Discover… Pottery Throwing

Art & Crafts |
4th February 2023 – 4th March 2023

Discover… Pottery Throwing | Sat 4 Feb | Sat 4 Mar | 11.15am-12.45pm, 1.30-3pm, 3.30-5pm | £48pp per session | 16+ yrs | Tutor Chris Barnes | Studio 2

This is a fun intensive throwing workshop that concentrates on improving pottery throwing technique on a potter’s wheel. The workshop is suitable for any ability, whether you’ve never tried it before, or want to hone your existing pottery skills.

What will the workshop cover and how will it be taught?

With just four students per session, Chris Barnes will give individual tailored help and instruction designed to generally improve throwing technique and focus on areas chosen by each student.

Centering clay, improving cylinder height, bowl technique, throwing plates, making galleries and lids, and throwing bellied forms are all possible subjects of focus.

The emphasis of the workshop is on practice, rather than finishing work, but students will be able to choose one piece to be fired and glazed after the workshop which can be collected at a later date, usually 4-6 weeks after the session.

If you have always wanted to throw larger and lighter pots, or just master the all-important centering of clay on the wheel, Chris is ready to share the approaches and techniques which work.

If you would like to book as a family or group of friends, please contact Learning and Engagement Manager for further information.

What do I need to bring with me? 

Please bring a clean apron and/or wear old but clean clothes. Bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them. It is advisable to keep fingernails short and trimmed to aid the throwing process.

Are there any additional costs?

All tools, equipment and clay are included. At the end of the session choose one piece to be fired and glazed and collected at a later date. Work must be clearly identified with the maker’s initials.

About the tutor

Chris Barnes has a degree in Sculpture and has worked as a professional potter since 1992. He has taught Pottery to adults since 1994 and has experience in teaching art in schools from infant to the secondary school level.

Chris Barnes

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4th February 2023 – 4th March 2023

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