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 *

 

 

For ages 16+

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 2020 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 Soup Bowl and Garnish Bowl - £40pp

Thursday 16th 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 a smaller bowl for garnishes.

This class is focused around both 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 set.

Thursday 6th 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.

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Learn to make a Hanging Planter - £40pp

Image courtesy of  Shelly Honey

Image courtesy of Shelly Honey

Thursday 20th February, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

We’ve put a bit of a twist on our usual planter evening class! Fancy making your own hanging planter? If so, this evening class is for you! 

Using slab techniques, you’ll be creating one medium sized hanging planter. 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 5th 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 - a bowl, plate, & cup - £40pp

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Thursday 19th 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!

Thursday 2nd 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.


Learn to make a Large Planter and Cacti Pot - £40pp

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Thursday 16th April, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Our evening classes wouldn’t be complete without our classic planter session - always our most popular! 

You’ll learn how to slab build and large planter, and have a chance to get on the potters’ wheel to throw a little cacti or succulent pot too. 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!

Thursday 7th 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.


Learn to make a Mug and Set of 4 Coasters - £40pp

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

The perfect way to Spring Clean your coffee table – a new set to brighten it up! 

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 4th 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.


Learn to make a Set of Tapas Bowls and Small Serving Board - £40pp

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Thursday 18th June, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

We’re bringing it back again this summer, so come and join us to make a lovely set of tapas bowls to accompany you on your summer alfresco dining evenings. 

 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 2nd 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.


Learn to make a Set of Tapas Bowls and Small Serving Board- £40pp

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Thursday 16th July, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

We’re going to run this session twice due to its popularity last year!  

 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 6th 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.

 


 

 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.