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Potters Wheel Short Course

August 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Potters Wheel Short Course – 5 Weeks

Starting Wednesday 25th August

The Potters Wheel Short Course is a 5 week immersion into the very basic skills required to make simple pots on the potters wheel – “throwing”

You will learn about preparing clay, centering, opening, making cylinders and bowls. You will also learn to make bottles and simple lidded containers!


Week One

  • About clay
  • Clay preparation
  • Wedging
  • Recycling
  • How the wheel works
  • Centering
  • Opening

Week Two

  • Basic trimming
  • Centering
  • Opening
  • Coning
  • Pulling
  • Cylinders & Bowls

Week Three

  • Trimming a foot ring
  • Adding a handle
  • Throwing on a bat ring
  • Plates and shallow bowls

Week Four

  • Trimming plates
  • Bottles
  • Basic lids and galleries – make a lidded container

Week Five

  • Trimming bottles and lids
  • Practice weak points

You will also have access to Open Studios to practice and finish your work after the course.

Please bring your own towel.


August 25, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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