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Pottery - basic techniques

Next course dates to be confirmed

A thoroughly enjoyable pottery weekend for those wanting to try their hand at working with clay and learn some basic techniques to create beatiful vessels. Includes handbuilding and throwing.


Weekend course £247 - Includes materials, use of tools, kiln firing, homemade lunches, teas, coffees and home baked cakes with real Devon cream tea on Sunday

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Image of pot being thrown on the wheel

  • Make a simple pinch pot
  • Learn the ornate technique of coiling
  • Slab built pots
  • Throwing...
  • Centering
  • Opening out
  • Pulling up
  • Discover how to throw cylinder shapes
  • Collaring in
  • Try your hand at bowl shapes

Dates & Locations


Tutor - Melanie Osborne

Melanie has been making pots for over 30 years. Running her own workshop as well as teaching many individuals the craft of making pots during this period.


After attending art College, she trained as an apprentice potter for three years working in a busy studio pottery As a production thrower before setting up her own studio workshop in 1987.


Since then, in between bringing up a family and moving house several times, she has managed to keep up her teaching. Now in her recently renovated new workshop she is once again producing her own work.