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
This 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 finished pots.
It is suitable for complete beginners who have a keen interest 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.
See what previous students have said:
Have just completed a five day pottery course with Lee and his lovely mum; a fabulous experience. Lee shared his knowledge in a very professional way whilst managing to add a lot of humour into the mix . Truly inspirational! Can’t wait to collect my pots .
As a complete beginner in throwing I had no idea what to expect or how much I would learn. It was a great experience. Lee and his mum Kathy are so welcoming and the experience and skill level they have as potters between them is incredible. Lee keeps the class to small numbers which means he is able to teach on a very one to one basis and see where you need help to progress forward. His skills and patience are amazing. It was amazing how quickly we picked up new techniques and by the end of the week were all producing pots of different types. Everyone on the course was super friendly, I cannot recommend this course enough or even a visit to the pottery and browse in the shop. I can’t wait to return .
We have just returned from a five day pottery throwing course with Lee, it was really good, informative and great fun too. Lee is a great teacher and we have learnt significantly from his efforts.
It’s been a week since we have returned from the week’s course and we are still telling our friends and family how great it was. You have tremendous skill and patience and are an excellent tutor. We found it challenging, interesting and fun.
My partner and I have just finished a week’s course at the pottery. Whilst we are not absolute beginners having attended a couple of courses elsewhere, Lee’s approach to teaching has been a revelation. Both Lee and his mother Cathy were very welcoming and set us at ease straightaway. By the end of the week we now have the confidence to take our new hobby to the next step…buy a wheel and kiln! We can’t wait to pick up our finished pots. If you want to try your hand at throwing pots their courses are highly recommended!
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 £250 (price for the year 2020) 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 including Acorn Cottage (managed by Lee’s wife).
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.)
Monday March 09th to 13th – fully booked
Monday April 6th to 10th – fully booked Monday April 27th to April 30th – fully booked Monday May 18th to 22nd – fully booked Monday June 1st to 5th – fully booked
Monday Sept 21st to 25th – fully booked
Monday Oct 5th to 9th – fully booked
Monday Nov 2nd to Nov 6th – fully booked
Monday Dec 14th to 18th – 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..
In the event of cancellation less than four weeks prior to the course, the full balance remains payable. We will make every attempt to re-book the course. If successful, all monies (except the deposit) will be refunded.
In the event of cancellation more than four weeks prior to the course, we will happily try to fit you on a different future course. If this is not convenient, no further payment is due but the deposit will be forfeited.