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Build Your Skills: Throw a Bowl

2-session course
Selected Saturdays

Do you want to develop your skills on the potter’s wheel? Join expert tutor Kyra Cane for a two-session course to begin throwing with control and confidence, learning the techniques needed to make and refine bowls.

You will learn

During this course, you will make thrown and turned bowls on the potter’s wheel, developing your skills and confidence.

In session one you will explore a range of bowl forms and learn how to realise your vision on the wheel, creating a set of well-centred bowls. In the next session, you will refine your pieces, experimenting with turned footrings and choosing your two best pieces to be glazed and fired.

You will need

To participate in this course, you should already be able to throw a basic pot on the wheel, including centring the clay and pulling up the walls. You do not need any experience of trimming or turning pots.

This course is ideal for those looking to improve their existing skills and create more ambitious and refined pieces. If you are unsure whether this course is suitable for you, please contact our friendly education team education@harleyfoundation.org.uk.

Additional information

This pottery course takes part over 2 consecutive Saturdays, starting on your booked date and time.

There are just 4 places on each course, which will offer a high level of one-on-one teaching and a close-knit studio experience.

Please bring your own apron.

At the end of this course, two of your bowls will be fired with a transparent glaze and will be available to collect from our museum. We will contact you when your pots are ready to collect, please note this can take up to 6 weeks.


Kyra Cane

Kyra Cane is a potter who works from her Harley Foundation studio on the Welbeck estate in Nottinghamshire. She is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain, a selected member of Contemporary Applied Arts, and now the Chair of the board of trustees for the Craft Pottery Charitable Trust.

She combined this with an academic career until 2010, teaching, leading the Harrow Ceramics degree course at the University of Westminster and examining at a range of institutions until 2017. Kyra currently teaches a range of part-time courses at West Dean College in West Sussex and acts as a mentor and advisor to a range of organisations.

Top image: Ben Boswell. Small image: Samuel Binstead

Booking Information:

Saturday 3 August

10am – 1pm



When attending this event, please drive directly to The Harley Pottery Studio.

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