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289 pottery & ceramics workshops found

Pottery and ceramics courses, classes and workshops are taught all across the UK. Want to learn the art of making pots or ceramics pieces? Learn the techniques from experienced potters and ceramicists. Generally speaking, pottery and ceramics courses include shaping, glazing and firing a piece of clay. You may also learn about different types of pottery, such as earthenware, porcelain and stoneware. The opportunity to use a pottery wheel and throw pots, as well as learn the basic principles of clay modelling or how to design and make a ceramic mosaic may be included.

Ever wished you could throw pots successfully at the potter's wheel? Well, now you can! Richard Gibson MA is 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 days course will give you a head start on some of the essential techniques required to...
West Midlands - Next course on 21st October 2019
You will sculpt a full size portrait head in clay working from a life model. Our tutor is Miranda Wakeman, a professional sculptor with 20 years teaching experience. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced sculptor this course is suitable for you. We start at 10am and finish at 4pm each day. We are based at the Newhampton Arts Centre in Wolverhampton, the studio is in a light and spacious Victorian classroom.
North Yorkshire
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...
Derbyshire - Next course on 9th August 2019
Day 1 This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers Learn how to use the clay making techniques of pinch coil and slab to create your own individually designed ceramic bird house. You will explore a variety of decorative techniques to enhance your design. This will include exploring natural materials to impress into the clay linking your design to the natural garden environment. Day 2 This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers...
This course is suitable for all, from beginners to more experienced. Techniques such as slab building, pinching, coiling, press moulding, surface texture, colour and glazing are covered in the five weeks. From here, you are able to develop your own creativity with the material and are encouraged to explore your own interests and ideas. The class sizes are small (6 max) so advice and technical help is always there when needed. Monday evenings 7-9.30pm 24th...
Cumbria - Next course on 24th August 2019
Learn a range of modelling techniques to breathe life into your 3d animal sculpture. You may already have ideas of whether you want to create one from local wildlife, more exotic climes, farm animals or a pet. We can give you lots of ideas but the choice is yours. Chris will help you with demonstrations and lots of helpful advice and tips. You will work in terracotta clay which fires to a nice, warm colour....
Hampshire - Next course on 20th September 2019
It doesn't matter how much potting experience you have - total beginner or happy hobby potter, Dave has plenty of time to tutor each individual, and so the making schedule can be flexible. As Dave is a thrower, a large part of the pottery course will be spent on the wheel learning the different techniques. We have 7 wheels for 7 people. Day one involves getting to grips with the wheel and the basic techniques,...
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 Book the course for two people for £300 saving £50 on the course rate. 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...
Weekly classes suitable for, but not exclusive to, beginners. Our groups are small, friendly & informal, with a maximum of 6 people per class so that we can provide you with ample support & encouragement. To get you started you will be given a demonstration of the 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...
This is a private 2.5 hour pottery throwing lesson for up to four people. The cost is £60 per person. The lesson will be tailored to the specific requests of the student and caters for complete beginner upwards. This lesson is ideal for anyone wanting to try out throwing on a potter's wheel individually, or with a friend. Multiple individual lessons can be booked to allow maximum flexibility and to give the opportunity to see...

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