Upcoming courses

Throwing and turning teapots and teaware

This course is part of West Dean's Japanese Inspired week

February 2024 (dates to be announced)

West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0Q

Short Course bookings / enquiries (Bookings for this course will be available soon):

Tel +44 (0)1243 939112

Email: bookingsoffice@westdean.ac.uk

Using throwing and turning techniques in stoneware and porcelain, explore the form and funtion of teapots and teaware with a sense of coherance and narrative, drawing on inspiration and forms found in Japanese ceramics. This course is for competant throwers on the pottery wheel.

In this course Tim will not only draw on his early influences from training and then working with David Leach – and his subsequent 45 years of experience as a master potter – but also his very personal ties with Japanese culture, history and ceramics. He has travelled, worked and exhibited extensively throughout Japan and these experiences will play a key role in this course.

The course will examine the practical and aesthetic relationships of individual elements: spouts, handles and lids, and achieving coherance between groups of related items.

The course is for those with reasonable throwing skills, who are able to throw basic forms on the wheel. Beginners skills cannot be taught on this course.

“Tim is a master, I learnt so much from him, he’s so generous with his knowledge, the course re-ignited my passion for Raku and the food – oh the food during the week was incredible!” — Chris, course participant at Coombe Farm Studios

Woodbury Studio Gallery – Greenway, Woodbury, Exeter, Devon EX5 1LW

Tel: +44 (0) 1395 233475

Email: timandrews@eclipse.co.uk