Wheel Throwing Basics

Wheel Throwing Pottery Class

A Four Week Introduction

Have you always wanted to learn to use the pottery wheel, but didn't know where to start? Well, this four week course is perfect for you.

Over the course of four weeks you will learn how to throw, and trim your own wheel-made vessels such as tumblers, bowls and plates.

We will start at the beginning, from how to wedge clay and centre clay on the wheel head. We'll then cover opening, pulling walls and creating height and different shapes.

Our pricing is all inclusive of clays, glazes and firing costs. We are limited to four students, so that you get plenty of personal attention from our instructor. You can expect to make a variety of unique pots from cups to bowls to small vases and plates with us.

Throwing Pot on a Nidec Shimpo Pottery Wheel

Our Course Details

Pricing is 2,500 HKD. This is inclusive of all clay, glazing and firing costs for pieces created on the course.

The course is conducted over four consecutive weeks. You will meet once a week for four weeks for a two and a half hour long class.

The course is conducted at Terracotta Studio, located at G/F 10-12A Stanley Main Street, Stanley, Southern District.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Expect?

Four fully guided two and a half hour sessions where you will learn to build and trim clay vessels on the wheel.

What Should I Bring?

Just your creativity, patience and an open mind. We'll take care of the rest. All materials, tools and aprons are provided. While our clay is washable, we suggest that you wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty. This is a craft session after all, so things could get messy- which is all part of the fun!

How Long is Each Session?

Two and a half hours long. This includes wedging the clay, throwing on the wheel and cleaning up.

How Many Students are in Each Class?

We have three to four adults per class to ensure everyone gets plenty of attention. If we don't reach the minimum number, we will contact you and refund you any class fees.

How Many Pieces Can I Expect to Make?

Throwing on the wheel is hard to learn, so don't expect to be able to produce tons of perfect pots immediately. We tend to limit our students to three pieces per class, or up to 1,000 grams of clay in total. For the first few sessions you will find that this is more than sufficient. You are not likely to use up this allowance. In the unlikely event that you produce more, we will charge for the additional pieces.

When Can We Collect our Pieces?

The lead time for collection can vary depending on drying time and our kiln firing schedule. We estimate that most pieces will be ready four weeks from the day of creation. This should give them ample time to dry and therefore reduce the chance of any damage to the pieces during the firing process.

What is Your Cancellation Policy?

We have a strict seven day cancellation policy.

  • If you provide over seven days notice before the course you are entitled to a full refund
  • If you provide between seven days to 48 hours notice before your course we will be unable to offer a refund. However, we will be able to offer studio credit for other classes and workshops
  • If you provide less than 48 hours notice before the course you will not be refunded or provided with studio credit. We are a small studio and it is unlikely we will be able to fill your seat with only 48 hours notice. But, if you are able to send a friend in your place just let us know and we are happy to accommodate them!

Will There Be Make Up Sessions?

If a class is missed, we will not be able to provide a make up session.

How Can I Register?

Please Please get in touch with us via WhatsApp or email:

WhatsApp: 66896270

Email: hello@terracotta.hk

Or, fill in our registration form.

Niall Westley Ceramics Instructor at Terracotta

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Please get in touch with us via WhatsApp or email:

WhatsApp: 66896270

Email: hello@terracotta.hk