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Pottery Throwing Workshops

Throwing pottery on a wheel is a captivating art form that beckons both beginners and experienced potters alike. At Rui Ceramics, we cater to the needs of all skill levels, including regular students who return to our studio to expand their repertoire of throwing techniques. With a total of four wheels available, we provide a diverse range of options to suit your preferences and allow you to explore different throwing styles.

Our wheel collection includes three distinct types, each offering a unique experience. You can try your hand at the classic Leach kick wheel, an embodiment of tradition and craftsmanship that has stood the test of time. For those seeking a modern touch, we proudly feature two brand new Japanese Shimpo direct drive Whisper wheels, renowned for their precision and smooth operation. These state-of-the-art wheels embody the perfect blend of technology and tradition, offering an exceptional throwing experience.

Throwing pottery is a skill that requires time and dedication to master. Every potter develops their own distinctive style of throwing, honing their techniques and refining their processes over years of practice. It is this individuality that breathes life into each creation, infusing it with the artist’s personal touch and character. As you embark on your journey of throwing, you’ll discover the joy of self-expression and the satisfaction that comes with seeing your visions take shape.

"If you are looking for fun things to do in Auckland, highly recommend you check out Rui Ceramics! I booked a 2-hr pottery workshop with Emma for my husband and our neighbour couple and we had so much fun. Emma is so patient and talented. Instead of jumping straight into things, she provides guidance based on our level of experience. Emma is also super friendly and hilarious, we got comfortable right away. Thanks Emma for the unforgettable the experience, we left feeling happy and fulfilled"

At Rui Ceramics, we provide a supportive and inspiring environment for you to explore the intricacies of throwing. Our experienced instructors are passionate about sharing their knowledge and guiding you through the nuances of this ancient craft. Whether you’re a beginner eager to learn the basics or a seasoned potter looking to expand your skill set, our classes are designed to meet your needs and elevate your throwing abilities.

As you delve into the art of throwing, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the techniques, materials, and creative possibilities involved. Our goal is to empower you to develop your unique style and embark on a creative journey that aligns with your artistic vision. With patience, practice, and guidance, you’ll witness the evolution of your throwing skills and the growth of your artistic voice.

Join us at Rui Ceramics and immerse yourself in the world of throwing. Unleash your creativity, feel the clay respond to your touch, and experience the thrill of transforming a spinning wheel into a vessel of artistic expression. Discover the endless possibilities that await as you master the art of throwing and embrace the beauty of handmade pottery. Enrol in our classes today and take your first steps towards becoming a skilled thrower, adding a new dimension to your pottery journey.

Throwing Techniques

No experience needed. Have a go session is the perfect start to your pottery journey. Throwing classes can be combined with hand-building to finish your pieces. You will make 2 to 3 pieces in the first class!

Once you’ve gained confidence in throwing cylinders, our classes will guide you through the next crucial steps: trimming and handle pulling. Trimming involves refining the shape and form of your thrown piece, adding those delicate finishing touches. It’s akin to sculpting, where you carefully carve away excess clay to achieve the desired aesthetic.

Throwing classes are available at all skill levels.

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