Advanced throwing with José Mariscal

You have dreams about this perfect pot but you don't know where to start.

You struggle to make your shapes elegant and refined.

You spend so much energy and time on a piece, just to see it collaps in the end.

If you use more clay to go bigger you end up with heavy, shapeless pieces.

I get you!

What you need is a master potter at your side, who is also an experienced teacher

Someone who can explain every step of the process and the importance of  every detail, from the centering to the neck

Come in  José Maria Mariscal Paneque !!!

How it all started...

About five years ago now 
 I  witnessed José Mariscal throwing for the first time.
In just six short minutes, he made 
a massive vase with a tiny little neck.
All the while I stood there with my mouth wide open and the same goes for every student standing with me, wether they were beginner or advanced. 

Such technique, such speed and such perfection!

Ever since that day, José has become a staple in our studio during our big ceramics summer event. He is loved by everybody and he loves everyone in return. He's charming, funny, helpful and humble and he's always happy to explain everything  over  and over again if needed.

There is just one disadvantage to his incredible talent: he throws way too fast! Before you even have the chance to grasp what he's doing, the vase is already there!

And the technique he uses is quite different from what we are accustomed to, so everyone is like: 'Could you do that again, but a bit slower...?

That's why I gathered up the courage and asked him to collaborate with me to create an online course.That way, we could dive deeper than we ever could in a live workshop and slow the process down if needed.

And he said yes!

José was enthusiastic !
Together, we developed  various lessons and modules.
We  analyzed his movements and fingerplacements, and just like with
my other online courses, we  set up three cameras to always have the best view of his actions.

I edited everything myself , added more insights in how you can go about practicing these new techniques yourself and made English  subtitles for every video, because even though José speaks English very well,  some things  just needs clarifying and  for students who are not native English speaking themselves it makes a lot of difference.

So now it is time to send this wonderfull course out in to the world for you to enjoy and to lift your technique at the wheel to the next level !

What will you get?


  • immediate acces to the course  (more then 4 hours of instruction video's)
  • extra bonus video's of me and Jose throwing together (4 video's)

Price (bonuses included!)

 € 395

After payment you get instant access 

This course is for you

  • If you want to throw with less effort
  • If you want to learn to throw bigger pieces
  • If you want to learn to throw special shapes, like bellied pots with tall necks
  • If you can use a good challenge
  • If you want to step out of your comfortzone of functional ware
  • If you are tired of heavy, traditional pots
  • If you want to master José's highly surprising technique
  • If you want to improve your trimming skills
  • If you're already a fan of  José 😉

What do you get ?

  • 4 hours , 26 minutes of  highly technical videos 
  • centering and opening techniques for small and bigger pieces
  • A strong focus on José's pulling technique
  • build up to advanced and contemporary shapes 
  • After each step, we also examine the cross-section of the form
  • 3 camera views to ensure you're always in the front row, closely following José's hand movements
  • downloadable worksheets with the various steps
  • 2 years of acces
  • extra bonus video's of me and Jose throwing together (4 video's)

Can online learning really work?

Teaching wheelthrowing techniques  myself for almost 10 years, I am a strong advocate for live pottery classes where a teacher can connect and give immediate feedback to a student. So I was well aware when I started making online courses that it could only work if it had something really interesting going.

So I put a lot of thought into the educational value of this course and infused it with a lot of extra value. My key focus was on structuring the content, providing clear starting points, offering three camera views for comprehensive understanding, addressing common mistakes, add printable worksheets and granting an extensive two-year access period for participants to revisit the instructional videos at their convenience, any time, anywhere.

So yes! It does work!


'Your choice to work with three camera angles for the online courses is great! In this way, you as a student can always look at what you are doing from different angles. When you take a physical lesson somewhere, you only have your own point of view, so that a lot of information is lost. You ensure that we always have the most complete information possible.'


'Online learning works surprisingly good for me . You are flexible and can learn at your own pace, supported by highly technical videos that you can watch repeatedly. You learn a lot through the alternation of watching, practicing, reviewing. You can better pick up, understand, see and fall back on the many tips later.'


'I thought I already was a good thrower but his technique brought me so much more possibilities. Especially the closing part. Making clay go back in always was a struggle and my pieces often collapsed. I feel I have more control now.'

What will you get?


  • immediate acces to the course  (more then 4 hours of instruction video's)
  • extra bonus video's of me and Jose throwing together (4 video's)

Price (including bonuses!)

 € 395

After payment you get instant access 

Still in doubt?

What if it doesn't work? What is it is too difficult for me?  What if it is not what I expected? What if....? 

I get it !

After all it is an investment and even though you totally are worth it and I am 100% sure of the great value of this course, if you are an impulsive buyer like me you might need some protection against yourself 😉

That's why I offer you a payback guarantee of 7 days, only during this launch !

That is seven days of full acces so you can take a  long look at all of that beautiful content to make sure it is exactly what you need.

If it is not, you just need to send me an email within 7 days of your purchase and I will refund you, no questions asked ! 

Who is José?

José works and lives in Catalonië where he was born. As the son of a potter, he had to learn how to throw at a young age (he was only 8!) to help his father in the family-business. 

As he grew older, he went down his own path and now he mostly creates unique pieces of stoneware and porcelain that he finishes with beautiful crystalline glazes. You can find him and his work in multiple galeries and ceramic fairs, mostly accompanied by his lovely wife Maite.

For several years now he's also been a teacher. At first only in Spain, but now he teaches all over the world.

His technique is still the one that he learned from his father, but because he has been teaching it to others, he was able to analyze it more.

Right now he's dividing his time between studying glazes, ceramic fairs and teaching.