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SOLD OUT Thurs Eve 4th July, 6 weeks

Learn how to use a pottery wheel

  • Starts 4 Jul
  • 180 British pounds
  • Station Road Didcot

Service Description

On this six week course course you’ll learn how to use a pottery wheel. All tools, materials and equipment are supplied. You'll have your own wheel and with a limit of five people per class you'll get plenty of guidance from the teacher. Beginners and improvers are welcome. This class meets every Thursday evening 6 - 8 pm. It runs for five weeks, breaks for a week (so your pots can be fired) and then returns for a final week of glazing and decorating. Course starts Thursday 4th July 2024, 6-8 pm. No class Thursday 8th August June drying / firing time. Last class Thursday 31st August, glazing 6-8 pm. £180 per course. You'll learn throwing and turning. Each class ends with a review where you and the teacher will critique your pots and designate the worst ones to the tin re-cycling bucket as demonstrated by Keith on The Great Pottery Throwdown! Unlike the Throwdown this is a non-competitive class with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Fired pots never biodegrade, so we only fire the very best work each student produces and we limit this to three pieces. Pots require two firings each, so this also helps us manage kiln firing costs. There is no class on week 6. This is when we dry and fire your pots in time for your final glazing and decorating class. Students must be aged 16 years or older and the last fifteen minutes of each class will be spent clearing up. Please bring an apron - it can be messy! Demand for classes is high! Yey! So we're running this one over the summer. If you can't attend one of the classes don't worry it's not a strict curriculum. But please note, we are unable to offer refunds or replacement classes as the teacher is being booked specifically for these times. Any unclaimed work left for over four weeks after the course has ended will be sadly be thrown away so please do collect your work - orphaned pots are heartbreaking! Entrance is from Lydalls Road (the back of the SOHA Building). Look out for the Makespace signs. The pottery studio is on the ground floor so feel free to tap on the window and we'll let you in.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made within 24 hours of bookings for a full refund. Cancellations made 24 hours after booking are non-refundable.


Contact Details

  • Royal Scot House, Station Road, Didcot, UK


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