Joss regularly runs a two-day intensive Throwing course at Powdermills. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic techniques of throwing, and is intended for beginners or undergraduates wishing to refine their skills. There is a maximum of 4 places on each course, with each attendee having use of their own electric wheel for the duration of the weekend.
Although the course content is tailored to the needs of the group, it is likely that the essential skills of throwing cylinders, bellies, bowls, lips and adding handles will be covered. Joss gives regular demonstrations to the group as a whole, and provides one-to-one advice where needed.
None of the pots produced during the weekend are kept or fired. You need to come prepared to work hard for two days and gain a dramatic improvement in your throwing skills.
If you are interested in attending the course, please read the further course information below, and see the Other Things to Do on Dartmoor page for a suggested accommodation list.
Course Details 2017
Dates for the two-day intensive throwing course in 2017 have not been set, as Joss is concentrating on her involvement in the Kigbeare Kiln Project. Watch this space for future dates.
Courses start at 9am on the first day.
On each day, teaching time will be between 9am and 4pm.
Attendees can have use of their wheel 4-6pm on both days.
All materials included in the cost of the course.
Attendees are asked to bring their own packed lunch.
Tools you will need to bring
Before attending the course, please cut your finger nails and remove all rings. The minimum tools you will need to bring to the course include:-
Overalls, to protect your knees and chest areas
Needle on a handle
Two throwing ribs - one straight, one curved
Small strip of soft leather
If you do not have Throwing tools, complete tool kits can be purchased when you book your course, and will be given to you when you arrive.
Price: £15 excluding overalls and towel.
How to Book
To book a place on a Throwing Course, please e-mail through the Contact Us page of this website.