Classes & Courses

Members can post details of classes, courses or workshops they are offering here. It's a great way to get the information out to other members and can prove invaluable for new potters and new members to help get their pottery journey started.

Posts with specific dates will be deleted once the course date has passed. if you offer courses on a regular basis, please create a generic post (no dates) with links to your own website where specific details can be found and it will be left on this page for 12 months.

  • Weekend Courses - Arbroath Posted on by Fran Marquis

    Have you been inspired by the Great Pottery Throwdown? Just something you have always wanted to try?  Come and have a go!!

    Weekend courses in 2019

    14th - 15th September

    16th - 17th November

    Each weekend course is 10.00 – 4.00 over 2 days i.e. 10 hours with an hour for lunch - which is provided.  Pottery will be bisque fired for course participants to collect or it can be posted, or another full or half day for glazing (and raku firing, weather permitting) can be booked to suit participants.

    Price per weekend £120.00 including lunches, teas, coffees, all materials & firing.

    Glazing session £30 and take place at least 1 week after making when work is fired - to finish all weekend work, then about a week after that, finished work can be collected or posted out to participants. participants can join in weekly classes to glaze their work or arrange a special session to complete their work.

    Previously courses have been completely full so please book well ahead if you would like to come along, especially if you would like to bring a friend or family member.

    Raku Days can be arranged if there is enough demand so please ask if you would like a raku course in 2019!

    For more information, contact Fran Marquis at  franmarquis@btinternet.com

    4 Springfield Terrace
    Arbroath
    Angus
    DD11 1EL

    Updated on 12/06/2019 15:23:00 by Fiona Robertson

  • Throw and Let Go - Full Week Courses with Fran Marquis Posted on by Fran Marquis

    A week long course is planned where 4-5 participants work for 5 days with 5 wheels available, and learn and refine their skills on the wheel such as making lidded vessels, designing and making sets of items and joining thrown work. A few of the best pots or sculptures made at the start of the week could be fired by the end of the week, but generally it is about choosing critically at the end of the week and firing about 10 pieces each, then returning to glaze these later.  Letting go of pots made on the wheel allows a freedom which helps the learning process. Please apply to Fran if you are interested in this option.  It is only  available to those who have enough throwing experience to know that it is something they want to focus on for the 5 days.

    Cost £300 more detail on application, £60 deposit is required.

    Course dates are July 8-12th (and maybe in the Autumn in 2019). 

    Fran Marquis, 4 Springfield Terrace, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 1EL

    E-MAIL ADDRESS:
    franmarquis@btinternet.com

  • June Pottery Course at Momentum Pottery, Alyth Posted on by Maria Nordgren

    The classes will focus on hand-building and decorating with underglaze transfer decals. They are suitable for those who wish to improve their skills as well as complete beginners.

    Times: 14th, 21st and 28th June from 7-9pm

    Price: £75 for 3 classes

    Location: 6, St. Andrew Street, Alyth PH11 8AT

    The price includes clay & glaze costs, firing fees & share of venue hire. Payment in full is required at the time of booking as we have to buy the materials in advance. No refund can be given once a booking has been made. If you are interested in attending a class on another day or weekend, please contact us on 07807 723365 to let us know your preferred time. One to one throwing or hand-building classes are also available.

  • Four week evening course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    This short evening class, run by both Fiona and Chris, is suitable for beginners who would like an introductory course in working creatively with clay, and those with a little prior experience who would like to refresh or build upon thier skills. Various approaches and techniques will be demonstrated, and you can then make pieces of your own design. For those who have been on a course before, you may choose to focus more on one or two areas.

    It will include handbuilding, pressmoulded dishes and handmade tiles, wheelthrowing, surface decoration- applying colour, texture and pattern and glazing. Each weekly session is from 6 - 8.30pm on Tuesdays. New processes are covered each week, and you will learn about handling the clay at different stages.

    To book please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-four-week-evening-course-tickets-59827639079

    £135 per person, includes materials and firings. 

  • Ceramics: Thursday morning course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    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. It will run each Thursday morning from 10.30 til 1.30 for five weeks. 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, and to choose to focus more on one area as appropriate. We will cover different approaches to handbuilding including the traditional method of coil building, make press moulded dishes/tiles, and throw 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.

    Thu, 23 May 2019, 10:30 –

    Thu, 20 Jun 2019, 13:30

    To book please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-thursday-morning-course-tickets-60054703234 

    Email fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk

     

  • Studio membership in Edinburgh Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    At Cyan Clayworks in Edinburgh we are now offering a new service- monthly membership for keen amateur makers. 

    This is £60 per month per person, paid in advance by direct debit.

    For this you get the following: up to 20 hours of studio hire per month, access to tools and equipment, firings, and basic materials- stoneware, earthenware, slips and glaze. Temporary storage space will be available for work in progress. Also included: occasional technical support and advice, your clay recycled for you, and a discount on tuition and scheduled courses. The studio hire slots will be scheduled at differing times/days Tuesday to Saturday, but with 2-3 available slots each week on average.

    For more details visit http://cyanclayworks.co.uk/membership/

    Email fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk

  • Ceramics courses, one off workshops, tuition and studio hire Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    Cyan Clayworks is a not-for-profit studio in Edinburgh, run by Fiona Thompson and Chris Donnelly. They both have been making work professionally since the mid 1990s and set up the studio in 2012. 

    Fiona and Chris make their own work as well as offering a wide range of learning options for adults at all levels of experience. (Please note, as it is a working studio and open plan with a wide range of the usual machinery/equipment/raw materials, we are not able to accomodate children or those with specialist needs). 

    You can choose from:

    Scheduled courses: evening classes, one off tasters, one day workshops and weekday courses. Beginners to intermediate. Small class sizes, often with both Fiona and Chris running a course. 

    Individual tuition:  for those who want more focused time at all levels from complete beginner to experienced. Throwing, handbuilding, surface, glaze tech, mouldmaking/casting. Practical advice on setting up your own studio; everything from recycling your clay to loading and firing kilns. We also work with other artists/designers who have a project in mind. 

    Bespoke workshops: for those who want a one off workshop with friends or family. 

    Studio hire: for keen amateur makers who can work independently/untutored you can hire workspace for three or four hours. Work is fired for you, all materials etc included. 

    Membership: a new service- see website for details. 

     

    For further information please visit the website http://cyanclayworks.co.uk/ 

    Get in touch if you would like to visit the studio and we can arrange a visit at a day/time to suit. The studio is open (by appointment only) Tuesday to Saturday. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Updated on 15/04/2019 15:01:00 by Fiona Thompson

  • Ceramics: 4 week evening course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    Wed, 24 Apr 2019, 18:00 –

    Wed, 15 May 2019, 20:30

    This short evening class, run by Fiona at Cyan Clayworks, is aimed at complete beginners who would like an introductory course in working creatively with clay. You are also welcome to join the course if you have a little prior experience and would like to refresh or build upon your skills. Fiona will demonstrate various approaches and techniques, and you can then make pieces of your own design.

    It will include handbuilding- coilbuilding and handmade tiles; wheelthrowing; surface decoration- applying colour, texture and pattern; and glazing. Each weekly session is from 6 - 8.30pm on Wednesdays. New processes are covered each week, and you will learn about handling the clay at different stages.

    Small class sizes (max 7 in this class) so lots of hands-on support; all materials and tools are provided; and all work will be fired for you. Your pieces will be glazed in the last session and then ready to collect (after firing) about a week later (smaller tiles pieces ready sooner).

    £125 per person, inclusive of materials,preparation and firings.

    To book please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-four-week-evening-course-for-beginners-tickets-58103298530 

  • Ceramics: 4 week evening course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    Thu, 4th July2019, 18:00 – Thu, 25th 2019, 20:30

    This short evening class, run by both Fiona and Chris at Cyan Clayworks, is aimed at complete beginners who would like an introductory course in working creatively with clay. You are also welcome to join the course if you have a little prior experience and would like to refresh or build upon your skills. Various approaches and techniques will be demonstrated, and you can then make pieces of your own design.

    It will include handbuilding, pressmoulded dishes and handmade tiles, wheelthrowing, surface decoration- applying colour, texture and pattern and glazing. Each weekly session is from 6 - 8.30pm on Thursdays. New processes are covered each week, and you will learn about handling the clay at different stages.

    Small class sizes (max 7 in this class) so lots of hands-on support; all materials and tools are provided; and all work will be fired for you. Your pieces will be glazed in the last session and then ready to collect (after firing) about a week later (smaller tiles pieces ready sooner).

    £125 per person, inclusive of materials,preparation and firings.

    To book please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-four-week-evening-course-for-beginners-tickets-58279427336

    fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk

    Updated on 07/05/2019 11:31:00 by Fiona Thompson

  • Four week Saturday course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    *please note change in dates- will run 11may-1jun instead of from feb 16*

    This four week course will run on Saturdays from 10.30-2.30. It will be run by both Fiona and Chris, and is aimed mainly at those with a little prior experience who'd like to develop their skills. You are also welcome to join us as a complete beginner. Fiona specialises in handbuilding and the surface, and Chris mainly focuses on thrown tableware and low tech print techniques. Cyan Clayworks is a non-profit space and working ceramic studio.

    As an underlying structure, we will cover a range of creative ceramic techniques. As each session is four hours, it will allow us to go into more detail as and when relevant. The course will include wheel throwing, coil building, slab building, and the surface - including slip application, basic printing, stencilling and glazing. It will include planning forms and surface, learning about the different stages of working with clay, and developing your own unique pieces.

    Sat, 11 may 2019, 10:30 – Sat, 1 jun 2019, 14:30

    £200 per person, inclusive of materials, prep, tuition and firings. 

    To book or for more details please visit our eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-four-week-saturday-course-tickets-53438552148

    Updated on 25/01/2019 10:48:00 by Fiona Thompson

    • Summer masterclasses and special courses at Cyan Clayworks Posted on by Fiona Thompson

      At Cyan Clayworks in Edinburgh we offer a variety of courses and workshops. During the summer we have a variety of different special workshops on offer:

      Ceramic surface: Maiolica and overglaze
       Sat 6th & 13th July 

      https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramic-surface-maiolica-and-overglaze-tickets-59828468560

      Ceramics: Wheelthrown pots

      Tue, 30 Jul 2019, 18:00 –

      Tue, 20 Aug 2019, 20:30

      https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-wheelthrown-pots-tickets-60054078365

      Handbuilding and throwing masterclass

      Sat, 3 Aug 2019, 10:30 –

      Sat, 10 Aug 2019, 16:00

      https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-handbuilding-and-throwing-masterclass-tickets-59840397239

      We will also have our regular taster classes and a beginners evenign course - check the website for details. http://cyanclayworks.co.uk/courses/

       

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