Wheel Thrown Pottery Introduction (Weekend sessions) by Go Create - art in London
Wheel Thrown Pottery Introduction (Weekend sessions) by Go Create - art in London

Wheel Thrown Pottery Introduction (Weekend sessions)

by Go Create

54 reviews
54 reviews
Get messy and creative in the 'Wheel Thrown Pottery: The Basics' class at GoCreate in Wimbledon, London.

Pottery And Mosaics Class

2.5 hour workshop

Beginner

Wimbledon SW19

Wheel Thrown Pottery Introduction (Weekend sessions)
by Go Create
Flexitime
£55 per person

Classes

2.5 hour workshop

Daytime

This 2.5 hour wheel thrown pottery introduction gets you hands-on and dirty learning wheel throwing pottery basics. (Patrick Swayze not included).

Each student will have their own wheel to work from and following a masterful tutor demonstration it's straight down to practice. Out tutors include Nam Tram and Clover from the recent series of The Great Pottery Throwdown, so expect to be impressed.

Support will be on hand as you try to get to grips with centering and throwing basics. Expect a few pieces to make it below the table into the slop bucket for recycling and about 2 pieces each to make it onto the keeps board. We'll fire and glaze keeps ready for collection in about 4 weeks time.

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Flexitime Class

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 5
Days notice required in an Obby Flexitime classI need 7 days notice
Days available in an Obby Flexitime classI am only available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Location of an Obby Flexitime classWimbledon, SW19 3TZ
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Emma
2 Aug
Brilliant class!!! Great teacher very helpful and relaxed. Would just say that don't go for the gritted clay. My hands are in bits. Haha x
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Rachel
22 Aug
Lovely tutor, nice small class - well-taught with lots of very accessible demos and personal troubleshooting. Looking forward to collecting our pots!

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Emma
2 Aug
Brilliant class!!! Great teacher very helpful and relaxed. Would just say that don't go for the gritted clay. My hands are in bits. Haha x
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Rachel
22 Aug
Lovely tutor, nice small class - well-taught with lots of very accessible demos and personal troubleshooting. Looking forward to collecting our pots!
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Bonnie
7 Nov
What an interesting, fun and different thing to do at the weekend. My partner and I had never done anything like this before and we have to say we really enjoyed it. Jeanette was really great, very helpful, calm , explained things well and made it a great class. She gave everyone enough time to make sure they produced something to be proud of. Highly recommend this to anyone wanting to get creative or give this a go. Great value for money
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Kate
8 Nov
So much fun, can’t wait to collect my finished pieces. Teacher was calm and patient, learnt lots and made 4 things!
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Taylan
8 Jan
Had a really great time at the workshop. Nam was a very good teacher and we managed to learn the basics in a short amount of time. Would recommend
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Peter
8 Feb
Very enjoyable, good facilities and great tutor.
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Robyn
18 Feb
Amelia is a fantastic teacher and very skilled potter. Thanks for your patience with us. Would recommend.
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Marg
2 Mar
There were about 12 of us in a restricted space, and I thought the class would feel overcrowded but the tutor and assistant managed to make sure everyone was getting the help and advice they needed. The class was perfect for a total beginner, and It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Not good for disabled access, and the wheels were set low, which was a bit tricky for me, but like everyone else I made some pots to be proud of. I would g again. Thanks
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Harriet
8 Apr
Amelia was a great teacher, really enjoyed the session. Would love to come back!
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DeeMah
8 Apr
Lovely experience. would go for it again!
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Read
8 Apr
Amelia was a really enthusiastic teacher and I felt that I took away some clear skills from the class. I asked a lot of questions and it was an environment where you got plenty of one to one tuition if you felt unsure at any stage. I am excited to see how my creations turned out and thank you for firing and glazing them.
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Kip
15 May
This was my first ever pottery lesson , first Obby experience & first time I’ve done anything like this on my own....which is why I’m so grateful for how chilled out & comfortable the class felt. My teacher was really lovely & helpful throughout..I will definitely be back!:)
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Jackie
30 Jul
Such a great lesson! Can't wait to pick up my pottery creations!
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Emma
13 Nov
Had such a fun, informative time. Highly recommend this course.
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Jessica
8 Sep
Good workshop. It was a fantastic opportunity to practice since everyone has a wheel. The venue was however a bit hard to find.
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Lucy
2 Aug
Fantastic class! So much fun and the instructor was amazing. Can't wait to pick up my creations in a few weeks time! Would highly recommend.
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Jayne
2 Aug
Very much looking forward to getting our fired pieces in a few weeks. The workshop was fun, informative and super satisfying. It's inspired us to want to do more pottery!
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Dawn
8 Nov
A truly fantastic course, the lecturer was knowledgable and very patient. I made 4 pots and will go back in a month to collect the glazed items. Highly recommend
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Sony
17 Dec
It was a lovely space and una was helpful as a tutor. Enjoyed the class very much!
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Gaurav
18 Dec
Very good class however i felt there were too many people for one instructor and often you are waiting around. That being said the instructor was very attentive and very helpful when around so all in all it was a very good class as an intro.
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h
14 Jan
My boyfriend and I loved this class. It was a great bonding activity but also a welcomed real learning experience. The instuctor was absolutely amazing, kind, cheerful, knowledgeable and helpful. I have reccomended this class to others and will likely go again.
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Vishal
14 Jan
Great experience, the person running the workshop was incredibly friendly and patient. Was very enjoyable and different way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Would recommend to anyone considering to take part.
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Sam
15 Jan
Fantastic! Really enjoyable class with great tutors on hand. Perfect for (absolute) beginners. We were in a class of nine.
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hang
5 Feb
Great tutor and cozy studio!
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Sarah
25 Feb
The class tutor was great and clearly very knowledgeable re pottery. The Obby representative however needs some training. He wasn’t very welcoming on arrival and was really unorganised. We were all crammed in a room with a watercolour class - the atmosphere was lacking as were clear instructions.
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Kate
26 Feb
It was amazing and I will be back to do some more soon
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Victoria
26 Feb
A great pottery class. Excellent value for money and very good teachers. Class was larger than advertised and we had different teachers than outlined but it was still an excellent experience and I would highly recommend it. The Obby team were also very communicative when I had questions and very helpful. I am hooked!
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Amrita
5 Mar
Hi, I was very disappointed - the description said that there would be no more than 5 people taking the class and so you get lots of support from the 2/3 teachers, but in my class there was 9 people taking the class and so i spent some time waiting for support. It's not what i paid for. Extremely disappointed.
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ISABELLA
5 Mar
The class was wonderful, although the location was a little tricky to find. Paddy and Amy were fantastic and knew just when to teach closely, when to physically help and when to let us work on our own. I have now got 5 pieces waiting to be fired that I can't wait to see finished and use!
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Ramess
9 Apr
Highly recommend this class! Amelia the teacher was excellent very attentive. Throroughly rnjoyed the experience
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Mahwish
10 Apr
The workshop was great fun. We had the chance to make different types of pots after being shown how to by the session leader. They were both very helpful and oversaw the session and assisted when needed.
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Yuliya
11 Apr
Enjoyed the class a lot. Very good and detailed introduction which is essential if you are new to wheel throwing. Will be coming back!
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Katharine
16 Apr
It was really good. The teachers were lovely but it would have been nice to have a more details visual instruction to refer to. As when the teachers were moving round the class it was difficult to remember all the steps.
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Laura Jane
17 Apr
Loved this, everyone was really helpful, it's a great new skill which I'll definitely be doing again. Can't wait to see my finished pots!
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Jessica
29 Apr
Great!
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Alison
29 Apr
This workshop was superb! The techniques were explained methodically and clearly and the hands on help throughout was great. Thoroughly enjoyable and would definitely recommend.
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Harvey
8 May
Thoroughly enjoyed our introduction to wheel-throwing. Extremely helpful and friendly staff
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David
15 May
Such a fun experience! Clear and friendly guidance by our highly skilled tutor, step-by-step instruction for us first-timers and a thoroughly enjoyable morning throwing pots, very highly recommended!
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Orn
21 May
It is a very nice & fun class. Cannot imagine that we can make pottery in 2 hour!
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Ariana
11 Jun
Amelia was an absolutely great teacher, and the pottery class was a great gift for my mum - we had an absolute blast! Looking forward to collecting my masterpieces in a month :)
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Daniel
12 Jun
Overall the experience was great, a lovely way to spend time creatively with friends/family. Perhaps too many people booked into one session. One less would’ve been good. Instead of 9, perhaps 8 or 7. Apart from that, enjoyable!
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Gillian
2 Jul
I had no previous experience but Amelia did a brilliant demonstration and explained everything in a detailed and fun way. My other half had some experience and said that she explained more in an hour than he learned in three college classes! Brilliant workshop and excellent value for money. Would definitely do it again.
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Josepha
23 Jul
The class was really nice, the teacher demonstration was very good and she helped us throughout the class to achieve what we wanted. I would recommend it for staters.
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Catherine
23 Jul
Excellent way to spend an afternoon and very satisfying too! Amelia was a good teacher and once we'd been through the basics I was off creating vases, bowls and dishes. The time flew by and by the time we finished I had something pretty decent to show for my efforts. Thanks Amelia 😄
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Eleanor
24 Jul
I really enjoyed the pottery workshop. It was fun, therapeutic and the teaching style was wonderful! Can't wait to see the finished pots!
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Claire
29 Jul
This was a wonderful introductory workshop. Attentive and helpful instructor. Just about enough time to make three pots (for beginners).
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Naziya
17 Sep
The session was good fun! Ended a bit earlier than expected but Amelia was a good teacher 👍🏽
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Caroline
5 Nov
Really enjoyed the course. The instructor was excellent and explained the techniques really well. There was lots of opportunity to practice as well as keeping 2 pieces to be fired. Would love to take a further course.
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Nikita
6 Jan
We liked Emilia, who led the class, but sadly we spent quite a bit of time waiting for support as we had 2 people arrive 15 minutes late and who missed the intro and needed much more extra attention. It would be great to have handouts with the steps to be able to properly follow or even a little mailing prior to the first class to be able to follow the class better. One teacher for a group of 8 is not really enough, it seemed as there would be two teachers when reading the past reviews, that would have been more worthwhile and a better price quality ratio.
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Jane
13 Jan
Brilliant! Great teacher and an Amazing way to spend a couple of hours!
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Joanna
14 Jan
Really enjoyed it! Good fun and very good instruction. Was very pleased with my pots at the end!
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Sofia
3 Feb
Excellent! Good experience from a very patient and helpful artiste! Thank you so much, Was a great fun.
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Rebecca
23 Mar
I thought the workshop was ok - did what it said on the tin, but really far too many people in the class so the poor tutor was rushed off her feet. The real problem has been trying to collect my pottery. I took the course 7 weeks ago, have contacted Go Create on a number of occasions but have heard nothing from them. I also found out that there are only very limited times that they are open for collections - One hour on Sunday pm, and Mon and Tues eves which are useless for me as I work in central London. This should have been made clear before you took my money!
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maya
3 Apr
Amelia was a really friendly and helpful instructor. It was great fun and really interesting. I would definitely recommend to do the wheel thrown pottery introduction session! Thank you for the great experience :)

Class location

Wimbledon
21 Lombard Road
Wimbledon
SW19 3TZ
London

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Wheel Thrown Pottery Introduction (Weekend sessions) by Go Create - art in London

About your host, Go Create

Go Create is an amazing learning hub based in SW London.

Set up by Kirsty Kennedy in 2012, it provides fun art experiences and information-rich workshops for both adults and children. It specialises in inspiring people from all walks of life to "Go" and "Create", whether for fun or to discover and develop a new talent.

It also offers creative directional support and develop specialist courses for more advanced learners.

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Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Wheel Thrown Pottery Introduction (Weekend sessions)
by Go Create
Flexitime
£55 per person
2.5 hour workshop
from £55 per person