Hand building pottery course - 6 weeks
Cost:£280.00 per person
About this experience
Our six weeks courses focus on hand-building skills and covers all three techniques, slab-building, coiling and pinching. We will also learn about surface decoration and glazing.
The course is suitable for beginners or intermediate makers and is structured so that each week focuses on a different technique with a lot of emphasis on time for practice and experimenting with clay. Session 5 and 6 are dedicated to glazing and painting our pieces.
• Starting Monday 8th January 2024 – Ending Monday 12th February 2024
• Starting Monday 19th February 2024 – Ending Monday 25th March 2024
• Starting Tuesday 16th April 2024 – Ending on Tuesday 21st May 2024
• Starting Monday 3rd June 2024 – Ending Monday 8th July 2024
What might you make?
While discovering clay and experimenting with the pinching technique you could make small dishes which can become jewellery cups, tiny plants pots, small bowls, a pencil pot. When experimenting with the slab-building technique you might make a cup, a mug or a jug. With the coiling technique we can make many things such as bowl or plant pots!
About the teacher
Based in London, Lucile is an experienced primary school teacher, French potter and designer.
She fell in love with pottery by learning to throw at Crown Works studio and has been developing her style using throwing and hand building. Lucile’s love for clay was cultivated through various courses and studio set-ups in London since.
Inspired by shapes, colours and textures glimpsed during peaceful wanders in nature, Lucile loves to create a passionate community around clay, and brings this sunny energy to her classes and workshops.
We will provide all materials throughout the course, including aprons (although you are more than welcome to bring your own). All of our students use our earthenware clay, and have access to a full range of tools and glazes.
The glazing and firing of up to 8 pieces is included in the price of this course. We charge £10 per extra pot.
Now for the boring but important part. . .
All classes are refundable up until 28 days prior to the start of the course. After this we may be able to reschedule your course for a £50 admin fee. PLEASE NOTE: From 14 days prior, your course is non-refundable. We are a small, indpendent pottery studio and our courses run at capacity. Teachers and materials are organised in advance for the number of booked participants.
If the course does not have enough participants to run, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule the course. Please read our full terms and conditions HERE