Workshops

Ceramic workshops are the perfect outlet to relax, have fun and let your creativity flow!

The ability to craft an object from the materials found beneath our feet is truly incredible. The processes involved with making ceramics, such as working on the potters wheel, are often seen as therapeutic and relaxing. Allowing your mind to drift into creativity and ‘switch off’ from work or home life for a small amount of time is beneficial to a positive mental well-being. Ceramics is often used in art therapy and there are many ways in which working with clay can improve your daily life, such as:

  • reduce stress

  • improve focus

  • improve optimism

  • reduce pain from arthritis

  • and improve sociability

The available workshops offer a welcoming space; open to creativity, making bfriends and having fun, and if this also includes health benefits, then this is a bonus!

Below is a list of the workshops I will be offering at my studio in South Fawley, OX129NL 9NL

If you would like to book onto a workshop please fill in the contact form , detailing which workshop you would like to attend and a date request.

THE CLAY KIT

This Clay Kit is the perfect gift to yourself or friends that love a creative activity. These airdrying craft kits are suitable for 1 or 2 people and are great for first time ceramicists as well as those who have never worked with clay before.The Clay kit includes:

- 1.5kg of Air drying clay

- 8 pottery tools

- 1 paintbrush

- 12 acrylic paints

- and an information pack with tips and guidance through 4 ceramics processes.

Therefore, you have everything you need for the making and painting of your ceramic sculptures. All work made with The Clay Kit is to be decorative and not functional due to the process of working with air dry clay. The Clay Kit is suitable for children and adults, but please remove sharp tools before allowing children to make.

BOOKABLE WORKSHOPS

  • 10- week pottery course at Swindon College

Weekly 2 hr sessions starting September 2022 

£180 (All materials included)
All abilities welcome
Hone your skills in your preferred method of construction. Ideal if you are interested in learning the processes behind making ceramics. During this course you will cover hand building techniques, pinch pots, coiling, slab building, beginner throwing, 3D sculpture in clay, using press moulds and decorating techniques including the use of glaze. All levels and abilities welcome.
To book onto this course please click here: https://www.newcollege.ac.uk/course/pottery-full-course/FF2623T

 

  • One-off Throwing workshop
1.5hr session
£25 for one person, £40 for two

This is a one-off session offering students a chance to go on the pottery wheel. This workshop is suitable for first time ceramicists, as well as returners.

Support will be provided from myself - a ceramic graduate and previous interning teacher of art, as well as peers if booked as a pair; working in a supportive and friendly environment; learning from each other and sharing ideas.

Whilst having a go at throwing is unique and super fun; it can be difficult but students will finish the workshop with at least one item thrown.

Work will dry and be fired, and will be ready for collection 3 weeks after the workshop. If students would like to glaze their work this will require a further session booking.

If you would like to book onto this workshop please fill in the contact form, detailing ‘one-off throwing workshop’.

  • One-off Hand building workshop

1.5hr session
£25 for one person, £40 for two


This is a one-off session offering students a chance to make something with clay exploring hand building techniques. This workshop is suitable for first time ceramicists, as well as returners.


Support will be provided from myself - a ceramic graduate and previous interning teacher of art, as well as peers if booked as a pair; working in a supportive and friendly environment; learning from each other and sharing ideas.


The term hand building covers many techniques; some can be quick and some can take more time, so students can either work on one piece over the session or multiple smaller pieces.Work will dry and be fired, and will be ready for collection 3 weeks after the workshop. If students would like to glaze their work this will require a further session booking.If you would like to book onto this workshop please fill in the contact form , detailing ‘one-off hand building workshop’.

    • One-off glazing workshop

    1.5hr session

    £25 for one person, £40 for two

    This is a one-off session offering students a chance to glaze work made in previous workshops or courses.

    Support will be provided from myself - a ceramic graduate and previous interning teacher of art, as well as peers if booked as a pair; working in a supportive and friendly environment; learning from each other and sharing ideas.

    All work previously made will have been fired and now will be suitable for glazing. I have a range of Earthenware glazes available that can be layered, mixed or applied singularly. Students can bring their own glazes with prior messages to confirm.

    Work will be fired after glaze application, and will be ready for collection 3 weeks after the workshop.

    If you would like to book onto this workshop please fill in the contact form, detailing ‘one-off glazing workshop’.

    • Corporate/Team Building Workshops

    price on request

    These workshops offer work or social groups the chance to experiment with clay in a relaxing and fun environment. Students will be introduced to hand-building techniques at the start of the session, where they will then work individually on their own projects, whilst supporting their peers through their creations. Students will also use coloured clay, and tools to add texture and colour to their pieces before firing.

    This course is suitable for first time ceramicists, as well as returners, as students can work to their own goals and with the appropriate amount of guidance.

    Support will be provided from myself - a ceramic graduate and previous interning teacher of art, as well as fellow students in the group; working in a supportive and friendly environment; learning from each other and sharing ideas.

    The term hand-building describes any form of making using only your hand and tools. This can include; coiling, slab building, sculpting and pinching; all of which you will be introduced to in your workshop.

    Students will have the opportunity to return on a bookable session to glaze and decorate pieces, or the completed work can be clear glazed for collection within 2-3 weeks.

    If you would like to book onto this workshop please fill in the contact form , detailing ‘corporate/team building workshops’, and please provide any specific requirements as workshops are flexible and bespoke.

    Or for ‘zoom’ appropriate workshops; check out THE CLAY KIT at the top of the page!

    • Hen Parties

    1.5hr session

    £15 per adult

    Minimum 6, Maximum 12 students

    Additions can be provided at extra cost e.g. drinks

    Looking for a fun and creative Hen Party?

    These workshops offer hen parties the chance to experiment with clay in a celebratory and fun environment. Students will be introduced to hand-building techniques at the start of the session, where they will then work individually on their own projects, whilst supporting their peers through their creations. Students will also use coloured clay, and tools to add texture and colour to their piece before firing.

    This course is suitable for first time ceramicists, as well as returners, as students can work to their own desired achievements and the with appropriate amount of guidance.

    Support will be provided from myself - a ceramic graduate and previous interning teacher of art, as well as fellow students in the group; working in a supportive and friendly environment; learning from each other and sharing ideas.

    The term hand-building describes any form of making using only your hand and tools. This can include; coiling, slab building, sculpting and pinching; all of which you will be introduced to in your workshop.

    Students will have the opportunity to return on a bookable session to glaze and decorate pieces, or the completed work can be clear glazed for collection within 2-3 weeks.

    If you would like to book onto this workshop please fill in the contact form , detailing ‘hen parties’, and please provide any specific requirements and/or the theme of the party, as workshops are flexible and bespoke.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • Course must be paid in full at time of the booking. Payment information will be forwarded after receiving booking request.

    • Bookings are non-refundable

    • Firing and drying of work can take 2-3 weeks

    • Due to the nature of the material, sadly breakages do sometimes occur. This is sometimes unavoidable and we can not guarantee all makings will survive the firing.

    • If workshops are cancelled by myself, a refund will be issued.

    • There is no disabled access and students will need to use a step to access the workshop space.

    • Students will informed of the Health and Safety guidelines for the studio at the start of the workshop and will be provided with appropriate safety equipment when required. General Health and Safety is at the students own risk.

    • All children taking part in the workshops must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

    • Please by mindful, unless private bookings are made, students may not be the only guests in the studio space.