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Geraldine Francis Ceramics

Contact name: Geraldine Francis
25
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over 2 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Geraldine Francis is a ceramacist whoruns tutored classes in Market Lavington near Devizes in Wiltshire. She has many years of experience in teaching ceramics and works from the studio as well as in the community, bringing the opportunity to work in clay to many people. From those in care homes to children's nurseries Geraldine delivers ceramics and pottery sessions to suit all ages and abilities. She offers tuition in all aspects of working in clay including sculpture and throwing on the wheel. Geraldine is from a fine art ceramics background and her own work is on display in the studio and includes thrown work as well as sculpture and tiles.

Courses, kits & gifts

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"Find Your Inner Potter" ceramics and pottery day with Geraldine Francis
Next date: 8th Feb 2023
4 places left
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Throwing on the wheel for couples morning sessions
Next date: 9th Feb 2023
2 places left
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Throwing on the wheel for couples, afternoon sessions
Next date: 8th Feb 2023
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Weekly Pottery Classes with Geraldine Francis
Next date: 10th Feb 2023
4 places left
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Introduction to throwing on the potter's wheel
Next date: 8th Feb 2023
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Pottery & Ceramics Ad hoc sessions, Learn when you want
Next date: 8th Feb 2023
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Pottery & ceramics for young people with Geraldine Francis
Next date: 8th Feb 2023
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Pottery & ceramics half day workshop with Geraldine Francis
Next date: 8th Feb 2023
4 places left
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Potting and hand bulilding 4 week course with Geraldine Francis ceramics.
Next date: 8th Feb 2023
2 places left
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Throwing on the potter's wheel - 1:1 tutorial
Next date: 8th Feb 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
26 Jan 23'

Nick Barton reviewed: Throwing on the potter's wheel - 1:1 tutorial

"Geraldine Francis made me feel very welcome straight away - we went through the process and techniques for throwing a pot, the best methods to use and to develop the skills to make a viable pot. As a novice we progressed from basics to more advanced techniques and he went at my pace explaining fully at each stage and allowing time to practice the newly taught skills. A thoroughly enjoyable day - she is a relaxed and experienced instructor - I left feeling I had learnt a great deal and an enthusiasm to continue with the hobby. "

Geraldine Francis Ceramics responded:

" Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your potting experience. I certainly think you have potential to go further with the skill. Geri"

27 Jul 22'

Mary reviewed: Introduction to throwing on the potter's wheel

"Lovely morning with Geri revisiting clay. She was so clear in her instructions and I learnt lots of new tips. I would certainly recommend this as Geri is an excellent teacher and guides you all the way. Time flies! "

Geraldine Francis Ceramics responded:

" Thank you so much for taking the time to review the session you attended. I will let you know as soon as your pots are ready. Best wishes Geri"

4 Apr 22'

Liz reviewed: Throwing on the wheel for couples morning sessions

"My husband and I had a couples throwing on the wheel course with Geri. She is an excellent teacher and firstly demonstrated, and then guided us through making our own pots. We had great fun, the time just flew by. We were also delighted that we managed to make some nice pots, even though as a novice the shape of the pot is whatever appears rather than pre thought out design! We even added some colour which made the pots much more professional looking. We had a great day and I’d highly recommend this course"

Geraldine Francis Ceramics responded:

" Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your morning. I will be in touch when your pots are ready to arrange sending them to you."

20 Mar 22'

Kit reviewed: Throwing on the wheel for couples, afternoon sessions

"We had a fantastic time with Geri; we were complete beginners, and she guided us to making some wonderful pots (some were better than others!) This session is really fun and very hands on, I would recommend to anyone is feeling creative."

Geraldine Francis Ceramics responded:

" I am so pleased you enjoyed your session. Your pots are drying out nicely and once trimmed will be off to the the kiln for firing. I will be in touch when they are ready to collect, more excitement in store!"

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