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Throwing Clay on the Wheel with Marianne Lusby


17 Aug 2024


10:00 am - 4:00 pm



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17 Aug 2024


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Join potter Marianne Lusby 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 Marianne. 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

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Students continue throwing with tea/coffee and cake mid-afternoon

15:30 Clean up

16:00 Finish

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.

Marianne 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

17th August – Pottery Throwing Day Workshop

2nd November – Pottery Throwing Day Workshop

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The Makers Mill
The Makers Mill
The Makers Mill, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5LG


  • Lunch Included?: Yes
  • Teas/Coffees Included?: Yes
  • Material Price: £25
  • Bring With You: Please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty


  • Michelle Best

    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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