Throwing Courses, Cornwall

Why not take a pottery course at Waters Edge Studio? Half day throwing tasters, one day and three day throwing courses for complete beginners and improvers of all ages.

Courses take place between Easter and the end of October for adults who wish to learn the basics, improve or acquire new skills. 

There are no more than 3 students in the studio at a time so there’s always lots of individual attention. Each student will work at their own high quality Shimpo wheel.

Jacqueline has over 30 years teaching experience and would love to welcome you to Waters Edge Studio.

Dates for half day and 1 day courses 2024

3,4,5 April (sold out) • 1,2,3 May • 30,31 May • 31 July • 1,2 August

Dates for 3 day courses 2024

3-5 July  •  11-13 September

throwing on the wheel

Half Day Throwing Tasters

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

Dates: Easter to end October. 

See dates above, contact to arrange.

Cost: £75 per person for 2.5 hours including tuition, materials, tools and firing of one piece.

Level: Beginners. Up to 3 places.

Gift Vouchers: These are available from the online shop and are valid for one year.

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. Maximum 2 students so there’s a great deal of individual attention.

Dates: Easter to end October.

See dates above, contact to arrange.

Cost: £150 per person, including tuition, materials, tools and firing of 2 pieces.

Level: Beginners and improvers. Up to 3 places.

Gift Vouchers: These are available from the online shop and are valid for one year

1 day throwing course
3 day throwing course

Three Day Throwing Courses

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

Dates: Easter – end October.

See dates above, contact to arrange.

Cost: £400 per person. including tuition, materials, tools, and firing.

Level: Beginners and improvers. Up to 3 places.

Gift Vouchers: These are available from the online shop and are valid for 1 year.

Waters Edge Studio

The studio is in a beautiful location, right by the water at the head of Penpol Creek, near Truro. All courses are taught on Shimpo electric wheels and work is fired in a top-loader Rhode electric kiln. Course participants are welcome to use tools and aprons at the pottery. We mainly throw with a Cornish smooth white stoneware clay from St Agnes.

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 be trying pottery for the first time or perhaps you would like to brush up your skills.

On the day

Please wear old clothes, have short nails, no jewellery and hair tied back if appropriate. Bring an old towel.

 

What’s included?

All courses include tuition, materials, tools, bisque and glaze firing, tea and coffee. Please bring a packed lunch.

Accommodation

Accommodation must be booked separately.

Vouchers 

If you would like a voucher to give as a gift they are available to buy from my online shop. They are valid for one year and the recipient can email to arrange a date. jacquelineclarkceramics@gmail.com

Cancellation 

Cancellations within 30 days of the start date will be charged the full course fee unless the place can be filled