What you will do
This is a 2 and a half hour class for two-three 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 2-3 weeks later.
The class will start with a demonstration and he will then directly guide you with a hands on approach. Working on the wheel takes concentration but at the same time an easy going attitude to any one pot. Even the best potters go wrong on the wheel sometimes!
People tend to get tired after an hour on the wheel so there will be a break for tea and relaxation half way through the class if wished. Patrick uses this time to talk to you about your technique and other aspects of pottery making.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, The Coiled Pot
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 in pottery.
The classes take place in his studio at Wimbledon Art Studios which is well equipped with two pottery wheels and all other tools for the making of pots plus coloured glazes and other types of finish.
The classes are small so plenty of attention is given to students with at least one finished pot guaranteed and ready for firing in the kiln. A process that usually takes two-three weeks.
Patrick is enthusiastic about teaching pottery and help students to feel relaxed about working with a material that might be a totally new experience for them.
All materials provided for the class but please wear casual clothes as working with clay can be messy!
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.