A persons hands are moulding clay on a pottery wheel

About Wheelwork: Asymmetric Forms (CE111 Summer)

Learn how to successfully throw asymmetric forms such as oblong shapes using a pottery wheel.

What will you learn on this course?

On this course, the tutor will demonstrate the key stages of wheel throwing, enabling you to create pieces with great satisfaction.

You will focus on the art of making non-symmetrical ceramic shapes using a pottery wheel. You will be taught how to make oblongs, squares, and other asymmetrical shapes and sculptural forms while discovering the technique of turning.

These shapes and forms can then be used to create bowls, other kitchen or table ware, and decorative items including vases and ceramic sculptures.

The tutor will encourage you to develop your skills and through repetition, build your confidence. You will be encouraged to be selective about work that is retained for firing so that you deepen your understanding of the art of wheelwork.

The tutor will guide you through making both functional and non-functional items. Once pieces are complete, you will be introduced to the art of surface decoration with the use of various glaze colours. All completed items will be fired in the kiln.

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is aimed at beginners who have no previous wheel throwing experience, and full guidance will be given at all stages.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. You do need dexterity in your hands to work with clay. The room is wheelchair accessible and MAC does have accessible potter’s wheels. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

Do you need to bring anything?

Short sleeves, old trousers, and an apron are recommended as working with clay can get messy, but it should wash off easily.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs. The course price includes all materials and firing of your work. Please note that there will be a clay and firing charge for any oversized work, please discuss with the tutor.

Who teaches this course?

Serge Sanghera

Dates and times

  • April – July 2025