Pottery Wheel for Beginners with Sarah Dewhurst

Two Week Creative Course

Saturdays or Tuesdays



Course 1
4 and 11 February 2023

Course 2
28 February and 7th March 2023

Course  3
18 and 25 March 2023


Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Download our Ceramic Studio Handbook for further details on our studio terms of use.

Who is this class suitable for?
Adults 16+
All skill levels. Must be able to sit at a pottery wheel.

What will be covered in the class?

Every wanted to try your hand a wheel throwing a pot? – Well now is your chance! Join our ceramics technician Sarah Dewhurst for this beginners guide to pottery wheel throwing where you will learn the basics of working the potters wheel and experiment by throwing some forms of your own.

In session one you will learn how to use the wheel to create your forms, before returning to refine and turn your creations in session two.

What will students leave the class with?
You will leave with a basic understanding of how to throw on the pottery wheel. We estimate you will make 3-4 forms.

Items will be bisque fired and ready for collection at a later date.

Please note: If you would like your creation glaze fired (to add colour and make food safe).
You will be able to choose a single colour glaze finish, at an additional cost, which will be applied after bisque firing by Sarah. You can find our glazing price list here.

What will I need to bring?
Aprons or coveralls should be worn at all times, along with hair-ties and closed-toe shoes

Ceramics Studio (Ground floor with raised tables, narrow doorways).

In an effort to make our site more environmentally friendly, we ask that students respect our wishes to reduce the amount of uncollected / unwanted work at the end of term.

Sarah Dewhurst is a freelance, maker, crafter and ceramicist. @sjdewhurst

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* We offer a limited number of spaces on each course at a 30% discount for those in receipt of income support such as Universal Credit and Carers Allowance. Please contact us directly for to obtain a discount code to apply at checkout. (Proof of eligibility required).
Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
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