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The Clay Room UK

Contact name: Sophie Southgate
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over 8 years
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Pottery Short Courses - 4 weeks
4 weeks
Next date: 22nd Jul 2024
3 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
24 Jun 19'

Sandy Telling reviewed: Introductory throwing course

"After handbuilding with clay for over a year elsewhere, I thought it was time to give throwing a try. I attended my first introductory throwing course in April and I am now on my third course. I have thoroughly enjoyed the courses. I was a complete beginner and even though there was much to learn, Sophie was attentive, encouraging and explained each step with patience and humour. Sophie is an excellent teacher. Her instructions, demonstrations and explanations are clear and informative. She is able to answer any questions and is on hand to rescue any mishaps with explanations and reasons for the mishaps. Sophie is keen for you to improve and experiment with different clays and glazes. The Clay Room is very well stocked with tools and equipment. It is organised and spacious. There is a relaxed atmosphere and everybody is made to feel welcome. I have grown in confidence, and the pots I have produced have certainly shown improvement. The course is fun, satisfying and the time just flies by."

22 Jun 19'

Joanna Lewis reviewed: Introductory throwing course

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my course at the clay room and have already signed up to continue. I was a complete beginner and the atmosphere was welcoming and relaxed. The teaching is excellent, with clear instruction that allows you to steadily grow in skills and confidence, while working at your own pace. Highly recommended!"

13 Jun 19'

Nishe Patel reviewed: Introductory throwing course

"I attended Sophie's Introductory Throwing Course earlier this year and I absolutely loved it. I was a complete beginner and found that although there were a fair number of steps to follow to create a piece, each was well-explained and Sophie was always available to answer questions and provide guidance. My pieces needed to be rescued at times, and on those occasions when I lacked the skill to resolve these on my own, Sophie stepped in to help. She didn't simply get the piece back to a state I could work with it again, Sophie took the time to explain what she was doing and the reasons for this. Incredibly helpful when I worked on subsequent pieces. The whole experience was fun, engaging, and very hands on. I enjoyed it so much that I've signed up again!"

13 Jun 19'

Becky Elms reviewed: Introductory throwing course

"This was the perfect introductory course to throwing! Sophie is a great teacher and gives lots of guidance through each stage of throwing which helped me to understanding the importance of different movements to start to form the clay. From never having thrown before, I have come away with a range of different pots which I am very happy with! The studio was really well stocked with different clays and glazes - I will definitely be back there again."

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