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Beginner Pottery Classes at the Corner Workshop

How to make a clay coil

About the Course

The Corner Workshop offers pottery courses for adults. The course is for the beginner who wants to learn the basic concepts of clay working.

Through 4 projects over 5 weeks, you will learn how to make pinch, coil, and slab pots. In the process, you will work with templates, clay tools, rollers and stamps. You will design your own pot forms and decoration. Pots will be finished with underglazes, slips and glazes.

Some see hand-building as the "poor cousin" of throwing on a wheel. Nothing could be further from the truth! Building pots and objects by hand allows for much more personal expression and variety of form. Once the basic techniques are understood, anything can be achieved! I encourage my students to be creative and respect what happens when hand meets clay.

What will I make?
You will make 2 pinch pots and pinch mini sculptures, 1 or 2 coil pots, 1 slab vase or cylinder and a lidded box, 1 form-slabbed saucer decorated with a slip decoration technique. All will be fired and ready for collection after the course has ended.

Who is the teacher?
I’m a professional lettercutter but studied ceramics at university and have worked extensively with clay. I have offered a variety of crafts classes over the years and have a fully equipped (stuffed to overflowing!) studio that accommodates 6-8 students. I have lived in the Balcombe area for 12 years. The classes are relaxed, friendly and we’ll take a tea and biscuit break half-way through.

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Julie Rezac at The Corner Workshop
1 Haywards Heath Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 6NG
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners

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- - #29332

I have so enjoyed pottery with Julie. She makes every session fun and informative. I've learnt a lot in a short space of time and had a fantastic time long the way. Julie is patient and encouraging and I have loved every minute.

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- - #28125

Julie is a fantastic, very knowledgeable, patient and inspirational teacher. A really good course to bring out your creative side. Would highly recommend.

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- - #27905

A great class, in a calm and relaxing setting, with a fun, patient teacher; I've thoroughly enjoyed it. Tea & biscuits are an added bonus!

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- - #26354

Intense ,inspirational and fun...and this is just the beginning.

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- - #26338

Julie is a very inspiring teacher and it's thoroughly enjoyable working with clay.
Very relaxing couple of hours creating your own masterpieces.

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- - #26272

Julie brings out your best artistic self.
You become completely absorbed during the class and feel so inspired and zingy afterwards.

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- - #26235

Fabulous way to spend a few hours. Calm and patient teacher - brought out my creative side!!

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