It doesn’t matter which class you come to, you will find a friendly, sociable group of people with varying interests and skills, maybe drawing, painting or just messing about with clay. Newcomers are always welcome to join in and it doesn’t matter if you have no previous experience, there is something for everyone and you can join in as many or as few different classes as you want.
There’s an activity on most days of the week, see below for more details, and you are welcome to come to them all if you really want to learn intensively. For a casual drop-in you can join us and decorate a ready-made piece of pottery almost anytime between 10am and 5pm.
Tea and coffee are freely available, (and biscuits too, if someone remembers to bring them).
Art is a very relaxing and therapeutic pastime, so come along and join us, enjoy yourself, make some new friends and soothe away your stress.
Mondays 1pm – 4pm
A structured 2-3 hour class using specific exercises designed to develop paint and colour skills. Everyone in this class will be expected to produce work using the exercise of the day.
£7 per session
Wednesdays 1pm – 4pm
A structured 2-3 hour class using various still life collections designed to develop observation. Everyone in this class will be expected to use the exercise of the day.
£7 per session
Thursdays 1pm – 4pm
A relaxed 2 hour class where the subject, medium and style can be what you want. Help will be given to solve any problems as they arise.
£5 per session
Fridays 10am – 4pm
An all day class which can be joined at any time during the day for as long as you want. Suitable clay and tools will be provided to produce the item you want to make. Come along with your own ideas or choose from suggestions.
Sculptural modelling in 3D, modelling in 2D relief, slip-casting using bought-in moulds, slab building and coil building are all possible methods of producing your items. Moderate use of the potter’s wheel is included in this class. Glaze making can be demonstrated if needed, but ready made colours are always available.
£12 per day includes all materials and glazes. Kiln firing extra as needed.
POTTERY WHEEL HIRE per hour
Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings or weekends between 10am and 5pm
The pottery wheel can be hired at £10 per hour plus £5 per item to cover the clay, trimming and firing. Booking is essential for this activity.
You are welcome to bring your own clay and trim your own pots if you prefer. Firing will then be charged at £10 up to half a kiln load or £20 for a full kiln.