Clay modelling courses, classes and workshops are taught all across the UK. On a clay modelling course you may learn sculpting and hand building skills along with gaining knowledge about different types of clay. You can make tiles, pots, portraits, brooches, hanging ornaments, tea light holders... or pretty much anything you want! You may learn ceramic hand-building techniques such as slabbing and pinching, modelling and coiling; you may be interested in clay sculpture or relief modelling in clay. Browse UK clay modelling courses and workshops and find your ideal creative ceramics course.
- Next course on 24th September 2018
Ever wished you could throw pots successfully at the potter's wheel? Well, now you can! I am a qualified ceramicist with over 20 years' experience of throwing clay pots and producing all manner of fine art made in clay. There is nothing as soothing or as therapeutic as sitting at the potter's wheel and throwing pots. This course will give you a head start on some of the essential techniques required to produce your very...
I began teaching a few sculpture courses each summer over 4 years ago. It is nothing smart, only 4 people in my working studio at any time. There is often a vast mix of abilities, often no experience – sometimes a lot! There is always a lot to learn from another sculptors’ way of working, some things may be relevant!
We each start by rolling out a pancake of clay and making an owl, to...
Whole day pottery and ceramics workshops, right on the beach in one of the newly renovated arches at Spice Island in Old Town Portsmouth.
Maximum 3 students on each workshop.
Fay lived in Greece for many years where she apprenticed with a tenth generation potter, went on to run a studio and gallery and take her masters in contemporary ceramics. An experienced teacher to all age and skill levels. You will get the chance to...
- Next course on 14th October 2018
Raku is the ancient Japanese art of rapid glaze firing. You will learn how to achieve the most amazing and unique glaze patterns on your ceramic objects , pots and bowls etc, using this unusual technique. Unlike conventional firing techniques, Raku is a firing technique that pulls ceramic objects from the kiln at temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees centigrade. The pots are then immediately placed in combustible materials before being dramatically plunged into water...
These classes are for all abilities. During the sessions I will take you through basic techniques in hand-building, decoration and wheel work. There will be a maximum of 4 students per class.
What will I learn?
- Hand-building techniques including pinch pots, slab building and coiling
- How to make pots on a wheel (throwing)
- Decorative techniques on green-ware (unfired clay) including Sgraffito, inlay, paper resist, printing and stamping
- Glazing and decorative techniques...
This course is ideal for beginners with an interest in ceramics and who wish to participate in an enjoyable practical ceramics course.
You will have the opportunity to develop skills in hand building principals, coiling, slab building, pinching and surface relief for ceramics including under glazing and glazing. You will be given the opportunity towards the end of the course to develop a final piece in your `Guided making time`, which will be linked to...
- Next course on 29th September 2018
Ditch the devices! If your children spend too much time on their electronic devices and you would love to have more quality time with your children, look no further than our holiday, pot throwing courses. Imagine, a whole day during which your child/ren and you share a unique experience, learning how to throw pots and produce some fantastic outcomes.
For the first time in possibly ages, you and your family can laugh, communicate and enjoy...
Sessions for up to 3 people. Adult tuition run throughout the year with Chris Greening in North Worcester.
You can choose to book either a one-off lesson that is suitable for absolute beginners as well as those revisiting skills that may have got rusty or, sign up for multiple sessions to complete a pottery project.
The workshop is equipped with 3 potter’s wheels, slab roller (good for making tiles and platters), extruder (for squeezing clay...
The day will cover the following elements:
- Clay preparation
- Centring the clay
- Throwing cylinders with the aim of producing forms of even thickness.
- Developing basic forms
- Wiring pots off the wheel
There is a maximum of two places available to book for this course per workshop, giving the opportunity for really focused tuition. If booking for one person you have the option to bring someone with you to observe.
Have your ceramic shape ideas transformed from sketches into plaster moulds ready for slip casting, or attend an in-depth course to be taken through this process with expert guidance. With over 30 years’ experience as a professional ceramic shape designer, product developer and educator, I’m able to assist all makers with their design ideas and small batch ceramic production projects.
I teach ‘one-to-one’ at dates to suit you. I'm very flexible on tuition dates and...