Contact name: Yoka Kilkelly
Total bookings
over 10 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Having been given a piece of clay when I was 6 years old, I knew what I wanted to do. My dad thought I needed a "proper job" and I became a secretary. Soon I wanted to go back to college and study for my degree. A local pottery offered me a job as a thrower and after several years employed I was able to and given the opportunity to open my own studio. Teaching and sharing my knowledge about clay and all its workings on the potter's wheel and hand building are now paramount to Siramik.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Potter's wheel pottery - half day course Siramik
Next date: 8th Jan 2024
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Siramik cow parsley bowl in light blue
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Siramik Delightful daffodil soap dish
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Siramik Farmyard chicken cereal bowl
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Siramik Farmyard Chicken side plate
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Siramik Hand thrown and decorated daffodil cup
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Siramik Soap dish with holder in cow parsley design, dark blue

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
8 Oct 23'

Jo Marshall reviewed: Potter's wheel pottery - half day course Siramik

"I had a wonderful morning on the introduction to pottery course. Yoka is so warm and welcoming and an excellent teacher. I was amazed by how much I made during the session. It was so relaxing and I can’t wait to have another go! "

4 Oct 23'

Peter reviewed: Potter's wheel pottery - half day course Siramik

"I was bought a half day course for my 80th birthday as it was something I have always wanted to try and my goodness I had a fantastic time and my respect has gone up for potters. Yoka was a marvellous and very patient teacher for this complete novice. I would 100% recommend anyone who wants to try pottery to book with Yoka, you won’t regret it "

Siramik responded:

" Hello Peter, Thank you very much for your kind words about the teaching and the course, I try to send a little bit of my passion to participants to show them what is possible. You were a lovely participant and got the feeling of the clay quite quickly. Just have a look at the results of those pots!! Thank you for your company that morning."

27 Aug 23'

Zoe reviewed: Potter's wheel pottery - half day course Siramik

"A fantastic pottery workshop! I really enjoyed the experience and found Yoko to be so welcoming and knowledgeable. I cannot recommend this workshop highly enough, thank you! "

Siramik responded:

" Thank you Zoe, you were both very apt with the clay and very soon got the hang of centring and creating cylinders Thank you for your company that morning, you were great students."

21 Jul 23'

Nikki & David Rabjohns reviewed: Potter's wheel pottery - half day course Siramik

"Wonderful half day with Yoka. Brilliant teacher. Yoka has such a passion for her art and she makes the session a lovely learning experience. Fascinating to hear about the properties of different pottery …stoneware, clay, porcelain etc and then to experience working with the clay and making our own pots ! Can’t wait to see them glazed. It’s a much more complex process than we could have imagined. Thank you Yoka "

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