CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

We are an independent studio with small class sizes which give you optimum attention from our amazing tutors. 

Throwing Taster

An introduction to throwing on the wheel, perfect for complete beginners or for those needing a refresher. Our skilled tutor will guide you through the basics of throwing on the wheel, including wedging, centering and pulling up the walls to make basic forms, cylinders, bowls or cups. All materials and firings are included.

 

Private Throwing Class

Wanting to book for a special occasion? Or just needing more of an individualised session? Let us know your needs and our skilled tutor will guide you through whatever you want to work towards, be it a beginners taster class, working on skills for throwing large or specific project-based learning. Flat fee is £105 +25 per person, 3 person group max. All materials and firings are included. 

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4-week Throwing Course

Perfect for complete beginners or those just starting out, our skilled tutor will take you through the entire process of throwing on the wheel from clay preparation, wedging, centering, pulling up to turning and glazing to finish your one-of-a-kind handmade objects. All materials and firings are included.

 

8-week Throwing Course

A longer course for those wishing to advance their skills or continue to work on their basic thrown forms. Our skilled tutor will take you through the entire process of throwing on the wheel, from clay preparation to centering, pulling, turning and finishing. We will cover a variety of forms from the basic cylinder, bowls, plates and vases. Our small class size means you will receive individualised detailed instruction to best suit your needs. All materials and firings are included. 

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Weekday Throwing Intensive

This 4-day intensive course will focus on progressing skills, whether you are a complete beginner or experienced thrower. Our small class size means that you will receive individualised detailed instruction to help you troubleshoot any issues. We will cover the entire process of throwing on the wheel, turning and basic surface decoration. All materials and firings are included. 

 

2-day Weekend Throwing Workshop

Learn the basics of throwing on the wheel in this 2-day workshop. Day 1 will be spent learning the basics of throwing on the wheel, starting with wedging, centering and pulling on the wheel to make basic forms, cylinders, bowls and cups. Day 2 will continue the process, turning and finishing the thrown forms from Day 1 and basic surface decoration. All materials and firings are included.

 

Drop-in Practice Session

No instruction provided, just space on one of our wheels and time to practice your skills. Perfect to supplement a multi-week course. Please note we cannot provide storage for work made during the practice session unless you are already signed up for a multi-week course.

 

Multi-week Project Course

This course is for those who have some experience working with clay and would like to focus their time on a specific idea or project of their choosing. Come to the first session with pictures or ideas of what you would like to create and our expert tutor will help guide you through techniques or processes to help you progress. 

If you have any questions or are interested in any courses that are not currently available for booking, please get in touch! 

hello@columbiaroadclay.com