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Basic Throwing with Jon French

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Potclays Ltd

Stoke-on-Trent

ST4 6JW

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An outstandingly popular two-day basic level course covering the basics of throwing using Shimpo Whisper potter’s wheels. On the first day you will learn to wedge, knead, centre and throw. Jon will show you the basic techniques needed for different thrown forms such as cylinders, vases, bowls and platters. You will learn how to apply pattern directly to the thrown surface and how different hand tools can be used effectively for this purpose. On the second day you will learn to 'turn' and refine your leatherhard pots using various hand tools.

After 29 years of working for Wedgwood, Jon French is now running his own business from the historic surroundings of Middleport Pottery. He has demonstrated the skills and gift of a master craftsman to department stores such as Harrods, London and department stores all over Japan including Mitsukoshi, Takashimaya and Isetan over the last 20 years. He has worked and demonstrated across Europe and also the Middle East, Far East, China, Taiwan, Australia, the Caribbean and on the Queen Elizabeth II cruise ship.

Items to bring: Towel, apron, your own named tools and wheelbats if you have them, notepad, pen, means of getting your work home (e.g. cardboard crate)

Included: Tool kit worth over £47, course materials, lunch, refreshments, preferential discounts against all of our products.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

• Please book early to avoid disappointment. This is a very popular course and due to the intensive nature of the tuition, places are restricted to a maximum of 10.
• You will receive an email in the week prior to the course with further details. Please look out for this email as it will contain important information.
• Food choices and dietary requirements must be notified at time of booking otherwise random selection/s will be made for you.
• Photography and filming takes place at all Potclays events. Material may be used publicly on social media and in Potclays marketing activity. If you have any concerns, please speak to a member of staff.
• Students will be able to take advantage of our brand new classroom drying cabinet to minimise waiting around for pots to dry to leatherhard and avoid missing out on valuable trimming time. Also, those who would like to try out the Giffin Grip will have the opportunity to do so.
• There may be an opportunity during our 2 and 3 day courses to attend a factory tour (45-60mins) giving a unique insight into how Potclays clay is made. This tour will be entirely optional. Please contact us if you would like to check if a factory tour will be available during your course.
Full information about our courses including booking terms can be found at this link.

FINDING US

For directions to front entrance please use ST4 6JW (enter no. 447 if prompted by your device). 6ft10” height restriction at front entrance. Please contact us to make special access arrangements if your vehicle is over this height.

LUNCH AT POTCLAYS COURSES & WORKSHOPS

Lunch will consist of a deli bag prepared by The Quarter café in Piccadilly, Hanley. Please indicate your options for each day of the course in special instructions at checkout, ensuring you include details of special dietary requirements. If no options are indicated, random choice/s will be selected for you.

The Quarter are able to cater for the following special dietary requirements. Unfortunately, The Quarter cannot guarantee their food is free of nut traces. If you have dietary requirements outside of this list, please contact us:

• Vegetarian
• Vegan
• Gluten-free
• Dairy-free

The Quarter Deli Bags contain: Filled ciabatta roll, carton of juice, piece of fruit, flapjack (or similar). Contents may vary according to availability but they will endeavour to cater as closely as possible to your choices.

Options

Please indicate your choice for each day of the course in Special Instructions at checkout. If no options are indicated, choice/s will be made for you.

• Thick Cut Ham, Cheddar Cheese & Pickle
• Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado & Tomato
• Tuna & Spring Onion Mayonnaise
• Roast Beef & Caramelised Onion Chutney
• Chicken, Pesto & Rocket
• Brie, Grape & Avocado (V)
• Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil (V)
• Falafel, Houmous, Apricot & Carrot (Vegan)

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