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Throwing Workshops

Saturdays 9.00am – 1:00pm

5th October 2019 FULL – Join the waiting list here:

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19th October 2019 Places Available: “Beginners, Fun and Brush-Up”:

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2nd November 2019 Places Available: “Technical Improvement”:

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We run two types of Throwing Workshops:

Beginners, Fun and Brush-Up

These throwing workshops are for those who wish to brush up their skills on the potter’s wheel, or for complete beginners who can come along and try the potter’s wheel for the first time. You can keep a maximum of two pots. We will recycle any other pots your have made.  The pots you keep will be glazed for you and you can pick them up a few weeks later.  This is included in the price. For current students at The Clay Studio, you can choose how many pots to keep, with the rest being recycled, and you can turn and glaze these retained pots in your weekly class.

Technical Improvement

This workshop is for those with previous experience, who want to improve their throwing skills. It will enable you to gain confidence and work more independently. It covers appropriate clay preparation, shape forming, and analysing and evaluating profiles by cutting your work in half.



Saturday half-day throwing workshops are open only to adults (16+), with a maximum of 6 attendees. These workshops cost £85 per adult, which includes teaching and refreshments, and are led by Susana Garcia.

“I just wanted to say what an amazing day I had today at Throwing Practice, with Susana! It was fantastic.

After an introduction and some inspiration, we established what we each wanted to achieve by the end of the day. I wanted to develop my skill in throwing wide shallow bowls and, after some false starts, Susana gave some expert input which made all the difference to my technique so that I managed to throw four by the end. (I hoped only to make one!). The warm sunshine outside meant that by the afternoon I could turn each one. I definitely achieved my aim today and made progress.

Susana was an absolutely brilliant teacher and gave us each what we needed to move forward. I loved it. So, thank you for providing such a fabulous opportunity, and a huge thank you to Susana. She must be exhausted – she worked so hard for us all.

Glaze Workshop

For those of you who aren’t a current Clay Studio student, we offer an optional follow-up session where you will have a chance to receive further tuition, glaze, decorate and complete your pieces yourself.  These follow-up sessions last two hours and are priced at £35/head. The pots you take away are weighed and charged at a small cost.

Alternative, you may feel like completing your pots during a Raku experience, which is a very exciting alternative follow-on option.


Taster Sessions

These throwing workshops provide a great opportunity for a “Taster Session” if you are contemplating joining a class. There is nothing like a full hands-on experience, working within a group of like-minded people, and getting a good feel for the facilities, energy and atmosphere of the studio.

Alternatively, if you would prefer private tuition or to experience a smaller group please click here.

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