About Wheelwork for Beginners

In this friendly atmosphere in MAC’s ceramic studio you will learn a series of basic techniques in the art of wheel throwing such as clay preparation to creating cylinders & bowls and then progressing to other forms followed by glazing and firing your work.

What will you learn on this course?

On this course the tutor will demonstrate the key stages of wheel throwing and with your determination and enthusiasm you will create pieces with great satisfaction.

Your initial learning will begin with the foundation of two main forms; the cylinder and the bowl. Most other forms can be learnt from those two forms. Another technique you will apply to your work is turning.

We will be looking at producing both functional and also welcoming you to opening the doors to creating non-functional pieces that could possibly be used for more aesthetic reasons.

If time permits you may be introduced to surface decoration with the use of various glaze colours which may then go on to be fired in the kiln.

Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at beginners aged 18+ years. You don’t need any previous experience of wheel throwing as full guidance will be given through all the stages starting from taking a ball of clay and transforming it to a beautiful form.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities but requires good manual dexterity and some physical strength and fitness. A support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Do you need to bring anything?

Short sleeves and old trousers are recommended but clay washes off easily. All materials and equipment is provided.

Are there any additional costs?

The course price includes all materials and firing of your work unless the particular pieces you wish to work on are oversized when an additional charge will be made. Please discuss with the tutor.

Who teaches this course?

Serge Sanghera

Dates and times

  • July