Courses

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

Due to covid restrictions I now teach a maximum of 2 people in the studio at a time so there’s always lots of individual attention.

I have over 30 years teaching experience and would love to welcome you to my creekside studio.

 

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 – October 2021. Contact to arrange.

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

Level: Beginners. Maximum 2 places.

Gift Vouchers: These are available from my online shop

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 – October 2021. Contact to arrange.

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

Level: Beginners and improvers Maximum 2 places.

Gift Vouchers: These are available from my online shop.

1 day throwing course
3 day throwing course

3 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 – October 2021. Contact to arrange.

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

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

Level: Beginners and improvers. Maximum 2 places.

Gift Vouchers: These are available from my online shop

Waters Edge Studio

The 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 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 want to try pottery for the first time or if you’d like to brush up your skills then these courses are for you. 

What’s included?

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.

Accommodation

B&B accommodation is available in the house at Waters Edge and is bookable separately via Airbnb

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 me to arrange a date.

Cancellation 

Cancellations within 14 days of the start date will be charged the full course fee unless the place can be filled.