'Clay as a Canvas' glaze decoration workshop in Tenterden, Kent

Student Karen Birchwood painted porcelain


'Clay as a Canvas'
Discover how to use underglaze colours on unfired and fired clay to create decorative ceramic pictures or simple vessels. Ceramic artist Kate Schuricht will show you how to use intermixable ceramic underglaze pigments on unfired 'green' clay and apply relief and texture to make a range of effective ceramic collages. To finish the day, you can make a simple hand built vessel from your printed slabs.
This workshop would especially suit beginners and intermediate level as well as artists who want to discover a new medium.

The Cowshed Workshop is set in the beautiful Kent countryside, near the pretty market town of Tenterden.

Maximum student group size is 5. The April workshop will take place in the newly renovated Art Barn, which provides a covered space with and an open front to comply with guidelines on meeting outdoors as groups. The May dates will take place indoors in The Cowshed. There is ample space in the Art Barn and The Cowshed to allow for social distancing. Visors, hand sanitisers and aprons will be provided as well as your own set of tools and equipment.

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 materials and firings are included in the cost of the course.
To comply with current Coronavirus guidelines on social distancing, the group size will be restricted to 5. Visors and aprons will be provided, as well as all necessary sanitising products.

Please bring your own flask of tea/coffee or cold drink as well as a packed lunch.
All work will be fired /glazed and returned to The Cowshed for collection. If you are not local, then Kate can arrange to pack up and send the work to you for an additional cost.


Kate at Kate Schuricht Ceramics
The Cowshed Workshop
Reader's Bridge Lane
TN30 6TH

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
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In-person course
Gillian Corrigan - - #31302

Kate is inspiring and fun. She manages to share her knowledge without being intimidating. We were given a wide choice of materials and encouraged to experiment and play. It was a lovely way to spend a day !In the current Covid situation she was meticulous without being bossy we felt perfectly safe throughout.

Response from Kate Schuricht Ceramics:

Thank you, Jill. It was lovely seeing you so immersed in making some really beautiful pieces. I am glad you enjoyed your day and felt that you had discovered some new materials and techniques. I hope to see you again at another workshop!

In-person course
Karen Birchwood - - #24124

Ceramic workshops with Kate are something I always look forward to. She is so knowledgable about her craft that I feel I can ask any question about any aspect of ceramics in general and she will have an answer for me. Kate creates a very relaxed atmosphere in which to work with a great choice of materials to use as well as interesting tools to use for mark making. The main thing, though, that I totally appreciate is that she allows me to explore my ideas and experiment, which as an artist myself is so very important. If I need any help, Kate is always on hand with excellent guidance. The whole experience is thoroughly enjoyable.

Response from Kate Schuricht Ceramics:

Thanks, Karen, it's always a pleasure to teach you and it has been really exciting to see your ceramics develop. Looking forward to some more adventures in clay with you.......

In-person course
siobhan hanlon - - #22512

I learnt so much about working with clay, using textures, and engobe paints and even some experimentation with porcelin clay. I am already looking forward to more workshops with Kate who is an inspiring tutor and helps you achieve the results you want whilst encouraging experimentation.

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