Pottery Throwing: Improvers Drop-in Sessions

Price
£45 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs
Age restrictions
15+
Location
Frenchay, Lockleaze & Fishponds
Host available in
Bristol
Group Ticket prices also available

What you'll do

Have you had an introduction to pottery but want to practice and hone your skills? This pottery throwing workshop is for improvers that want to drop in and practice what they have learned.

Learning how to throw on the pottery wheel is like learning how to play a musical instrument, the more you practice the better you will get! All tools, materials, white stoneware buff clay and slips are provided and you will have your own wheel to work from.

This workshop is designed for those that have some experience on the pottery wheel, are comfortable with self-directed throwing, and want to learn the following:

  • Advice on throwing issues from a professional
  • Centering and getting height to pieces
  • Achieving certain forms and shapes on the wheel
  • Attaching handles to a piece
  • Turning and smoothing a thrown pot

Fishponds Pottery is a home for craft and pottery in Bristol. They welcome all potters to come and use their facilities to help progress their practice.

Monday evenings at Fishponds Pottery are a casual and friendly space to practice your throwing and improve the skills you have learnt from previous workshops with professional practising pottery teachers.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Have you had an introduction to pottery but want to practice and hone your skills? This pottery throwing workshop is for improvers that want to drop in and practice what they have learned.

Learning how to throw on the pottery wheel is like learning how to play a musical instrument, the more you practice the better you will get! All tools, materials, white stoneware buff clay and slips are provided and you will have your own wheel to work from.

This workshop is designed for those that have some experience on the pottery wheel, are comfortable with self-directed throwing, and want to learn the following:

  • Advice on throwing issues from a professional
  • Centering and getting height to pieces
  • Achieving certain forms and shapes on the wheel
  • Attaching handles to a piece
  • Turning and smoothing a thrown pot

Fishponds Pottery is a home for craft and pottery in Bristol. They welcome all potters to come and use their facilities to help progress their practice.

Monday evenings at Fishponds Pottery are a casual and friendly space to practice your throwing and improve the skills you have learnt from previous workshops with professional practising pottery teachers.

How to get there

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Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

On the day

  • Please bring your own apron
  • Optional firing fee £15 per 2 items

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 2 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 2 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Fishponds Pottery at Ridgeway Studios

Fishponds Pottery at Ridgeway Studios was created in 2019. It's run by husband and wife team Max and Finola Thomas. They provide a flexible workspace for art, design and craft workshops. Courses are run throughout the year covering all kinds of making experiences including ceramics, jewellery and printmaking.

At Ridgeway Max and Finola are on a mission to get Bristol crafting again. They aim to make the world of ceramics accessible to all and reignite guests' passion for creativity.

That's why Fishponds Pottery is proud to be relaunching Crafty Pottery Weekends. A great way to reconnect with the community through creativity. Crafty Pottery Weekends offer a relaxed approach to pottery where you can choose to make whatever you fancy. Come and say 'hello', meet the team, grab a coffee and get making!

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Your hosts

Finola Thomas

Finola Thomas is Ridgeway Studios' founder. After doing a master's in Ceramic Design at Brighton University, Finola now specialises in throwing. Her slick and minimal designs are influenced by industrial structures. Finola's most recent project has been starting a family with husband and co-owner Max. Finola is currently on maternity leave but will be offering classes and courses in the near future - stay tuned...

Lucy Turner

Having become acquainted with ceramics during a Foundation Diploma at the Bristol School of Art and subsequently developing that material relationship through a voluntary role with local practitioners, Lucy landed on the Ceramics BA Hons course at Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2018.

During her time in Cardiff she focused on the production of reduction fired stoneware, the development of glaze from self-sourced materials and the interrogation of what constitutes "sustainable" practice - where do our conceptions of what is and what is not sustainable come from?

Lucy is an talented thrower, a gifted communicator and experienced instructor.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Fishponds Pottery at Ridgeway Studios.

Price
£45 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs
Age restriction
15+
Rebook or cancel up to 2 days before your experience.