The Shire Workshops

Contact name: Bob & Joe Stafford
Total bookings
over 4 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

We believe that all artistic expression is joyful, therapeutic and enriching. That it should be encouraged in all ages, and be a vital part of all our lives. We teach sculpture in several mediums. Also pot throwing & slab building. We have all the facilities to throw pots, glaze and fire ceramics. We offer classes and tutoring, but you can also come and use our workshop space and facilities to do your own thing if you don’t need our help. We are a creative hub!

Courses, kits & gifts

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Introduction to ceramics - 8 week course
Next date: Aug 30th
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Raku day
Next date: Sep 4th

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
1 Aug 22'

Maureen Brown reviewed: Tree stump planter workshop! 1 day sculpture workshop using Pal Tiya Premium

"Hi all I did this course and what a great day the studio was spacious and the class was small. There was plenty of help. The instructions were clear but Bob and Joseph were on hand to help if needed. I am very pleased with my pot and now can't wait to do another course. Thank you Bob and Joseph for a great day."

20 Mar 22'

Natasha reviewed: Introduction to ceramics - 8 week course

"I’ve had an amazing eight weeks on my course. Enjoyed learning all the different techniques, and came away with some lovely pots and a nice bird feeder from the slab class. I will certainly be booking more classes here in the future, as it’s a fantastic set up and ran by two amazing people with lots of knowledge & great skills."

15 Mar 22'

Toni reviewed: Introduction to ceramics - 8 week course

"This has been a very enjoyable course. So much so that I have booked another one. Bob and Joe are friendly, patient and explain techniques really clearly. The facilities are great and I have been able to improve my skills. Every week I was warmly welcomed and encouraged. I highly recommend giving it a go."

14 Mar 22'

Maria Pancholi reviewed: Introduction to ceramics - 8 week course

"I look forward to my pottery class on Friday afternoons all week. Joe and Bob are incredibly knowledgable and very patient. I’ve enjoyed re visiting techniques I’ve not used in years and have one off unique pieces to show at the end . I’ve re booked another course . I can’t recommend pottery classes with Bob and Joe highly enough - just wonderful and a must do"

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