After graduating from Sunderland University with a BA (Hons) in Ceramics & gaining a teaching qualification, Catherine regularly teaches both beginners & intermediate in throwing on the wheel & hand-building. She works from her Studio at home, making both Ceramic animals, that are raku or smoke fired, or playful slipware Pottery, that is both fun & practical.
If you choose a throwing session we will start off with cylinders & bowl shapes & if you would like more sessions, eventually build up to plates & teapots, but sessions can be tailored to individual requirements.
Lessons can be from 2 hours onwards, either individually (£20 per hour), or if 2 or more people £18 ph per person. This includes clay, slips, glazes & kiln firings. Once fired, work can be picked up in the next 2-3 weeks, or posted for an extra charge. Weekend workshops from £180 (12 hours), or if 2 or more people £140 each.
Please note I only have one wheel, but if 2 or more people come, they take it in turns, whilst the other one hand-builds & it means I can give that person my undivided attention.
Please get in touch for more information via email, phone or the contact form above.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All equipment provided, but bring an apron & cold drinks & packed lunch if studying from longer session.
Tea & coffee will be provided.
Catherine Boyne-Whitelegg at Boyne-Whitelegg Pottery
I had a fantastic morning with Catherine teaching me the rudiments of clay building. Much to my surprise I was able to create both a vase and soap dish. Catherine is immensely knowledgeable and an encouraging teacher.
Can highly recommend a course with Catherine, we've had a wonderful morning learning how to use the potters wheel (Catherine, you make it look so easy) and to make our own little animals - can't wait to see how the hedgehog, chicken and french bulldog look after firing. An excellent tutor, an excellent course. Thank you so much, Sandi, Pat and Elaine
Myself and my boyfriend spent the day with Catherine at her beautiful studio last month. We each got to produce a range of thrown and coiled pieces, learning about the techniques and styles of decoration available to us. Catherine was a patient teacher and helped us to achieve so much more than we had hoped for from the day. Our pieces were then expertly packaged and shipped home to us in London. We would definitely recommend her course to novices wanting a fun days exploration of clay, or for pros who'd like to practice with a knowledgeable teacher in a welcoming environment. Thank you Catherine!
Thanks, Catherine, for a brilliant couple of hours. We had no idea what to expect and to be able to throw a couple of pots and make something with out hands too was great. You have the patience of a Saint and we can't thank you enough for making it such a wonderful mother and daughter experience.
Di and Lucy
I wanted to have a go at both throwing and hand building pottery but I live a hectic life and cannot always commit to a class on a set day and time every week. I love the flexibility that I enjoy with Catherine. She fits me when I can come along and her easy going approach suits me perfectly. I felt immediately at home in her studio. I love the fact that every piece doesn't have to be perfect. I learn as I go but it doesn't matter if it goes wrong. It is a lot of fun! I have so much to learn but feel I can learn in a cosy and safe environment, at my own pace and in my own time. I never want the sessions to end.
I had a couple of great lessons. Catherine is a really good and patient teacher, I have never done any throwing before and with her help was able to make some mugs on the wheel and learn some of the principles of throwing and turning. Her workshop is very well set up and I'd reccommend this to anyone who wants to learn ceramics/pottery.