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.


 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 2018 sessions have just launched below!

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


 The bird seems happy with this feeder by  Cheryl Wolff

The bird seems happy with this feeder by Cheryl Wolff

Learn to make a bird feeder

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

Put your handbuilding techniques to the test with this wonderful workshop making a bird feeder from slabs that your feathered friends will love!

Holly will demonstrate all the skills you'll need, plus extra tips and tricks for embellishing. Then it’s your turn!

We've had lots of interest in this session already, so book soon to avoid disappointment.

Thursday 3rd May, 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. 

Fact of the day: Not only can birds can see more colours than us, they can also see colours that are invisible to humans (a great excuse to really go to town on the painting!).


 A matching set of bowls by @sheldonceramics

A matching set of bowls by @sheldonceramics

Learn to make a set of tapas and nibbles bowls

SOLD OUT - Thursday 17th May,­ 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

A throwing and pinching focused session, to create a  simple and stylish set of small bowls, thinking ahead to nibbles in the garden on a warm summer's evening. Holly will demonstrate both techniques, plus extra tips and tricks for embellishing. Then it’s your turn!

Thursday 7th June, 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 set of tapas and nibbles bowls

SOLD OUT - Thursday 21st June,­ 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Due to popular demand we're running a second month of this rewarding workshop. A throwing and pinching focused session, to create a  simple and stylish set of small bowls, thinking ahead to nibbles in the garden on a warm summer's evening. Holly will demonstrate both techniques, plus extra tips and tricks for embellishing. Then it’s your turn!

Thursday 5th July, 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 alfresco dining accessories

Thursday 19th July,­ 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Make the most of the last summer sun by making beautiful pottery to accompany those warm light evening meals outdoors. 

You’ll use a mixture of alternative techniques from slabbing, pinching and throwing in this class to create a set of dipping bowls and tea light holders to be used outside to create a warm atmosphere and once it turns colder you’ll be able to bring them inside for that cosy ‘hygge’ dining.

Thursday 2nd 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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Learn to make plant pots

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

Summer is in full swing and why not make a lovely planter for your favourite plant? 

Using slab techniques, you’ll be creating one medium sized planter with a saucer, as well as this you’ll be able to have a go on the pottery wheel to create yourself a mini cacti planter

Thursday 6th 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.


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Learn to make a fruit bowl

Thursday 20th September,­ 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Brighten up your kitchen with a hand made and painted fruit bowl! Channel those summer vibes to create a vibrant fruity centre piece.

In this class, you’ll be using slab building techniques to create your own fruit bowl. You’ll also have a go at throwing your own little bowl to serve your fancy fruit salad in. 

Thursday 4th 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.


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Learn to make a hot chocolate mug and biscuit plate

Thursday 18th October,­ 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Cosy up with your own handmade hot chocolate Mug and treat plate! This class has been proven to be a quick seller in the past – get in touch to avoid missing out.

For those chilly evenings, what could be better than having a warm hot chocolate and a couple of biscuits? In this class, you’ll be having a go on the potter’s wheel to create your mug as well as using hand building techniques to make your treat plate.

Thursday 1st 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.


* 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.


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.