Evening Classes

 

A fun and relaxing evening making with clay, return the following month to paint your creations.

£35 per person for 2 sessions
 

 

Session 1    Claywork    3rd Thursday of the month

 
 

Session 2    Decoration   1st Thursday of the month

 

 

* Please note payment is taken at the time of booking. Changes to the booking or refunds are only given with 5 days notice.
 

The Great Pottery Throw Down has encouraged us all to experiment and get messy with clay.  Join a small group on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month have fun and produce your own ceramic masterpieces.


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Meet your host for the evening - Holly Johns!

Recent graduate of 3D Design and Craft at the University of Brighton - with first class honours no less.

Holly is particularly passionate about coiling and throwing, although as long as there's clay involved she's happy! You can see more of her work here.


 Choose your session:

 
Throwing a simple vessel- perfect for your succulents collection.

Throwing a simple vessel- perfect for your succulents collection.

Learn to make a plant pot and saucer

Thursday 24th August,­ 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

We're combining slab building and throwing on the potters wheel for this one. You will make pots (with intentional holes in the bottom) and saucers to protect the surface under your pot. Holly will demonstrate both techniques, plus extra tips and tricks for decorating with texture- then it’s your turn!

Thursday 7th September, 6pm - Decorate your pottery

You will return to decorate your pieces after they have been fired. We have lots of inspiration and images to trace.  Alternatively look on Pinterest for more examples.

 

Learn to make a fruit bowl

Thursday 21st September,­ 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

We're coupling press moulding and coiling to create simple yet stunning fruit bowls. Holly will demonstrate both techniques, plus extra tips and tricks for decorating with texture and a little bit of modelling too. All materials are provided for you to then give it a go!

Thursday 5th October, 6pm - Decorate your pottery

You will return to decorate your pieces after they have been fired.  We have lots of inspiration and images to trace.  Alternatively look on Pinterest for more examples.

A gorgeous example from Lakeside Pottery Studios.

A gorgeous example from Lakeside Pottery Studios.

 

Learn to create surface decoration.

Thursday 19th October ,­ 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

We're branching out from making to introduce you to decorating with slip*. You will be given a pre-handmade cylinder allowing you the whole session to experiment with surface design and pattern. Holly will demonstrate sgraffito, inlaying and feathering amongst other techniques. 

*Slip is a coloured, opaque liquid clay that you can paint onto the surface of your vessel and then carve into to reveal the natural colour of the clay below.

Please note, this is a single session workshop. Pieces will be clear glazed afterwards, ready to collect 4 weeks later.

 

Learn to make a hot chocolate mug and biscuit plate

Thursday 16th November,­ 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

We're mixing throwing and pulling handles (that's the bit you saw on the throw down that makes everyone giggle) to create your cup and plate set, perfect for those cosy evenings in. Holly will demonstrate both techniques, plus extra tips and tricks for embellishing. Then it’s your turn!

Thursday 7th December, 6pm - Decorate your pottery

You will return to decorate your pieces after they have been fired.  We have lots of inspiration and images to trace.  Alternatively look on Pinterest for more examples.

 

Book your session:

 

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FIRING YOUR THROWN OR HAND BUILT POTS

Please be aware that sometimes clay fired items can break or at worse explode in the kiln.  We try to control for these events but it is not always possible.  It is the charm but also the frustration of working with ceramics.