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Pottery & ceramics courses

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.

£75
Oxfordshire - Next course on 11th May 2019
We will be using the pattern and colour of damaged, chipped and broken china to make freestanding panels featuring animal and birds. They could include small details like flower blossoms, leaves and lettering - anything that adds to the story. The china is mainly British and from the 1960/70s, sourced for it's graphic qualities and colour palette, we use simple tools and each panel is built up gradually with every little piece playing it’s part....
£80
Northamptonshire - Next course on 25th April 2019
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...
£110
Hertfordshire - Next course on 25th April 2019
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 13th...
£115
Bristol
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...
£170
Oxfordshire - Next course on 11th May 2019
Take a couple of days out from your normal life to create a figure in clay. We provide the model, tuition, clay, oh, and the perfect environment for total absorption! Taught by Karin Ort, she will take you through the whole process of creating the human form, getting your proportions right and preparing your model for firing. It can be as figurative or abstract as you like – the choice is yours – and Karin...
£170
Oxfordshire - Next course on 15th June 2019
Pique Assiette translates as ‘Thief of Plates’ - this is the chance to use all those bits and pieces you’ve been collecting over the years: the pieces of china you dug up, the buttons you didn’t like to throw away, the shells and pebbles – whatever you can come up with! You’ll learn how to choose the correct adhesives and grouts, how to cut mosaic pieces to make different patterns and designs, and apply your...
£260
North Yorkshire - Next course on 6th June 2019
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...
£0
Northumberland
The Basic Roman Pottery workshop is fun and educational and flexible: it can cover Roman wheel making or Roman head pots, Workshops can also be specifically designed for school groups from Primary School to Sixth Form or Special Needs. No previous pottery experience is needed and groups of mixed ability can work together. One thing is guaranteed; they will be fun! Sessions can consist of a mixture of demonstration and hands-on workshop. These can be...
£9
Hampshire - Next course on 28th May 2019
There’s clay craziness going on in Denmead during half terms and school holidays! Using our imaginations, we squish and mould earthenware clay to make a magical masterpiece, then we paint them beautifully with exciting bright colours. Sally Mareike, the tutor, is DBS checked and experienced with teaching pottery and supervising groups of children and adults. Sally will fire the work and have it ready for collection, or posting (extra cost) within about 4 weeks. Why...
£9
Dorset
Travelling clay workshops for community groups from toddlers to residential care homes. The workshops are tailor made for ability and are suitable for visually impaired and those with dementia. The minimum booking is for 8 people and includes clay, and kiln firing, price starts at £9 per person. Bookings range from a one off project to regular monthly sessions. The workshops travel to Bournemouth , Ferndown, Blandford, Weymouth and surrounding areas. Please take a look...