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Beginner`s pottery/ceramics workshops

Enjoy the many ways you can form clay, and be inspired by the pretty setting too!

Duration: 1 day

Price: £145

Contact: Louise Taggart at Blended Monkey

80 Small Lode
Upwell
Wisbech
Norfolk
PE14 9BG
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Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

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

About the Course

Come and have some fun with clay in the peaceful setting of my studio located in the cottage garden of our home on the Cambridgeshire/Norfolk border.

The 1-day (6-hours with an hour's break in the middle for lunch) workshop is a comprehensive session aimed at those who wish to have a more in-depth experience, creating pieces which will be made using all the fundamental ceramics disciplines of pinching, coiling, slab building & throwing. The workshops are structured to be fun and creative, and students can let their imaginations run wild.

The sessions are hands-on, and the student will be able to use all the studio facilities (clay, various tools and print-making equipment, extruders, the pottery wheel etc.). At the end of the workshop, the student can choose up to 4 pieces that they wish to have glazed and fired. Once they have dried sufficiently, I will then biscuit fire, glaze and glaze fire the pieces. These can then be either collected by the student (if they live locally) or I can post them (I have to charge postage & packaging). Each student will also be provided with a certificate of completion.
Please understand that it takes a few weeks for pieces to dry thoroughly and for me to then biscuit fire, glaze and subsequently glaze fire them.

I also offer 1/2-day one-to-one workshops, and both of the 1/2-day and 1-day workshops can be attended by two people or pairs if preferred. This makes a great Valentine's, anniversary or birthday gift - and also opens up the workshop to parents with children. See our website for more details.

Contact us for more information or to discuss requirements. We can advise of local accommodation for those wishing to include an overnight stay in the area.

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?

Refreshments will be provided for all workshops, and a light, rustic farmhouse-style lunch is also included for those attending the 1-day workshop. Depending on the weather/time of year, lunch can be taken either out in the cottage garden or in our country kitchen which has a view over the garden.

Important information at a glance

1. All tools and materials are included. We have a selection of old shirts available, but the student may wish to bring their own smock/shirt/apron. It’s important that the student wears comfortable shoes and clothing.
2. Rings and bracelets will need to be removed during the workshop (they mark the clay, and you don’t want the clay ruining your jewellery either) – I can provide a pot to put them in if required.
3. Refreshments (tea/coffee/soft drinks) are provided for all workshops, and a light, rustic farmhouse-style lunch will be provided for the full-day workshops.
4. The studio is equipped with a wedging table, extruder, large table for hand building, a Shimpo pottery wheel and a large top-loader kiln.
6. The tuition is either for one or a maximum of two people; this ensures that the student gets the maximum benefit from the day with no distractions.
7. The age limit is 16+, unless accompanied by an adult.
8. I am insured (IWW/5102205).
9. The student will be provided with a certificate of completion.
10. The student can choose four pieces to be fired and either collected or posted out to them.
11. We can advise of local accommodation for those wishing to stay overnight in the area.



Want to review this course?

A good day spent with Louise fun with throwing on the wheel and some slab work. Finished about 4 bits of work and Louise fired them and sent them by post to me a few weeks after the course. Had a nice lunch and both Louise and Simon were very helpful . A full day well spent.

- - #26389

Response from Blended Monkey:

Hi Mark,

Thank you for your lovely review!
I'm so glad you enjoyed the course. It was lovely to meet you and Caroline. Hope you continue with the craft.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like information about the resources, equipment or techniques.

Kind regards

Louise
(Blended Monkey)

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  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Evenings
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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