What you will do
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 friendly.
Once left with us, your finished pieces will be thoroughly dried, glazed and twice fired. It will be ready in about 3 weeks time and you'll be able to choose between collecting it in person or having it delivered for an additional fee.
Select a class time
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Odile Cadiot Ceramics
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.
Odile now works full time as a potter and pottery teacher. She's invented many of the tools, teaching aids and techniques they use at the studio and is constantly experimenting with new ideas and processes. . She also likes cooking and gardening because she can make the dishes...
Their studio is in a beautifully light and spacious little building, aptly named the Pottery Lane Art Centre, or PLACE, which works with the primary school next door to boost access to arts education and facilities. The centre also works to promote local artists with residencies, art markets and a shop on site selling only handmade and original art & crafts.
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 much, much 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.