– 1 Day Wheel Throwing Workshops

COVID-19:

At Hot Pot Pottery we are registered with Visit England’s ‘Good to Go’ and The World Travel & Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ Schemes to keep Covid-19 risks as low as possible and encourage responsible behaviour on-site and in relation to bookings.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES – We are closely following Government Advice and expect to be able to re-open for on-site pottery classes & activities from May 17th 2021.

In the meantime we have Pottery Painting Kits for Home Hire or you can Book A Browsing Session in our Gallery/Shop.

CLICK HERE to see details of all our usual activities.

CLICK HERE to see information on how we & visitors keep risks low on-site in relation to Covid-19.

CLICK HERE  to see information on our Covid-19 & Regular Cancellation Policy.

Dedicated Wheel Throwing Workshops

We run our one day dedicated wheel throwing workshops on a Sunday approximately once a month.

These are a whole day of throwing, decorating favourite pots with slip and a home-made lunch.

Wheel throwing workshop

They are suitable for complete beginners but not suitable for younger children. Individual advice & own wheel (with a name!) for the day. We have recorded a useful on-line ‘INTRODUCTION TO WHEEL THROWING’ video which you may want to watch before your class to get an idea what wheel throwing is all about.

Small class size (4 maximum, 2 minimum).

2021 Dates

  • Sun 23rd May (EXTRA CLASS DUE TO COVID CANCELLATIONS – FULLY BOOKED)
  • Sun 30th May (1 SPACE)
  • Sun 27th June (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Sun 25th July (4 SPACES)
  • Sun 22nd August (4 SPACES)
  • More dates TBC…..

Workshop Schedule

10.00-10.30 – arrive, introduction to the day and introductory throwing demonstration

10.30-12.30 – preparing clay, throwing with lots of guidance, encouragement and help

12.30-1.30 – enjoy a home-made lunch (relax and take in what you have learnt)

1.30-3.00 – continue throwing on the wheel with help and encouragement

3.00-3.30 – wheel & studio clean down

3.30 – 5.00 – choosing and drying favourite pots and decorating with slip (coloured liquid clay) & labelling ready for firing & glazing with clear glaze

Studio Layout

In our one day workshops you get your own wheel for the day and have your own work area.

We have four wheel throwing areas (with everything you need for the class), separated by 1.5-2m for use by 1 person and we can take up to 4 people in a class.

Pottery making and decorating workshop

What To Wear

NOT your best clothes, clay is messy but does wash out! We do provide aprons, towels and hand-wash facilities.

We advise taking off large rings and bracelets, trying long hair back and rolling up sleeves. Also, long fingernails are not helpful to you when working on the wheel!

How To Know What To Do!

Our classes are a lot of fun, are designed for all levels of ability and are suitable for complete beginners.

We always start our classes with live demonstrations and we provide lots of help and advice throughout.

We have also recorded an ON-LINE VIDEO DEMO (INTRODUCTION TO WHEEL THROWING) for you to have a look at before your class. This will be helpful to you as our in-class demos are a little more difficult to see at the moment due to social distancing.

Price

Our one day workshops, including clay, own wheel, slip decorating, lunch and leaving up to 6 favourite pots for clear glazing and firing cost: £140.00 per person.

NB: Delivery will cost £17.50 if collection is not possible once pots are glazed & fired.

Booking Your Workshop

CONTACT US to find out more or to book. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Payment

Payment will be on-line in advance.

For any extra items that need to be paid for on the day (extra pieces being left or pottery sales) we prefer CASH over card payment as we can no longer share card payment charges customers. We hope you understand.

Cancellation/No Show Policy

CLICK HERE – to see our Cancellation/No Show Policy.

Dogs

From our perspective well-behaved dogs have always been welcome in our studio but due to the current situation studio space is at a premium. If it is a small class and others don’t mind no problems but please check before bringing pooch!