Hi Nigel ~
I took a few pottery classes a few years ago - back when I first joined the forums here - that's how I got my screen name here - plants
n' Pots - the pots for the ones I was trying to make!
Unfortunately, I did not have a lot of success on the wheel, as I had sprained one of my thumbs shortly before I signed up for the first class, and wasn't able to do all that was necessary to get a nice shaped pot. I did continue with making hand built pottery after that first class, and enjoyed that very much.
I hope you have lots of fun, and I can't wait to see some of your pots!