This course is suitable for beginners or those wanting to further their skills. It is a 3 part tuition where you can learn the basic skills of how to make a pot from start to finish.


Week 1: Preparing clay and Throwing 

1.5 hours


We will start off by learning how to prepare clay in order to throw cylinders and bowls (all dependent on your skills). 15-20 minutes will be spent cleaning the wheel at the end of the session. 3-4 pieces can be made in this session. 

Week 2: Trimming and Bisque Firing 

1 Hour


You will need to come back to trim your pieces the following week.  By then your work will be dry enough to pick up and turn upside down. We will need to work on the base and sides using metal trimming tools. This part of the process can really transofrm your pieces.


When your pieces are finished , Melisa will put them in her electric kiln for the first firing at 1000 degrees. 


Week 3: Glazing

1 hour


When your work has been fired, you will be contacted to come back and glaze your pieces using Melisa's glazes.  Your work will then go into its second firing at 1260 degrees. 


Melisa will then contact you to collect your work.

After these 3 sessions, you will definitely be equipped with knowledge :D ready to take home lovely handmade pieces!

All materials, glazes, kiln fire are included within this price. Please bring your own Apron or wear suitable clothing you don't mind getting mucky! Please make sure your nails are cut short as this may interefe with the clay.


Dates and times of lessons will be arranged by you and Melisa. Please contact:


Thank you!

Happy Potting 


3 part tuition throwing workshop

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    Hop Market Studios

    60 Honor Oak Park

    SE231DY London, UK

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