This was my second workshop with Kate. Once again I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone wanting to try something new and creative in a friendly, relaxed environment. Kate organises everything for you, including the tidying up at the end. She was enthusiastic and encouraging, inspiring us all to experiment with texture and colour. Thank you Kate, I'm looking forward to seeing my finished pots!
Response from Kate Schuricht:Hello Kirsty. Thanks for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed the workshop and the chance to experiment with a new technique. It was good to see you trying out the wax resist and the underglaze colour, with some lovely outcomes. Not long now before the pieces are ready! See you at 'Clay As A Canvas' in a few weeks.
Relaxed, informed, room for creative experiment, perfect for beginners like me.
Response from Kate Schuricht:Hi Julie.
After Kate's clear demonstration, it was fun to try out a new technique. Kate creates a relaxed atmosphere, making it easy for people to experiment, she is very encouraging. I really enjoyed it, thank you again Kate :)
This was my first workshop with Kate and I would recommend it !
The venue was nice too.
Response from Kate Schuricht:I am really glad you enjoyed the workshop, Dominique. Thanks for the feedback.
Kate is inspiring and fun. She manages to share her knowledge without being intimidating. We were given a wide choice of materials and encouraged to experiment and play. It was a lovely way to spend a day !In the current Covid situation she was meticulous without being bossy we felt perfectly safe throughout.
Response from Kate Schuricht:Thank you, Jill. It was lovely seeing you so immersed in making some really beautiful pieces. I am glad you enjoyed your day and felt that you had discovered some new materials and techniques. I hope to see you again at another workshop!
I first enrolled in a one to one course with Kate when I was doing A-levels, when she helped me bring my "newspaper in the hedgerow" fantasy to life through imprinted plants and old letter plates. More recently, since graduating from a BA course in design and looking to move onto the next stage, she has mentored me towards launching my ceramics career with a series of half day sessions. We have worked on slip casting technique, surface decoration (onto both greenware and bisque) such as sgraffito/inlaying, glazing/glaze testing and image transfer application.
Having known Kate for many years I can attest to her wisdom and patience as a teacher, as well as her lovely nature and general enthusiasm. She is generous with her knowledge and experience, and keen to help you realise your ceramic ambitions. I would recommend her workshops to both beginners and intermediate potters looking to refine technique or expand their knowledge.
Response from Kate Schuricht:Thank you, Henry. It is a pleasure working with you and seeing your skills grow and refine as you respond to new techniques and suggestions. Your creativity and graphic ability are so strong and your originality will take you far in the ceramic art world.
I really enjoyed the 1 to 1 session with Kate and was thrilled by what I created with Kate's help. Kate took time to understand what I wanted to get out of it and helpfully suggested a number of different options, which was great as I don't have much experience to draw on.
Kate helped me to bring my ideas to life and made suggestions to try things that I wouldn't normally have attempted - such as drawing on one piece which turned out wonderfully.
Kate is great to learn from and a pleasure to spend time with - relaxed productivity! I'd love to do it again and would highly recommend a one to one course to anyone who wants to learn and explore their creativity.
Response from Kate Schuricht:Hi Nicky. Thanks for taking the time to review your two days with me. It was great fun and really productive, with some beautiful pieces coming out of the kiln. Congratulations! I was very impressed with what you made and I hope you don't mind me using the photos of your lovely work to show other students.
Ceramic workshops with Kate are something I always look forward to. She is so knowledgable about her craft that I feel I can ask any question about any aspect of ceramics in general and she will have an answer for me. Kate creates a very relaxed atmosphere in which to work with a great choice of materials to use as well as interesting tools to use for mark making. The main thing, though, that I totally appreciate is that she allows me to explore my ideas and experiment, which as an artist myself is so very important. If I need any help, Kate is always on hand with excellent guidance. The whole experience is thoroughly enjoyable.
Response from Kate Schuricht:Thanks, Karen, it's always a pleasure to teach you and it has been really exciting to see your ceramics develop. Looking forward to some more adventures in clay with you.......
A big thank you to Kate for our team building session. We were looking for an creative activity which could cater for all abilities/ages as well as bond us as a team and Kate's session was exactly what we were looking for. The beautiful setting at The Hub to have lunch at beforehand was also very lovely and gave us a chance to relax and catch up before the activity started. I’ve only had good feedback from the team and we are looking forward to receiving our finished pieces!
Response from Kate Schuricht:Thanks, Claire, it was great working with you all and I am glad you enjoyed the Team Building session. It was a lot of fun! The pieces are all ready so I will drop them off soon.
I learnt so much about working with clay, using textures, and engobe paints and even some experimentation with porcelin clay. I am already looking forward to more workshops with Kate who is an inspiring tutor and helps you achieve the results you want whilst encouraging experimentation.