Hands throwing pottery on the wheel

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Throwing Taster

2.5 hour session
Selected Saturdays + Mondays

Feeling inspired by the Great Pottery Throw Down? Spend a morning or afternoon throwing on the potter’s wheel and create a finished pot to be glazed and fired.

You will learn

The basics of wheel control, posture, and hand positioning.

The stages of throwing a cylinder on the potter’s wheel, including coning, centring, and lifting the walls of your pot.

The names and uses for various pottery tools, such as a rib and wire and how to use them.

You will need

This session is perfect for complete beginners, or those who have attended any of our other introductory courses.

We recommend trimming your nails prior to the session, removing any jewellery, and tying back long hair.

Additional information

The session cost includes all materials, tools and clay, plus glazing and firing for two of your finished pots.

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

We will contact you when your pots are ready to collect from our museum, this can take up to 6-weeks. If you haven’t heard from us within this time, please contact us.

Meet our Tutors

Naomi Ameyaw

Naomi is a contemporary ceramicist who creates handmade, functional, and decorative pottery from her home studio in Nottingham. She creates her pieces using a combination of throwing and hand-building techniques.

Her work is heavily inspired by nature and she enjoys experimenting with found materials such as wild clay and glass.


Ally Powell

Ally is a contemporary ceramicist working from her home studio in Nottinghamshire. Her tangled slip-cast sculptures have been shown in exhibitions by the Crafts Council and sold internationally.

She has guest lecturered at Nottingham Trent University, and her work has been featured in House Beautiful, Elle Decoration, and How to Spend it.


Booking Information

2.5 hour taster sessions run on selected Saturdays and Mondays



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

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