New Zealand Community Education Centres

Pottery - Throwing: All Levels

A course for both beginners and intermediate throwers ready for a refresher, where we'll cover clay preparation through to throwing of basic forms. All materials provided. (Held at Wellington Potters' Centre, 130 Grant Road, Thorndon).


A hands-on course, suitable for both beginners wanting to gain technical experience and intermediate throwers ready for a refresher. You'll be creative and develop your own style as you learn or extend your pottery techniques.

For beginners, this is an introduction to the wonderful, organic material that is clay and for those with some experience, it's an opportunity to extend your skills and learn more about this fascinating medium. Beginners will receive a comprehensive introduction to working with clay which will cover all steps from clay preparation and re-cycling through to glazing the finished work. You'll learn to throw basic forms: cylinders, bowls, plates, mugs, handles and lids, with group demonstration and one-to-one instruction. Those with some experience will extend their skills in these areas.

**Held at Wellington Potters' Association, 130 Grant Road, Thorndon.

All materials included in course fee. For more information about Wellington Potters, click on this link

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
•  Wedge and re-cycle clay
•  Demonstrate the basics of working on a pottery wheel
•  Centre clay on the wheel
•  Open a centred piece of clay on wheel
•  Pull clay up to form basic cylinder shape
•  Demonstrate the correct use of prepared glazes 

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".

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