Intensive throwing week

This course is for people who would like to learn, or progress and perfect, the technique of potter’s wheel throwing.

This age-old technique is unique in shaping malleable material. As fascinating as it is difficult, it requires valuable basic knowledge that is often overlooked if you are to progress more easily, but repeated practice is essential if you are to master it.

  • Mastering clay preparation
  • Focus effectively on the potter’s wheel
  • Manufacturing exercises, from basic shapes to more complex pieces

Each participant has a personal wheel at their disposal during the course.

Encore un grand merci pour ton cours que j’ai adoré 
Der Drehkurs war grossartig, bin sehr begeistert von der Woche und finde du hast das so toll gemacht mit der Kursleitung, so professionell und doch mit so viel Humor, es war einfach genial.    
Un immense merci pour ces trésors de connaissances que tu m’as permis d’acquérir durant cette semaine ! J’ai vécue une vraie évolution et beaucoup de plaisir dans la pratique du tournage.

Target group: people interested in throwing
Equipment: personal apron
Instructor: Peter Fink
Location: Poterie d’Ependes, Route du Petit-Ependes 3, 1731 Ependes-Fribourg
tpf bus connection to Fribourg in 19 min
Duration: around 40 hours, Monday to Friday 8.30am – 12.00pm, precise work programme and individual supervision, in the afternoon the workshop is free for personal work on the wheel until 6.00pm, and if desired a glazing session to be defined individually.
Cost: CHF 780
Materials and firing: throwing clay included, pieces fired according to current price per kilo
Participants: minimum 5-8
Accommodation: As an option, we have several bright but simple single and double rooms with shared bathroom facilities.


From CHF 780.00