5 Day Pottery Throwing Course for Beginners

If all the courses below are fully booked or the dates don’t suit you, please email us and we will let you know as soon as any others are arranged.

Due to the popularity of Lee & Kathy’s pottery courses, in addition to our normal 1/2 and 1 day courses, we are also now offering week courses on:

A Beginners’ Guide to Pottery Throwing

pottery throwing courseThis will cover predominantly throwing (bowls, cylinders, enclosed shapes) but also turning, decorating and applying handles/lids,  The throwing techniques include centreing, opening up and pulling up.  The emphasis is on learning rather than creating lots of finishedpots.

It is suitable for complete beginners and those who’ve done a little in the past but not had time to focus or practice sufficiently to acquire confidence/expertise.

The format will be 5 mornings of tuition & practice from 9:30 till 1pm Monday to Friday.  The tutors Lee & Kathy have, between them, over 50 years of production craft pottery throwing and teaching – see some recent reviews & videos of our throwing techniques), The number of attendees will be kept very small to ensure plenty of time for individual tuition.

Long experience has taught us that learning to throw for 5 full days rather than 5 half days is too exhausting for most so we hope you’ll be pleased to hear that  the pottery is located in beautiful countryside and in between the market towns of Kirkby Lonsdale, Hawes & Settle.

The cost of £200 also includes :
– 4 to 6 pots (dependent on weight) to be glazed & fired after the course – can be collected at a later date (or packed & posted for an additional charge).
– morning tea/coffee & biscuits

There is self-catering holiday cottage accommodation available adjacent to the pottery, alternatively there is a variety of cottages and B&Bs in the village of Ingleton 4 miles away.

Email or ring us with any questions.  A £50 deposit is required to reserve your place. (The balance is due 4 weeks before the course start date.)

Available dates:

Monday February        6th 2017 to 10th – done

Monday March             20th 2017 to 24th – fully booked

Monday  August           07th to 11th – fully booked

Monday September    18th 2017 to 22nd – fully booked

Monday October          9th 2017 to 13th – fully booked

Monday November    13th 2017 to 17th – fully booked

NB if fully booked, please do email us so we can put you on a cancellation list and, if there is enough demand, organise another course.