Leach Pottery: 3 and 5 Day Throwing Courses

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  • Address: Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, St Ives, Cornwall, England, TR26 2HE.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1736 799703
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  • Web-site: www.leachpottery.com
  • Dates: 09 Jan 2017 to: 11 Dec 2017

Beginner / Intermediate Throwing Courses - available each month of 2017 for adults

Course Details

Whether you are a student potter, a keen amateur, an improver or a complete beginner, a throwing course at the historic Leach Pottery is a unique and rarefied experience. Learn techniques, explore new approaches, or just have dedicated time and space to develop your own practice.

We offer a 3 or 5 day practice-based throwing course aimed at beginners who would like to learn basic throwing skills and for those who have some experience of throwing, and would like to further develop their skills. This is an opportunity to learn new skills and brush up on essential techniques.

The course will cover: Clay preparation - wedging techniques, centering clay on the wheel, throwing basic cylinders then moving on to different forms - Jugs, vases, plates, bowls etc. Practicing your preferred form, throwing to specific measurements and repeat throwing. Turning and finishing, pulling and attaching handles and decorating techniques.

The workshop includes an introductory assessment of needs, plus one-to-one tuition per day with one of our professional potters.  Working in the historic Leach Pottery, within the environment of a professional pottery studio, museum and gallery offers a unique experience. You will have exclusive use of a wheel for the week.

For more details or to discuss your specific needs please email Margaret Parma at office@leachpottery.com