Join potter Michelle Best at The Makers Mill for a full day of throwing clay on the wheel!
This full day workshop is intended for anyone wishing to have a go at throwing on the pottery wheel. All the basics will be covered including preparing clay, how to throw on the wheel and creating two final pieces that will be fired and glazed by Michelle. Your glazed pots will be available to collect at a later date.
The workshop is for six people and is suitable for beginners and intermediate level. We have three pottery wheels that you will take in turn to practice your throwing. When not on the pottery wheel we can practice wedging clay and handbuilding.
Outline of the day
10:00 Coffee/tea and introductions
10:15 Clay preparation
10:30 Demonstration on the basics on wheel
10:45 Students will throw on the wheel
13:15 Students continue throwing with tea/coffee and cake mid-afternoon
15:30 Clean up
Times may vary on how the day goes.
Throwing on the wheel can be messy so wear old clothes and tie long hair back. Aprons will be provided.
Please note there is a £25 material charge payable to the tutor on the day.
We hope that you will leave the workshop having learnt some new skills and had fun.
Workshop is for over 16’s only.
Included in the cost of the workshop is Lunch, tea and coffee throughout the day and afternoon cake.
Michelle is also running pottery workshops on the following dates:
13th April – Pottery Throwing Day Workshop
11th May – Pottery Throwing Day Workshop
27th July – Pottery Throwing Day Workshop
28th September – Pottery Throwing Day Workshop
2nd November – Pottery Throwing Day Workshop
Please read our Refund Policy before booking
- Lunch Included?: Yes
- Teas/Coffees Included?: Yes
- Material Price: £25
- Bring With You: Please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty
Michelle has been a Makers Mill resident artist since 2020.
Experimenting with glazing is an enjoyable challenge and using my own kiln is a practice in patience for not trying to open it too soon.
The joy and frustration of throwing clay on the wheel is all-consuming and I love it.
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