Four session course
This 4 weeks mixed ability course will take you through the basics of the pottery throwing. No previous experience of working with clay is required!
You will be guided through clay preparation, from throwing on the pottery wheel, to refining and glazing your works. 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.
It will be taught in a relaxing environment in a small group of 8, and you will be guaranteed a wheel to use every class, with no need to share. All tools and materials are included. Firing is charged at £1 per 100g weight of clay.
Included among techniques, but not limited to:
- Clay preparation
- Throwing on the potter's wheel: centring, opening, pulling up, shaping.
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
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.
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. It's advisable not to wear accessaries while working with clay.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.