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 each day

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 plus firing up to 6 of your best pots. Your 6 pieces will be left with us to dry fire and glazed for you to collect at a later date.

To help sustain through the hard work you will be invited to join with some light lunch (usually vegetable based soups, crusty bread, cheese, you can of course bring your own packed lunch if you prefer) We think you will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the studio and the quirky arty town of Hebden Bridge.

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