Old Stables Studio

Pottery courses in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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Weekend on the Wheel


Course length: Saturday and Sunday

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

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

Suitable for: Beginners / Intermediates

For those who have never thrown, this is a fantastic way to get a feel for the potter’s wheel. This is a great place to start for a beginner or someone who is wanting to improve their throwing skills. Learning to throw and make pots on the potters wheel is a bit like learning to drive, once you know the basics it’s just practice, practice, practice.

For total beginners one weekend is understandably not enough time to make you a competent crafts person, but it is enough time to master some of the basics and have some confidence in your ability to progress.  Once you can do it you won’t want to stop. Who knows, this could be the start of a lifetime’s vocation or at least a new hobby!

For people with a little experience already, the weekend is perfect for working on a short project or just really boosting your skill level upwards.  Many people who would like to try making pots on the wheel find that a couple of hours a week on an evening course is just not enough time to focus. By having a whole weekend of intensive tuition, you can make good progress and great pots.

The course costs cover materials and tool use, equipment and firing up to 6 of your best pots. If you want to produce more than that, additional materials and kiln space can be purchased at cost. Anything made will be dried, fired and glazed for you to collect at a later date.

The days will also include lovely simple homemade vegetarian lunches (usually vegetable based soups, crusty bread, cheese and fruit) and endless cups of tea and coffee. We think you will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the studio and the quirky arty town of Hebden Bridge.


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