Pottery and ceramics

Throwing pots with Louisa Taylor

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About this course

Discover the basic skills of throwing on the potter's wheel.

Course Description

For the rest of the day you will be throwing on an electric wheel. Everyone has use of a wheel for the course which is limited to eight. This enables the tutor to give one to one tuition and encouragement to help build confidence. The tutor will give demonstrations throughout the day.

After the course the pots will need to be dried out, biscuit fired, glazed and fired again. You can either enrol on a glazing day if you would like to glaze your own pots, or your pots can be glazed for you at the College. In both cases you will be contacted when your pots have been glaze fired and are ready for collection.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • Materials and tools will be supplied for the course including: clay, glazing and firing.

What students need to bring

  • Essential:
  • Work apron - preferably cotton or laminated fabric
  • Optional:
  • Students may wish to bring a sketch book, notebook and/or camera to record the session
  • A hair band (to tie long hair back)


Louisa Taylor

Louisa Taylor studied an MA in Ceramics and Glass at the RCA, London (2004-2006). She is based in Brighton where she produces her ceramic tableware range for shops, galleries and collectors in the UK and internationally. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton and a member of the Crafts Potters Association and Contemporary Applied Arts.

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