A unique experience at the historic Leach Pottery.
Leach Pottery workshops & courses are cancelled until at least the end of August, with new dates to be confirmed subject to the current COVID-19 situation. Please check the Leach Pottery website and join the Pottery’s mailing list for updates.
When: throughout the year (see below)
Where: Bernard Leach’s Studio, Leach Pottery
Duration: 3 or 5 days (10am – 4pm daily)
Equipment & materials: provided
This course will: improve your throwing skills and techniques
You will leave with: one piece that will be fired in our Studio reduction kiln & returned to you*
Level: beginner & intermediate.
Cost: £335 (3 days) & £490 (5 days)
Whether you’re a student potter, a keen amateur, an improver or a complete beginner, a throwing course at the historic Leach Pottery is a unique experience. Learn techniques, explore new approaches, or just have dedicated time and space to develop your 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 with one of our professional potters. You will be working in the historic Leach Pottery, within the environment of a professional pottery studio, museum and gallery, which offers a unique experience.
Book 3 days now
Book 5 days now
To view all 2020 dates visit the Leach Pottery website here.