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Pottery Courses in Cornwall

I teach a range of courses at Waters Edge Studio in Penpol from half day throwing tasters to one day and three day throwing courses. Courses mainly take place between Easter and October for adults who wish to learn the basics, improve or acquire new skills. Raku firing workshops on the foreshore are also fun during the summer months.

B&B accommodation is available in the house at Waters Edge and is bookable separately via Air B&B. Click here for more information.

Who can come?

These courses are for anyone who wants to learn to throw on the potters wheel. From complete beginners to improvers, all ages and abilities. You may want to try pottery for the first time or if you’d like to brush up your skills then these courses are for you.

Waters Edge Studio

My studio is in a fabulous location, right by the water at the head of Penpol Creek, near Truro. I have 4 Shimpo electric wheels and a large Rhode Kiln. Course participants are welcome to use all my tools, aprons etc. We mainly throw with a Cornish smooth white stoneware clay from St Agnes,.

What’s included in the price?

All courses including tuition, materials, tools, firing as listed, tea and coffee. Please bring a packed lunch or if required homemade lunches and bed and breakfast accommodation are available onsite and are charged separately


Please get in touch if you would like a voucher to give as a gift. They are valid for one year and the recipient can then email me to arrange a date.

Half Day Throwing Tasters

These half-day throwing tasters for beginners offer an introduction to throwing, teaching clay preparation and wedging, centering clay on the wheel and throwing cylinders.

Dates: Friday 10 May, 31 May, 12 July, 6 September 2019 and Saturday 8 June and 13 July 2019.

Cost: £50 per person for 2.5 hours including tuition, materials, tools, tea/coffee and firing of one piece per person.

Level: Beginners. Minimum 2, maximum 4 places.

One Day Throwing Courses

One day courses offer an introduction to throwing for beginners or skills development for improvers. Students typically throw cups, bowls and learn how to shape their thrown forms.

Dates: Please email me

Cost: £100 per person, including tuition,

materials, tools, tea/coffee and firing.

Level: Beginners and improvers. Minimum 2,  maximum 4 places.

3 Day Throwing Courses

Three day courses will take you through the full process from clay preparation, throwing techniques, turning and decorating with slips and underglazes. A unique opportunity to learn in the inspirational setting of Waters Edge.

Dates: 21-23 June 2019 and 27-29 September 2019

Cost: £300 per person. including tuition, materials, tools, firing and tea/coffee.

B&B accommodation and lunch are available onsite if required and are charged separately.

Level: Beginners and improvers. Minimum 2, maximum 4 places.

Raku Glazing and Firing Course

Experience this fast and exciting firing process on the beach at Waters Edge. Raku firing courses run occasionally between Easter and October. Each person takes home a fully finished glazed and fired bowl on the day.

Date: Monday 27 May 1-4pm (Bank Holiday Monday)

Cost: £50 per person for a half day, including tuition, materials, pre-thrown bowl to glaze, firing, tea and coffee

Level: Beginners and improvers. Minimum 4, maximum 8 places. Ideal for groups


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