Throwing On The Potters Wheel
Introduction to throwing on the potters wheel
Mark , founder and production thrower at Potters Thumb will be sharing the passion with years of knowledge and experience on the potters wheel setting you up with the necessary skills to get making.
We have organized these small classes to ensure enough individual time to ensure you grasp the techniques.
The session is of 2 hrs duration of which we will be demonstrating the techniques required, exploring the wonderful world of pottery.
During the session we will be covering:
Learning about the material and its properties
Prepping the clay for the wheel
Centering the clay on the wheel head
Pulling up the walls of clay to create a vessel
Lifting off the pot from the wheel head
Trimming the pot
- All tools required- supplied
The session allows enough time for a hands in clay, trying out the techniques to create your own pots.
The outcomes of the class is to pass on the techniques getting you ready to start creating on the potters wheel. The class would have also served as an induction if you wanted to apply for studio membership to gain access to the pottery and the facilities to practice your skills. You will get to keep what you create during the session.
18:00pm - 20:00pm
Students per session: 5 students
Things to bring:
Apron or overall to protect you from getting too messy
A towel ( large )
Small sketchbook - note book
***Please note that long nails will not be practical to work with clay and will not be possible to work on the wheel as they will be an obstruction during the making process. ........ sorry
WARNING - Pottery is highly addictive and will become an obsession
This workshop is restricted to a limited number of confirmed bookings and therefore we are unable to offer any refunds if you choose to cancel
CRATE Brewery & Pizzeria, Unit 7 Queen's Yard, London E9 5EN, United Kingdom