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Gift Voucher

Throwing Course Gift Voucher

We now offer a Gift Voucher for our Pottery Courses. We can email or post your voucher to you or alternatively, you’d be welcome to pop into the studio to collect it. We also have pottery tool sets and bags of clay that you can gift alongside your voucher.

Once the voucher is gifted please contact as soon as possible to book onto a course.

Cost £280

Purchase a gift voucher now

Course Schedule

Week 1

Gentle introduction to throwing on the pottery wheel, the first session is all about learning the way of how to handle clay on the pottery wheel. The first session is to ensure your knowledge of the preparations needed for throwing.

  • Introduction to Ridgeway and the course
  • Introduction to tools and machinery
  • Learning about clay
  • Wedging/preparations
  • Centring Throwing
  • Studio Cleanliness induction
  • Group discussion

Week 2

The most effective way to learn the craft of throwing on the wheel is persistence; you learn from making mistakes. Everyone’s abilities to learn throwing is unique, at ridgeway we have created an environment to let you the student have tranquillity and space to find your own throwing style. Persistence is the main lesson, getting your hands used to working with tools and clay in a rhythm that suits. One to one direction on the wheel is provided to guide you through any difficulties and smooth over any worries to make you feel stronger and ready for the next session.

  • Centring practice
  • Basic throwing techniques
  • One to one tuition
  • Trial and error
  • Exploration and self-directed throwing
  • Group discussion
  • Tidy space

Week 3

Learning how to throw consistently is a skill that requires time and patience, session three is a crash course into pushing your limits to what you have already learnt to insure you have hit criteria at this stage you are happy with.

  • Throwing warm up
  • Turning and finishing pottery
  • Tuition /design ideas
  • Students should be now throwing strong forms
  • Throw and repeat Group discussion
  • Tidy up

Week 4

In the last session you have the freedom to use your new skills and create your own work. By this point of the course you will have found your own style.

  • Independent throwing
  • Finalising forms and style
  • Choosing items for firing
  • Advice to your ceramic future