Pottery Workshops

 

Adult Pottery Workshops


As well as our regular term time classes we offer a developing programme of weekend and evening workshops, including workshops from invited guest tutors regarding their own personal approaches to design and technical construction of pieces.

Cost:  £40 (unless stated otherwise) including all materials and kiln-firing.  Suitable for all abilities.  The Tea Studio café will be open on Saturdays for refreshments.

How to book your course:   To book and pay please click on the preferred course link below – if you have a gift voucher please see bottom of page for further instructions. By booking on a course you are confirming that you have read and agree to our payment terms and conditions, cancellation, refunds and privacy policy set out at the bottom of the page.


MAKE YOUR OWN CERAMIC LAMP with Angie Hardwick
Come along to this workshop to create your own ceramic table lamp! Angie will teach you how to use coloured slip decoration and slab building techniques, you piece will then be finished with a clear glaze to create a glossy and professional finish.
Your lamp will be suitable for electrical fittings or a battery powered light, but no accessories are included in the price. Fittings can be purchased by following the link in the booking description.

Thursday 21st February 2019
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
£35
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FULL DAY SCULPTURE WORKSHOP ~ with Krishna Alageswaran
In this workshop Krishna will show you how to make a stylised human head/bust.  Ideal for new or experienced potters who want to make a sculptural piece – maybe a more abstract piece of work or a figure with your own personal style (without the worry of trying to make a sculpture in the likeness of a model sat in front of you!).  The piece will be decorated using slip and then left to for firing/clear glazed.  Suitable for beginners or more experienced potters.

‘Most enjoyable, I learnt a lot. Very pleasant and friendly class’.

Saturday 23rd February 2019
10.00 am – 3.30 pm
£40
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Pottery, Art HouseTHROWING ON THE WHEEL WORKSHOPS
An introduction to the techniques of throwing on an electric potter’s wheel.  Our classes are small (maximum of 10 people, 10 wheels) so you will get plenty of demonstrations and input from our tutors.

Your pieces will be left to dry and then a simple glaze added by Art House staff before firing – ready for collection three weeks after the workshop.

Suitable for beginners or those with some experience.

Saturday 9th March 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Saturday 9th March 2019
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Saturday 30th March 2019 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Saturday 30th March 2019
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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FULL DAY WORKSHOP:  SCULPTURE/STANDING ANIMAL with Krishna Alageswaran
In this workshop Krishna will show you how to make a standing animal sculpture.  Given the difficulties of making a standing figure we will be focussing on hippos, elephants and rhinos (so no gazelles, dogs, cats or similar thin legged beasts please!).

Ideal for students who have done some pottery before and who want to develop their sculptural work further.

Saturday 23rd March 2019
10.00 am – 3.30 pm
£40
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THE POTTERY EXPERIENCE
This workshop will introduce you to some traditional hand-building techniques and give you the opportunity to have a guided session on the electric potter’s wheel.

In the morning by you will start to make a hand built project, such as a lidded container. After a short break for a complementary cup of tea or coffee, it will be time to have a go on the wheel.
After an hour break for lunch, you will return to finish off your hand built project. All under excellent tuition and guidance from our in house tutors.

At the end of the workshop, you can pick what colour you would like you pots to be glazed in, they will then be ready to collect 3 weeks later.

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This workshop has been designed for beginners, but is also suitable for those who have some experience.

Saturday 6th April 2019
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
£65
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Saturday 27th April 2019
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
£65
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Saturday 8th June 2019
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
£65
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BAUHAUS with Amanda Packham and James Clarkson (from S1 Artspace)
With the Bauhaus School of Design celebrating its centenary this year, in conjunction with S1 Artspace, we felt we should provide a creative opportunity to make some bauhaus design inspired ceramics.     This short course over two weekends will include:

  • An introduction to the Bauhaus ethics, techniques and concepts
  • Demonstrations and drawing exercises to produce templates to be used for your ceramic pieces
  • Slab build techniques
  • Slip application
  • The second session will include an introduction to Bauhaus use of colour within the design, use of underglazes, wax resist and glaze application.

Each student will complete two pieces of work that can be collected after 2 weeks.

Click here to find out more about S1 Artspace

Saturday 30th March & 6th April 2019 (2 sessions)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday 30th
10:00 am – 12:00 noon Saturday 6th
£65 SPECIAL PRICING FOR 2 DAY WORKSHOP
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THE SLIPPED SURFACE with Victoria Claire Dawes
This short course over two weekends will introduce the use of slips and under-glaze. In week one students will learn application methods and produce tile samples. With our results on week two simple hand-built forms will be transformed through surface design, creating complex and dynamic pieces with simple techniques.

This course is suitable for beginners looking to produce their first piece or for more advanced students who would like to develop their surface design.

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Saturday 13th & 20th April 2019 (2 sessions)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
£65  SPECIAL PRICING FOR 2 DAY WORKSHOP
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FULL DAY WORKSHOP:  SCULPTURE/SEATED FIGURE with Krishna Alageswaran
In this workshop Krishna will show you how to make a seated figure.  Ideal for beginners or students who have done some pottery before and who want to develop their sculptural work further.

Saturday 27th April 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
£50
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Payments: All courses or workshops must be fully paid in advance and all major cheques, cash and credit/debit cards are acceptable methods of payment. To pay by cheque please click here to download a booking form and send back with a cheque made payable to “St Matthews House Ltd”.  You can also drop in Monday-Friday from 11am-3pm to pay in person.

Cancellation and refunds: If you wish to cancel your place on a workshop you must do so at least 14 days before the workshop starts in order to receive a full refund. Cancellation must be made in writing or email. If you require a refund we will charge £15 administrative fee.  Alternatively you may transfer your booking to another course free of charge.

If you cancel your place less than 14 days before your workshop starts, you will only receive a refund of 50% fee (or 50% of the fee value to transfer to an alternative course or workshop).  If you require a refund we will charge a further £15 administrative fee.

After a workshop begins we do not offer any refund unless in exceptional circumstances.

If we have to cancel a course for any reason, then you will receive a full refund.

If you have an Art House gift voucher please follow the instructions below:

• Pay the full price of the course online.
• Email us prior to the course date to tell us you have used a voucher.
• Bring the voucher with you on the day to receive your cash back.

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