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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.

Northamptonshire - Next course on 22nd February 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...
West Midlands - Next course on 25th February 2019
Students will be working from a life model. A variety of facial expressions will be sculpted as sketches. In the final two weeks a more detailed piece can be sculpted for firing. This course is taught by Miranda Wakeman a professional sculptor with 20 years teaching experience. The course is suitable for beginners. There will be a charge for firing of up to £10 Classes take place in a light and spacious studio. All abilities...
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...
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...
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...
London - Next course on 2nd March 2019
Make a ceramic sculpture of your choice inspired by the Brutalist Architecture of the Barbican. Artist Matt Raw leads this unique, month–long course. Let inspiration take hold as you learn about the processes and techniques, experimenting and playing with a number of different styles. Your finished pieces will be displayed in the Barbican Shop as part of London Crafts Week. This brand new course kicks off with an Architecture Tour (included), where you can find...
Hertfordshire - Next course on 25th March 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 25th...
Lancashire - Next course on 18th February 2019
The half term Kids clay workshop teaches coil and handbuilding techniques. It includes all materials, firing and stamps etc... The projects are planned according to age 5-12 years We keep the Kids session affordable for parents. Sorry, we do not offer make up classes for our kids’ sessions. Please keep in mind this session is non-refundable after two weeks before the start date.
Northamptonshire - Next course on 20th February 2019
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 and making courses. Imagine, a whole day during which your children and you share a unique experience, learning how to throw pots and produce some fantastic outcomes. (2nd Child comes half price until Christmas) Enjoy the opportunity for you and your...
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...