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.
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...
Our Introduction to silver clay days are 'Inspired by Nature' and run by Jo Dix. Jo runs her own Silver jewellery business called Silver Forge in the South Lakes. There's a lot of freedom is forming jewellery from Silver Clay and so there is less emphasis on the traditional jewellery making skills. Being made of silver particles the material is not cheap by any means and sometimes commands a higher price than mined silver.
- Next course on 17th September 2018
Students will be working in clay and from a life model to produce a portrait . This course is taught by Miranda Wakeman a professional sculptor with 20 years teaching experience. The course is suitable for beginners.
A additional charge is made for firing approx £10
Classes take place in a light and spacious studio. All abilities are welcome. The Sculpture Place, a community interest company, is located in the Newhampton Arts Centre Wolverhampton.
- Next course on 12th September 2018
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...
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...
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...
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...
One-to-one Pottery Courses
The pottery is small but provides a great opportunity for individual tuition or two people sharing a course. This could include a mixture of throwing on the wheel and hand-building, with time to concentrate on one or the other. A variety of techniques can be explored to decorate your work. Stoneware clay is used and fired in an electric kiln with a choice of glazes.
In a 2 hour class you will...
Spend a weekend learning how to make clay animals using a contemporary technique that is loose, expressive and breaks all the rules. The course is great for beginners and experienced artists alike. And the best part is that you can make pretty much whatever animals you like too.
Weekends also happening on the following dates:
- 23/24 August 2018 SOLD OUT
- 22/23 September
NB These popular courses sell out quickly out so...
Weekly classes suitable for, but not exclusive to, beginners.
Our groups are small, friendly & informal, with a maximum of 6-8 people per class so that we can provide you with ample support & encouragement.
To get you started you will be given a demonstration a technique to be used in the session. You will then be able to create your own unique piece using the technique you have been shown or work on our...