Cups and Mugs with Eric Paliotta

Cups and Mugs (beginner/intermediate) – Eric Paliotta

6 week Course – 6 sessions

£235 (£212 for members)

Tuesday’s from the 21/02/23 – 04/04/23 (skips 28/03/23 to allow work to dry and be fired) between 18:00 – 20:00

The cups and mugs class is for beginners and intermediates, and focuses on the fundamentals of throwing pots on the wheel. In this class you will develop your throwing skills by making cups with and without handles. The class will go over a number of techniques including (but not limited to): centering clay on the wheel, throwing cylinders and other basic forms, making handles, and trimming foot rings. 

Over the 6 weeks this course will run, each participant can expect to leave with one or more thrown cups/mugs and one or more hand-built cups/mugs. Cups and mugs are one of the most fundamental forms in pottery, so this class should serve as a good entry point to throwing for those with no experience, and a good way to hone your skills if you have some experience already!

Class Timetable

Week 1: practice centering clay on the wheel, and making pinch pots. 

Week 2: continue centering clay on the wheel and move into pulling basic cylinder forms. Finish any saved pieces from the previous week, and practice slab building. 

Week 3: finish pieces from the previous week, work on throwing cylinders, and attempt to throw more complex forms. 

Week 4: Trim thrown pots from week 3, carve, decorate, and attach handles to partially complete pieces. Begin making final round of pieces for the class. 

Week 5: finish all carving, handle attaching, etc. on wet pieces. Put final touches on any greenware/bisqueware

(Pieces will be bisque fired between weeks 5 and 6)
Week 6: Decorating session using a variety of underglazes, brush on and dipping glazes.

How to Book: 
Email us on to reserve a place.
Places guaranteed on receipt of payment. 
Payment via bank transfer or Paypal 
Spaces are limited – offered on a first come first served basis, get in touch early to avoid disappointment

Cancellation Policy:
If we do not have enough people booked onto a class 72 hours before it is due to start, we will cancel it and send full refunds to anyone booked on. 

If you are booked on and wish to cancel, you must let us know as soon as possible. 
We will issue a full refund until 7 days before the workshop is due to start. 
If you cancel 7 days or less before the workshop is due to start we will issue a 50% refund.
If you cancel 72 hours (3 days) or less before the class is due we will not issue a refund. 

Exceptions: if someone tests positive for Covid or is asked to self isolate within the restricted cancellation period, they will receive a full refund, if evidence can be provided. 

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