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Throwing Courses

Throwing Courses

Joss regularly runs a two-day intensive Throwing course at Powdermills. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic techniques of throwing, and is intended for beginners or undergraduates wishing to refine their skills. There is a maximum of 4 places on each course, with each attendee having use of their own electric wheel for the duration of the weekend.

Although the course content is tailored to the needs of the group, it is likely that the essential skills of throwing cylinders, bellies, bowls, lips and adding handles will be covered. Joss gives regular demonstrations to the group as a whole, and provides one-to-one advice where needed.

None of the pots produced during the weekend are kept or fired. You need to come prepared to work hard for two days and gain a dramatic improvement in your throwing skills.

If you are interested in attending the course, please read the further course information below, and see the Other Things to Do on Dartmoor page for a suggested accommodation list.

Course Details 2019

Course Details 2019

Next Course Dates (please e-mail if you are interested but these dates do not suit):
During Summer months, courses will be held mid-week:

Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th July - 3 places
Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th August - 3 places
Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th September - 4 places

From October, weekend courses resume:

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October - 2 places
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November - 4 places

Stay at a local B&B or hostel in the middle of the wild Dartmoor landscape, spend your days learning or revising core Throwing skills, spend your evenings next to the fire at a traditional local pub sampling homemade pies and ales!

Courses start at 9am on the first day.
On each day, teaching time will be between 9am and 4pm.
All materials included in the cost of the course.
Attendees are asked to bring their own packed lunch.

Price: £150

Tools you will need to bring

Tools you will need to bring

Before attending the course, please cut your finger nails and remove all rings. The minimum tools you will need to bring to the course include:-

Overalls, to protect your knees and chest areas
Old towel
Needle on a handle
Cutting wire
Two throwing ribs - one straight, one curved
Small sponge
Bamboo knife
Turning tools
Small strip of soft leather

If you do not have Throwing tools, complete tool kits can be purchased when you book your course, and will be given to you when you arrive.

Price: £20 excluding overalls and towel.

How to Book

How to Book

To book a place on a Throwing Course, please e-mail shop@powdermillspottery.com to book your place. Course Fees are paid at the time of booking.

Information about local places to stay can be provided

I hope you can join us!