Animal clay sculpture workshops one day



Due to C19 we have re arranged the studio to give us more space for social distancing.

At the end of the day you would have made a sculpture, but it will need to be left to dry and fired.

My workshops are designed for complete beginners and improvers.

Generally I cover animal sculpture, like Hare, Dogs, Foxes, Cats etc but I usually accommodate most ideas within reason.

Although I have marked some specific dates I am flexible so if you would like a workshop on a different date or weekday please get in touch. I need a minimum of 2 students.

I will talk you through it step by step.
If you don’t want to make an animal you can make large bowl or vase, using either slab pieces and build it or coiling method.These are simple methods but need bit of patience
Once again I will help you with these methods.
Once your sculpture is finished, it is left to dry and then fired.

You will either return for 2 hour session to glaze it (this can take one to two hours depending how fast you work and it’s £10 an hour) or I can glaze it myself at a small fee of £5 per Sculpture.

If anyone is interested in a workshop during the week let me know. I need a minimum of 2 students and max at the moment of 4.

Although I set some dates, I tend to work round my students, so please feel free to ask me for specific dates and as long as studio is free I can fit you in.

I try and make classes relaxed and fun.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All tools, clay and glazes are included.

You will need to bring packed lunch with you.
Tea and coffee and biscuits provided

Contact Connie using the form link above.


Connie at Connie Fielder Ceramics and Crafts


Desborough Road
High Wycombe
HP11 2PU

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users


5 hours (10:00am to 3:00pm)

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In-person course
Bea - - #31342

My sister and I had a lovely day with Connie, and made some great sculptures thanks to her excellent teaching and sculpture skills!

Response from Connie Fielder Ceramics and Crafts:

I am so glad both of you enjoyed your Sculpture workshop.

For complete beginners you did so well. Look forward to seeing you when you come to glaze them

Thank you for review

In-person course
Amanda King - - #29350

What a fabulous day! Connie was so helpful and with a wealth of knowledge, but so friendly and happy to answer our never ending questions. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Response from Connie Fielder Ceramics and Crafts:

Hi Amanda

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Much appreciated.
Glad you enjoyed your day. My other students love your dog..

In-person course
Lin Freeth - - #29187

We have had the pleasure of 2 one day workshops with Connie which have both been fantastic! We are a group of 4 friends who had not done clay sculpting before but, with encouragement from Connie, produced some amazing pieces which we are thrilled with. Connie is full of enthusiasm and offers help and assistance with a smile. Thanks for such a great time and for the support, input, patience and fun! Wishing you every success with those who are lucky enough to join you. Looking forward to seeing you again soon xx

Response from Connie Fielder Ceramics and Crafts:

Hi Lin

Thank you for taking time to write a review.
Your lovely words are very encouraging and appreciated.
I’m glad you enjoyed both workshops, and it was a pleasure teaching all four of you.
Will see you soon to glaze your sculptures.

In-person course
Lisa hellewell - - #29179

A fantastic day, Connie is a fantastic tutor. She is very patient and full of encouragement. We had never done sculpting before but by the end of the day we felt like we were professional sculptors. We had a group of 4 and Connie spent time with us all showing us what to do and we managed to make some wonderful animals and figures which can take pride of place in the home and garden. We had a lot of fun and laughs . Thank you Connie, we will be back . Well worth 5 stars ⭐️

Response from Connie Fielder Ceramics and Crafts:

Hi Lisa

Thank you for your review and kind words.
I am glad you enjoyed both workshops.
Your first lot of sculptures will be fired soon, followed by the second lot.
I enjoyed teaching your group very much. See you soon.

In-person course
Suzanne Vickers - - #25941

A group of 4 of us had a great day with Connie who is very warm and welcoming. Although none of us had ever done this before, Connie’s guidance and patience helped us to achieve fantastic results. Would highly recommend and we have already booked another workshop.

In-person course
Katrina Cole - - #25901

Absolutely brilliant day, l cannot thank Connie enough, she was very welcoming, friendly and supportive, guiding the 4 of us to make amazing animal sculptures far beyond our expectations, can't wait to see them when fired. We have already booked another session. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone, fun with excellent end results even though we were complete beginners.

Response from Connie Fielder Ceramics and Crafts:

Hi Katrina and ladies,

Thank you for your warm and lovely review. It was a pleasure teaching you all, I am looking forward to welcoming you again soon to glaze your fired sculptures and create new ones.
Thank you for coming to my workshop and your support.

In-person course
Susan Hester - - #25816

I have attended several of these 1 day sessions as I find it an excellent opportunity to create a piece in one go. The days always have a warm informal approach with the tutor on hand to give her excellent guidance as needed during the day. A great day for beginners or experienced artists alike. Would highly recommend this workshop to anyone :)

Response from Connie Fielder Ceramics and Crafts:

Thank you Susan.
It is always a pleasure when you attend one of my courses.

In-person course
Sue Wren - - #25805

I have done two of these courses with Connie. I am a complete beginner, but I have two lovely animals. Connie helped me every step of the way, she has great patience! Thanks once again.

Response from Connie Fielder Ceramics and Crafts:

Hi Sue

Thank you for your review. Your Panda is nearly ready for firing, then you have two pieces to glaze. See you soon.

In-person course
Greg Lloyd - - #25147

I booked Connie's workshop as a birthday present for my fiancé. It turned out to be a really wonderful present and one which we both thoroughly enjoyed. Connie is such a lovely person and her welcoming, warm nature made for a day that was really fun and relaxed. She is very talented and guides you every step of the way. We couldn't believe the quality of the sculptures that we were able to make, both being complete novices. Would highly recommend this workshop to anyone!

Response from Connie Fielder Ceramics and Crafts:

Hi Greg and Claire thank you so much for your warm comment.
It was a pleasure meeting you both and very impressed with your sculptures.
Look forward to meeting you again when you return to glaze them.

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