Intensive Throwing With Richard Phethean

15th April – 19th April 2019

This intensive throwing course is suitable for all levels from beginner to professional. The course provides a disciplined and creative environment where students can learn solid, practical skills and raise their own standards in both the quality and aesthetic integrity of their finished work.

Novices will receive a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles and techniques of throwing and others a thorough review of their existing skills before progressing on to new challenges.

The course will focus on the generic forms and techniques – cylinders, bellies, bowls, plates and lips, handles, lids etc. There will be regular demonstrations throughout the week. Each student will have their own wheel and will receive plenty of individual attention, but will be encouraged to pursue their own agenda.

Richard is a specialist in slip decoration and a session on this will likely be incorporated towards the end of the course. There will be a supply of prepared red earthenware clay, but there is stoneware clay available if you prefer.

This is an intensive making and refining course and there will be no kiln firing during the week. Work hard and your skills will improve dramatically!

The schedule:

8am Monday 15th April

Welcome breakfast – an opportunity to meet Richard Phethean and his assistant Blue Bell.

The sessions will run from 9.30am each day and will finish at 7pm from Monday to Thursday. Richard will teach until 5pm and students can continue to use the studio facilities for the rest of the session. The course will finish at 4pm on Friday 19th April.

A two course lunch is provided everyday and a a farewell meal on Thursday evening will also be included at a local pub/restaurant.

The course is £695 and this can be paid in two instalments – a first payment of £350 is required to secure your space and the balance is due a week before the course.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions.