We run regular wheel throwing and hand building pottery courses at Pottery Gagliano. Throughout the year we will be offering our usual 9-week courses starting in January, April & September, as well as some shorter courses and workshops.
Once you have completed any of these courses, you will have learnt enough to attend our Open Studio to work independently to practise what you have learnt.
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Please click on the below links to book the course. If a course is fully booked, you can sign up to the waiting list for that course to be informed if there is a cancellation.
General Pottery Course
Mixed level hand building & beginner wheel
Monday 14:30 – 16:45 9 wks - 10th Jan - Tutor: Sabine £250 Waiting list
Monday 18:30 – 20:45 9 wks - 10th Jan - Tutor: Sabine £260 Waiting list
Wednesday 10:30 – 12:45 9 wks - 12th Jan - Tutor: Sabine £250 Waiting list
Wheel Course Beginners
Wednesday 14:30 – 16:45 9 wks - 12th Jan - Tutor: Ami £250 Waiting list
Wednesday 18:30 – 20:45 -9 wks - 12th Jan - Tutor: Ami £260 Waiting list
Friday 10:30 – 12:45 9 wks - 14th Jan - Tutor: Ami £250 Waitng list
Wheel Course Intermediate to Advanced
Monday 10:30 – 12:45 - 3 wks - 22nd Nov - Tutor: Ami £90 Waiting list
Monday 18:30 – 20:45 - 3 wks - 22nd Nov - Tutor: Sabine £90 Waiting list
Wednesday 10:30 – 12:45 - 3 wks - 24th Nov - Tutor: Sabine £90 Waiting list
Wednesday 18:30 – 20:45 - 3 wks - 24th Nov - Tutor: Ami £90 Waiting list
For more info about the courses, scroll down the page.
General Pottery Course – Hand Building & Wheel
You will learn various hand building techniques (coil, slab, and press mould) as well as having an introduction to throwing on the wheel. you will also learn you how to add handles and apply various techniques for decorating your work, and glazing.
This course is a great starter if you have never worked with clay before, and suitable for people who are familiar with working with clay but like a guided course.
Course overview – 4 weeks using hand building techniques and 3 weeks on the wheel with demonstrations, 2 weeks will focus on decorating and glazing.
Wheel Course – Beginners
Learn how to prepare and centre clay and make a cylinder, which is a great start for many clay creations. For those who have already attended one of these courses, we can show you how to make bowls and plates, as well as start to get you used to working with larger pieces of clay. We will also show you how to add handles and apply various techniques for decorating your work, and glazing.
This course is suitable for complete beginners, or people who have attended another beginner’s course and want to expand their wheel practice.
Course overview – 7 weeks of throwing and turning with demonstrations, 2 weeks focusing on decorating and glazing.
Wheel Course – Intermediate to Advanced
You will learn how to work with larger pieces of clay and make projects such as teapots and lidded pots, as well as building large pots using multiple thrown components. You will be challenged to stretch your creativity and refine your technique in a supportive and friendly environment by Roberto, Studio owner and ceramics Master.
This course is suitable for people who are seeking to improve their existing throwing skills and can already centre and open-up a ball of clay that is at least 1kg.
Course overview - 7 weeks of throwing, turning and joining with demonstrations as required, 2 weeks focusing on decorating and glazing.
We will run a number of shorter 3-4 week courses throughout the year. Most are suitable for beginners which is an excellent way to get a taster of working with clay without the commitment to a 9-week term. Some courses will have a theme or for people with experience looking to make something a little different.
A great, friendly place to learn a new skill and show a little (or a lot) of creativity
I feel lucky to have found a well equipped studio I can work in so close to where I live. Roberto is incredibly patient and helpful and provides a workspace for people of all ability levels. A lovely atmosphere.
Motivating, relaxed, helpful, a joyous place to learn a new skill.