ADULT CLASSES & COURSES

Combined potter's wheel & handbuilding course

Saturday afternoon Intro to Pottery Taster half day workshop 1.30-6pm

This is a great little taster session for those of you that want to try out not just the wheel but also a bit of handbuilding too. Adults 18+ only.

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:

September 17th 2022 FULLY BOOKED

October 22nd 2022 ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT BOOK NOW

December 3rd 2022 BOOK NOW

Waitlist available for 2023 classes

9 Week beginners Intro to Pottery course Wednesday evenings 7-9pm

This complete pottery course gives a a grounding in boththrowing on the potter’s wheel and handbuilding. Adults 18+ only.

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 7-9pm.

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

This course is not suitable for pregnant women.

Dates:

September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th + Saturday November 12th, 19th or 26th 10am-12pm glazing session FULLY BOOKED

November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, December 7th, 14th, 21st + Saturday January 7th 2023 10am-12pm, 1-3pm or 4-6pm glazing session BOOK NOW

The ultimate 6 week beginners & beginners+ Intro to Pottery Course

The ultimate beginners and beginners+ Intro to Pottery course

This course is suitable for beginners, those who have some experience in pottery already via another course right up to intermediate level. Adults 18+ only.

Over 6 weeks beginners will learn to throw basic shapes on the potter’s wheel, turn bases, make and attach handles as well as learning handbuilding techniques such as pinching, coiling and building with slabs.

For more advanced learners we will look at your experience on an individual level to work out a plan to help you achieve your goals and get to the next level be it on the wheel, handbuilding or a bit of both.

You will decorate your work using stained slips and techniques such as Sgraffito, the art of carving patterns onto the surface of the clay as well as coming back to glaze your work in week 6.

This course teaches you a wide variety of basic pottery skills and then allows you to explore the bits that you are more interested in. If you want to spend most of the time throwing on the wheel, you can do. If you want to take your handbuilding further, we will help you put together your own projects. Want to mix it up? You can!

The course runs on Saturdays 1.30-5.30pm and costs £395 per person inclusive of all materials and firings. Please note that we do provide teas/coffees and biscuits. 

This class is not suitable for pregnant women unless you are only going to do handbuilding. You will need to contact us in advance to let us know.

Dates:

October 29th, November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 1.30-5.30pm + glazing on
Saturday December 10th 10am-1pm ONLY 1 SPACE LEFT BOOK NOW

SUMMER SCHOOL IS HERE!! A brand new 5 day pottery course for all levels

This is our first ever summer school course. It is open to all levels. You must be 18+ to attend this course.

Whether you have never touched clay before or you have done a course or two and you simply want to immerse yourself in the stuff for 5 consecutive days this course is for you!

Over 5 days you will learn to throw basic shapes on the potter’s wheel, turn bases, make and attach handles as well as learning handbuilding techniques such as pinching, coiling and building with slabs.

For more advanced learners we will look at your experience on an individual level to work out a plan to help you achieve your goals and get to the next level be it on the wheel, handbuilding or a bit of both.

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 been fired we will cover it in transparent glaze before collection. We can arrange for your work to be sent for an extra charge. You will also learn the art of Nerikomi, working with stained porcelain to create amazing patterns in the clay and get a go on our exclusive mini-wheels designed by Small Ceramics!

This course teaches you a wide variety of basic pottery skills and then allows you to explore further the bits that you are interested in. If you want to spend most of the 5 days throwing on the wheel, you can do. If you want to take your handbuilding further, we will help you put together your own projects. Want to mix it up? You can!

The course runs on Monday-Friday 11am-4.30pm and costs £595 per person inclusive of all materials and firings. Please note that we do provide teas/coffees and biscuits on this course.

This class is not suitable for pregnant women unless you are only going to do handbuilding. You will need to contact us in advance to let us know.

Dates:

July 18th 19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd 11am-4.30 FULLY BOOKED

Waitlist available

Throwing courses & classes on the potter's wheel

8 week beginners potter's wheel course Tuesday evenings 7-9pm

This potter’s wheel evening course is for those who are a little bit more serious about their learning. Adults 18+ only.

Done on 7 consecutive Tuesday evenings 7-9pm with an additional 2 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 7-9pm

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 £50 for each class missed.

Dates Tuesday evenings 7-9pm:

September 13th, 20th, 27th, October 4th 11th, 18th, 25th 7-9pm + Saturday November 12th or 19th 10am-12pm glazing session FULLY BOOKED

November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, December 6th, 13th 7-9pm + Saturday January 7th 2023 10am-12pm, 1-3pm or 4-6pm glazing session BOOK NOW

Waitlist available for 2023 courses

Please note that work made prior to September 2021 has now been disposed of unless you have already contacted us.

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

This beginners potter’s wheel course is for serious would be potters! Adults 18+ only.

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:

September 24th, October 1st, 8th, 15th + Saturday October 29th 10am-1pm glazing session FULLY BOOKED

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

5 week Intermediate/Improvers course

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 before either becoming a member or setting up for themselves. Anything you make will be fired (this is included in the price), glazing is charged for separately at £20 per hour. 

REQUIREMENTS: You must have a minimum of 12 hours practice on the wheel. If this was more than 3 years ago you must contact us first before booking.

The course runs on Saturday mornings 10am-12pm or occasionally Tuesday evenings 7-9pm.

The cost is £300 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 £30 per hour.

Next course: DATES TO COME
To book please email us on: claykilncraftpottery@gmail.com

handbuilding courses

5 week beginners handbuilding course Saturday mornings 10am-12pm

This handbuilding pottery course is on 5 consecutive Saturday mornings 10am-12pm. 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. Adults 18+ only.

There are only 4 people in a class so you get plenty of one to one teaching and expert help from our teachers.

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

Dates:

September 17th, 24th, October 1st, 8th & 15th 10am-12pm ONLY 1 SPACE LEFT BOOK NOW

Please note that work made prior to September 2021 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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