Free Style Practice Session Throwing On The Wheel (experienced potters only) Summer Term


Cost – £35 per person

Once you have learnt how to throw on the wheel, practice will be essential for your development. These sessions allow for just that, giving you the opportunity to practice and hone your throwing and trimming skills, at your own pace

Practice sessions are available to students who have completed a 6 week course at Wanstead Pottery, or to proficient potters who would simply like the opportunity to practice on the wheel. Please note, these sessions are NOT suitable for beginners as they are untaught, although I will be on hand to give advice, if required.

There are three distinct stages involved in throwing a pot and seeing it through to its completion. The first is to throw your pots. The second will be to trim them, and the final stage is to glaze them

You are not required to trim and glaze your work. If you plan to book one session only to simply practice throwing, that is absolutely fine. Please note however that if you do intend to trim your pots then your second practice session should be booked, ideally, within two weeks of the first. This is because your work cannot be stored indefinitely for you in a leather-hard state. The cost of firing and glazing the work produced is included in the price. You will have access to the select range of studio dipping glazes for all work glazed during the practice sessions

Clay will be provided and will be charged at £5 per kilo to be fired (as an example, an average sized mug might cost approximately £1)

All pots created during these sessions must be made using the studio clay provided. Only pots produced in the studio may be fired in the studio

Practice throwing sessions at Wanstead Pottery do not facilitate production potters. Please also be aware that due to size restrictions of the kiln, there will be a limit to the size of the pieces that can be fired

Please refer to the Terms and Conditions on the bookings page for information relating to the cancellation policy