and patient teacher. I can’t wait to collect my pots! I would highly recommend this class!
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Eleanor
30 Mar
Great fun - would love to come again! Can’t wait to see the finished pots!
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Oliver
3 May
Amazing experience and great teaching
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Richard
4 May
I really enjoyed this class. Learned so much, so quickly off Clover, the pottery teacher. I left feeling like it was definitely worth the money! Thank you!
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Annie Gould
26 May
Clover was an excellent teacher, very friendly and welcoming and brilliantly well organised. She gave us clear instructions and was very attentive and encouraging throughout the process and everyone came away feeling they had learned alot.
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Annie Gould
26 May
Clover was an excellent teacher, very friendly and welcoming and brilliantly well organised. She gave us clear instructions and was very attentive and encouraging throughout the process and everyone came away feeling they had learned alot.
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Annie
8 Jun
I really enjoyed the day. Clover is an excellent teacher and she clearly demonstrated and explained all the stages of throwing first. We then had ample time to work on our own while she went around supporting each of us, helping where necessary and showing us what to do. I’m looking forward to collecting my glazed and fired pots. I was really delighted with the results. All in all a very enjoyable days class.
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Jenny
29 Jun
Had a wonderful day of pottery! Was a long enough session to properly consolidate the skill.. learned loads! Thank you
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Elizabeth
23 Jul
This was my first time throwing on the wheel - I have done pinch pot classes before and loved it so I thought I'd try the wheel. I wasn't sure what to expect and tried to arrive with an open mind. Clover gave us a demonstration where she explained everything very clearly, but I was thinking gosh that looks difficult and my first pot wasn't a great success...neither was my second. Clover was so patient and helpful and really took the time to make sure everyone was progressing and I feel that I got better really quickly as I could really learn from her clear and kind advice after my mistakes. By my 3rd pot I was getting the hang of things and I was really happy with the 6 pots I chose at the end and also the choice of glazes. I'm now thinking of coming back and doing a series of evening classes with Clover to learn even more!

Class location

South Wimbeldon
Studio 3, ACAVA Studios
21C Lombard Road
SW19 3TZ
London

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One Day Throwing Class by Clover & Emilia Pottery - art in London

About your host, Clover & Emilia Pottery

About the Studio: Located in a light industry building 10 minute walk from South Wimbledon or Morden Station (Northern Line), Studio 3 is run by two resident ceramic artists Clover and Emilia. The studio is equipped with 8 pottery wheels, and over 20 glazes, two on site kilns and plenty of shelving to store works.

About the Classes: You will be taught in a relaxing and creative environment in a small group of up to 8, targeting on throwing on a potter's wheel. No previous experience of working with clay is required. Beginners will learn clay preparation, throwing and trimming. For experienced learners, we can tailor the workshop to focus on any techniques or shapes you would like to improve on.

Our theTutors: Clover Lee: a London base craft potter, a finalist of BBC reality talent show The Great Pottery Throwdown 2017. She started her pottery journey in 2011 as an evening student before becoming a full time potter in 2018. Clover is proud of her Asian heritage and creates a mixture of functional and stunning items - such as bonsai planters, decorative vases, sake sets, mugs and tableware. She says she is "inspired by the traditional art and culture of China and Japan".

Emilia Radlinska: trained as a ceramicist at the Australian National University (Canberra School of Art). Since graduating in 2002 she has practised, exhibited and taught ceramics in Australia, the USA and for the last five years, at the Glasgow Ceramics Studio in Scotland.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting Clover.

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Notes

Please bring any inspirational items, such as sketchbooks, examples of works you really like, or your own works. As well as this, comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, and your own apron if you have one. If you have long hair please tie them back.

Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

One Day Throwing Class
by Clover & Emilia Pottery
5.5 hour workshop
£120 per person
5.5 hour workshop
from £120 per person