1.5 hour workshop
Throwing is the process of creating dishes on the wheel. It's messy, absorbing and very addictive!
It's a challenging process, but this workshop only takes three people, so you get close tuition from a very experienced teacher. Perfect for complete beginners to pick it up and have a go or for anyone wanting a little more practice or help with a new technique.
Your tutor will start with a demonstration and take you step by step through the stages of throwing:
- Centering: getting the clay ready to shape
- Opening out: forming the bottom of your dish
- Throwing: lifting and shaping the walls
- Finishing: drying and smoothing your bowl
At the end of the workshop, you can choose one of the studio glazes for your favourite dish. The clay and glazes we use here are strong and durable, so your finished pieces can be used just like everything else in your kitchen and are dishwasher and microwave safe.
After the workshop, your finished pieces will be thoroughly dried, glazed and twice fired. We have visitors from all over London and the UK, so we include a delivery service in our workshops. We use a specialist courier to package and post your work to make sure that they arrive in perfect condition. Your pieces should reach you around three weeks after your workshop and you'll receive tracking details so that you can make sure it arrives at a suitable time.
You may spot that we mark the bottom of your bowls with your name and a studio stamp, but you can also add your own dedications or dates during your workshop.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Odile Cadiot
Odile studied chemistry, but fell in love with pottery after trying some evening classes in Farnham. After learning to throw and run a studio by working with other artists, she decided to set up her own space in West London which she runs with her partner Kieran.
Their studio is in a beautiful old Victorian school building in Maida Vale which houses 150+ artists and creative makers. They've invented many of the tools, teaching aids and techniques they use at the studio and are constantly experimenting with new ideas and processes.
Odile works full time as a potter and pottery teacher. She also likes cooking and gardening because she can make the dishes...
You'll have everything you need waiting for you at the studio, including refreshments, lockers for your possessions and room to change. You'll be sitting with a wheel between your knees, so you'll find shorts or trousers more practical than a skirt and it's good to wear clothes you don't mind getting a bit of clay on (which washes out easily). You'll also find the project easier if your nails are well trimmed.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.