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Beginners ceramics class

Fiona's work - coilbuilt vessels

Duration: 5 weeks

Price: £170

Book with: Fiona Thompson
at Cyan Clayworks

Cyan Clayworks
Studio 3, 2nd Floor, Beaverhall House
27 Beaverhall Rd, Edinburgh
Lothian
EH7 4JE
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About the Course

This five week evening class, run by both Fiona and Chris, is suitable for beginners who would like an introductory course in working creatively with clay. You are also welcome to join the course if you have a little prior experience and would like to refresh or build upon your skills. Various approaches and techniques will be demonstrated, and you can then make pieces of your own design.

It will include handbuilding, pressmoulded dishes and handmade tiles, wheelthrowing, surface decoration- applying colour, texture and pattern and glazing. Each weekly session is from 6 - 8.30pm on Thursdays. New processes are covered each week, and you will learn about handling the clay at different stages.

Small class sizes (max 7 in this class) so lots of hands-on support; all materials and tools are provided; and all work will be fired for you.

£170 per person, inclusive of materials,preparation and firings.

To book please click through to our website- courses are booked through our Eventbrite page.

Courses are held at Cyan Clayworks, part of a studio complex in central Edinburgh. Spacious and light, the studio is fully equipped for making and firing ceramics. Cyan Clayworks is a not-for-profit organisation, run by resident ceramicists Fiona Thompson and Chris Donnelly, who specialise individually in wheel throwing, handbuilding and surface printing.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials, use of tools, and firings.
Tea and coffee.
Bring an apron if you would like to.


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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Evenings
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners