Elementary Throwing Class (2.5 HOURS) SPRING/SUMMER
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Elementary Throwing Class
Saturdays or Sundays 10-12.30 or 2-4.30pm
About this class
On this half-day workshop, in a small class, you will work on your individual pottery wheel guided by one of our pottery teachers, who will demonstrate how to throw a pot, and support you to make your own.
You will develop the elementary skills required to throw a pot on a pottery wheel, including:
- handling your clay
- understanding your pottery tools
- centering and pulling a pot on your wheel
- taking your pot off your wheel
- taking care of your wheel station
This is the first skills step on your pottery journey, and if you would like to further expand your knowledge and experience of working with clay we invite you to book onto our (Make A Mug) course or one of our evening courses.
Please note - the clay you use during the class will be recycled and reused. The piece you will make will not be fired. You are welcome to take it home with you to air-dry, but please note it will not be suitable to be used with food or liquid.
We really hope you will enjoy your time on the wheel as much as we enjoy teaching it, and hope to see you soon in our School of Pottery!
If you would like to give this Workshop as a gift please look at our Gift Cards options here.
This workshop runs for a half day in our light-filled Arran Street East studio in the heart of the Dublin Fruit and Vegetable Markets area. Eircode: D07 K744 google map.
What should I wear/bring?
Your clothes and shoes will get wet and dirty from clay splashes so please wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting messy. Please bring your own apron and a hand towel.
Please keep your hair tidy and have your nails short.
You may take the piece of your choice home with you (please note it won't be suitable to be used with food or liquid) so please bring a small box (like Tupperware or cardboard) to bring your creation home with you.
Will my pot be fired?
No, pieces from this elementary class will not be fired. You can book onto our weekend class (Make A Mug) or evening courses to have fired piece pieces.
Who is this course for? This teaser workshop will suit beginners looking for introductory skill in working with clay.
Is there an age limit for the Workshop? This course is generally for people aged 18 and above. A younger teenager may attend if they are accompanied by an adult. Please let us know in advance.
What's the day like? You will be welcomed by your teacher and brought to one of our light-filled classrooms (please let us know if you have mobility issues so we can accommodate you in the downstairs classroom, as some classrooms are accessible by stairs only). Each participant will have access to their own pottery wheel/workstation and tools for the duration of the workshop. We supply all the materials you need, but please bring your own towel and apron so as not to get your clothes wet with clay. The workshop ends with a class and equipment tidy up - another important part of the potter's training!
What are my transport/parking options getting to the workshop? The nearest Luas Red Line stop is 'Four Courts', (a five minute walk away) and many bus routes service Stop 1479 on Ormond Quay, at the junction with Capel Street. You'll also find a Dublin Bikes stand at each of these locations. Due to our City Centre location, on-street parking immediately outside the building is limited, but there is pay and display in the general area, and there are large car parks nearby at Jervis Shopping Centre and beside the Fruit and Vegetable Markets.
Is my booking transferrable and what is the cancellation policy? Please check our cancellation policy.
Are there any Health and Safety issues? Please note you will be working on a pottery wheel in a bent position which might put some strain on your neck or back or wrists. Please first consult your doctor if you have had back, neck, wrist or any other injuries.
Please keep your hair tied up and your nails short.
Where can I contact you with any questions? You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.