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8 Week Beginners Pottery Throwing Wheel Course Thurs 20th February 7-9.15pm

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20 Church Road

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SE19 2ET

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This fantastic 8 week beginners potter's wheel course is run on Tuesday evenings 7-9.15pm. It teaches you the tecnique of throwing and how to glaze.

It covers learning to centre, throw bowls and cylinders, turn bases, pull and attaching handles as well as throwing a basic plate on the wheel. After your work has been fired you come back and glaze it all. After this you will be up to the standard required to either take on membership or come to our open sessions to continue and improve your practice.

All your materials and firings are included in the cost. We supply all equipment and aprons. All you need to do is turn up!

Cost: £295 inclusive of all materials and firings.

Dates: February 20th, 27th, March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, April 2nd + 2.15 hour glazing session once all your work has been fired.

PREGNANCY: Please note that this course is not suiatable for pregnant women as there are health implications.

The course structure is as follows:

1. Centring and making basic pots: Centring is the most difficult thing to master when learning to throw on the wheel. It is what keeps a pot symmetrical. But everyone learns at different rates and the important thing to realise is that you will learn to do it. The first session is really just learning the technique.

2. Centring and drawing up clay: Again, working on the centring and how the clay is drawn up. A common problem is that people draw up too quickly losing their centring or even collapsing their pot. This session helps with pressures and speed.

3. Centring and making bowls: During this session you will continue with mastering your centring and getting more control of the shapes you are making. We will look at rounded bowls and open bowls.You will also learn to turn bases.

4. Making small cylinders and turning bases: During this session you will learn how to make small cylinders. You will also continue to turn bases.

5. Pulling handles, turning bases and, if time allows, some more throwing: During this session you will learn to pull and attach handles to the cylinders you threw the previous week as well as turn any bases left to do.

6. Throwing and turning practice. Looking to improve your technique.

7. Finishing off all previous work. Throwing a bsic plate on a batt.

8. Glaze all work: Generally I allow work to dry for about 8-10 days before firing (which takes 2 days). The last session can be taken during one of the open sessions on a Wednesday evening or a Saturday morning.

Some classes are easier to miss than the others. If you do miss a session you can do a catch up on a Saturday morning but please note that there is a charge of £40 for this.

After you have finished the course you will be up to membership standard should you wish to join or you can continue to learn and improve via our open sessions on Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings.

REFUNDS: *Please note that if you cancel 10 full working days in advance then you will get a full refund. After this period and before the course starts you will only get a 50% refund if someone else can be found to replace you. There are no refunds after the start of your course. Please note that all refunds are minus Eventbrite fees which are non-refunadable. Cancellations may be subject to an admin fee of £15.

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