Plates and Platters 21 July


This course is for WPA members only

This course is for non-commercial potters only.

WPA members who regularly advertise their products for sale are not eligible to attend this course.

Your tutor is Vivian Rodriguez

This course is for experienced potters who are able to centre and work unassisted with at least 1.5 – 2.0 kg of clay.  There will be no time available to assist you to learn the necessary skills.

Session 1
Plate design, wedging, clay centering and how to work your base to prevent cracks, warping and air bubbles.

Session 2
Throwing plates with three different types of rims: High, low and open.

Session 3
Trimming plates and drying techniques.

Session 4
Trimming and or throwing large plate bases.

Participants to provide

  • Clay of your choice
  • Your preferred throwing and trimming tools
  • You will also need bats that are the circumference of your plate projects.

Number of participants

The course is limited to a maximum of 6 participants and needs a minimum of 4 participants to go-ahead.

Dates and Time

The course will be over four sessions held in the upstairs room.

  • Wednesday 21 July 6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Friday 23 July 6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 28 July 6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Friday 30 July 6:00pm – 8:30pm


The fee for this course is $240

Do not send any money until you receive an invoice








The not so small print

There can be no refunds after you have been registered on the course and paid the fee. Should you find that you can’t make the course you are allowed to find a suitably experienced substitute.

If you miss a session the tutors are not expected to provide any catch-up time beyond that which can be given in the scheduled times without impacting other participants.

Before confirming your registration the tutors may contact you to make sure that you understand the prerequisite skills required. If the courses is not advertised as suitable for beginners there will be no time to assist participants without the skill to work with the amount of clay specified.

The fee for the course does not include firing or glazing that can be done through the normal club process.


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