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Full Time 4 Week Throwing Course 


This course is an Advanced Throwing Course aimed at potters wanting to improve 

their skills, focusing on repetition and practice. Pots will not be fired during the course but students are welcome to take pieces home to fire them themselves. 


The topics could be changed depending on the student's interests and experience.

Week I

Cylinders using 800 grams 

Making a set of mugs and jugs looking at different handles and practicing repetitive throwing with

Katrina Pechal

Week 2

Lids and galleries with Katrina Pechal

Exploring different throwing techniques with visiting artist - TBC 

Week 3

Throwing moon jars in sections with Katrina 

Exploring different throwing techniques with visiting artist - TBC

Practicing a chosen technique with Katrina 

Week 4

Practicing a chosen technique with Katrina 

The course ends with a group discussion, appraisal, and evaluation.  

It might be that you want to:

Practice repeat throwing.

Perfect your fluting or faceting.

Develop a personal way of finishing pieces Looking at rims and feet/surface and throwing marks/using tools.

Design and perfect making a teapot or any chosen form, set or range.

Throw and adapt forms, joining thrown shapes together.

Focus on one form.

Focus on working with larger amounts of clay.

Practice throwing and stretching the clay, texturing the clay on the wheel.

Practice loosening up your throwing being more gestural and expressive.


It is up to you!  

Duration: 4 weeks

Cost: £1600

Dates: Monday 4th - Friday 29th Nov 

Times: 9.30 - 4pm Monday - Friday 

Teaching hours and personal practice hours: would be roughly half and half

Visiting Artists: -TBC

Outings: 2 TBC norammly Saturdays  

Accommodation: not included 

Application Deadline: Friday 2nd August Interviews will be held: Mid August 

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