ADULT CLASSES & COURSES

Combined potter's wheel & handbuilding course

Saturday afternoon Intro to Pottery Taster half day workshop

This autumn we are introducing a new taster session for those of you that want to try out not just the wheel but also a bit of handbuilding too.

The workshops include 2 hours on the potter’s wheel starting from the centred point and 2 hours of handbuilding making a coil pot and, if time allows, using molds to make a plate/bowl. You will decorate all your work using stained slips and these will then be glazed in a shiny transparent glaze once your work has been fired. It will be ready in about 4 weeks.

£110 including all materials and firings. Held once a month on Saturdays 1-6pm.

This class is not suitable for pregnant women.

Dates:

January 16th 2021 FULLY BOOKED

February 13th 2021 BOOK NOW

COLLECTIONS for 2020 Intro Classes:

Saturday 12th December 2-4pm

Saturday 19th December 11am-1pm

Please bring bubble wrap/newspapers/bags

Collections for 5th December class will be in the new year

Please note that work made prior to 23rd March 2020 will be disposed of if not collected by 19th December unless you have contacted us to arrange an appointment to collect.

9 Week beginners Intro to Pottery course

This complete pottery course gives a a grounding in boththrowing on the potter’s wheel and handbuilding. There will be 4 weeks of intensive work on the potter’s wheel learning the basic technique of throwing, turning bases and pulling and attaching a handle. You will also be looking at several handbuilding techniques such as coiling, pinching and working with slabs over 4 weeks and then finishing the course with a glazing session. It gives a great starting point to further your pottery studies. Held on a Wednesday evenings 7-9.15pm.

The cost is £325 inclusive of all materials and firings.

This course is not suitable for pregnant women.

Dates:

January 13th, 20th, 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th March 3rd + glazing session once your work has been fired FULLY BOOKED

March 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th  + glazing session on Saturday May 15th 10am-12.15pm or 1-3.15pm. If you are unable to make a Saturday please let us know when you book and we will organise another glazing date for you. BOOK NOW

COLLECTIONS for 2020 Intro Courses:

Saturday 12th December 2-4pm

Saturday 19th December 11am-1pm

Please bring bubble wrap/newspapers/bags

Collections for course beginning 28th October will be in the new year

Please note that work made prior to 23rd March 2020 will be disposed of if not collected by 19th December unless you have contacted us to arrange an appointment to collect.

Throwing courses & classes on the potter's wheel

One-off Taster session on the Potter's Wheel

Held most Saturday afternoons this short class gives you a taste of throwing on the potter’s wheel. Suitable for those who are not sure about signing-up for a course or those that just want to try it, the class starts at the centred point and finishes with you choosing a glaze which is applied to your pot(s) after it has been fired.

The sessions are on Saturdays and are at 1-3pm or 3.15-5.15pm and cost £50 (special introductory price, normal price £55) per person inclusive of all materials and firing for one pot (additional pots are fired at £5 per pot)

Please note that this class is not suitable for pregnant women.

Dates:

Due to Covid-19 our taster sessions are temporarily suspended. We hope to bring them back in 2021. If you are looking for a one-off pottery experience then please try out our Intro To Pottery Half Day class. Details are above.

COLLECTIONS for 2020 Potter’s Wheel Tasters:

Saturday 12th December 2-4pm

Saturday 19th December 11am-1pm

Please bring a piece of paper with the date and time of your class, your name and the name of anyone who came with you to do the class and how many pots you each made. We need this information to retrieve your work. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Please note that work made prior to 23rd March 2020 will be disposed of if not collected by 19th December unless you have contacted us to arrange an appointment to collect.

8 week beginners potter's wheel course Tuesday evenings 7-9.15pm

This potter’s wheel evening course is for those who are a little bit more serious about their learning. Done on 7 consecutive Tuesday evenings 7-9.15pm with an additional 2.15 hour glazing session once the work has all been fired this course teaches you the technique of throwing, centring, making bowls and cylinders, turning bases, pulling and attaching handles and throwing a basic plate.

The course run on Tuesday evenings 7-9.15pm

The cost is £295 inclusive of all materials and firings.

Please note that this class is not suitable for pregnant women.

Please note that if you are unable to make one of the dates there is a rearrangement fee of £40 for each class missed.

Dates Tuesday evenings 7-9.15pm:

January 12th, 19th, 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd + glazing session once your work has been fired FULLY BOOKED

March 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th, 13th, 20th + glazing session on Saturday May 8th 10am-12.15pm. If you are unable to make a Saturday please get in touch when you book and we will organise another glazing date for you. FULLY BOOKED

COLLECTIONS for 2020 Throwing Courses:

Saturday 12th December 2-4pm

Saturday 19th December 11am-1pm

Please bring bubble wrap/newspapers/bags

Collections for course beginning 27th October will be in the new year

Please note that work made prior to 23rd March 2020 will be disposed of if not collected by 19th December unless you have contacted us to arrange an appointment to collect.

Intensive 4 week beginners potter's wheel course Saturdays 1.30 -6pm

NEW FOR 2020! This potter’s wheel daytime course is for those who are a little bit more serious about their learning. Done on 3 consecutive Saturdays 1.30-6pm with an additional 3 hour glazing session 2 weeks later once the work has all been fired this course teaches you the technique of throwing, centring, making bowls and cylinders, turning bases, pulling and attaching handles.

Dates: 3 x Saturdays 1.30-6pm and 1 x Saturday 10am-1pm

2021: January 23rd, 30th, February 6th 1.30-6pm & February 20th 10am-1pm glaze class FULLY BOOKED

The cost is £295 inclusive of all materials and firings.

Please note that this class is not suitable for pregnant women.

Intensive 5 week beginners potter's wheel course Saturdays 1.30-5.30pm

NEW FOR 2021! This beginners potter’s wheel course is for serious would be potters! On 4 consecutive Saturday afternoons 1.30-5.30pm followed by a Glaze class 2 weeks later it covers centring, turning, handles and plates with more time for practice than our other courses. 

The cost is £350 inclusive of all materials and firings.

Dates:

February 20th, 27th, March 6th, 13th 1.30-5.30pm + glazing session on Saturday March 27th 10am-1pm BOOK NOW

Please note that this class is not suitable for pregnant women.

3 week Improvers/refreshers course Saturday mornings 10.30am-12.30pm

This intensive potter’s wheel course is aimed at people who have completed a beginners course and feel they still need to iron out a few technique issues while building their confidence and also for people who have done throwing in the past and want to come back to it. The aim of the course is not to get fixated on making a pot from start to finish but to look at your technique, and work on the weak points practicing them again and again. Suited for people who want to continue their practice being either becoming a member or coming to the open sessions. Anything you make will be fired (this is included in the price), glazing is charged for separately. 

Please note that there are only 2 people in any class allowing for a lot of one on one teaching.

The course runs on Saturday mornings 10.30am-12.30pm.

The cost is £165 inclusive of all materials and firings.

Please note that this class is not suitable for pregnant women.

Please note that if you are unable to make one of the dates there is a rearrangement fee of £40 for each class missed.

Dates coming soon.

Get in touch to book

handbuilding courses

5 week beginners handbuilding course Saturday mornings 10.30am-12.45pm

This handbuilding pottery course is on 5 consecutive Saturday mornings 10.30am-12.45pm. It covers coiling, pinching tiles and building with slabs giving you an essential grounding in the art of handbuilding. The last session on the course is used to glaze all your work.

The cost is £185 inclusive of all materials and firings.

Dates:

January 23rd, 30th, February 6th, 13th & 20th FULLY BOOKED

March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th & April 10th BOOK NOW

COLLECTIONS for 2020 Handbuilding Courses:

Saturday 12th December 2-4pm

Saturday 19th December 11am-1pm

Please bring bubble wrap/newspapers/bags

Please note that work made prior to 23rd March 2020 will be disposed of if not collected by 19th December unless you have contacted us to arrange an appointment to collect.

4 week improvers/intermediate handbuilding course Tuesday evenings

This handbuilding pottery course is on 4 consecutive Tuesday evenings 7.15-9.30pm. It takes you on to the next level. Using our project cards as a basis, you can either spend 3 weeks developing one or two pieces of work or do a different piece every week. The project cards help with ideas and you develop the creativity while improving your techniques. The last session on the course is used to glaze all your work.

The cost is £160 inclusive of all materials and firings.

Dates:

Please get in touch for bookings: claykilncraftpottery@gmail.com

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