Six Week Throwing Course


Learn to throw or improve your skills at my Brighton workshop over the course of six weeks. Book a set of morning or afternoon one-to-one sessions for yourself, or book to do the sessions with a friend. Dates are available to book with me this autumn/winter and can be arranged for days and times that suit.

Scroll down to see further details given below, but please do contact me if you’d like to find out more, or discuss options.



About the course:
Learn to throw with porcelain or improve your skills with a one-to-one, or two person, throwing course at my studio. The six-week course is suitable for beginners or improvers or or those who would like to try throwing with porcelain. The sessions can be tailored to your needs, focusing on what you would like to work on, but can include getting to grips with centring on the wheel, throwing cups, bowls and jugs, improving your techniques, turning/trimming vessels and adding handles.

The sessions are designed to be suitable for any level, including: beginners, those new to porcelain, those wanting to explore ideas and processes, or for those wishing to improve their existing skills.

The sessions include as much clay as you need for throwing, professional throwing tools and equipment, tea and biscuits, and full tuition from me. I have two Shimpo wheels and have ‘Audrey Blackman’ porcelain and ‘white fleck’ stoneware available to use. You can choose up to 12 finished pieces from the course to be glazed and fired by me using simple slips and glazes in use at the studio. Additional pieces can be fired on request for a small additional cost. Finished pieces can be collected 8-10 weeks after the workshop date.

The price is:

One-to-one course: £590
For six morning or afternoon sessions (two and a half hours per session), where you will have personal attention to work on your throwing skills


Two-person course: £450 each
For six morning or afternoon sessions (two and a half hours per session), with two participants, where you will have a wheel each and I will work with you both to improve your throwing skills.

Dates can be arranged with me to suit you and can usually be booked for Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays, morning or afternoon.

Suggested times are 10.00am to 12.30am or 2.30 to 5.00pm

Sessions are held at my ceramic workshop at Atelier 51, Providence Place Brighton, BN7 1LT, UK.

Cancellation policy:
After booking, the course may be cancelled by you up to three weeks before the start with a full refund. For cancellations within three weeks, I’m sorry I won’t be able to offer a refund unless I am able to fill your booking with someone else. In the unlikely event I need to cancel the whole course for whatever reason I will offer a full refund.

Dates can be arranged on a timetable that works for both you and me. However, once the course has started, missed dates can’t be refunded. If there are dates you can’t do and you know in advance, let me know and I will try to see if I, (or both attendees for a two-person course ) can find another alternate date. However, date changes can be hard to work around, so please bear in mind I won’t be able offer a reduction or refund for missed dates.


one-to-one course, two-person course

Delivery costs

Delivery costs will be added to the order at the checkout. If you have ordered multiple items they will be grouped together and you will only be charged one delivery price.

I aim to despatch the items to you as soon as possible but please note the order may take up to a week to arrive with you in the UK and longer if it is an international delivery.

If you need the item to arrive for a specific date, please do let me know by adding an ‘order note’ at the checkout. 

I use UK based courier services or Royal Mail for delivery, depending on the type and size of item ordered.

International Delivery

Where the item is to go to Europe, USA or other non-UK destination, please select the destination country at the checkout and the price will be adjusted to include your shipping location.

International delivery times may be longer than in the UK. If you need something by a specific date please do let us know.

Please note that customers are responsible for any import charges/duties that may be incurred and must comply with any local regulations.


I aim to avoid single-use plastic and new packaging as much as possible, preferring to reuse and recycle materials such as boxes and bubble-wrap as much as possible. My priority is also to make sure the package is as protective as possible for your order to arrive safely. If the item is a gift and you would like it to be sent gift-wrapped, please do leave an ‘order note’ at the checkout.

Refunds and Returns

All the items listed on the website are handmade and will have unique characteristics reflecting the use of natural materials and the nature of the making process. I take all reasonable care to ensure that the details, descriptions and images of products appearing on the website are accurate. I want you to be happy with your order, but if you are not completely satisfied, please do contact me to discuss a replacement item or return.

If the item is damaged in transit, please get in touch as soon as you can. Where damage is caused during delivery, I will endeavour to replace the item where possible, or your payment will be refunded.

If you need to return an item, you will be responsible for paying your return shipping costs. If you are shipping an item over £50.00 in value you should consider purchasing postage/shipping insurance cover. But please get in touch with me in the first instance to discuss options.