Wheel Pottery Course with Jack Doherty Cornwall


Renowned potter Jack Doherty teaches this inspiring four day course which is suitable for students who have a basic knowledge of throwing.

Through the course students will be helped to develop throwing skills through a series of individually discussed projects. Beginning with techniques for correct clay preparation and the essentials of throwing, centering and basic shapes. We then deal with ways of developing wheel made form including turning, joining and construction techniques. There is a high level of individual tuition throughout the course with the students being encouraged to expand their range of techniques and produce work of high quality.


Course Content includes

• Clay Preparation

• Throwing basic Cylinder, Concave and Convex Forms using different clay weights.

• Joining and construction methods

• Developing form and basic shapes

• Designing and making a vase form, bowl form and jar form

• Group display of work produced from the course

• Group evaluation and discussion


Please note that this course is very much aimed at teaching new skills rather than making finished works to take home with you and therefore we will not be firing work. If, however, you have access to firing facilities at home we are able to help you pack some of the work you have made for transport with you on your return home.

All materials provided by the school.


Newlyn School of Art

For students who have a basic knowledge of throwing. If you have any specific access or support requirements please give us a call at the time of booking to discuss your needs.

We would advise that this course is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our students.

Please bring old clothes.

Please bring a packed lunch.


If you are looking for a local place to stay, please browse our Accommodation in West Cornwall - Newlyn, St Ives, Penzance, Marazion etc page

You are responsible for arranging your own accommodation and transport where applicable. Although we do list local providers of accommodation on our Website to try to assist you in finding accommodation, you are responsible for contracting directly with the accommodation provider and when doing so (and when booking transport) you should make arrangements for cancellation whether that is as the result of a cancellation of a Course by us or by you and you should consider appropriate insurance.

Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

Once you have booked your place, you will be emailed with confirmation of your order. You will not receive anything in the post. If you find you have not received a confirmation for any reason please have a look in your email spam folder and feel free to call us if you are unable to locate our email confirmation and we will be very happy to resend any information.


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'A very stimulating and enjoyable course. I really found the course inspirational and it gave me loads more confidence to find a place in ceramics that will work for me'.

John, USA

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