When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Viktoria Redman
  • Course Code W22CRSA11A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This wheel-throwing course offers you an ideal opportunity to experience and gain skills in the fundamental techniques for making a form on the wheel. Students have their own wheel and will practice both throwing and turning in order to complete simple thrown forms.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • • Practice preparing clay, wedging, recycling etc
  • • Gain skills in the fundamental throwing techniques eg centring, opening out and pulling up
  • • Explore throwing a range of shapes
  • • Practice turning to complete the bases of work
  • • Demonstrate awareness of health and safety issues in ceramics through safe studio practice, with consideration towards othersv


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    You will observe tutor demonstrations of the techniques of throwing and turning and spend time practicing these techniques. You will receive guidance an d support from your tutor and gain feedback, linked to the course learning outcomes, through individual and group discussions.

    Entry requirements

    This course is suitable for beginner level or for those who need a refresher.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Both wheel throwing and wedging clay requires a moderate level of physical fitness - if you have any concerns (back problems, for example) please talk to your tutor who will be happy to give guidance, or assistance if required. The ceramics studio is on the 3rd floor and there is lift access.

    What you need

    A notebook and pen are useful. You will also need an apron or old shirt. Your tutor will advise you about which tools to purchase. We make a £2 per kilo charge for clay, to cover material and firing and costs.

    What you can do next

    Morley College offers a wide range of courses at all levels of ability, including a certified HND Ceramics course. Students can also look to progress onto other part or full time Ceramics or 3D courses such as BETC, BA degree or MA postgraduate courses Your tutor is also happy to advise you in setting up your own studio. After several years of study many students progress to setting up their own ceramic practice and exhibiting in open studio weekends, local and national craft fairs at Morley College, BETC, BA degree or MA postgraduate courses. Your tutor is also happy to advise in setting up your own studio. Many students go on after several years’ experience to setting up their own ceramic practice and exhibiting in open studio/house weekends and local and national craft fairs and galleries.