About Wheelwork for Beginners and Improvers (Summer)

Develop your wheelwork skills in this improver level course designed to build your skills and enhance your efficiency when creating thrown ceramics.

What will you learn on this course?

On this course, the tutor will work with you to enhance your skills in thrown ceramics, and help you to improve your efficiency, consistency and accuracy when working with a wheel. You will also have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of wheelwork forms.

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.

This course provides an opportunity to create 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 improvers who are competent at wheelwork, having completed a beginner course before.

This course may be accessible for people with disabilities. Good manual dexterity and some physical strength and fitness is required. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific accessibility needs.

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