Throwing and turning with Kyra Cane at the Harley Foundation

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Throwing + Turning with Kyra Cane

2-day course
Selected weekend dates

This two-day course with potter Kyra Cane will develop throwing skills and teach all-important finishing techniques.

Kyra will demonstrate before guiding you through a range of processes used by professional ceramicists.

This course is ideal for potters who have some throwing experience, for example, if you have previously attended our one-day course ‘Introduction to Clay with Kyra Cane’.

In the first session, you will spend time on the wheel and Kyra will teach you advanced throwing techniques.

In the second session, taking place a week after the first, Kyra will help you to professionally turn your creations so that they are finished to a high standard.

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.

All materials will be provided. At the end of the course, you will have made a range of simple pieces, which will be fired and ready for collection within a couple of weeks of your chosen workshop date.

Please note, this pottery course takes part over 2 consecutive weeks, starting on your booked date and time. We recommend that you come to this course with your own apron.


Kyra Cane

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. She 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.

Recently she has worked on a collaboration with Villa Nova, part of the international textile company ‘Romo’ developing a new and innovative collection of textiles and wallcoverings.

Photo courtesy Villa Nova, part of the Romo Group. Top photo courtesy Ben Boswell.

Booking Information


The course fee includes all materials. We recommend you bring your own apron.

Course dates:

Saturday 15 July + Saturday 22 July
Sunday 27 August + Sunday 3 September
Saturday 16 September + Saturday 23 September
Saturday 21 October + Saturday 28 October

Choose from a morning (10am – 1pm) or afternoon (2pm – 5pm) course.


This event is partially funded by Inspire: Libraries, Museums and Culture.

All participants are required to complete a short registration form on booking.

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