Mindfulness clay workshop - relax and recharge with clay 'I need clay'

Mindful making - pinch pot


A 2-hour workshop of mindful making with clay, led by Sarah, an experienced ceramic artist and meditation teacher. Connect with your creative flow, working with the material in a gentle and accessible way to discover your own creative potential. Guided meditations and easy to follow steps make this workshop ideal both for beginners in clay or more experienced makers.

The joy of clay is that it encourages an uncomplicated and reflective approach to making, allowing you to learn new skills, and enjoy a relaxing and satisfying activity in a welcoming group.

The group is an important part of this process and numbers are limited. This allows for a greater connection between group members and the opportunity for you to absorb yourself in your intuition. This session also works well as a one to one session.

About the session
Each session is 2 hours and is introduced with a guided relaxation exercise followed by a clay activity. The final outcome might be a finished clay item but may also represent a creative idea to take forward outside session time. The beauty of this approach is that result of your creativity is at home with you ready to enjoy.

Session themes:
* cultivating the beginner's mind (intro to clay, form and scale)
* supporting form (working with soft clay slabs)
* mindful listening (pinching clay)
* mindful looking (coiling, grasping and joining clay)
* balancing our effort (meaningful objects in clay)

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?

The course fee includes 1kg of air-dry clay for each session. This is professional quality potters clay with polyester fibre inclusions, making this a safe and friendly material to work with.

Shipping is normally by Royal Mail or Parcelforce. Please allow up to a week for delivery but please contact me if you would like your order shipped via a different method and are happy to pay for this to be expedited.

If you have your own clay please visit the 'I have clay' listing, via the "More from this Maker" button.

What you will need

We normally work with our hands, a piece of paper and an old credit card/oyster card, but clear directions and the opportunity to work with found objects is also included. Bringing your personal touch to your creations is made easy when we are surrounded by the items we know most well.


Sarah Core at Sarah Core Arts

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


2 hours (2:00pm to 4:00pm)

Silver Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.





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Live online course
James Harris - - #35900

I really enjoyed this session.
It was something new for me.
Sarah was a great teacher and very patient with the group.
Moulding the clay with eyes closed was a great experience!
Would certainly recommend you give it a try.

Response from Sarah Core Arts:

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review: I am delighted you had a good experience. Keep making :-)

Live online course
Becky Irvin - - #32373

Wonderful class.....i loved it, Sarah is a great instructor and i would definitely do this again.

Response from Sarah Core Arts:

Thanks so much for your review. It was wonderful to welcome you to the group and I am delighted you enjoyed the workshop.

If you make it to the UK after this is all over, let me know! Sarah

Live online course
Susanne Kingston - - #32153

Sarah is a great facilitator, open, friendly and welcoming. Session was enjoyable and relaxing.

Response from Sarah Core Arts:

Thanks very much for your review Susanne. I am glad you enjoyed the session and hope you continue to explore your voice in clay.

Very best wishes


Live online course
Aneka Grover - - #31257

I have done a couple of Sarah's workshops- one for me and one for my daughter- and I can testify that she is excellent at her craft as well as teaching. She demonstrates different techniques to achieve amazing effects, and is a brilliant guide without being too prescriptive. Students of all ages and abilities are encouraged to use their imaginations and to create some really great pieces. She's amazing!

Live online course
Priyanka Palit - - #31242

Sarah is the perfect mix of professional, calming and extremely skilled at the art. That is what makes her a great teacher, and we had an amazing time learning how to mould and decorate different shapes at a team workshop. I highly recommend this wonderful lady and her mindfulness courses!

Live online course
Victoria Stone - - #31241

We all had such a special and wonderful time at this clay session. My family all got together and decorated a vase to celebrate my brother's birthday. We all chose different things that represented him and Sarah added on the motifs to the vase afterwards. He loves this vase, its a token of all our thoughts and love and reminds us of great memories of the day. It was also so nice to get together with your family and do something different that isn't just dinner! Sarah is the nicest possible lady. Really calming, patient, intuitive and kind. Hugely recommend the session.

Live online course
Sonali - - #31240

Sarah is so lovely. She organised a team building afternoon at our work where we made different motifs to represent our company. This was then decorated on a large bowl which now looks lovely in our office. The afternoon was fun and Sarah put everyone at ease with her sparkling personality. Looking forward to having her creative clay session again.

Live online course
Alkesh Shah - - #30917

Sarah is absolutely fabulous. As a complete novice to working with clay, she instantly put me and everyone else in the group of mixed ability immediately at ease and the meditation work was perfectly structured to guide you throughout to allow you to be creative. Did not know I could be so creative! 
The gentle peaceful nature of the meditation meant I was able to reflect on things and learn useful skills that will stay with me! Definitely something I would recommend to anyone, whether a novice with clay or not! Thanks again Sarah!

Response from Sarah Core Arts:

Thanks so much for your positive feedback: it was great to welcome you to the group. I am really glad to you found the meditations a helpful way in to your own creativity and that clay was less daunting as a result.

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