Beginners' Wheel Throwing Workshop

Enjoy a creative experience throwing on the pottery wheel at this fun class.

2 hours Class size 1 to 6     label £55
Have you always wanted to make your own pottery? Or maybe you're looking for London activities to ignite that creative spark? Join Tessa at Sak Beh Studio Pottery and learn all about wheel throwing with this fun, interactive class.
During this London pottery workshop, you will be introduced to wheel throwing, starting with the preparation of your clay or wedging (as it’s known). Tessa will teach you how to centre, open and pull up the walls of your pot using simple, easy-to-learn techniques and plenty of individual guidance.
With small class sizes, helpful support from Tessa and a dedicated wheel for each student, this pottery making class is the ideal introduction to wheel throwing for beginners.
Searching for the top things to do in London with a partner? Head down to the pottery studio as a pair and get creative with clay for a fantastic alternative date night!
At the end of this wheel throwing workshop, you'll get to choose your best piece or pot to keep, ready to be trimmed, glazed and fired in the kiln before collection.
Please note:
  • Your work will normally be ready for collection between two and three weeks after the class. Collection dates will be available on the Sak Beh website. Because we don’t send out email reminders, please check the website for your collection dates.
  • Due to limited shelf and storage space, pots or work that remain uncollected one month after notification will sadly be disposed of.
  • The last 10-15 minutes of the class is dedicated to studio practise, which involves cleaning of your wheel and tools.
Knowledge required
No prior knowledge required.
What you'll get
  • All of the equipment and materials needed for the class.
  • Your handmade pot to take home after it is glazed and fired.
What to bring
Please bring an apron as the class can get a little messy.

Sak Beh Studio Pottery - London, N16 7JA, England

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Sak Beh Studio Pottery was founded by Tessa Robinson, who lives and works in London. Her idea was to create a comfortable, homey place to work and be creative. Situated in a very busy and central location, just off Stoke Newington High Street, the studio is a drop of calm in a very fast moving world.
Tessa trained in Fine Art, specialising in sculpture (modelling in clay). On completion of a three year Post Graduate Course at the Royal Academy of Arts, Tessa set up a studio in Hackney. The transition from sculptor to potter came many years later whilst doing doctoral research in Maya archaeology at UCL. Inspired by Maya ceramic art, and in particular the pots which combined sculpted and painted imagery, Tessa moved from research back to making. After attending courses in pottery and taking up a membership at a London pottery studio, she set up Sak Beh Pottery and is now a full-time potter and maker.
Tessa's works are informed by both her Fine Art training and her research into Ancient Maya ceramic art. The phrase 'Sak Beh' can be found on Ancient Maya monuments where it refers to the Milky Way as an ancestral path or road as well as the physical roads which connect people to places. In keeping with its namesake, Sak Beh Pottery is envisaged as a place for community interaction within the context of a creative journey.

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