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Ceramics: functional pots (wheelthrown and handbuilt)

Wheelthrowing large vessel

About the Course

This five week evening class, run by both Fiona and Chris, is suitable for beginners who would like to learn about making functional pots. 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 focus on mainly on throwing, as well handbuilding, practical pots for your table and kitchen. There are many approaches to functional work, and Chris and Fiona will introduce a few of these. The course will explore ways to plan and make specific forms on the wheel (plates, bowls, cups etc), alongside handbuilt and press moulded pieces. We will look designing and making handles, feet and spouts both for the handbuilt and thrown work, and making repeat forms. Different approaches to surface decoration will be covered- applying colour, texture and pattern with slips, and glazing. Each weekly session is from 6 - 8.30pm on Thursdays.
Cyan Clayworks is an artist run social enterprise.
To book please visit the website or our eventbrite page.

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What's included in the price?

Materials, use of tools, firings and coffee/tea.


Fiona Thompson at Cyan Clayworks
Cyan Clayworks
Studio 3, 2nd Floor, Beaverhall House
27 Beaverhall Rd, Edinburgh
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Suitable for

  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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5 weeks, each session will be from 6 - 8.30pm.

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