Classes & Courses

  • Thursday morning course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    Thu, 7 Feb 2019, 10:30 –

    Thu, 7 Mar 2019, 13:30

    This five week course, run by Fiona, is suitable for beginners as an introduction to working creatively with clay, and also for those who would like a refresher. If you've been on a course before you are welcome to join the course to explore and develop your skills and ideas in more depth. It will run each Thursday morning from 10.30 til 1.30 for five weeks. We will cover different approaches to handbuilding including the traditional method of coil building, using press moulds, and throwing on the wheel. A variety of ways of creating surface decoration (using slips and glazes) will be covered; exploring texture, pattern, colour and markmaking at different stages. Each technique will be demonstrated at the start, and you will be able to work on projects of your own design. There are lots of books and journals here for inspiration which you are welcome to browse while you're here.

    Small class sizes mean lots of hands on support for everyone. All materials and tools are provided, and your work will be fired for you. We would recommend wearing clothes that you don't mind getting messy, and there are aprons here to use. Our friendly working studio is a not-for-profit space. We have over twenty years experience of ceramics each; we make our own ceramic work as well as teaching at the studio, so you will be able to see our work in progress.

    To book please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-thursday-morning-course-tickets-52317628435

    Email fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk 

  • Porcelain & Willow Christmas decorations' workshop Posted on by Maria Nordgren

    One workshop running over two Sundays, making Christmas decorations combining porcelain and willow, with Maria Nordgren, Alyth, and willow weaver Rachel Bower, Forfar.

    Two Sunday afternoons: Make the porcelain part of the decorations the first Sunday. We will fire them for you during the week and you can combine them with the willow the second Sunday. 

    Time: 2nd and 9th December 1:30 - 4PM

    Price: £ 60 per person, including tuition, materials and firing

    Venue for both Sundays: Momentum Pottery, The Willow House, 6 St. Andrew Street, Alyth PH11 8AT

    Contact: Maria at mnordgren@hotmail.co.uk or 07805038242; Rachel at wovenwillow@gmail.com or 07731 970735

    Updated on 13/11/2018 12:18:00 by Maria Nordgren

  • Open Studio Posted on by Clare Parsons

    OPEN POTTERY STUDIO Saturday 13th October 12noon - 4pm with demonstations of making and throwing on the hour.  Pots for sale including seconds.
    Studio around back of 25 Dick Place down very narrow passage to right of house.

  • Ceramics: Wednesday morning course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 10:30 –

    Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 13:00

    This five week course, run by Fiona, will run on Wednesday mornings from 10.30 til 1 from the 31st October. Suitable for complete beginners, and those with a little prior experience who would like to refresh their skills.

    During the course we will cover different approaches to working creatively with clay. This will include handbuilding, wheel throwing and using press moulds. You will be able to experiment with surface decoration; painting with coloured slips, creating patterns and textures, and glazing.

    Limited class sizes (six places in this class), so lots of hands on support. You will be given one to one input while on the wheel.

    £156 per person, inclusive of booking fee, materials,preparation, and firings.

    Cyan Clayworks is a social enterprise and working ceramic studio.

    To book please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-wednesday-morning-course-tickets-49211020487 

    Email fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk

  • Press moulded and slab built dishes Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    Sat 13 October 2018

    10:00 – 15:00

    This workshop is aimed at complete beginners, or those who would like to develop their skills further with the clay surface, and will be run by by both Fiona and Chris. It will focus on two approaches to making dishes and other vessel forms. Firstly using ceramic moulds, and secondly slab building techniques to create a set of unique handmade and decorated dishes. We will cover a range of different approaches to the surface, including some simple techniques for applying coloured slips, and how to use a variety of tools for markmaking. Other decoration techniques will include stencilling and monoprinting with slips and ceramic ink, creating highly textured slabs and building up patterns.

    Limited class sizes (six places only in this class), so lots of hands on support. Your work will be fired and glazed ready to collect a few weeks later. You'll be notified by email and will then have a month to collect your pieces.

    We will take a short break mid way through, so feel free to bring a packed lunch.

    £75 per person, inclusive of booking fee, materials,preparation, glazing and firings.

    To book please visit the eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-press-moulded-slab-built-dishes-tickets-50065389929 

    Email: fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk

  • Thursday morning ceramics course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    This five week course, run by Fiona Thompson, is suitable for beginners as an introduction to working creatively with clay, and also for those who would like a refresher. If you've been on a course before you are welcome to join the course to explore and develop your skills in more depth. It will run each Thursday morning from 10.30 til 1.30 for five weeks. We will cover different approaches to handbuilding including the traditional method of coil building, using press moulds, and throwing on the wheel. A variety of ways of creating surface decoration (using slips and glazes) will be covered; exploring texture, pattern, colour and markmaking at different stages. Each technique will be demonstrated at the start, and you will be able to work on projects of your own design. There are lots of books and journals here for inspiration which you are welcome to browse while you're here.

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 

    £195 per person inclusive of materials, tuition, firings and use of tools. 

    to book please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-thursday-morning-course-tickets-48126402365

  • MUGNIFICENT // DIY Ceramic Mugs and Cups - September 22nd 2018 Posted on by Steph Liddle

    Fancy a brew? Join me to learn how to make your very own mug or cup - guaranteed to make every cuppa taste AT LEAST 10 times better than if you drank it out a standard shop bought mug. 

    Using hand-building techniques such as coiling and slabbuilding, you'll learn how to make your mug which can be decorated using decorating slips and surface decoration techniques.

    This class is £30.00 pp which includes all tuition time, materials and firing costs. After the class your mug will be fired and glazed by Steph, ready to collect or be posted* out to you in a few weeks time.

     

    WHEN?
    Saturday 22nd September 2018, 2.30pm - 5pm

    WHERE?
    Wasps Meadow Mill,
    West Henderson's Wynd,
    Dundee,
    DD1 5BY

    Spaces are limited and the morning class sold out in only 24 hours so, if you’d like to come along, I recommend booking sooner rather than later!

  • Wild Clay Weekend with Philip Revell Posted on by Tom Nolan

    18th - 19th Aug. Wild Clay course with Philip Revell hosted by Pishwanton Craft Workhops, Pishwanton Wood, East Lothian.

    Time: 10:30 -17:00 both days. 

    Price: £110, including hot lunches and a campfire meal on the Saturday evening. 

    This experiential, two-day course will give you an introduction to making hand-built pottery using locally dug clay and to the transformational power of fire.

    The first day is all about understanding clay, how it was formed, where to find it in the landscape and how it came to be there. We will dig some clay on site and learn how to make it usable. You will have the chance to make several pots using basic hand-building techniques and to learn how to give them the best chance of surviving the fire.

    The second day is all about using fire to transform clay into ceramic. We will use a simple, bonfire firing for a quick and direct experience of the firing process. Whilst the pots are cooling there will be an opportunity to further develop your pot making skills, to learn about clay as a building material and to explore and experience Pishwanton Wood.

    Philip Revell is a potter, community activist and independent researcher. He has been working with clay for nearly forty years and is passionate about using craft activities as a means of reconnecting with nature, and with our hands.

    Participants are welcome to camp on site for free.

    For booking and further information please email Tom Nolan at thomas.d.nolan@gmail.com or call 07771644532.

  • Taster classes Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    At Cyan Clayworks we run regular short one-off taster classes. Ideal for those who want to try a couple of different approaches to working with clay. 

    Clay taster session 5th june 6 - 8.30 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-clay-taster-session-tickets-45904204712

    Throwing and tiles taster 19th June 6-8 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-throwing-and-tiles-taster-tickets-45972141914

    Throwing and tiles taster 11th July https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-throwing-and-tiles-taster-tickets-46330199875

    Throwing and tiles taster 25th July https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-throwing-and-tiles-taster-tickets-46465407284

  • Bespoke workshops and tuition Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    At Cyan Clayworks in Edinburgh we offer private workshops and individual tuition, as well as our scheduled courses. So if you have something specific you would like some tuition in, drop us an email. 

    Additionally, we can accomodate small groups of adults for a tailored workshop, of all levels of ability. 

    Details here: http://cyanclayworks.co.uk/bespoke-workshops-and-individual-tuition/ 

    Email: fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk 

  • Taster classes Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    At Cyan Clayworks we offer a range of courses for all abilities, inccluding introductory taster sessions. 

    This short introductory class will focus on tile making/decoration and wheel throwing, and is suitable for adult beginners. You will be introduced to the basics of throwing; centering the clay, and forming a small vessel. You will be able to create a small group of unique textured and slip decorated tiles.

    Limited class sizes (four places only in this class), so lots of hands on support. You will be given one to one support while on the wheel.

    Your work will be fired and glazed ready to collect a few weeks later. You'll be notified by email and will then have a month to collect your pieces.

    May 16th 6-8pm

    £40 per person, inclusive of booking fee, materials,preparation, glazing and firings. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-throwing-and-tiles-taster-tickets-44976686480

  • Ceramics Classes with Hilary Duncan Posted on by Hilary Duncan

    Hilary Duncan will be teaching classes to hand-build soup bowls during the 'Wattle and Daub' exhibition at The Barn, Banchory.  Classes for adults and teenagers are on 9.30-1.30 on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th April, and classes for children aged 8+ are 2.00-4.00 on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th April.  There is also a drop-in day for people of all ages to make a roof tile for the wattle and daub house which will be made during the exhibition.

    Please go to https://www.thebarnarts.co.uk/whats-on for further details and booking.

  • 3 day course in April at Penicuik Pottery Posted on by jane kelly

    Join a small, mixed ability group in Jane Kelly's workshop for three days in April 2018:

     Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th and Friday 27th. 10am-3pm each day

    Throwing, hand building, decorating, glazing,

    reduction stoneware, porcelain and a raku firing on the final day - weather permitting

    Tuition, materials, firings and snacks included. Cost £120.

    Drop me an email or phone if you are interested.

    07745095541

    penicuikpottery@gmail.com

    PENICUIK POTTERY is at VALLEYFIELD HOUSE, 17 High Street, Penicuik and is 10 miles south of Edinburgh. There are frequent buses from Edinburgh and from the Borders. there is ample parking space too  . Someone came by bike to my last course.

     

     

  • Studio hire and project support Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    At Cyan Clayworks in Edinburgh we not only have a range of scheduled courses, we also offer untutored studio access and individual tuition, plus project support for artists/students. 

    Studio hire is in blocks of two or four hours, on various dates/times (details on the links below), and is booked in advance through eventbrite. This service is aimed at keen amateurs who would like occasional use of the studio; for handbuilding, wheel throwing and decoration. Materials are provided, and some technical support if needed. Firing is done for you but only for work made at the studio. This service is untutored, and you will need to have attended a course/training previously (this doesn’t have to have been with us) and have basic skills with clay as a minimum. If you haven't been to the studio before, please email before booking so we can discuss your requirements and make sure it is the right service for you. fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk 

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/studio-hire-2hrs-tickets-33086227798

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/studio-hire-4hrs-tickets-42502781965

    Project support is either tutored or untutored, or a mix of both, with details here: http://cyanclayworks.co.uk/student-and-professional-artist-support/

    There is more info here about our tuition and bespoke workshops http://cyanclayworks.co.uk/bespoke-workshops-and-individual-tuition/ 

     

     

  • Glasgow, Monday evening 4 week pottery course, 26 Feb - 19 March, 18.30pm- 9pm £100.00, GIFT VOUCHERS Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    Have your own ideas? You will develop these. Or bring in a photo of a painting or textile you really like for inspiration. Have fun learning how to make families of objects - through colour, form, texture, or a plinth - be it functional vessels or sculpture inspired by this painting. This method shows you how to think design and explore in depth. If you have worked with clay before you will be surprised by your journey and the results and it will change the way you think about and look at paintings or objects. For those of you new to pottery you will learn core skills -such as slab building, coiling, throwing on the wheel and how to translate 2d into 3d. Decorate your designs with slip, sgraffitto, sponge ware, glaze. Each session will introduce a new technique. Please note that pottery class payment is non-refundable.

    All materials included in price. Work will be fired for you to keep and take away and must be collected within two weeks of class finish. Classes are in my South Glasgow, Mosspark/Cardonald studio. Max 5 people per class.

    Fiona is an experienced teacher and artist who exhibits nationally. You will work in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email her for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH Find out more via my web-site: http://www.fionabyrnesutton.co.uk ; (copy and paste this into your browser if link doesn't work) Feel free to contact me with any enquiries by email: fbs.ceramics@gmail.com or tel/text: 07904491649.

  • TILE // PINCH // SLAB // COIL - 4 Week Beginners Ceramic Course Posted on by Steph Liddle

    Curious about ceramics? Come join me for a 4 week taster course! Each week we'll explore a different handbuilding technique and play with clay to experiment with different shapes and forms. These classes can be attended as one-off classes or as a block of 4.

    TILE // Saturday 3rd February 2018, 11am - 1.30pm
    Starting with TILE, you'll learn how to make 2D tiles and coasters, and how to decorate them using decorating slips and surface decoration techniques, before moving onto 3D creations in PINCH, SLAB, and COIL.

    PINCH // Saturday 10th February 2018, 11am - 1.30pm
    Starting with ball of clay, in PINCH you'll learn how to poke and prod and pinch a lump of dirt until, as if by magic, you have something useable. Over the course of the class you'll have plenty of time to make a few small pinch pots which can be used as dipping bowls, for storing jewellery, or even as a tea bowl.

    SLAB // Saturday 17th February, 11am - 1.30pm
    Rolling pins at the ready! In SLAB you'll learn how to roll out slabs of clay which we'll then transform from 2D sheets into 3D wonders. Over the course of the class you'll learn how to roll out and cut even slabs of clay, before joining them together to create a pot which can be decorated using coloured slips and surface deoration techniques.

    COIL // Saturday 24th February, 11am - 1.30pm
    COIL fully embraces the satisfying repetition of a slightly monotonous task. We'll start by rolling out oodles of noodle shaped coils before stacking them up to create bowls, pots, and mugs. Over the course of the class you'll have plenty of time to make a number of small objects, or focus your attention on making one item.

    These classes can be attended as one-off classes or as a block of 4 classes. Each class is £30.00 per week, or £100.00 for a 4 week bundle. This includes all tuition time, materials and firing/post-production costs. After the class your work will be fired and glazed by Steph, ready to collect or be posted out to you in a few weeks time.


    Please email hello@stephliddle.com if you'd like to book into all 4 classes for the reduced price.

    ...

    Steph is a Dundee-based designer/maker who works predominantly in ceramics. With an eye for colour and pattern, she draws on her background in Illustration to create contemporary, graphic ceramic jewellery and homewares. Focussing on minimal shapes and graphic patterns, she aims to create simple and functional, yet beautiful, products to be cherished and used.

  • Artist project support and tuition Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    At Cyan Clayworks we can provide individual tuition in the following areas: coil building, slab building, surface development/basic monoprinting, throwing and glazing. We have worked with a range of professional artists, students, and keen amateur makers. This can be a couple of one off sessions, or we can put a bespoke package together covering a variety of areas. 

    For further details please see our website: artist project support here  http://cyanclayworks.co.uk/student-and-professional-artist-support/ Tuition and workshops info here http://cyanclayworks.co.uk/bespoke-workshops-and-individual-tuition/

  • 5th-6th August weekend clay sculpting workshop Posted on by Julian Jardine

    Hi, I will be running a clay scuplting weekend workshop on the weekend of 5th-6th August

    It is ideal for either beginners or people with more experience. Bring along an idea of what you would like to make and Julian will help you bring it to life over the course of the weekend. Starting with simple techniques we will develope your idea, working on form, pose and texture. The finished sculptures are left at the workshop to dry for a couple of weeks and then fired. They can then be collected.

    The weekend runs from 10am - 4pm both days and the cost covers materials, firing and abuffet lunch both days. Please let us know when you book if you have any special requirements for your lunch.

    Maximum of 10 people

    Course costs £110

    If you would like to come along please call me at my gallery on 01738621836 Thank you

  • Weds evening pottery class Arbroath Posted on by Fran Marquis

    7.00 - 9.30pm on Wednesday evenings run by Fran Marquis,

    Classes cost £22 paid per session or £75 for 4 consecutive classes. They start again April 19th and run each week until June 28th.

    4 Springfield Terrace
    Arbroath
    Angus
    DD11 1EL

    https://www.franmarquis.co.uk/

    Updated on 09/03/2017 09:48:00 by Fran Marquis

  • Pottery classes Arbroath Weekdays and Weekends Posted on by Fran Marquis

    Pottery classes

    •     Wednesday mornings from 10.00 - 12.30 run by Irene Hughes
    •     7.00 - 9.30 on Wednesday evenings run by Fran Marquis,
    •     Ceramic Sculpture courses are on Tuesday afternoons 1.30 - 4.00 run by John Burness.

    All the weekly classes cost £22 paid per session or £75 for 4 consecutive classes. They start again April 18th and 19th and run each week until June 27th and 28th.

    We also run 4-5 weekend classes each year. If you want a "throw and let go" course or a raku firing experience ring to arrange - all options considered!!

    We have weekend classes on 22-23 April. 15-16th July, 2-3rd September.

    These run 10.00 - 4.00 on Saturdays and Sundays and cost £120.00 for the weekend, £25 for a glazing session 7-10 days after the weekend or as convenient.

    Updated on 09/03/2017 09:42:00 by Fran Marquis

  • Tuition, workshops and demonstrations by arrangement Dunoon Posted on by Moira Ferguson

    HOLY LOCH POTTERY
    Moira Ferguson
    P o t t e r & T e a c h e r
    ~~~~~~~~~                                   
    Tuition, Workshops, Demonstrations by arrangement.
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Aldersyde, Shore Road
    Kilmun - by - Dunoon
    Argyll. PA23 8SE
    0 7 7 1 1 0 3 9 5 2 8 / 01369 840158
    moira@holylochpottery.co.uk.                                                                                                          www.holylochpottery.co.uk

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