Throwing on the Potters Wheel by The Coiled Pot - art in London
Throwing on the Potters Wheel by The Coiled Pot - art in London

Throwing on the Potters Wheel

by The Coiled Pot

14 reviews
14 reviews
An introduction to the pottery wheel

Pottery And Mosaics Class

2.5 hour class

Beginner

Wimbledon SW17

Throwing on the Potters Wheel
by The Coiled Pot
Flexitime
from £55 per person

Classes

Single session

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.

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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 2
Days notice required in an Obby Flexitime classI need 2 days notice
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Location of an Obby Flexitime classWimbledon, SW17 0BB
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Reviews (14)
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Joshua
2 Oct
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.
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Jem
27 Mar
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!

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Joshua
2 Oct
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.
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Jem
27 Mar
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!
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Rez
9 Sep
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.
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Carim
10 Sep
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!
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Fanny
23 Sep
Had a great time, Patrick was very helpful and informative....recommend highly
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Addy
8 Oct
Partick was a brilliant tutor - very patient, kind and good fun. Would highly recommend
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Jonty
24 Nov
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!
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Jamea
4 Dec
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!
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Jessie
30 Dec
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!!
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jessica
26 Mar
Great class with Paddy in his charming studio.
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Emma
10 Apr
My 11 year old and I really enjoyed it. Came out very happy with what we had accomplished.
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Angus
15 Apr
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.
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Joshua
13 May
Brilliant teacher, learnt so much, and can't wait to pick up our finished pots!
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Megan
28 May
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%!!

Class location

Wimbledon
10 Riverside Road.
SW17 0BB
London

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Throwing on the Potters Wheel by The Coiled Pot - art in London

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.

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Notes

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

Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Throwing on the Potters Wheel
by The Coiled Pot
Flexitime
from £55 per person
Single session
from £55 per person