One-to-one sessions on the wheel Learn to throw a pot or perfect your skills during a one-to-one session with Sarah £24per session During the day or evening. Block bookings of 5 sessions preferable, due to availability.
Group bookings A one hour session offering an opportunity to have fun learning pottery with one or more friends. £22per person Week days, Friday evenings or Saturday mornings
Adult Evening Courses A five week evening course for adults, covering throwing pots on the wheel, hand clay, glazing and firing. Groups often have a mix of interests and experience so you can learn from Sarah and each other. £110per person
Workshops and Events
Day Pottery course on the wheel for beginners and improvers. 10:00 to 15:00 £120 per person Course Dates: Saturday 11th August - Full Saturday 8th September - Full Saturday 6th October - One place available Saturday November date to be confirmed Consecutive days on the wheel (for 3 or 4 people)
During the summer instead of residential courses Simply Potty is now offering 2 to 3 consecutive days teaching on the wheel from 10am to 3pm at the Simply Potty studio in Wantage, Oxfordshire. This pottery course will cover clay preparation; wedging techniques, centring clay on the wheel and throwing different forms – jugs, vases, plates, bowls etc. Turning and finishing, pulling and attaching handles and using slip decoration.
Children's Week Summer Courses (for 3 to 4 children)
1.5 hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday During the week they will be learning to prepare and centre their clay before throwing their pots. On the Wednesday all the pottery will go into its first firing ready for the children to paint on Thursday and Friday Their pots will then go into the second and final firing. Cost of course £75
The 'Potting Shed'
Enjoy the garden
Raku evenings for adults FULL
Experience the exciting Japanese firing method of Raku as part of a fun and relaxed summer evening. You will need to come at least a week prior to your chosen date to create your pots and allow enough time for them to dry and receive an initial bisque firing and then return again to glaze them. At the Raku evening of your choosing you will enjoy a meal and wine and watch your pots going into a home-built kiln (made from an oil drum). When the glazes begin to melt the pots are removed from the kiln and placed in sawdust where they will flame and smoke for half an hour until they can be dusted off and the final effect is revealed. It's VERY exciting! Look up Raku on the internet for more details about the process. £80per person (includes two visits required to make your pots & glaze them, as well as the Raku evening)