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Beginner's Ceramics | Coil Pottery | Workshop

Beginner's Ceramics | Coil Pottery | Workshop

Course Provider: Deiniol Williams Ceramics

Contact Name: Deiniol Williams

Telephone: 07866 266 861

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The Craft Barn
103a Station Road
SK13 1AR

Course Length: 6 hours (+1hour for lunch)

Price: £60

5 star rating, 3 reviewers.

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LEVEL: Beginner
DATES: Saturday 1st July
TIME: 9:30am-4:30pm
COST: £60

I will be running a coil pot workshop at The Craft Barn in Hadfield. Participants will learn how to create a pot using the coil and pinch technique - one of the oldest forms of pottery making and still used throughout the world where access to tools is limited.

All the finished pots will be taken back to my studio to be glazed and fired and will be available for collection approximately 4 to 5 weeks later.

Plastic disposable aprons will be provided, however please feel free to bring your own apron - and wear suitable clothing (clay can be very messy!)

The workshop will start at 9:30am until 4:30pm with an hour for lunch. There will be places for up to 7 participants at £60 each which covers all materials and firing costs. Please be aware that full payment is required to guarantee your place on the course.

After graduating from the 3D Design course at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2005, I moved back to Wales to established a workshop on the family farm near Aberystwyth. I made wood-fired stoneware pots and made my own ash based glazes. In 2009 I relocated my practice to Glossop, a small town on the edge of the Peak District. Here, I set up a new workshop and started making earthenware tiles based on medieval designs. I still make pots and once a year I take a selection of pots down to Wales to fire in the wood-firing kiln.

What's included in the price?

All materials, equipment and tools will be provided, along with light refreshments and snacks. Plastic disposable aprons will also be provided, however please feel free to bring your own apron - and wear suitable clothing (clay can be very messy!)

*PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE YOUR OWN LUNCH (alternatively, there are also a couple of cafes nearby)*

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As someone whose only experience of ceramics was what I'd seen on TV, this was a really informative, engaging and enjoyable course. Everything was fully explained but not in a patronising way. I am really proud of the pot I made!


Loved every minute of the day


A good day that gave me the basics of making and finishing coil pots. Deiniol is patient and relaxed but manages to sneak a fair bit of information into your head about the finer points of working with clay. He lets you get on with it as much as you can but is happy to step in if things are going awry, which they did for one of my two pots that I made over the course of the day. One is now functioning as a water jug at home, the other which was a vase - because I faffed around when choosing the surface finish, was only bisque fired. Deiniol has since helped me finish it (actually my kids did it!) and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished item. I absolutely exceeded my expectations, but as there's still plenty of room for improvement I'm hanging out to do more and see if I can't do better the second time. I started thinking afterwards that a hand made jug and vase would cost more than the course fee too, so it was well worth it.


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