Pottery Workshops

 

Pottery Studio – 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.


 Workshops with guest potters

Karin sculpture 2

FULL DAY SCULPTURE WORKSHOP ~ with Karin Hessenberg
A full day workshop “Shape & Movement in the Human Figure”.  A series of small figures in clay from a selection of short poses. Students may choose all or some of their sculptures for firing.

This session will include a life model.

Saturday 26th August 2017 (£65)
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
 FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 23rd September 2017 (£65)
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
BOOK HERE!

Saturday 25th November 2017 (£65)
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
BOOK HERE!


Meghan Downs5CERAMIC TILE WORKSHOP ~ with Meghan Downs
As part of the pottery summer school Meghan will be running a two workshops.  The first will be carving textures and drawings into a plaster slab to create a textured ceramic tile.

 


Tuesday 29th August 2017
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost:  £40
BOOK HERE!


Trudy Weir image

JAPANESE INSPIRED DISHES AND SERVING PLATES ~ with Trudy Weir
Trudy will lead a workshop involving a technique using several different clay bodies to create an interesting patterned slab from which your own unique piece can be fashioned.

 

Wednesday 30th August 2017
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost:  £40
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Meghan Downs3SLAB BUILDING WORKSHOP ~ with Meghan Downs
In this second workshop Meghan will show you how to build a small slab pot, using the plaster slab as a way of decorating the surface.

 


Friday 1st September 2017

1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost:  £40
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Angie Hardwick beach hutINSPIRED BY THE BEACH with Angie Hardwick

Create your own ceramic beach hut inspired by potter Mark Smith.  In this 2.5 hour workshop you will learn imprinting and applying techniques to create decoration and slab building skills to construct a personalised beach hut.
Cost: £25

Saturday 16th September 2017

10.00am – 12.30pm
BOOK HERE! for the morning session

1.30pm – 4.00pm
BOOK HERE! for the afternoon session 


Art House in-house workshop programme

Pottery, Art HouseTHROWING ON THE WHEEL
An introduction to the techniques of throwing on an electric potter’s wheel.  Our classes are small (max 8 people) so you will get plenty of input from our tutors.  Come and give it a try and maybe you’ll be on the BBC Pottery Throw-down next year! Suitable for beginners or those with some experience.

Saturday 9th September 2017 (£40)  
10am – 12pm
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Saturday 9th September 2017 (£40)  
2pm – 4pm
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Saturday 7th October 2017 (£40)  
10am – 12pm
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Saturday 7th October 2017 (£40)  
2pm – 4pm
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Teapot workshop1

BUILD A TEAPOT WORKSHOP
Come and join us to make, assemble and decorate a tea pot. You will be taken through the steps of attaching handles, spouts and lids and taught decorative painting skills to personalise your pot whilst enjoying a special Bird House tea of your choice from the Tea Studio Cafe.  Your tea pot will then be kiln fired to stoneware temperature to enable you to use it at home or give it as a gift.  Suitable for beginners or those with some experience.

teapot

Saturday 9th September 2017 (£40)
10am – 1pm
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Saturday 30th September 2017 (£40)
10am – 1pm
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mike-scown-raku-1RAKU with Mike Scown
Raku is a firing technique that originated in 16th Century Japan. It involves rapidly heating pots up in a small kiln before removing them and placing them into beds of sawdust. The pots are so hot that the sawdust bursts into flames, staining the surface of the pots with smoke and producing dramatic and unpredictable effects in glazes. Pots fired in this way are typically regarded as decorative works of art rather than being functional since they remain water porous due to the low firing temperature.
Experience the process of Raku as you decorate and participate in the firing of unique and beautiful handmade pieces.

The cost of the workshop will include one pot for decoration – if you require additional pots to decorate these will be available for £5 each. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience.

Saturday 19th August (£40)
10am – 1pm
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More to follow…


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 course you must do so at least 14 days before the course 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 within 14 days of commencement of the course you will only receive a refund of 50% course fee (or 50% of the fee value to transfer to an alternative course).  If we are forced to cancel a course then you will receive a full refund with no administrative fee deducted.

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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