Pottery Workshops

 

Pottery Studio – Workshops and Taster Sessions


As well as our regular term time classes we offer a developing programme of weekend and evening workshops, including introductory sessions to allow new students the opportunity to try before signing up to a full course, to 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.


 Workshops with guest potters

Candlesticks Helen Pollitt 1THROWING CANDLESTICKS ~ HELEN POLLITT
2 DAY WORKSHOP

This workshop will be suitable for people who are already confident at throwing small pieces (like a cup or a bowl) and would like to develop their skills and learn how to throw a candlestick.

Candlesticks Helen Pollitt 2In order to apply finer detail to the candlesticks this will be done over two days so that turning and applying handles can be done once the pots are leather hard.  

Day 1  –  10-1 pm  Following a demonstration by the tutor you will be able to have practice and tuition to throw your own candlesticks.  

Day 2 – 10 -12 pm Following a demonstrations by the tutor you be able to turn your leather hard candlesticks and apply decoration and or handle

Saturday 29th April 2017 – 10am – 1pm and
Sunday 30th April 2017 – 10am – 12noon
Cost:  £50
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Otakar.Sliva.Horses Roger BellWHY USE PAPER CLAY?  A WORKSHOP WITH ROGER BELL

This practical workshop will start by defining ‘paper clay’ and what are the advantages (and disadvantages) of using it. Specifically it will identify those forms and combinations of materials which are impossible or very difficult to achieve with ‘plain’ clay.

The workshop will demonstrate alternative methods of producing paper clay whilst there will be plenty of time for students to experience working with the clay.

Some experience of working with clay is useful but not essential.

Saturday 27th May 2017 (£40)
10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
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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!

Saturday 22nd April 2017 (£40)
10am – 12noon
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Saturday 20th May 2017 (£40)
10am – 12noon
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Saturday 20th May 2017 (£40)
2pm – 4pm
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Saturday 3rd June 2017 (£40)
10am – 12noon
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Saturday 24th June 2017 (£40)
10am – 12noon
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Saturday 24th June 2017 (£40)
2pm – 4pm
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Robert ackerleySCULPTURE WORKSHOP

This session will be facilitated by tutor and will use a clothed life model.

In this workshop you will make clay portraits of our sitter at 50% life size. With the use of traditional techniques and helpful tuition and guidance you’ll be surprised and delighted at what can be achieved.

 


Saturday 22nd April 2017 (£30)
10am – 1pm
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Saturday 13th May 2017 (£30)
10am – 1pm
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Saturday 17th June 2017 (£30)
10am – 1pm
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TilesTILE MAKING & CARVING 

Come and learn the meticulous craft of tile carving. In this relaxing and engrossing workshop, you will learn how to create a beautiful, relief carved piece which can then be used as a hot plate, or hung as wall piece or house number. Very avid makers are able to make a few to use as coasters, or to be joined together as a larger piece.

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Saturday 1st April 2017 (£40)
10am – 1pm
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Saturday 20th May 2017 (£40)
10am – 1pm
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Saturday 24th June 2017 (£40)
10am – 1pm
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mike-scown-raku-1RAKU with Mike Scown

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.


Saturday 1st April  (£40) – CHANGE OF DATE FROM PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED

10am – 1pm
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Saturday 13th May (£40)
10am – 1pm
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Saturday 17th June (£40)
10am – 1pm
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Saturday 8th July (£40)
10am – 1pm
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More to follow…


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 10am-4pm to pay in person.


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.

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 you will only receive a refund of 50% course fee.

If we are forced to cancel a course then you will receive a full refund with no administrative fee deducted.

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