Old Stables Studio

Pottery courses in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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Tuesday Afternoon Classes


Course length: 10 week term

Time: 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Focus: Traditional skills making functional ceramics on the potter's wheel

Suitable for: Beginners / Intermediates

Mixed ability pottery sessions course for beginners and intermediate potters who want to spend time focusing on traditional skills to make functional ceramics on the potter’s wheel. You will learn to centre the clay and manipulate it into shapes. Learn and practice the basic moves and decorating techniques, glaze your finished your pieces so you can fill your home with ceramics you have made yourself to your own design. New starters accepted at the start of each 10 week term.

Mugs, Jugs, Bowls Plates and Teapots… who knows, you may end up with a complete dinner service!

The course fee includes use of facilities, tuition, tools, use of potter’s wheel per student and clay to learn and practice with. Clay to fire, glaze materials and kiln space is purchased prior to kiln firing calculated by the weight of clay.

If you are a complete beginner one term is just the start on a journey of discovery and muddy fun. There are three 10 week terms per year, each has a half term break after week 5. If you love it you can follow through and join up each term to practice and improve. Mugs, Jugs, Bowls Plates and Teapots… who knows, you may end up with a complete dinner service some new friends and a lifetime of muddy fun. It is highly recommended that you attend for each class session but particularly the 1st week, there is a lot of information to take in and missing the first week does put you at a disadvantage in keeping up.

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