Welcome to Richard's Phethean's web site. You'll find details of our latest pottery courses and galleries of Richard's work including pieces for sale. Richard's latest book can also be purchased from our online shop.
After a another successful year of fully booked classes and courses, the 2018 programme is now launched and available. Please go to the Course Bookings page for dates and prices. Book early to avoid disappointment.
The New Ceramics - Throwing
Published August 2012, Richard's latest book from A&C Black, contains 140 pages offering clear, practical, step-by-step advice on the essential skills of the potter's wheel, with inspirational images in full colour, biographies and anecdotes from leading professional makers.
To order your signed copy please contact us
The annual Slipware Summer School
Spend seven wonderful days in beautiful Mounts Bay at our studio on the SW Peninsular making pots with terra cotta and immersing yourself in the colourful and painterly magic of slip decorating.
Learn how to create colours, to use traditional tools an techniques and experiment with contemporary uses of resist, transfer and layering.