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This 4 day intensive throwing course is suitable for a range of learners; including beginners and improvers, enabling you to develop greater consistency or working towards throwing bigger and taller pots. 

There will be a range of demonstrations as well as plenty of opportunities to practice throwing and help you develop your technique with the help of tutor, Andy Mason. 

Andy, brings many years of expertise to help you develop your making skills & pottery interest. Throughout the course, he will demonstrate the relevance between technical skills, design and aesthetic considerations. These aspects are evident in his own studio practice and in creating small-batch designs and specific commissions, he also shares his enthusiasm through tuition, practical demonstrations, exhibitions and workshops. 

The course will include: 

  • Clay preparation; wedging and kneading
  • Centering clay
  • Lifting techniques, hand grips & throwing ribs 
  • Handles, appendages and surface decoration 
  • Fixing wooden bats
  • Turning 

The course runs from Monday 26th- Thursday 29th October, 10am- 4.30pm. We provide a light lunch each day.

Clay College is a not-for-profit organisation so all the proceeds from our masterclasses support the work we do. Situated in historic Middleport Pottery, we offer a creative environment, excellent facilities including a potter’s wheel for each student that attends.

Please follow this page to see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.claycollegestoke.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/