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 1.30-6pm.

This class is not suitable for pregnant women.

Dates:

May 22nd 2021 FULLY BOOKED

June 26th 2021 FULLY BOOKED

July 10th 2021 FULLY BOOKED

July 24th 2021 BOOK NOW

COLLECTIONS for 2020 Intro Classes:

Please get in touch if you have still not collected your work from September-December 2020.

Please note that work made prior to 23rd March 2020 has now been disposed of unless you got in touch prior to the January lockdown to arrange for your work to be kept.

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:

June 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, July 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 7-9.15pm  + Saturday August 14th or 21st 10am-12.15pm glazing session. FULLY BOOKED

September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, October 6th, 13th, 20th 7-9.15pm  + Saturday October 30th or November 6th 10am-12.15pm or 1.30-3.45pm glazing session. BOOK NOW

COLLECTIONS for 2020 Intro Courses:

Please get in touch if you were not able to collect your work before Christmas. If you are waiting to glaze your work, we will be in touch soon with dates for you to attend.

Please note that work made prior to 23rd March 2020 has now been  disposed of unless you have contacted us prior to our deadline.

4 day Summer beginners Intro to Pottery Course

Nowhere to go this summer? Come and do a 4 day pottery course in Crystal Palace!

Over 4 days, Monday-Thursday, you will learn to throw basic shapes on the potter’s wheel as well as learning handbuilding techniques such as pinching, coiling and building with slabs.

You will decorate your work using stained slips and techniques such as Sgraffito, the art of carving patterns onto the surface of the clay.

Once your work has dried and been fired, we will glaze it with transparent glaze and it will be ready to collect around 4 weeks later. If you would like your work posted to you we are happy to do this for an additional charge.

The course runs Monday-Friday 11am-4pm and costs £475 per person inclusive of all materials and firings. Please note that we do provide teas/coffees and biscuits but not lunch on this course. Crystal Palace has an abundance of great cafes to get your lunch. There are plenty of local Airbnbs as well as a couple of nice hotels should you need to book accommodation. If you are from outside the area please let us know and we will send over a guide to the area.

This class is not suitable for pregnant women.

Dates:

August 9th-12th 2021 11am-4pm BOOK NOW

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:

On hold till 2022 due to Covid

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:

June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, July 6th, 13th 7-9.15pm + Saturday August 7th or 14th 10am-12.15pm glazing session FULLY BOOKED

September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, October 5th, 12th, 19th 7-9.15pm + Saturday October 30th or November 6th 10am-12.15pm or 1.30-3.45pm glazing session BOOK NOW

COLLECTIONS for 2020 Throwing Courses:

Please get in touch if you were unable to collect before Christmas.

If you are waiting to glaze your work we will be in touch soon with dates for you to attend.

Please note that work made prior to 23rd March 2020 has now been disposed of unless you have already contacted us.

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:

May 29th, June 5th, 12th, 19th 1.30-5.30pm + Saturday July 3rd or 10th 10am-1pm glazing session FULLY BOOKED

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.

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:

May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 10am-12.15pm FULLY BOOKED

Please note that work made prior to 23rd March 2020 has now been disposed of unless you have contacted us already.

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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