All Levels

Summer Classes and Workshops

Four Weekly Summer Classes

The Clay Studio is running some special summer classes for adults on a Tuesday and Wednesday over the summer. There are 6 choices and you can sign up for as many as you wish. You can choose between beginners and intermediate classes. All are priced at £130 for each 4-week block:

  • Tuesday 20/07/21 – 10/08/21, 9 – 12 noon – Beginners – FULL
  • Tuesday 20/07/21 – 10/08/21, 1 – 4 pm – Beginners
  • Tuesday 20/07/21 – 10/08/21, 6:30 – 9:30 pm – Beginners – FULL
  • Wednesday 21/07/21 – 11/08/21, 9 – 12 noon – Intermediate
  • Wednesday 21/07/21 – 11/08/21, 1 – 4 pm – Intermediate
  • Wednesday 21/07/21 – 11/08/21, 6:30 – 9:30 pm – Intermediate

All classes are limited to 10 people in each, suitably distanced etc. Please refer to our Covid-19 guidelines for more details of our safety measures.

Whether you’ve done pottery before, or you’d like to dip your toe in the water for the first time, you’re all very welcome! Our minimum age is 18 for this classes.

Summer Weekly Classes are bookable by clicking HERE

 

Succulent/Cactus Pot and Slabbed Vase Workshops

These workshops provides a wonderful opportunity to make a very special pot for a succulent or cactus, or a slabbed vase. They are suitable for both beginners and more experienced potters.  As well as making your pot or vase, you will also decorate it using paper resist, wax resist or sgraffito (carving a pattern) using coloured slips. Lara’s expertise in surface decoration comes to the fore, as you will be guided step-by step through these processes. These half-day workshops are open to adults only (16+), and are a great activity to share with a friend.

These workshops are led by Lara, who is also a professional textile designer and printer.

Your unique and very special pieces will be ready to collect, after two firings and glazing, a few weeks later.

The cost includes teaching, materials, glazing, firing and refreshments.

“Geoff and I attended our first class this morning with Lara and we both had a thoroughly enjoyable time! She’s a lovely person and a great teacher – at once instructive, encouraging and full of good suggestions.”

These workshops provide a great opportunity for a “Taster Session” if you are contemplating joining a class. There is nothing like a full hands-on experience, working within a group of like-minded people, and getting a good feel for the facilities, energy and atmosphere of the studio.

Succulent or Cactus Pot Workshop – Thursday 22nd July 2021 9am-12noon £75: BOOK HERE

Slabbed Vase Workshop – Thursday 29th July 2021 9am-12noon £75: BOOK HERE

 

Children’s Introductory Workshop

This workshop is aimed at children aged 8-13.  It provides a wonderful opportunity to make a piece of pottery to keep. Your child will be guided step-by step through the making process.

Your child’s unique and very special piece will be ready to collect, after two firings and glazing, a few weeks later.

The cost includes teaching, materials, glazing, firing and refreshments.

These workshops are led by Lara, who is also a professional textile designer and printer.

Thursday 5th August 2021 10 am-12noon £45: BOOK HERE

 

Throwing Workshop open to All

This throwing workshop is for those who wish to brush up their skills on the potter’s wheel, or for complete beginners who can come along and try the potter’s wheel for the first time. You can keep a maximum of two pots. We will recycle any other pots your have made. The pots you keep will be glazed for you and you can pick them up a few weeks later. This is included in the price. For current students at The Clay Studio, you can choose how many pots to keep, with the rest being recycled, and you can turn and glaze these retained pots in your weekly class.

Monday 9th August 2021 9am-1pm £90: WAITING LIST

Throwing workshops are open only to adults (16+), with a maximum of 7 attendees. These workshops include teaching and refreshments, and are led by Susana Garcia

 

Intermediate Throwing Workshops

For intermediate throwers with some experience who wish to improve, we have organised two summer workshops running from 9am – 5pm, with a break for lunch. You should be able to centre your clay and have a basic knowledge of throwing.

You will learn to wedge your clay, practice repeat throwing, throwing tall with coils, look at rims, feet, surface and throwing marks using tools. We will also try to address any particular throwing needs you may have on the day, time permitting.

You can keep a maximum of 3-4 pots depending on size. Weather permitting, it may be possible for you to turn your pots during the afternoon. We will recycle any other pots you have made.  The price does not include clay, glaze and firing – all finished work will be charged at 60p/100g.  Refreshments included but please bring your own lunch.

Monday 26th July 2021 9am-1pm £150: WAITING LIST

Monday 2nd August 2021 9am-1pm £150: BOOK HERE

Throwing workshops are open only to adults (16+), with a maximum of 7 attendees. These workshops include teaching and refreshments, and are led by Susana Garcia

 

Please note you can make multiple selections on one booking by clicking “Select more”.

19th April - 12th July 2021

Monday

Morning: 9am – 12noon:

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Afternoon: 1pm – 4pm:

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Evening: 7pm – 10pm:

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20th April - 13th July 2021

Tuesday

Morning: 9am – 12noon:

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Afternoon: 1pm – 4pm:

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Evening: 7pm – 10pm:

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21st April - 14th July 2021

Wednesday

Morning: 9am – 12noon:

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Afternoon: 1pm – 4pm:

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Evening: 7pm – 10pm:

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22nd April - 15th July 2021

Thursday

Morning: 9am – 12noon:

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Afternoon: 1pm – 4pm:

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Evening: 7pm – 10pm:

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23rd April - 16th July 2021

Friday

Morning: 9am – 12noon:

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Beginner’s Afternoon: 1pm – 4pm:

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