THE POTTERY COURSES
     
I currently run 3-day Weekend Throwing, Hand Building and Glazing Workshops; 5 Day Summer Courses; Evening Studio Pottery Classes and Children's Workshops In Clay.

 

Weekend and Summer Course Fees include:

  • Demonstrations and Individual Tuition
  • Talks and Discussions on Technical Matters
  • Some Materials and Bisque Firing Costs
  • Refreshments and a Light Lunch
Each group will be small, consisting of a maximum of 5 students, thus giving more time for individual attention. Bisque fired work can be collected at a later date or posted at an additional expense. Alternatively students are welcome to return and finish/glaze their pots during any one of the courses listed or at a time suitable. The glazing session should last for no more than 2 hours to half a day.

It is a non-residential course and those travelling from outside of London will have to make their own arrangements. Details of local accommodation can be supplied, if requested.

 

For fees and further details please refer to Course Dates and Booking Information and Conditions.

 
THROWING WORKSHOPS
The throwing workshops are held 4 or 5 times per year. The course will cover:
  • Clay Preparation
  • Basic Skills
  • Thrown Forms
  • Ideas and Techniques for Surface Decoration

Each student is provided with an electric wheel and untutored throwing practice will be held between 3.00 - 6.00pm.

 

Ideally it is best to attend for more than one day as it is not possible to finish work on the same day, however, if you simply only require practice then you are welcome to sign up for just one day and return to finish at a later date for an hour or at an evening class; or should you wish to keep unfinished pots and require my assistance in finishing them at an additional cost, then this could be arranged.


For further details/costs please refer to Course Dates and Booking Information and Conditions.

Throwing Parties available @ £13.00 per person per hour inclusive of materials and firings

 
HAND BUILDING WORKSHOPS

The hand building workshops are held once a year. The Workshops will cover:

  • Hand Building Methods
  • Surface Decoration
  • Colour application

Untutored practice will be held between 3.00 - 5.00pm.


For further details/costs please refer to Course Dates and Booking Information and Conditions.

Making Parties available @ £13.00 per person per hour inclusive of materials and firings

 
GLAZING WORKSHOPS  

The glazing workshops are held once or twice a year. Items covered include:

  • Weighing and Measuring (making up glazes from a recipe)
  • Basic Calculation (making changes to an existing recipe)
  • Testing Raw Materials and a Mixture of Raw Materials
  • Glaze Testing Techniques
  • Kiln Packing and
  • Kiln Firing

 
For further details/costs please refer to Course Dates and Booking Information and Conditions.
 
SUMMER WORKSHOPS

The summer workshops run in July or August will mainly cover throwing and hand building; students are welcome to concentrate on their chosen project/method from the following:

  • Throwing
  • Hand Building
  • Glazing
  • Glaze Technology
  • Kiln Packing
  • Firing and
  • Raku (depending upon demand)

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further costs/details please refer to Course Dates and Booking Information and Conditions

Making and Throwing Parties available @ £13.00 per person per hour inclusive of materials and firings

     
STUDIO POTTERY WORKSHOPS    
The studio pottery workshop is a comprehensive introduction to pottery making for the complete beginner or can be tailored to suit individual needs from intermediate to advanced and are held all year round except for the Beginners Throwing Course that run only 3 times per term each year.
Fees do not include materials, firings or lunch. Depending on prior experience items covered will be a mixture of the following:
  • Throwing
  • Hand Building and Design
  • Sculpture
  • Surface Decoration
  • Glazing Techniques
  • Packing and Firing
For further costs/details please refer to Course Dates and Booking Information and Conditions.

Making and Throwing Parties available @ £13.00 per person per hour inclusive of materials and firings

 
 
CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS IN CLAY    

The Children's Workshops In Clay are suitable for children aged 5 years and above. Items of work made will be seasonal i.e. Halloween bats, Santa, Easter baskets, Spring vases; animals; bowls, cups, press mould and slip cast pots with the option to create larger projects near the start of term. Throwing on the wheel will be twice per term. They are held during term-time only.

 
Please refer to Course Dates for fees and further information Booking Information and Conditions.

Please phone or email with day(s) suitablility, number and ages of children.

 
Summer workshops for children aged 8+ may run in July or August. For the week the children will work on a large project in the morning and throw pots on the wheel in the afternoon.

Other workshops include Teenagers on the Wheel


The Children's Pottery Parties are also available @ £15.00 per child; this includes the cost of Materials and Firings.

 
  • Throwing Parties or
  • Making and Decorating Parties held for up to 8 children
 

To make arrangements for a Party, please email Shirley Stewart or via text/WhatsApp on 077 6200 3611

 
To arrange a Family Party or arrange a one day family workshop please text or email with day(s) suitablility, number and ages of children.
 
 
 
Student on the Pottery  Course
Throwing demo
Sample of students work
Student glazing a pot
Students on the Summer Workshops
Throwing demo in  Studio Pottery Workshops
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A Child working with clay in the Children's Workshops in Clay course
Childrens' handmade Easter Basket and thrown pot
 

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