Pottery Classes in Teesside

Duration: 2 hour sessions (weekly)

Price: £20

Run by: Louise McGrogan-Wright
at PoppyRose


30 Silver Street
TS18 1SX

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About the Course

Please be aware, the weekly classes are currently all full. I do offer 'taster' sessions, if you would like more information for this please contact me.
Weekly classes suitable for, but not exclusive to, beginners.

Our groups are small, friendly & informal, with a maximum of 6-8 people per class so that we can provide you with ample support & encouragement.

At the beginning of each pottery lesson there is a demonstration of a technique to be used in the class. You will then be able to create your own unique piece using the technique you have been shown or work on our own project. Techniques include pinch pots, slab work, surface decoration & wheel work.

We currently run 4 classes per week as follows;
Tuesdays 6-8 pm, Wednesdays 1-3 pm, Thursdays 1-3 pm, Thursdays 6-8 pm. (Thursday pm class currently full)
Price per session is £20.00
Please contact us to book a place.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Price includes: clay, kiln firings, use of glazes, under glazes & specialty glazes, tuition fee, studio fee, use of tools & equipment & refreshments.

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Louise's classes are educative without failing to be good fun. Louise is patient and she can give you ideas on projects to carry out or will guide independent ideas. She harnesses the student's own creativity and problem solving skills interjecting only where necessary.

The classes provide a relaxing environment for the students to 'bounce' ideas off one another. I personally am not very 'arty' but have produced beautiful slab work from trinket dishes to decorative bowls and plates.

Whether it is sculpting or the wheel you fancy 'Poppy Rose' is definitely the right place for you.

- - #12357

I love the Thursday evening class. The encouragement and excellent teaching enables me to take any idea and make it happen I look forward to every class I thoroughly recommend these classes

- - #11414

Great relaxing atmosphere to pick up a new hobby.
Started going regularly for a year but unfortunately have moved now. Have made some wonderful gifts, Xmas decorations, bowls, pots and incense burners. Great teaching support from Lou and introduction to using a wheel.

- - #11049

I look forward to my pottery class all week. Poppy Rose is an excellent venue for all things pottery. I was a total beginner and now I feel more confident to express myself while doing what I love. Louise is an excellent teacher and the atmosphere in class is great.👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

- - #11019

I have been attending the pottery sessions for over a yr now. I am thoroughly enjoying the sessions. Lou( teacher) provides a very friendly atmosphere and gives us one to one attention every wk. The classes are in small groups and is very relaxed. I started with pinch pot bowls and have made various pieces including a clock, Christmas decorations and a teapot😊
I highly recommend these classes for anyone who is interested in making crafts

- - #10713

Poppy Rose offers a great friendly setting. Classes are very motivational, fun and productive. Louise is keen to help you achieve your goal and appreciates all her students' work. This class is suitable for both beginners and experienced potters.

- - #10529

I had absolutely no experience of pottery whatsoever; I received an introductory voucher as a Christmas gift in 2016 and I have kept the weekly classes up since then.
The classes are relaxed and friendly but very educational. Louise teaches many techniques and provides all the tools and materials one needs. Self expression is encouraged but Louise is always on hand to offer suggestions for new projects.
I love these classes and would encourage any one to join the group whether experienced or beginner.

- - #10492

I absolutely loved this course. I went for a taster course with my father and we really enjoyed the experience. Louise allowed us to use the wheel which we were very pleased with and gave us brilliant advise and instructions. It was a very relaxed environment and we were able to use our own creativity throughout the lesson. I would highly recommend this to everybody- no matter how skilled in pottery they are.

- - #10005

I find this class very informative and I've had made some very good things .... I have learnt a lot

- - #8394

I love going to this pottery class and it's the highlight of my week. The 2 hours pass too quickly. Louise is brilliant and helps with ideas and teaches you the skills of pottery, one to one, in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. She is always interested and encouraging in whatever project you are on with. There is a lot of equipment and different tools available to use and Louise has her own kiln for the firing. I'm so glad my friend introduced me to pottery, with Louise and her lovely Mam, Ann, at Poppy Rose!

- - #7911

Very friendly, good instructions and Louise is extremely supportive and helpful. I am very pleased with the items I have made. I was very unsure of my skills but Louise has encouraged me and made sure she is there to give advice whenever it has been required. I would highly recommend this course and will keep going.

- - #5885

Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with a few simple guidance lessons you'll be off and running, great fun meeting new people, lou and Ann are are very informative and helpful. Just what I needed to break up my day

- - #5862

Brilliant teaching and lovely atmosphere.

- - #5860

I have been coming to this pottery class for about a year now . Great company , lots of encouragement from Lou our fantastic tutor. I have made some lovely pots and had a few disasters but l love every minute.

- - #5132

Great course, very relaxed and friendly. I highly recommend it! Lou is very patient and a great pottery teacher.

- - #5085

I have been attending pottery classes at Poppy Rose nearly every week for over a year .I originally only signed up for a 4 week course!!!Lou is an excellent teacher, very helpful and patient.I've learnt tons of new pottery skills! I'd advise everyone to come along and try it !! You'll be hooked :)

- - #5067

I originally signed up for a 4 week class last June but I am still going nearly a year later, which tells you how great this course is. I have made so many amazing things that I would never have thought I could do - vases, decorations, tea light holders, little pots made on the wheel to name just a few - as Lou is so patient and helpful. I can't recommend this enough :-)

- - #5062

Have been attending one of these classes since last year . Classes are small and very friendly so there is plenty of time for tutor to help with projects. Lou (tutor) creates a relaxed atmosphere and brings a lot of knowledge & experience.

- - #5061

This is a fun and relaxed class where you are only limited by your imagination. Tutor is helpful and knowledgeable in all aspects of ceramics

- - #5060

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