Louise ran a superb workshop for Suffolk Wildlife Trust at our Redgrave & Lopham Fen nature reserve this month. Louise beautifully guided people to create the most fabulous selection of nature-inspired ceramic plates. Everyone had a brilliant day and produced some inspiring designs, which I believe everyone was pleasantly surprised with having made in just one day. Louise had organised everything perfectly and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you.
What a great way to spend a day - Louise ran a surface decoration workshop which was enjoyable and informative. She freely shared tips and methods and I now feel inspired and equipped to take on some creative projects of my own.
Had a wonderful day with a talented artist and teacher. Learnt a lot in one day about surface decoration that is going to feed into my ceramics work. Met lovely people with shared enthusiasm. Highly recommended! Cant wait to work with Louise again.
Thanks Bob for hosting the workshop. It was lovely to be at your workshop again and work with yourself, Joe and your lovely students. I feel really excited about how their surfaces will develop as a result! I look forward to hosting your Pal Tiya workshop in Suffolk soon. (Great cuppa tea!!)
Took my two boys for a workshop yesterday and we all had a fantastic time. Lou was very patient and excellent with the boys. They have been asking when they can go back again. Thanks for making there day special x
Thanks Mel for attending with your two lovely boys. It was great to see them really engrossed in what they were doing - it was lovely to have them back for extra time finishing their painting. :)
I had the most enjoyable 'clay day' today at the Sugi Ceramics workshop, Elmswell, hosted by proprietor and most talented artist Louise Gridley. I found the experience to be both therapeutic and relaxing, whilst allowing me to be present and focussed. I created a beautiful name plaque for my home titled, 'Spiritus', which is the Greek word meaning, 'Breath of Life'. It did me the world of good to get out of my comfort zone, and to be in a creative space, something I would encourage anybody to do.
Sugi Ceramics comes highly recommended to people of all ages and abilities.
Went along slightly reluctantly as would not call myself creative by any means, how wrong was I, I had a lovely day with Louise who is very patient! I enjoyed a very therapeutic, chilled and fun session making a house sign and a plate. For those of you have not tried it give it a go! Thank you Lou.
I had the chance to make a clay name plaque for my sister and a present for my mum which she hasn't seen yet. It was great spend half a day with other children, all sharing our learning. Louise was a great teacher.
Both my daughters attended a half day course at Sugi ceramics, they had an amazing time and have both produced some great pieces!!
Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and knowledge, they are looking forward to the next workshop ,
Laila had a wonderful time with Louise. We had originally booked her in for just the morning session, but in the end she did both morning and afternoon as she was having so much fun.
Thank you Louise, Laila learnt so much and can't believe how many wonderful things she made with you.
Can't wait for the next one.
I wouldn't recommend these clay courses enough.
I'm really pleased Laila enjoyed her day. She was a little workhorse and produced so many lovely outcomes. She was the youngest student yet sustained concentration and interest throughout the whole day - amazing!
Pal Tiya 'Green Man' Outdoor planter sculpture workshop
My son Charlie had a fantastic afternoon being creative with clay. There was a real buzz in the studio and all the children looked so engrossed in what they were making. A clay workshop for children is a brilliant concept and such good value for money. Charlie would definitely love to attend another studio session and was planning on the way home what he would make next time.
Thanks Shelly! Charlie's sign was awesome. He's welcome back any time to make a sign for his dad's workshop!
I attended a course in late 2018 and was thoroughly impressed with the course and Louise at Sugi. I made a house number plaque and two plates for family members during the day. Louise was very supportive (I last did some clay work in the 80s when I was at school!) and her enthusiasm shone through. I hope to go again in the future.
Thanks Rich! I'm pleased that you did not find the experience too daunting having not worked in this medium since school in the 80's! You were a natural. Hope to work with you again some time :)