Adult Classes


Our classes cover techniques for making and decorating pottery as well as understanding the fundamentals of pottery and the potter's skills.

 

We have classes from a private one hour taster session on the wheel through to a six week course with other beginners on multiple making and decorating techniques and special short courses .

Beginners Courses Starting February 2022

Once someone has completed their initial six week beginners course they are able to carry on with their own projects this means that spaces on our courses are limited and often snapped up quickly.

 


Throwing Classes for Beginners and Improvers

These classes are suitable for complete beginners or students looking to improve their throwing skills. You will learn the basic techniques of wedging, centring and throwing the clay as well as trimming to create a range of forms.

Each week we will look at making different pieces as well as setting a fun "throwdown" challenge. Be warned we will be working you hard!

The focus of these sessions is to concentrate on improving your skills rather than making lots of pots to keep but if you fall in love with your creations you can keep up to two a week and clear glaze them.

Friday Morning

FULL

Starts 11th February

Time 11am-1pm

Duration 6 Weeks

Cost £120


Friday Afternoon

FULL

Starts 11th February

Time 4pm -6pm

Duration 6 Weeks

Cost £120



Beginners introduction to making and decorating pottery

Our popular regular classes cover a range of techniques including hand building, throwing and decorating pottery. Once you have completed your six week introduction course you are encouraged to start working on your own projects with our help. Class sizes are limited to eight people with two tutors on hand to help. 

Come along and get stuck in and make some new friends.

Tuesday Evening

Starts 8th February

Time 11am - 1pm

Duration 6 Weeks

Cost £120

 

Saturday Afternoon

Starts 12th February

Time 2pm - 4pm

Duration 6 weeks

Cost £120

 


One Session Introduction Classes

Taster Classes

Once a month we offer an informal one off class where you can have a go at a pottery technique and decide if this hobby is one you would like to take up. This is a class on making pottery without a wheel, if you would like to have a go at using the wheel please book our throwing taster sessions.

(Costs include all materials and firing. Finished pieces are generally ready to collect after 4 weeks)

Next Classes

13th February 2022 

2-4.30 pm (2 and 1/2 hours)

 Sgraffito Bud vases

Working with premade but unfired vases you will practise the art of  carving and colouring clay using the scraffito technique.

Cost £40


6th March 2022

2-6pm (4 hours)

Introduction to Ceramic Sculpture

Learn the basic techniques to create sculptures from clay. Bring with you an idea and learn how to develop it into a finished artwork.

Cost £100




Throwing Taster Sessions

An introductory class for absolute beginners. Have fun trying out the potters wheel in a private session of  one, two or three hour sessions for up to two people.

Select the tick box during the booking to add a second person to the session.

Select a time and date to suit you.

Cost from £35.

 

 

At the end of the session you get to choose three of your pieces to keep, which you then decorate and we fire. Collection about 4 weeks after the session.

 


Throwing Practise Sessions

Used the wheel on a taster session and want to learn more?

Practise time with or without teaching* can be booked to hone your skills.

 

Costs:

£8/hour

plus:

Clay £1/kg firing £2/kg

Teaching £20/hr

*You must be able to demonstrate understanding of basic throwing techniques before you can use the wheel unsupervised.


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