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 2019 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.


 Image courtesy of  https://www.kjpottery.com

Image courtesy of https://www.kjpottery.com

Learn to make a Soup Bowl and Side Plate - £40pp

Thursday 17th January,­ 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

It’s a new year, so why not try something new! Learn how to create yourself a winter warming soup bowl and plate! 

This class is focused around throwing on a potter’s wheel, as well as hand building techniques. You’ll have Holly guiding you through each stage of making to create a beautiful bowl and plate set.

Thursday 7th February, 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.


 Image courtesy of  JenSmithCeramicsShop

Image courtesy of JenSmithCeramicsShop

Learn to make a pair of Love Mugs - £40pp

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

Whether you’re single or loved up this time of year, why not come and make a pair of beautiful mugs! 

In this class you’ll be mainly on the pottery wheel whilst also pulling handles to create your pair of lovely mugs. Whilst you’re waiting to get on the potter’s wheel Holly will tell you how to pull your handles and also how to use the pinching technique to make a little mug!

This class has been quick to sell out in the past – get in touch soon to avoid missing out.

Thursday 7th March, 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 Breakfast Set- mug, bowl and plate - £40pp

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

You’ll learn skills galore in this stonker of a session! We’re mixing throwing, slab building, press moulding and pulling handles to create your breakfast set, perfect for a lazy Sunday morning treat! 

In this class you will learn a whole variety of techniques – but don’t worry Holly will be there to help you at every stage!

 A simple set by @madriguerraworkshop - we’ll be aiming for bigger bowls!

A simple set by @madriguerraworkshop - we’ll be aiming for bigger bowls!

Thursday 4th April, 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 Planter and a Cacti Pot - £40pp

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

It’s nearly summer so 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 cactus or succulent planter.

Thursday 2nd 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.


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Learn to make a Pimm’s Jug - £40pp

Thursday 16th May, 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

In this class you will be getting all excited for summer by creating your very own perfect Pimm’s jug! The jug will be plenty big enough to fit all that important fruit in, too! Throughout the evening you will use slab building techniques to create your jug. You will also have the chance to have a go on the potter’s wheel to create a fab little Pimm’s beaker! 

Thursday 6th 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 Tapas Set - £40pp

Thursday 20th June, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Make the most of the summer sun by making beautiful pottery to accompany those warm light evenings with friends and family.

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, and once it turns colder you’ll be able to bring them inside for that cosy ‘hygge’ atmosphere.

Thursday 4th 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 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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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.