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Pottery Courses

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.

You must have an account to be able to complete a course booking. To speed up the booking process, we suggest you register your account ahead of time, and log in prior to booking.

July 2022 Short Wheel Courses

Monday          10:30 – 12:45 - 4 wks - 18th July - 8th Aug - Tutor: Sabine - £130 Book Here
Monday          18:30 – 20:45 - 4 wks - 18th July - 8th Aug - Tutor: Sabine - £130 Waitng List
Wednesday   10:30 – 12:45 - 4 wks - 20th July - 10th Aug - Tutor: Sabine - £130 Book Here
Wednesday   18:30 – 20:45 - 4 wks - 20th July - 10th Aug - Tutor: Sabine - £130 Waiting List

August 2022 Short Wheel Courses

Monday          10:30 – 12:45 - 3 wks - 22nd Aug - 5th Sep - Tutor: Ami - £105 Book Here
Monday          18:30 – 20:45 - 3 wks - 22nd Aug - 5th Sep - Tutor: Ami - £105 Book Here
Wednesday   14:30 – 16:45 - 3 wks - 24th Aug -  7th Sep - Tutor: Ami - £105 Book Here
Wednesday   18:30 – 20:45 - 3 wks - 24th Aug -  7th Sep - Tutor: Ami - £105 Book Here


September 2022 Courses

General Pottery Course 

Mixed level hand building & beginner wheel

Monday          14:30 – 16:45    9 wks - 12th Sep - 14th Nov - £280 - Tutor: Sabine Book Here
Monday          18:30 – 20:45   9 wks - 12th Sep - 14th Nov - £295 - Tutor: Sabine Book Here
Wednesday   10:30 – 12:45    9 wks - 14th Sep - 16th Nov  - £280 - Tutor: Sabine Book Here

Wheel Course Beginners 

Wednesday   14:30 – 16:45   9 wks - 14th Sep - 16th Nov - £280 -Tutor: Ami Book Here
Wednesday   18:30 – 20:45 -9 wks - 14th Sep - 16th Nov - £295 -Tutor: Ami Waiting List
Friday             10:30 – 12:45   9 wks - 16th Sep - 18th Nov - £280 -Tutor: Ami Waiting List

Wheel Course Intermediate to Advanced

Monday          10:30 – 12:45 - 9 wks - 12th Sep - 14th Nov - £320 -Tutor: Roberto Book Here
Friday             18:30 - 20:45 - 9 wks - 16th Sep - 18th Nov - £320 -Tutor: Roberto Book Here

For more info about the courses, scroll down the page.

Short Courses

This pottery wheel course is suitable for beginners. You will learn to prepare and centre the clay, then to make your pots. We will also teach you how to decorate and glaze your creations.

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.

 

 

A great, friendly place to learn a new skill and show a little (or a lot) of creativity

Matt

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.

Charlotte

Motivating, relaxed, helpful, a joyous place to learn a new skill.

Steve