Throwing – individual lessons at my studio


Are you looking to learn to throw, or wanting to improve your throwing skills? Would you like to try throwing with porcelain? I offer one-to-one personal tuition, and two-person throwing sessions for friends wanting to throw together.

I offer throwing sessions tailored to your requirements – sessions are suitable for all skill levels including beginners, those who’d like to try throwing with porcelain, or those wishing to improve their throwing skills or focus on a particular skill. The sessions can be booked as a one-to-one session for focused support, or come with a friend where two people can throw together – where you will each have your own wheel to throw on. The sessions can be tailored to your needs focusing on what you would like to work on and receiving attention from Elaine to guide you through the process and improve your technique.

Prices start at £25 each per hour for a 2-person session or £40 per hour for one-to-one tuition

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A minimum of two-hour sessions at a time are recommended to get to grips with the process or make good progress, but bookings can be flexible and arranged for times and dates that suit you. You can book a one-off taster session or book a number of hours and spread it across a few days or weeks.

For your throwing sessions you can choose to use stoneware or porcelain clay and activities can include getting to grips with centring on the wheel, throwing cups, bowls, jugs and plates, improving your techniques, turning/trimming vessels and adding handles.

The price includes clay, glazes and firings – make use of as much clay as you need in the session then choose up to three finished pieces per session to be glazed and fired at my studio.

Tea and biscuits will be provided, along with all equipment needed for your session.

Buy this as a gift for someone and I can send a voucher for the sessions to be arranged with the recipient.

Book sessions here and I’ll email you to arrange dates and times, or send me an email to find out more.

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. 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 sessions will be at my studio in Ditchling Common. The studio is less than 5 minutes drive from Burgess Hill or Ditchling, and there is free parking on site.

Cancellation policy:
Sessions can be booked to suit you. After booking a date, the course may be rearranged or cancelled by you up to one week before the start, with a full refund for cancellation. For cancellations within seven days, I’m sorry I won’t be able to offer a refund. In the unlikely event I need to cancel for whatever reason I will offer an alternative date or a full refund.

one-to-one or two-person

one-to-one, two-person


two-hours, three-hours, four hours, six hours, eight hours

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