Your experience will be fun and informal yet informative and productive. You're definitely going to throw your own individual pot! We start by familiarising ourselves with the studio, the equipment and tools we will use during your experience. After this we'll prepare the clay for throwing by wedging it (like kneading dough) and weighing the right amount for the first shape you choose to throw. Then it's straight onto the wheel where we learn to centre the clay, open it and make the shape you desire. Once we have your pot formed we'll clean it up a bit and lift your creation from the wheel to dry. Then we'll do it again. Why not try another shape? You can throw as many pots as time allows. At the end of your experience you get to choose your favourite piece and when it's bone dry I'll fire it for you in the kiln to be collected or sent on to you.
I am a former professional surfer and surf coach turned potter. I think I enjoy working with clay as much as I did surfing around the world! Ceramics offers infinite possibilities, infinite combinations of form, clay and glaze and it's this journey of discovery that makes every day in the studio such an adventure. I look forward to sharing all this with you.
I provide: All the Cornish St Agnes stoneware clay you need. The specialist potter's equipment and tools. Aprons and towels…
My studio is situated in the garden of my house overlooking the beautiful Gannel Estuary on the outskirts of Newquay. As a working studio all you need is at hand and you'll also be able to see examples of all stages of the pottery making process. The studio is a comfortable and intimate space. With this in mind we limit class size to a max of 2 students.
最多可有4位年满12周岁的参与者参加。 You'll be more comfortable throwing with either short sleeves or ones that can be rolled up. Also bracelets, watches and jewellery shouldn't be worn whilst at the wheel (they will be secure in the studio). Long hair is best tied…
Guests should wear clothing that they don't mind getting a bit of clay on., however we provide aprons, towels etc.