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Throwing on the Potters Wheel

5(47 reviews)
An introduction to the pottery wheel
Wimbledon
In-person
£70 pp
2hrs 30min
Beginner
Next available date:20th August 2022
What happens in this class?

This is a 2 and a half hour class for two students. Partrick will give you an introduction to throwing on the potters wheel which will involve creating a bowl or vase. The class will start with a demonstration by Patrick to go over the important details of using the potters wheel and then guiding you further, to complete this task.

At the end of the class you will have created 2 pots which Patrick will fire and glaze for you ready for you to collect 3-4 weeks later.

The class will start with a demonstration and he will…

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Things to remember

All materials provided for the class but please wear casual clothes as working with clay can be messy!

Latest Reviews
5(47 reviews)
Ben - 24 May 2022
Patrick's warmth and kindness made us feel exceptionally welcomed through the class. As a novice and first-timer on the wheel Patrick expertly guided us through the process and allowed us to really feel like we were learning what to do. He struck the perfect balance of guiding and teaching while giving us the freedom to do it alone as well. We made some lovely pieces and It made for a fantastic day. The length of the class is generous and you don't feel rushed in the slightest. I couldn't recommend this class enough and would happily do it again and recommend it to friends.
Flora - 18 April 2022
An amazing class for me and my mum - booked as part of a Mother’s Day present. Patrick was so patient and an excellent teacher, really explaining everything and ensuring we both produced some beautiful pieces to take home. A great introduction to throwing on the wheel, I would highly recommend this class to anyone with an interest in starting or learning more about pottery! Thank you!
Chantel - 12 April 2022
I had such a great time learning pottery on the wheel. Patrick is such a great teacher, I left the class itching to do more.
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16

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Your Teacher

Patrick has been potting since he attended Art School back in the 1970s. Besides working for a while in a pottery in Lancashire and also as a technician and teacher in a pottery educational department, he has had various studios selling his work mainly art and craft fairs and also through his workshop at Wimbledon art studios.

Patrick has been involved in most aspects of craft pottery from throwing on the potters wheel to hand building techniques, like coiling, and the construction of kilns and other pottery equipment. He also has a broad knowledge of the different decorating techniques used…

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Class Location
Wimbledon art Studios
Wimbledon
10 Riverside Road.
SW17 0BB
London

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Throwing on the Potters Wheel

Reviews

Ben - 24 May 2022
Patrick's warmth and kindness made us feel exceptionally welcomed through the class. As a novice and first-timer on the wheel Patrick expertly guided us through the process and allowed us to really feel like we were learning what to do. He struck the perfect balance of guiding and teaching while giving us the freedom to do it alone as well. We made some lovely pieces and It made for a fantastic day. The length of the class is generous and you don't feel rushed in the slightest. I couldn't recommend this class enough and would happily do it again and recommend it to friends.
Flora - 18 April 2022
An amazing class for me and my mum - booked as part of a Mother’s Day present. Patrick was so patient and an excellent teacher, really explaining everything and ensuring we both produced some beautiful pieces to take home. A great introduction to throwing on the wheel, I would highly recommend this class to anyone with an interest in starting or learning more about pottery! Thank you!
Chantel - 12 April 2022
I had such a great time learning pottery on the wheel. Patrick is such a great teacher, I left the class itching to do more.
Veronica Garcia - 12 April 2022
This is the second time I book this class, very enjoyable and I highly recommend it to those wanting to have a go at the plotters wheel and walk away having made something!
Helen Wilson - 11 April 2022
Had a great time on the beginner's pottery session. It was a good balance of being shown what to do and starting to try the techniques myself. Looking forward to seeing what I made!
Becky Messer - 10 April 2022
Fun and informative class. The teacher was very encouraging and gave clear instruction. I feel like I learnt some great skills for the wheel. I would recommend this class for those who are new to using the wheel as we were given a lot of one to one help and guidance.
Sophie Eustace - 3 April 2022
The class was excellent. Such a calm and skilled tutor who gently helped improve my technique and confidence. The studio was lovely and cosy and the atmosphere really relaxed. I can’t wait to collect my pots and to spend some more time on the wheel. Thanks so much!
Lauren - 13 March 2022
What a fantastic afternoon we had! Learnt so much and managed somehow, probably more to do with Patrick, to make something we will be able to take home! Very patient and good at teaching! We will be back for another course!
Antonio Tejado-Sanchez - 12 March 2022
Amazing class for beginners on the wheel. We were only two people plus the teacher for a wheel. He was at all times helping and giving advice. I recommend it 100%
Susanna Walker - 6 March 2022
We had a lovely, informative and tactile afternoon with Patrick. He was so generous with his knowledge and enthusiasm. Can’t wait to see the finished results.
Nema - 27 February 2022
Such a fun class and so hands on! You get a great experience one on one and learn some great techniques. Highly recommend
Nikki - 23 February 2022
Great teacher; I achieved far more in two and a half hours than I ever imagined was possible. A very good introduction to throwing clay. Can't wait to collect my fired and glazed work!
Veronica Garcia - 21 February 2022
Fantastic! I really enjoyed the class, I was very impressed with what I was able to achieve on the potters wheel and Patrick's approach to the lesson. Can't wait to pick up my pots......and have more lessons!
Lebo Motjuoadi - 7 February 2022
We had a wonderful time! Patrick was fab! Really patient, knowledgeable and passionate about pottery. After 2 years of wanting a go on the wheel, it was everything and more!
Tilly Lowkis - 16 January 2022
Very informative and hands on. I really enjoyed the class and would recommend
Christopher Kernahan - 18 November 2021
Patrick was brilliant - enthusiastic and knowledgeable as well as a great teacher. I brought this as an anniversary gift and we both had a great time!
Joanna Neill - 14 November 2021
A really good fun visit and I have also encourages my daughters and partners to have a go
Thea Crawshaw - 1 November 2021
Fantastic class. Very hands on and practical. Plenty of time spent on the wheel itself.
Mara - 10 October 2021
I bought this as a gift for me and my mum. We had a fantastic time with Patrick. He was informative, patient and a great teacher who was very fun and had a lovely personality. Would definitely do this again and recommend to others.
Charlie Ibbett - 9 October 2021
I ha d a fantastic time with Paul. I would recommend to anyone. He is a brilliant teacher!
Giulia A - 2 October 2021
Wonderful experience! Wanted to try this for a long time so I decided to book a session alone. Patrick is really passionate about pottery and you can understand it immediately by the way he talks about it and the immense knowledge he has The session is very intensive and since there's max 2 people attending you really have the time to learn a lot and have Patrick's guidance at every step. We created 4 pots each, of which 2 we'll collect once ready. Can't wait to see the results and definitely recommend this experience to everyone. Will probably come back again to try the coiling technique instead of throwing on the wheel! :) If you're hesitant, think no more and just book it!
stephanie stone - 10 August 2021
A great course for beginning potters wanting to learn to use the wheel. Patrick is a very patient, and an excellent teacher. A friend and I had tried throwing previously and failed, but with guidance from Patrick, both of us got the hang of it in under 2 hours. The class was relaxed, fun, and the time flew by! We will definitely be booking in for more Pottery classes with Patrick.
alex - 24 February 2020
great experience. patrick friendly and offered plenty of insight. looking fwd to seeing finished products :)
Sophie - 6 February 2020
Mum and I had an absolutely fantastic morning. Patrick is very knowledgeable and a great teacher. Would highly recommend!!
Ashley - 2 February 2020
It was really nice to have one on one time with Paddy. He was able to show us more of the technique side of pottery throwing which we found really helpful. My husband and I really enjoyed our time!
Meghan - 11 January 2020
Patrick’s enthusiasm, sense of humour and love for pottery was infectious. We thoroughly enjoyed the class and would definitely recommend!
Millie - 3 November 2019
This was a great experience! My friend and I had a lovely morning making a few pots and learning about pottery and the potters wheel. Patrick was very knowledgeable and a great teacher, would highly recommend the class!
Amy - 28 October 2019
Excellent informative and fun class. The class was well structured gradually building up skills as you went.At the end we were amazed by how much we had learnt and made.
Amy - 28 October 2019
Excellent informative and fun class. The class was well structured gradually building up skills as you went.At the end we were amazed by how much we had learnt and made.
Amy - 28 October 2019
Excellent informative and fun class. The class was well structured gradually building up skills as you went.At the end we were amazed by how much we had learnt and made
Amy - 28 October 2019
Excellent informative and fun class.
Amy - 28 October 2019
Excellent informative and fun class.
Christopher - 13 September 2019
It was good instruction and no pressure. Patrick was friendly and helpful, and taught us some of the techniques used as well as telling us a little more about pottery in general. A fun few hours.
Helen - 28 May 2019
Patrick was absolutely amazing!! We had such a great time and really learned alot. From the moment we arrived to the very end, Patrick was such an attentive teacher. Would recommend 100%!!
Joshua - 13 May 2019
Brilliant teacher, learnt so much, and can't wait to pick up our finished pots!
Angus - 15 April 2019
The two of us had a fantastic afternoon learning the basics of using the Potters' Wheel with Patrick. Booked the class to try something different and we had an excellent time. We're beginners but Patrick was extremely knowledgable and a great teacher so wouldn't hesitate to recommend to more serious potters. Humour clearly suitable for potters of all abilities.
Emma - 10 April 2019
My 11 year old and I really enjoyed it. Came out very happy with what we had accomplished.
Jem - 27 March 2019
My husband and I really enjoyed this workshop. It was just the two of us and Patrick was so thorough in teaching us and making sure we were able to make some beautiful pots. We would thoroughly recommend it!
jessica - 26 March 2019
Great class with Paddy in his charming studio.
Jessie - 30 December 2018
Patrick is a great teacher for an introductory course on the wheel. A small intimate class seemed to be the right choice, as we got his full attention. Had a good laugh, thank you Patrick!!
Jamea - 4 December 2018
Patrick was an excellent teacher and made sure we had plenty of time to work with the clay on the wheel. Our pots came out really well in the end. Great fun and highly reccomended!
Jonty - 24 November 2018
I had a fantastic experience with Patrick, who is an excellent teacher. The small class size (only one or two people) makes it a much more personalised experience, as Patrick talks you through the whole process, which was great for a total novice like me. I would highly recommend this experience!
Addy - 8 October 2018
Partick was a brilliant tutor - very patient, kind and good fun. Would highly recommend
Joshua - 2 October 2018
Patrick was such an amazing instructor – giving us all the necessary basic skills to start us on our pottery journey: in our case introducing us to the wheel and training us to making our first pots on our own. Patrick is clearly a highly skilled potter and is enthusiastic to share his knowledge. The studio was perfectly kitted out for the session, with examples of work displayed, all tools available and great quality clay. I would highly recommend Patrick’s course for all – from explorer to experts.
Fanny - 23 September 2018
Had a great time, Patrick was very helpful and informative....recommend highly
Carim - 10 September 2018
Really enjoyed this class which I booked as a Birthday present for my girlfriend and I. We were shown each stage in detail and nothing was rushed, so we could relax and actually make some really nice pieces! Nice bright studio, would be interested in some of the other classes here. Very excited to pick the pots up in a few weeks!
Rez - 9 September 2018
Patrick gave us a good opportunity to familiarise ourselves with the potter's wheel. It wasn't just a class to play around with clay, but was jam-packed with life lessons, funny anecdotes and insightful knowledge on the history of pottery and the materials involved. Patrick was incredibly friendly and great company.