For the Love of Coils - Clay Workshop

For the Love of Coils - Clay Workshop


Coiling is Debbie’s favourite making technique; and although coiling is sometimes seen as a technique for only absolute beginners – one of Debbie’s aims for this workshop is to convince you this is not the case and that the humble coil pot can, indeed, be a thing of beauty. Focusing our attention on making just one pot (OK maybe 2), we will be making something big.

The day will start with a brief look at some examples of coil pots – both historical and contemporary, images and real examples. Then you can decide on the shape you would like to make and after a demonstration on how to coil, you’ll be off and raring to go. Throughout the day, Debbie will be showing you how to adapt the overall shape, ways of decorating your pots using coils and maybe adding some texture to the surface as well. During the afternoon, you will be able to choose which colour glaze you would like for your work.

The pots will be left with the tutor for firing and glazing and will be available for collection from Micklem’s Farm approx 4-5 weeks following the course. The cost of the clay, glazes and firings is not included in the course fee; the approximate cost for these will be £30, payable to the tutor during the workshop.

What to bring:

An apron

Pencil & paper

Debbie suggests you have short nails as longer nails can make working with clay just that little bit harder. Please treat your hands to a good quality handcream, as clay is very drying on the hands.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Included on the day:

All other materials not specified for students to bring

Expert tuition

1 to 1 guidance

Detailed demonstrations

A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes

And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them.

Terms - Fee is payable on booking. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.


Lauren Millbank at Micklems Farm Creative Workshops


Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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