Classes & Courses

  • Evening taster course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    This short summer evening course is aimed at beginners who would like an introduction to working with clay, using a few different processes. It will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm for three weeks in August, and will be run by Fiona Thompson. During the course there will be an introduction to throwing on the wheel; you will learn the basics of throwing and make some small bowls or cups. There will also be a focus on the surface; exploring markmaking, pattern and colour using coloured slips. You will be able to create a set of unique handmade tiles, and press moulded dishes using ceramic moulds. The last week will focus on glazing everything (any unfinished pieces can be decorated with slip and we will glaze for you later). Everything will be fired for you ready to collect about a week later.

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

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramicsevening-taster-course-tickets-47058074969

  • Ceramics: pots for kitchen and table Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    14th, 21st and 28th August 6-8.30pm

    This three week summer course run by Chris Donnelly will be on Tuesday evenings. It is suitable for adult beginners and those with a little prior experience who would like to develop their skills further. Chris has been making tableware for around 20 years, and will assist you to develop your own unique functional pots.

    Each weekly session will be from 6 - 8.30pm, and will take you through the different stages of making and finishing pots for your table and kitchen by hand and on the wheel. Small class sizes.

    During the course the first week will focus on two main approaches to making functional forms: wheel throwing, and press moulding using ceramic moulds. You will be able to make forms of your choice, which could include serving bowls and trays, casseroles, jugs, vases and more!

    During week two the focus will be on the construction of vessels by slab building. There will be the chance to practice your throwing further, and maybe try new forms. You will also finish your pots from the first week (trimming and refining), and add handles/spouts as appropriate. Slip decoration can be applied to the pots as required.

    The last week will focus mainly on glazing your first pieces which will have been fired, and finishing off the pots from week two (these pots will be fired and glazed for you ready to collect a week or two later).

    £100 per person, inclusive of materials, preparation and firings. We would recommend bringing some images of pots that you like to have an idea for a starting point. Your pieces will be fired and ready to collect a couple of weeks later.

    To book please visit the eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-pots-for-table-and-kitchen-tickets-46758576160

  • Ceramics: handbuilding masterclass Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    A two part workshop -11th August and 18th August 10-3 each session.

    This special two part workshop will run on two consecutive Saturdays, and will focus on a traditional form of handbuilding- coil building. It is suitable for adult beginners and those with prior experience who would like to build on their skills. Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist who has focused on handbuilding vessels for the last 25 years. She will guide you through the processes of planning, constructing, refining and decorating your own unique coil-built pots.

    During the first day (Sat 11th aug 10am - 3pm) we will focus on construction of one to three pots each. Fiona will show you how to build your forms, control the profile and minimise technical issues.

    Then in the second session (Sat 18th aug 10am - 3pm) we will finish, refine and decorate your pots. These will have dried slightly and will be at an ideal stage to refine the foot, top edge and even out the walls. You will also have the option to add some more more height to one or two of the pieces as apppropriate. We will take a short lunchbreak, so bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided.

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

    £135 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-handbuilding-masterclass-tickets-46762304311 

  • Ceramics: thrown and handbuilt vessels Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    21st July 10-4

    This one day workshop, run by both Chris Donnelly and Fiona Thompson at Cyan Clayworks, will offer an introduction to two contrasting approaches to constructing pots: throwing on the wheel and handbuilding. We will guide you through planning and making unique vessels using these two techniques, and can show you examples of our work. Suitable for complete beginners and those with a little prior experience who would like to build upon their skills. We will start with looking at designing your pieces. Chris (who specialises in tableware) will demonstrate and assist you on the wheel, with each student getting one to one hands on support to make functional pots. Fiona will guide you through the construction of handbuilt pieces using the coil building process; this is ideally suited for one-off decorative pieces. Decoration (for the handbuilt pieces) will explore markmaking, textures, patterns and application of colour using slips. £85 per person, inclusive of materials,preparation and firings. Booking through eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-thrown-and-handbuilt-vessels-tickets-45695698063

    Email: fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk

    Tel: 07899 892648

    Updated on 07/06/2018 10:49:00 by Fiona Thompson

  • 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

  • Thrown and handbuilt vessels Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    This one day workshop, run by both Chris and Fiona, will offer an introduction to two contrasting approaches to constructing pots: throwing on the wheel and handbuilding. We will guide you through planning and making unique vessels using these two techniques, and can show you examples of our work. Suitable for complete beginners and those with a little prior experience who would like to build upon their skills. We will start with looking at designing your pieces. Chris (who specialises in tableware) will demonstrate and assist you on the wheel, with each student getting one to one hands on support to make functional pots. Fiona will guide you through the construction of handbuilt pieces using the coil building process; this is ideally suited for one-off decorative pieces. Decoration (for the handbuilt pieces) will explore markmaking, textures, patterns and application of colour using slips. The wheelthrown pots will be glazed for you and you will be able to choose a colour for these.

    It would be useful, but not essential, to bring along some images for inspiration to help you in deciding what to make. We'll take a short break for lunch, so feel free to bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided.

    Your work will be fired and glazed ready to collect a few weeks later. You will receive an email when the pieces are ready and then will have a month to collect your pieces.

    July 21st, 10-4. 

    £85 per person, inclusive of materials,preparation and firings. To book please visit the eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-thrown-and-handbuilt-vessels-tickets-45695698063 

  • Three week throwing course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    This three week wheel throwing course run by Chris will be on Tuesday evenings, from the 10th to the 24th July. It is suitable for adult beginners and those with a little prior experience who would like to develop their skills on the wheel further.

    Each weekly session will be from 6 - 8.30pm, and will take you through the different stages of making and and finishing pots. Maximum three places on this course- each student will have a wheel each.

    During the course the first week will focus on the basics of throwing; learning to center, hollow out the form and create vessel forms. Chris will guide you through making bowls, mugs and other functional pots, and also designing your pieces. During week two there will be the chance to practice your throwing further, and to potentially try new forms. You will also trim your pots from the first week, and add handles/spouts as appropriate. Slip decoration will be applied to the pots. The last week will focus mainly on glazing your first pieces which will have had their first firing, and finishing off the pots from week two (these pots will be fired and glazed for you ready to collect a week or two later).

    £115 per person, inclusive of materials,preparation and firings. To book please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-three-week-throwing-course-tickets-42743087726

    Fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk 

     

     

  • Porcelain: throwing and handbuilding Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    This one day workshop will focus on working with porcelain, and a porcelaineous stoneware. These refined white clays have very unique characteristics and handling properties. During this workshop run by both Chris and Fiona, we will explore working both on the wheel and by hand to create a group of unique pieces. Suitable for complete beginners or those with prior experience who would like to try this special clay. Chris will demonstrate and assist you on the wheel, with each student getting one to one hands on support. Fiona will focus on construction of handbuilt pieces and surface decoration; using slabs of porcelain to build three dimensional forms. Decoration will explore markmaking, textures, patterns and colour using slips and inks as well as other tools and found objects.

    Your work will be fired and glazed ready to collect a few weeks later. You will receive an email when the pieces are ready and then will have a month to collect your pieces.

    £85 per person, inclusive of materials,preparation and firings.

    10-4, 7th July. 

    To book please visit our website and eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/porcelain-throwing-and-handbuilding-tickets-40157035775

    Updated on 26/05/2018 12:43:00 by Fiona Thompson

  • 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 

  • Ceramics: short evening course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    This 4 week evening class, run by Fiona Thompson, 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 so lots of hands-on support; all materials and tools provided; and all work 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 plase visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-short-evening-course-for-beginners-tickets-45287639549 

    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.

     

     

  • SPA Workshop on Glaze and Clay Making with Alan Freestone Posted on by Kate Doughty

    SPA workshop on glaze and clay making at The Bield at Blackruthven, Perth

    With Alan Freestone: 21-22nd April 2018

    10-4pm


    Saturday 21st One Day of making and processing Clay
    Sunday 22nd One Day of explaining and making Glazes

    Alan will help you through the minefield of making your own Clay and Glaze!


    Day 1 – CLAY

    As well as learning what is in your clay, you can learn what additions which can be added to clay, and you can bring your own locally dug clay for processing.

    Day 2 – GLAZE

    The contents of a glaze, mixing and application methods will be explored and you will have the opportunity to make your own too. Alan will also show you how to use a Glaze computer programme. This will be a great opportunity to learn the basics of developing glazes for your types of firing.

    The two day workshop will be held at The Bield at Blackruthven near Perth at the same time as Space to Grow, the SPA exhibition. This is a great opportunity to attend both!

    Some Accommodation is available at the Bield and nearby too. A meal out will be organized on the Saturday evening. The cost of the workshop to include lunch, tea and coffee:

    Full weekend £50

    1 day only £25

    Accommodation (mostly shared rooms) B&B £40 per person per night.

    Kathleen Morison will be taking bookings and advise how to book accommodation when you book.

    kathleen.morison8@gmail.com

    If you have any questions, please contact Camilla at telephone# 07710 531230 or e-mail camilla@culrosspottery.com

  • HANG // DIY Ceramic Hanging Planters Posted on by Steph Liddle

    Whats that, over there in the distance? It's spring! Let's celebrate by making some ceramic hanging planters. It's been a long winter and it's about time your plants got a new outfit to show off.

    Focusing on slab-building, you'll learn how to prepare your slabs and build a contemporary, minimal hanging planter which can be decorated using coloured slips and surface decoration techniques.

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

     

    WHEN?
    Saturday 21st April 2018, 11am - 1.30pm

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

     

    Places are limited, book now at: https://www.stephliddle.com/classes-and-workshops/hang-diy-ceramic-hanging-planters

    at Meadow Mill, W Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BY, UK, Start Time: 11:00, End Time: 13:30

    Updated on 19/02/2018 23:05:00 by Steph Liddle

  • Clay Sculpting weekend Workshop 14th-15th April Posted on by Julian Jardine

    Julian Jardine will be running a weekend workshop at the start of April (31st Mar-1st Apr). The 2 day workshop will cover creating at least one piece from start to finish using basic techniques to build up a hollow sculpture. The subject of the sculpture can be chosen by yourself. The course is suitable for both beginners or the more experienced. It lasts 6hrs each day 10am -4pm. Fees include a complimentary buffet lunch, materials and firing .

    The weekend costs £110. Held at the Workshop, 38 New Row, Perth, Scotland PH1 5QA

    Contact 01738621836 to book a place. If you would like information on places to stay just ask.

    - at 38 New Row, Perth PH1 5QA, UK, Start Time: 10:00, End Time: 16:00

    Updated on 19/02/2018 15:07:00 by Julian Jardine

  • Clay Sculpting Weekend Workshop 31st March - 1st April Posted on by Julian Jardine

    Julian Jardine will be running a weekend workshop at the start of April (31st Mar-1st Apr). The 2 day workshop will cover creating at least one piece from start to finish using basic techniques to build up a hollow sculpture. The subject of the sculpture can be chosen by yourself. The course is suitable for both beginners or the more experienced. It lasts 6hrs each day 10am -4pm. Fees include a complimentary buffet lunch, materials and firing .

    The weekend costs £110. Held at the Workshop, 38 New Row, Perth, Scotland PH1 5QA

    Contact 01738621836 to book a place. If you would like information on places to stay just ask.

    - at 38 New Row, Perth PH1 5QA, UK, Start Time: 10:00, End Time: 16:00

    Updated on 19/02/2018 15:06:00 by Julian Jardine

  • 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/ 

     

     

  • Ceramics: 7 week evening course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    All our courses are held at our working ceramic studio in Edinburgh. Cyan Clayworks is a social enterprise run by Chris Donnelly and Fiona Thompson. 

    This 7 week evening class is suitable for complete beginners who would like an introduction to working creatively with clay, and will be run by Chris. You are also welcome to join the course if you have worked with clay already and want to develop your skills further. There will be a focus on functional pots. We will cover different approaches to constructing ceramic forms: slab construction, press moulds, wheelthrowing and handmade tiles. We will also explore different ways to create surface decoration including using slips and glazes. Each weekly session will be from 6 - 8.30pm. Chris will demonstrate each process and you will be able to make pieces of your own design. Small class sizes so lots of hands - on support (max 5 on this course); all materials and tools provided; and all work fired for you.

    £215 per person, inclusive of materials,preparation and firings.

    To book please visit our website or eventbrite page. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-evening-course-for-beginners-tickets-42497615512

    http://cyanclayworks.co.uk/

    Updated on 05/02/2018 14:30:00 by Fiona Thompson

  • Ceramics: Friday daytime 5 week course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    On this five week course held on Friday afternoons from 1 til 4, run by Chris Donnelly, the focus will be on the functional pot for the kitchen and table. We will explore different clay making processes; slab building, press moulding, tiles and wheel throwing. You will learn about preparing and using clay slabs at different stages to construct unique vessel forms. You will also learn the basics of wheelthrowing: from centering the clay to making a range of forms such as bowls and cups, and making and applying handles. Suitable for complete beginners, or those with a little prior experience who would like to develop their skills further.

    We will also cover surface decoration and finishing techniques: slip decoration and glazing. We will cover different approaches to applying coloured slips through brushing and simple printing, stecilling, markmaking and applying glaze.

    Like all our courses, class sizes are small so that everyone gets enough individual support and advice (max 6 on this course). 

    Fri, 13 Apr 2018, 13:00 –

    Fri, 11 May 2018, 16:00

    £185 per person, inclusive of materials, tuition and firings. 

    To book please visit our website or eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-friday-daytime-course-tickets-42498040784

    http://cyanclayworks.co.uk/

    fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk

    07899 892648

    Updated on 05/02/2018 13:21:00 by Fiona Thompson

  • 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.

  • Benmore Gardens Open Day 20th May 2018 Posted on by Moira Ferguson

    Come to the annual Open Day in the beautiful grounds of the Benmore Gardens, Argyll. A Free Event!.    Part of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, Benmore Gardens are seven miles from Dunoon on the A815. www.rbge.org.uk/benmore . Enjoy plant sales, musical entertainmens, refreshments and lots more. Moira Ferguson and Bill Williamson will be offering an opportunity to 'have a go' throwing on the wheel, etc.

    at Benmore Botanic Garden, 4 Uig, Benmore, Dunoon PA23 8QU, UK, Start Time: 11:00, End Time: 16:00

    Updated on 05/03/2018 10:38:00 by Kate Doughty

  • The Harrogate Flower Show 26th - 29th April 2018 Posted on by Moira Ferguson

    The Hoy Loch Pottery shall be attending the fantastic Spring Flower Show on the Great Yorkshire Showground, Horrogate, Yorkshire. (www.flowershow.org.uk ). Located in the Gardening Hall., Stand GH21, we shall be displaying a selection of hand made garden planters, some sculptural  forms and Green Man plaques!

    - at Railway Road, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ, United Kingdom, Harrogate HG2 8NZ, United Kingdom, Start Time: 00:00, End Time: 17:30

    Updated on 05/03/2018 10:39:00 by Kate Doughty

  • TWO PLACES LEFT. Glasgow Mix and Match Pottery Taster Day Sunday 11 March, 10.30am - 4.00pm £85.00, gift vouchers Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    Tea and coffee provided. Bring your own lunch. Gift vouchers. Min class size 2 people

    Time to explore. You will take turns at the one pottery wheel and throw cylinders which you will then decorate with coloured clay slip using a variety of techniques -sponge, paper template or paint brush. While the wheel is in use you will learn other pottery skills and make a lovely little curved dish from a freshly pressed tile which you will also decorate. All work will be fired and glazed for you to collect. If you book as a group the price is £162.00 for two people (minimum class size) and £78.00 for each additional person . Bring your own lunch. Max class size: 4 Contact me if you would like to do this workshop on another date for a minimum of 3 people.
    The reason I price day workshops for two people or more is that this guarantees the workshop or taster will run. Please note there is a no cancellations policy for gift voucher and pottery taster classes.
    All student work must be collected within two weeks of firing as it won't be kept.

    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.

    at Mosspark Blvd, Glasgow G52, UK, Start Time: 10:30, End Time: 16:00

    Updated on 25/01/2018 16:16:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • 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
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    Tuition, Workshops, Demonstrations by arrangement.
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    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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