Basic Throwing on a Pottery Wheel – Beginners 2

Basic Throwing on a Pottery Wheel – Beginners 2

Duration: 5 weeks
Start Date: To be confirmed
Day and time: To be confirmed
Course fees: £89.50 / FREE inc clay (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

For those with a basic knowledge of throwing who can understand how to centre clay and wish to progress to successfully drawing up walls.

We will aim to gain confidence by learning how to draw up taller walls over the consecutive weeks, building confidence by learning to control the clay.

Entry Requirements

You are required to have completed the Beginners 1 course or can demonstrate the ability to learn at this level.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Content

During this five-week course you will learn practical clay handling skills and a basic understanding of the working hardness of clay by learning how to throw a taller pot, maintaining centre of gravity and successfully turn work. Once you have made your project, you will glaze it using a combination of stoneware glazes.

  • Basic clay handling and wedging
  • Drawing up walls
  • The importance of maintaining centre
  • Turning work
  • Exploring glazing techniques by practically decorating your work

Assessment Method

This course uses RARPA as its method of assessment.

RARPA stands for Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement which is the process of assessment for non-accredited learning. It is a means of validating the outcomes of programmes which do not result in qualifications. RARPA is a five-stage process which measures and records learners’ progress, achievements and attendance.

Where can it lead?

You may wish to progress on to one of our other pottery and ceramics courses or take a qualification in the subject, such as:

Level 1 Award Craft Skills using Natural Materials

Level 2 Certificate in Creative Crafts

These skills could be used in the following job roles:

  • Ceramics Designer
  • Kiln Operative
  • Own Business

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