Evening Classes

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

£40 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.

* If you cannot make your assigned painting session, there will be the option to decorate your pieces with coloured slips on the day you make them. Please let Holly know at the start of your session, or mention it to us when you book.


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.


Holly Johns

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:

 

Our much anticipated late 2019 sessions have just launched below, so read on to find out more!

If you'd like to give someone the gift of making, you can purchase gift vouchers in the shop or over the phone.


Learn to make a Serving Bowl - £40pp

Thursday 18th July, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Would you like a great conversation starter at your dinner parties? In this class you’ll learn all you need to know to create a beautiful serving dish, which will be perfect for pasta, salads, or even roast potatoes! 

Combining slab building and coiling methods, we will guide you through making your own jaw-dropping centre piece for those gorgeous summer evenings.

Thursday 1st August, 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.

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Image courtesy of  TagliaferroCeramics

Image courtesy of TagliaferroCeramics

Learn to make a Supper Serving Board - £40pp

Thursday 15th August, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Create a beautiful supper serving set, including a platter to serve cheese and grapes on, and dip bowls for your favourite garnishes and chutney.

Throughout this class, you’ll be throwing on the potter’s wheel, pinching and coiling clay to create ceramic pieces for your summertime suppers.

Thursday 5th 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 Utensil Holder and Spoon Rest - £40pp

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Thursday 19th September , 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Get ready for those Autumnal stews and make yourself a utensil holder and a spoon rest for all of those winter warmers coming up! This class involves slab building techniques, as well as having an opportunity to throw on our potter’s wheel.

Thursday 3rd 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.


Learn to make a Set of Coasters and a Mug - £40pp

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Thursday 17th October, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

It’s starting to get cold so why not make yourself a new coffee mug and coasters to get excited about those chilly mornings and to jazz up your coffee table! In this session, you will make a mug, including the all-important pulling of handles, and a set of 4 coasters.  

This is a predominantly a throwing evening, so we’ll try and get you on the potter’s wheel as much as possible, in the mean time you can be working on your coasters and handles!

Thursday 7th November, 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.



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Learn to make a Winter Hot Chocolate Mug and Biscuit Plate - £40pp

Thursday 21st November, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

It’s nearly Christmas! Hot chocolates are flowing and fires are on. Imagine how nice it would be to cosy up with your own handmade mug! As well as making a hot chocolate mug you will also make that all important biscuit plate! 

This is a predominantly a throwing evening, so we’ll try and get you on the potter’s wheel as much as possible, whilst in the mean time you can be working on your plates and handles!  

Thursday 5th 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.


 

 To book a place, enquire below, and we’ll get back to you.

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Accessibility
Our potters wheels are situated in our downstairs space, which is only accessible by our stairs. Please tick here to confirm you are aware of this and all in your group are comfortable to use stairs. If you have any concerns about this, please contact us.

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.