In-person course
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Introduction to ceramics - 8 week course



Introduction to ceramics- 8 week course. Our courses run on the following days/times in 8 week blocks. You can choose to sign up to any of these, or if you’re really keen then more than one! Some people like to come to one course to try it out, and some keep coming back, as there’s always more to learn. Tuesday evenings 7:15pm-9:15pm Thursday afternoons 1:00pm-3:00pm Thursday evenings 7:15pm-9:15pm Friday afternoons 1:00pm-3:00pm Saturday mornings 10:00am-12:00pm Once we teach you the basics, you’re free to follow your own projects, and we’ll be there for guidance. This course is perfect for beginners of all ages, but also caters for more experienced potters who just want to come, use our facilities and socialise with like minded people in a creative environment. Depending on your skill level, we can give you as much or as little help as you need. During the course we can teach you to throw pots, make slab/coil pots, decoration techniques, glazing and sculpture. At the end of the course you will have your own finished pieces to take home. An amount calculated by weighing your finished pots will be charged before biscuit firing to cover our material and firing costs. So any pieces you don’t want to keep can be recycled before firing. To give you an idea, an average sized mug or bowl is usually around £6-£8, whilst if you made a very large vase or sculpture it might be more like £20+. We believe pottery is a very relaxing and therapeutic activity and a great way to meet new people. Come and get creative!

What's included in the price?

Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits supplied!


2 hours (1:00pm to 3:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



The Shire Workshops

with Craft Courses since 2017

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We believe that all artistic expression is joyful, therapeutic and enriching. That it should be encouraged in all ages, and be a vital part of all our lives. We teach sculpture in several mediums. Also pot throwing & slab building. We have all the facilities to throw pots, glaze and fire ceramics. We offer classes and tutoring, but you can also come and use our workshop space and facilities to do your own thing if you don’t need our help. We are a creative hub!

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Father's Day
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Spooky
  • Tutor can travel
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • UK Holiday
  • Pet lovers
  • Weekends
  • Romantic
  • Evenings
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Public transport
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Easter
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Unit A, Dallacre Business Units, Wilbarston, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE168FE