Classes, tasters and workshops available to book

  • Sunday 4th September 11.00 to 5.00

    80 British pounds

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  • Saturday 1st October 3.00 to 6.00

    45 British pounds

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  • Saturday 3rd September 10am to 1.30pm

    60 British pounds

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  • Saturday 17th September 10am to 1.30pm

    60 British pounds

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  • 6 weeks > 7 September to 12 October

    175 British pounds

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  • Friday 12th August 1.00 to 3.00 for children aged 10+

    30 British pounds

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  • Friday 12th August 4.00 to 6.00 for children aged 10+

    30 British pounds

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  • Thursday 11th August 9.30 to 11.30 for children aged 4 to 7

    15 British pounds
  • Thursday 11th August 1.00 to 3.00 for children aged 8 to 11

    20 British pounds
  • Thursday 11th August 4.00 to 6.00 for children aged 12 to 15

    20 British pounds

Information about the classes we offer

Beginners classes

This is a structured class where over six weeks we guide you step by step through each process, focusing on one technique each week. You will explore hand-building through pinch, coil and slab work plus the more unusual Japanese carving technique known as Kurinuki. You will be introduced to throwing on the wheel and how to prepare the clay ready for throwing. We'll focus on centering, securing the clay on the wheel and pulling up the walls of the clay into a cylinder. You'll learn the basics of how to turn your work to refine it's shape and base profile. All materials are included in the class fee and there is a small additional charge for firing by weight of finished work.

 

Book online to join one of our beginners classes:

Wednesday afternoon 2.00 to 5.00, next block starts 2nd November

Wednesday evening 6.00 to 9.00, next block starts 7th of September

General classes

The general ceramics classes are suitable for all levels of ability and run throughout the year (we close for two weeks in August and two weeks over Christmas). The classes are bookable in 4, 8 or 12 week blocks and many of our students have stayed with us for several years! Bring your sketches, photographs or any research materials you wish to use as a starting point. We will guide and support your making with both hand-building and throwing, introducing you to a wide range of techniques to realise your ideas. All materials are included in the class fee and there is a small additional charge for firing by weight of finished work.

 

To join one of our general classes please email to confirm which classes have space available:

Monday morning 10.00 to 1.00

Monday afternoon 2.00 to 5.00

Monday evening 6.00 to 9.00

Tuesday morning 10.00 to 1.00

Tuesday evening 6.00 to 9.00

Wednesday morning 10.30 to 1.30

Thursday afternoon 1.30 to 4.30 

Project development

A weekly three-hour workshop for anyone with experience of working with clay who would like to develop their projects independently. Karen, our tutor and studio technician is on hand to give advice about techniques and processes. A good range of clays, slips, oxides and glazes are provided and advice is given on the best materials to use to achieve the results you want. We can also purchase specialist clays and glazes on your behalf. The project development sessions provide a fully supportive environment to explore, experiment and progress your ideas. There is a small additional charge for finished and fired work calculated by weight and size. 

 

To join the project development class please email to arrange a visit to the studio:

Wednesday evening 6.00 to 9.00