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Deptford Thurs 8Wk Beginners Course

A thorough introduction to pottery

  • Starts 26 Sept
  • 335 British pounds
  • Cernamic Deptford

Available spots

Service Description

This course is perfect for beginners who enjoyed the taster class and are interested in developing confidence in their pottery skills, or for those who are looking for an engaging, creative activity for a couple weeks. The 8 week course offers more taught practice time on the wheel and hence our students will leave with strong confidence in their potting abilities. Beginner classes are a mix of closely guided tutoring and self directed development. Students will expand upon their previous knowledge of clay and also learn about clay manipulation at several stages in the process including turning and glazing. Students will have ample time to practise throwing at the wheel and can elect to opt for handbuilding if they so wish and discuss with the tutor. We aim to make sure students leave with more skills, confidence, and several pieces of work that are truly handmade by themselves from start to finish. What follows is a rough outline of what will be taught week to week: Week 1 -Practicing the fundamentals of throwing Week 2- Trimming work made in the first class Week 3- Throwing with larger amounts of clay, coning, wedging Week 4- Trimming and Glazing Week 5- Working on your project Week 6- Working on your project Week 7-Finishing off your project Week 8- Glazing -They are no added costs- all clay, glazes, and firings are included in the course price -Please prepare for the class by cutting your nails short, wearing clothes you don't mind getting dirty (clay does come out easily in the wash), and bringing a tea towel and a plastic bag We understand that an 8 week commitment is a big ask. Classes that are missed can either be made up by attending another course's identical class (offered once per course to each student) or in a self directed drop in, which both can be arranged by talking to the tutor or emailing us at If you know you will miss a class please let us know in advance so we can figure out the best way to accommodate. Please try and make sure you are able to attend the 1st, 2nd, and 4th classes as we will be teaching fundamental techniques.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Reminders: - Clay, aprons and tools will be provided during the class. - Fingernails should be kept short for health and safety reasons. - Please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a bit of clay on. - Please do not wear any accessories or leave them around the studio if possible. - Please come 10 minutes prior to the start of the class, as this will allow you to sign in and get ready for class demonstration. - It is your responsibility to arrive on time for the class. Upon arriving to your class 30 minutes or later, we have the right to reject you joining the class without any refund or rescheduling. -Please check your confirmation to ensure you arrive at the correct studio to the correct class. Cancellations must be made in writing by email or text. You may cancel your course within 7 days of purchase with a full refund. Cancellations within 7 days of the class, course, or workshop will not be refunded. If your class, course, or workshop starts sooner than that, please get in touch as soon as possible ( Exchanges can be made within 7 days at our discretion. Of course, there are emergencies and unforeseen circumstances that will impact your attendance so our team will work with you to negotiate or rearrange the date.

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