Mary Johnson Ceramics

made by hand, drawn from life

throwing on the wheel

Learn  How to Throw a Pot

Make your own ceramic pieces to take home. These are small classes to guarantee Individual attention and time on the wheel. New lessons for 2018 at Mary Johnson Ceramics studio

To book places

Contact me by email

All lessons are held at Mary Johnson Ceramics Studio, Derby.

Details of where and what to bring will be sent on booking.

Taster Sessions.

Have a go at throwing  a pot on the wheel.

Saturdays   Between 9.30 – 12.30 am   and 1.30 -4.30 pm.

Sundays   Between 9.30 – 12.30 am   and 1.30 -4.30 pm.

Special Introductory price

2 people for 2 hrs. £50 (£25 each) start time negotiable.

4 people for 3 hrs. £80 (£20 each) Time shared between two wheels.

 These workshops could make memorable Birthday or Anniversary present, perfect for the complete beginner or as a refresher course. the session includes firing your best pots in the kiln.

Throwing for beginners 

6 week courses for 4 people.

Fridays   6.30pm – 8.30 pm

Wednesdays 6.30 – 8.30pm

£80 per person.

Please contact me for current available dates

Classes for individuals, couples, friends or families. Sorry, over 16s only.

The course includes  basic skills in wedging clay, centering on the wheel, throwing a cylinder, throwing a bowl, making handles and lids. Aimed at beginners or as a refresher course.

 Your best pots will be glazed at the end of the course and ready to collect after a final firing.


 Individual sessions

 Can be arranged at your convenience, week days, evenings or at weekends, tailored to your own learning goals.

  Just let me know.


Look out for future lessons for independent learners and hand building skills.



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