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Chester Pottery wheel course

Introduction to Wheel Throwing Saturday

A really useful Beginners Pottery course! No experience required.

  • Starts 22 Jun
  • 299 British pounds
  • 5 Eastgate Row North

Available spots

Service Description

Introduction to Wheel Throwing at Pictura Studios Unlock the art of pottery with our "Introduction to Wheel Throwing" course, designed for beginners who are eager to dive into the world of ceramic art. Over the span of eight weeks, participants will be guided through the fundamental techniques of using a pottery wheel, from clay preparation to creating finished pieces. You will learn to create the perfect set that you can use at home, including a mug, a bowl, a plate, a container with a lid and something else of your choice, like an oil burner! Course Overview: Weeks 1-2: Getting Started Learn about the studio environment, the tools you’ll be using, and the basics of clay preparation. Master the essential skill of centering clay on the wheel and opening it up to form the base of your pieces. Weeks 3-4: Shaping Up Develop your ability to pull and shape clay into classic forms. Begin with simple cylinders and progress to crafting the perfect bowls. Weeks 5-6: Expanding Skills Try your hand at more complex shapes such as plates and small vases, enhancing your control and precision on the wheel. Weeks 7-8: Finishing Touches Learn various trimming techniques to refine the foot and overall profile of your pieces. Introduction to glazing: Explore different types of glazes and their application methods. Selecting Your Masterpieces: At the conclusion of the course, each participant will choose their favorite creations to be glazed and fired. This will include one of each: A Mug, A Bowl, A Plate, A container with lid , and an item of your choice, like an oil burner! This final step will transform your work from a soft clay form into a hardened, usable ceramic piece. Whether it’s a bowl to enjoy your morning cereal or a vase to adorn your dining table, you’ll have a functional artwork to call your own. Takeaways: Fundamental skills in wheel throwing Hands-on experience from clay to kiln Two personally crafted and finished ceramic pieces Duration: 8 weeks, one session per week Price: £299 Included: All materials and firings Join us at Pictura Studios to spin your way into a new, artistic hobby. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing escape or a step into the ceramics world, our expert instructors are here to guide you every step of the way. Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today and start shaping your future in pottery!

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Please not any cancellations within 48 hours of the event, class or course will not be eligible for a refund.

Contact Details

  • Pictura Studios, Eastgate Street, Chester, UK

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