Our Courses


8 Week Thursday Evening Throwing Courses


Weekend Throwing Courses


Weekend Intermediate and Improvers Courses


3 Hour Taster Sessions


We belIeve that access to tuition and time to practice on the wheel are two of the most important things when learning to throw.

Parkwood Throwing Courses was established in February 2017. Here's more about our courses -

  • they're designed to teach and/or develop basic throwing skills
  • no previous experience necessary
  • small class sizes (a maximum of 6)
  • a wheel to yourself throughout the course
  • all our courses are taught by two tutors, Graeme McKenna and Inga Heppleston, who are both experienced in throwing and in teaching others to throw - they are also makers at Parkwood Pottery
  • includes all clay and use of materials and equipment
  • on 8 Week and Weekend courses, you can choose up to 10 of your pieces to be fired and glazed in a clear or white glaze
  • on Taster Sessions, you can choose up to 2 of your pieces to be fired and glazed in a clear or white glaze
  • we provide everything you need on your course, including aprons
  • refreshments included each session - unlimited drinks and and something nice to eat
  • a home-made lunch is also included on our weekend courses
  • when possible, we also offer one hour of untutored practice time before each session on our evening courses, at no extra cost
  • we are happy to accept group bookings when possible
  • We also offer Gift Cards for all our courses, subject to availability