Join our resident 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. Once you have done this course, you can progress onto the evening classes.
Workshop is for over 16’s only.
Included in the cost of your workshop is lunch from the extremely popular Jan’s Sandwich shop in Keswick.
Michelle is also running pottery workshops on the following dates:
17th March – 21st April – 6 week evening series:
27th March – Pottery Throwing Day:
22nd May – Pottery Throwing Day:
13th August – Pottery Throwing Day:
8th -22nd September – 3 Week Evening Mug Throwing:
24th September – Pottery Throwing Day:
22nd October – Pottery Throwing Day:
This workshop can also be booked as a private group booking on a date of your choice, follow this link for more information:
Please read our Refund Policy before booking
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Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Difficulty: Suitable for all
Lunch included: Yes
Tea, coffee included: Yes
Material Price: £25
This event is fully booked.