Beginners Wheel Throwing Course

Learn all about throwing, turning and glazing your handmade pottery over four classes.

Culford Studios

Culford Studios


4 x 2.5 hours Class size 1 to 6     label £180

Inspire your inner artist and discover the joy of crafting clay creations on the pottery wheel at this four-week course. If you've been looking for fun things to do in London, this course ticks all the boxes.

This beginner throwing course will enable you to understand the properties and possibilities of thrown ceramics. You will pick up plenty of tips and tricks as you craft a few different pieces and take your first steps into the world of clay.

Pottery course schedule:

  • ​Week one: You will be guided through the principles of throwing on the wheel.
  • ​Week two: You will continue some hands-on throwing and be shown how to turn your pieces.
  • Week three: As you continue making your pots on the wheel, you will be shown complementary techniques such as pulling handles.
  • Week four: Introduction to glazes. You will be able to try out a variety of decorating/glaze techniques on your now bisc-fired objects using glaze and underglaze.

Each pottery class runs four two and a half hours, giving you plenty of time to learn from the talented teacher hosting the class and enjoy some hands-on experience. The pieces you make will be fired and can be collected within 3 - 4 weeks. Work that is fired brings an additional cost of £4 per kg.

Knowledge required
No experience is required.
What you'll get
All the equipment you need to make your pots to take home.
What to bring
  • Bring an apron or wear clothes you don't mind getting messy.
  • Work that is fired brings an additional cost of £4 per kg.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 4 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.


Culford Studios - 8b Culford Mews, Canonbury, N1 4DX, England

Your teacher
Culford Studios
Culford Studios


Culford Studio Ceramics is a group of professional ceramic artists who are based within Culford Studios. Along side their individual Art practice, various members of the studio also run workshops; teaching a rich and wide range of skills suitable to both beginners and more experienced practitioners.

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