Pottery Workshops

 

Pottery Workshops (Adults)


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 includes 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.


THE POTTERY EXPERIENCE (FULL DAY)
This full-day workshop will provide a great introduction to traditional hand-building techniques and give you 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 potter’s 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.

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

Saturday 24th August
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 5th October
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
£75
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Wednesday 30th October 2019
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
£75
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Saturday 9th November
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
£75
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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.

£40

Saturday 14th September
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Saturday 14th September
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Saturday 12th October
10.00 am – 12.00 pm
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Saturday 12th October
2.00pm – 4.00pm
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Pottery workshops/short-courses (Adults) – September 2019 onwards


PORTRAIT SCULPTURE THREE DAY WORKSHOP ~ with Karin Hessenberg
On this short course students will create a full size portrait sculpture in clay, using an armature.  Students will spend two whole days working from the life model.  The extra half day will be used to prepare the sculpture for firing.

All materials and some tools will be provided, though students will need to bring an armature and are advised to bring their own tools if they have them.  Instructions for making an inexpensive armature will be provided on booking.

 

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th September 2019, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Saturday 14th September 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
£185
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FULL DAY SCULPTURE: HEAD AND SHOULDERS
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 5th October 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
£50
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FULL DAY SCULPTURE: SEATED FIGURE 

In this workshop Krishna will show you how to make a seated figure.  Figures will be slip decorated and then left to dry before clear glazing and ready for collection after 3 weeks.

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

Saturday 9th November
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
£50
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GLAZING: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

An introduction into the complex world of glaze chemistry, this workshop will leave participants equipped will all the knowledge they need to get started in mixing their own glazes. Learn all about:

 

  • The materials that go into making a glaze
  • Sample glaze recipes
  • How they’re mixed, applied, and fired to a range of different temperatures
  • How to test glazes for durability
  • How to troubleshoot common glaze defects
  • And much more!

Thursday 31st October
10.00am – 4.00pm

£65
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FULL DAY SCULPTURE: PERCHED BIRDS 

In this workshop Krishna will show you how to make a perched bird.  Birds will be slip decorated and then left to dry before clear glazing and ready for collection after 3 weeks.

Suitable from beginners.

Saturday 30th November
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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