Each 2.5 hour session will be different. We will create decorative and/ or functional ceramic pieces using a range of hand building techniques whilst learning about safety and preparation of clays, tools and decoration methods. We will explore all 3 of the main hand building methods: Coiling, pinch pots and slab construction to create a number of small ceramic objects before looking at glazing and other methods of decorating. You will be able to collect these once they have had their final firing. You could dip in and out of these sessions as each is stand alone or book them in a series. Suitable for beginners and improvers. No experience is necessary. Old clothes are recommended About The Tutor: Catherine Matthews is a practicing artist and qualified art teacher with 20 years of experience in teaching Art in secondary schools, as well as with adults and community groups. With a friendly, enthusiastic approach and fresh ideas, she aims to inspire creativity in others through art as an adventure. Traditional skills with old and new processes. Learning through doing.

What's included in the price?

All materials will be provided


2½ hours

Cancellation policy

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


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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We have an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) barrier system on site. The barrier will raise as you approach it. Please proceed to the main car park to park your car. Parking is free for workshop attendees - please speak to the team on reception in our Visitor Centre for a pass. Alternatively, you can become a member for just £42.00 per year, giving you free access to all our facilities for a whole year whilst supporting Rockingham Forest Trust.


Rockingham Forest Trust, Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 6GY