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About our Scale Workshop

Throwing Multi-Sectional Forms

Adam Keeling leads a three day practice-based throwing course aimed at proficient throwers who are looking to increase the scale of their work. During this course you will learn how to make multi-sectioned forms, as well as techniques to help throw larger weights of clay. 

This course will be held in the Kiln Shed, which is a large purpose-built studio within our grounds at Whichford Pottery that allows plenty of space to practice and develop your work.

The course will be run by Adam Keeling, who is a Master Thrower and Production Director here at Whichford Pottery. He specialises in large-scale work and commission pieces and his work can be seen in gardens all over the country. The skills that he will share with you will be the same as he shares with our professional potters. These skills will help give you the confidence to form sectional pieces with ease and accuracy. 

The principles of the techniques are introduced through a series of short demonstrations. The rest of the time will be spent practicing these techniques and getting through lots of clay! Help will be on hand every step of the way. 

Aim of the Workshop: Gaining confidence in using larger weights of clay and/ or throwing multi-sectional forms. 

The Workshop Covers:
- Advanced throwing techniques
- Centering larger weights of clay
- Throwing forms to exact measurements 
- Joining sections and forming multi-sectioned pieces
- Learning to judge the limits of your material.

Key Information
When: November 7th, 8th & 9th 2024 — SOLD OUT
Where: The Kiln Shed, Whichford Pottery
Places: 6
Level: Proficient — To take part in this course you must be able to achieve shapes with intention and accuracy and confidently handle 5kg of clay.
What you take home: Your favourite piece thrown during the workshop. We will fire this for collection four weeks later or can post it to you. 
Price: £650 for three day course
Price includes clay, materials and firings as well as lunch & tea and cake on all three days. 

Daily Timetable and Refreshments
Day 1: 11am – 4.30 pm
Day 2: 9am – 4.30pm
Day 3: 9am – 4pm

There will be an hour’s lunch break each day between 12.30 and 1.30. Lunch will be provided by our café, The Straw Kitchen. 
On days 2 and 3 we will have a half an hour tea break at 10.30. Tea, coffee, biscuits/cake will be available throughout the day – self service. Individuals can take breaks as and when they feel necessary throughout the day.

Course Materials

Tools, equipment and aprons will be provided. 
Please remember to wear comfortable clothing that
you do not mind getting dirty.
All clay and firing costs are included. 
Please note that the clay you will be using throughout the course is earthenware. Your pieces will be glazed in a clear glaze by our team before firing.


Whichford Pottery sits on the edge of the Cotswolds and is surrounded by beautiful towns and villages. We have put together a list of our recommended places to stay whilst you are on your course. This list is by no means exhaustive!
Click here for recommended accommodation options.

For more information or if you have any queries email us

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