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Norwich • Wensum Lodge

Pottery Wheel Throwing Summer School

Course code: LS22818CL0


Tuesday, 27 August 2019 to Friday, 30 August 2019

Available spaces

Course full


4 sessions over 1 week


Tuesday 10:00 AM (5 hours)

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Course Description

Develop your wheel throwing skills and technique during this four day Summer School. Learners will have full access to a pottery wheel for the duration of the session which will be led by experienced Tutor Andrea Young.
Over the four days, you will develop and improve techniques on the electric pottery wheel, making cylinders and bowl forms through to more advanced projects, such as: throwing bottles, throwing a variety of lids and forming the seating for a lid, pulling and attaching handles, and making composite forms.

Course details

What will I learn?

A positive group dynamic will be encouraged and you will benefit from the sharing of learning experiences with other members of the group.

You will receive feedback from the tutor that will be designed to help you improve your skills and knowledge and ensure that you get the best possible results from your days in the studio.

Before you book

Ideally you will have had some experience with kneading and being able to centre clay to benefit most from this course, although this is not essential. The tutor will provide the guidance and tuition required for each individual learner.

What you will need

Please bring with you a notebook and pencil. There will also be an additional cost for clay used and firing (dependant on size and quantity produced).

Lunch - please bring a packed lunch, and flask, each day if required.

There is a vending machine for a variety of hot drinks. Alternatively, there are cafes nearby.

How much does this course cost?

All of our Leisurestream courses are run purely on the fees that you as a learner pay as there are no government subsidies. Unfortunately this does mean that there are no concessions available so the full fee is applicable to everyone.

What qualification will I receive?

There are no formal qualifications offered with this course.

What can I study next?

Norfolk Community Learning Services offers a wide range of both government-subsidised and self-financing courses. You may wish to continue on your current LeisureStream course and, subject to availability, you are welcome to do so. Alternatively, you may be interested in progressing onto a government-subsidised course or qualification. We recommend that you speak to your tutor or look on our website for further opportunities.

Courses that go well with this course

Leisure pottery, sculpture and ceramics courses are offered on a termly basis, you can return as often as you like. Please visit our website to see other course and workshops available.

How to apply


All of the courses that we run and are available for you to apply for are advertised on our website:

The easiest route for you to apply for a course is online. If this is your first time applying then you need to set up an account, otherwise you can simply log in using your email address or learner reference number and your password.

For Leisurestream courses you can enrol yourself directly onto the course and make your payment using a debit or credit card.

By Phone

You can call us on 0344 800 8020 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm where one of our Customer Service Advisors will be able to help you to enrol or apply for your course.

Additional support?

Financial support is not available for learners attending LeisureStream courses. If you feel that you need a course where support is available, we run a wide range of government supported courses that would be more suitable. For further information all of these courses are available on our website

If you have a learning difficulty, a disability or another reason for needing extra support in the classroom, we may be able to arrange support for you throughout your course.

On LeisureStream courses, the cost of extra support in class is £11 per hour, and this would be paid for by the individual learner or shared between a group of learners requiring support in a class. This will be discussed with you at the time when you apply for extra support.

We can also, at your own cost, arrange assessments for Dyslexia Screening.

You can contact the Learner Services Team on 01603 306551 or by email at

Contact us

Email or visit our contact us page for more ways to get in touch.


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