Pottery / Ceramics on Monday Afternoon

Course overview

This course covers all skills from handbuilding and wheelthrowing, to surface decoration and glazing, and is suitable either for beginners or intermediate-level makers.

During this practical and structured ceramics course, you will be taught through group and individual tuition, as well as ongoing demonstrations.

You will explore the properties of clay and learn techniques such as:

  • forming using pinching and coiling techniques
  • joining techniques
  • decoration (slip trailing, glazing, on-glaze painting and slip-glazing)

All under the patient and friendly guidance of our experienced tutor!

Basic ceramics materials will be provided.

We offer a wide range of ceramics courses and workshops that take place throughout the year, or you might like to try a different arts and crafts course. Search online or get in touch for more details.

Please note: this course only runs during term time.

The aim of the course is to introduce and build on your pottery skills. Once you have fired your own handmade pieces in the kiln, you will be able to take them home with you.

You can find immense satisfaction from working with the simple elements of clay, water and glazes, and de-stress from a busy life!

You will learn through a variety of methods, including:

  • formal instruction
  • individual tuition
  • practical demonstration
  • practical experience

Please wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting messy.

You must wear flat shoes as this is a safety requirement.

You may wish to bring a dust mask. If you have very sensitive skin, you may also wish to bring a pair of washing-up gloves.

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