Classes & Courses

  • Six week intermediate ceramics course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    This six week course will be held on Thursday mornings from 10.30am - 1.30pm, run by Fiona Thompson. Ideal for those who have a little prior experience and want to develop their skills. The main focus will be on handbuilding and the surface. It will include making pots by hand using a variety of techniques, wheel throwing and surface decoration/monoprinting/glazing. There will be a different focus each week, and you may choose to explore one or two areas in more depth and/or work on a larger scale. Like all our courses, class sizes are strictly limited so that everyone gets enough individual support and advice. We will go through different practical demonstrations each week, supporting you to work on projects of your own design. All tools and materials provided. There are plenty of books and journals to browse here for inspiration.

    £200 per person, inclusive of materials, preparation and firings.

    Email: fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk

    07899 892648

    To book please visit the website and our eventbrite page- www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-six-week-daytime-course-intermediate-tickets-29301395262

  • Glasgow, Mix and Match Pottery Taster Day, Thursday 6 April; 10.30am - 4.30pm, gift vouchers Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    Two places left

    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 £137.00 for two people (minimum class size) and £55.00 for each additional person. Tea and coffee provided.  Bring your own lunch. Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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 ;Max class size: 4 Contact me if you would like to do this workshop on another date for a minimum of 2 people.

  • Glasgow Wednesday afternoon 4 week pottery course 26 April - - 17 May 1 pm - 3.30 £134.00 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. It is a creative conversation with your painting and the painter. 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, throwing on the wheel. Decorate your designs with slip, sgraffitto, sponge ware, glaze. Each session will introduce a new technique.
    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.

  • Glasgow, Mix and Match Pottery Taster Day, Sat 22 April; 10.30am - 4.30pm, gift vouchers Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    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 £137.00 for two people (minimum class size) and £55.00 for each additional person. Tea and coffee provided.  Bring your own lunch. Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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 ;Max class size: 4 Contact me if you would like to do this workshop on another date for a minimum of 2 people.

    Updated on 18/03/2017 23:13:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • Glasgow, Mix and Match Pottery Taster Day, Sat 6 May; 10.30am - 4.30pm, gift vouchers Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    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 £137.00 for two people (minimum class size) and £55.00 for each additional person. Tea and coffee provided.  Bring your own lunch. Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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 ;Max class size: 4 Contact me if you would like to do this workshop on another date for a minimum of 2 people.

    Updated on 18/03/2017 23:13:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • Glasgow Thursday evening 4 week pottery course, 27 April - 18 May, 6.30 - 9pm £134.00 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. It is a creative conversation with your painting and the painter. 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 throwing on the wheel. Each session will introduce a new technique. 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 ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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

    Updated on 18/03/2017 23:02:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • FULL. Glasgow, Mix and Match Pottery Taster Day, Sat 13 May; 10.30am - 4.30pm Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    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 £137.00 for two people (minimum class size) and £55.00 for each additional person. Tea and coffee provided.  Bring your own lunch. Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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 ;Max class size: 4 Contact me if you would like to do this workshop on another date for a minimum of 2 people.

    Updated on 18/03/2017 23:00:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • 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

  • Evening course in ceramics - intermediate Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    This eight week evening course will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 until 8.30pm, from 25th April until 13th June. The course will be run by Fiona, and held in our working studio Cyan Clayworks where you will be able to see our own work in progress.
    It will cover various different approaches to working creatively with clay, and is suitable for those with a little prior experience of ceramics who would like to develop and refine their skills further. It will include wheel throwing, handbuilding, surface decoration, simple printing, and glazing. There will be a different practical demonstration each week for the first few weeks, and the chance to either try different processes or focus on one or more areas. The main focus will be handbuilding. If you have attended quite a few courses previously, you are welcome to focus on your own projects and have help and support where needed.

    Cost per person is £225, which is inclusive of all materials and firings.

    To book please visit the website and our eventbrite page. http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evening-course-in-ceramics-intermediate-tickets-29300272905

    For more info email fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk

  • Weekend Improvers' Course in Penicuik 25th/26th March 2017 Posted on by jane kelly

    Do you want to practice your throwing under supervision? As a change from my 3 day courses I'm offering a weekend for up to 6 people who have some experience but would like the opportunity and facilities to  develop their skills.  Cost for the 2 days is £100

    Penicuik is 10 miles south of Edinburgh by frequent buses or we have ample off-road parking

    Jane Kelly penicuikpottery@gmail.com   for more information

    Saturday 25th March and Sunday 26th March at Valleyfield House 17 High Street Penicuik eh268hs, Start Time: 11:00, End Time: 16:00

  • Glasgow, Mix and Match Pottery Taster Day, Sunday 19 March ; 10.30am - 4.30pm £69.00 Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton
    Tea and coffee provided. Gift vouchers. 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 £138.00 for two people (minimum class size) and £55.00 for each additional person . Bring your own lunch. Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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 ;Max class size: 4 Contact me if you would like to do this workshop on another date for a minimum of 2 people.
  • 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

  • March Momentum Pottery Classes in Alyth Posted on by Nancy Fuller

    Join experienced tutors Nancy Fuller and Maria Nordgren to create a range of hand-built pottery at the exciting new Momentum Pottery purpose built studio. This course will focus on techniques such as coiling, slab-working, decorating, and glazing to create a functional piece for everyday use. The classes are suitable for those who wish to improve their skills as well as those who are completely new to working with clay.

    Wednesday Evening Classes
    Times: 7-9pm
    Dates: 7th, 14th & 28th March

    Contact Maria on MNordgren@hotmail.com  T. 07805038242

    Friday Evening Classes
    Times: 7-9pm
    Dates: 10th, 17th & 31st March

    Contact Nancy on info@nancyfuller.co.uk  T. 07807723365

    Cost per course: £75

    This price includes clay & glaze costs, firing fees & share of venue hire. Payment in full required at time of booking as we have to buy the materials in advance. No refund given once booking has been made. The January course was full and so please book early to avoid disappointment.

    Numbers: Minimum of 4 adults to run each course.

    One to one throwing or hand-building classes are also available.

    Why not give a pottery course as a gift? Gift Vouchers for classes are also available upon request.

    • Re:St Andrews Pottery Beginners Throwing Classes and more advanced topics for groups of four Posted on by George Young

      Bookings are now being taken for my next set of weekend pottery classes which will be held on Feb25 / 26th , March25 / 26th, and April 22/23rd.
      These are small classes in groups of four and aimed at teaching you the basics of how to throw a pot.
      They involve attending on Saturday morning 10.00 - 1.00 followed by Sunday morning 10.00 - 1.00    OR  Saturday afternoon 2.00 - 5.00 followed by Sunday afternoon 2.00 - 5.00.
      Everyone has their own wheel and after a period of demonstration the pots are thrown on the first day and finished on the second day.
      The best two or three pots are chosen and glazes selected after which they are fired and can be collected or sent when completed.
      The cost for the whole double session including materials and firing is £75.00 per person.
      If you are interested and would like to inquire about a class please go to my website  at www.standrewspottery.co.uk and on the classes page fill in a form which will add you to my database and I can then contact you with further information.
      More advanced classes can be arranged where specific topics can be explored such as handles, lids, spouts etc if a group of four can be put together.

      The details and application form are on my website www.standrewspottery.co.uk or you can call me on 07759522286.

      Updated on 11/02/2017 20:11:00 by George Young

  • February Momentum Pottery Classes in Alyth Posted on by Nancy Fuller

    Join experienced tutors Maria Nordgren and Nancy Fuller to create a range of hand-built pottery at the exciting new Momentum Pottery purpose built studio. Hand-building techniques such as coiling or slab-working will be introduced as well as various decorating and glazing techniques. The classes are suitable for those who wish to improve their skills as well as those who are completely new to working with clay.

    Tuesday Evening Classes
    Times: 7-9pm
    Dates: 7th, 14th & 21st February

    or

    Friday Evening Classes
    Times: 7-9pm
    Dates: 10th, 17th & 24th February

    Cost per course: £75

    This price for 3 classes includes clay & glaze costs, firing fees & share of venue hire. Payment in full required at time of booking as we have to buy the materials in advance. No refund given once booking has been made. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

    Numbers: Minimum of 4 adults to run each course.

    One to one throwing or hand-building classes are also available.

    Why not give a pottery course as a gift? Gift Vouchers for classes are also available upon request.

    Contact: mnordgren@hotmail.com     T. 07805038242      info@nancyfuller.co.uk      T. 07807723365     

  • Glasgow Wednesday afternoon 4 week pottery course 8 - 29 March 1pm - 4 pm, (3 hour class) £134.00 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. It is a creative conversation with your painting and the painter. 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 throwing on the wheel. Each session will introduce a new technique. 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 ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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 353 Mosspark Boulevard, Glasgow City, Glasgow, G52 1JH< United Kingdom, Start Time: 13:00, End Time: 16:00

    Updated on 01/02/2017 14:23:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • FULL Glasgow Thursday evening 4 week pottery course: 9 - 30 March , 6.30 -9.30 pm (3 hour class) £134.00 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. It is a creative conversation with your painting and the painter. 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 throwing on the wheel. Each session will introduce a new technique. All materials included in price. Work will be fired for you to keep and take away. Classes are in my South Glasgow, Mosspark/Cardonald studio. Max 5 people per class

    Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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 353 Mosspark Boulevard, Glasgow City, Glasgow, G52 1JH, United Kingdom, Start Time: 18:30, End Time: 21:30

    Updated on 18/02/2017 17:29:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • FULL, Glasgow Saturday 4 week pottery course 18 March - 8 April, 10.30am - 1.30 pm (3 hour class) £134.00 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. It is a creative conversation with your painting and the painter. 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, throwing on the wheel. Each session will introduce a new technique. All materials included in price. Work will be fired for you to keep and take away. Classes are in my South Glasgow, Mosspark/Cardonald studio. Max 5 people per class.

    Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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 353 Mosspark Blvd, Glasgow G52 1JH, UK, Start Time: 10:30, End Time: 13:30

    Updated on 18/03/2017 23:16:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • Glasgow, Mug your Valentine, Taster Day, Sunday 4 February; 10.30am - 4.30pm. Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    Tea and coffee provided. A popular and very satisfying hand building option. Have fun making a mug for loved a one to use for years to come. Find out how to translate a 2d drawing into a 3d template and roll and join slabs of clay which you will decorate to your unique design using colour, texture and pattern. This taster is suitable for beginners or those with some experience. You will rightly be proud of what you achieve. All work will be glazed and fired for you to take away by Sunday 12 February. £69.00 for one, £136.00 for up to two people (the price is the same for one or two people so bring a friend) and £55.00 for each additional person if you come as a group. Bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee provided.  Max class size: 6

    Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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 ;Max class size: 4 Contact me if you would like to do this workshop on another date for a minimum of 2 people.

    at 353 Mosspark Boulevard, Glasgow City, Glasgow, United Kingdom G52 1JH, Start Time: 10:30, End Time: 16:30

    Updated on 16/01/2017 15:31:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • Glasgow, St Valentines Mix and Match Pottery Taster Day, Sunday 12 February ; 10.30am - 4.30pm £69.00 Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton
    TWO PLACES LEFT. Tea and coffee provided. Gift vouchers. 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 £138.00 for two people (minimum class size) and £55.00 for each additional person . Bring your own lunch. Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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 ;Max class size: 4 Contact me if you would like to do this workshop on another date for a minimum of 2 people.
  • Glasgow, Sunday morning Hand building and spongeware pottery taster, 19 February, 10.30 -1.30pm £ 45.00 Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    Have fun making unique and attractive composite vessels - no two the same - formed from pinch pots joined with clay slabs you decorated using spongeware techniques and experiment with texture. Find out a lot about working with clay while exploring and relaxing. All materials included. Work will be glazed and fired for you to collect. Come with a friend. Time will fly by. Suitable for beginners. Max 4 people guarantees full teacher attention.   

    Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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

    Updated on 01/02/2017 14:26:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • January Momentum Pottery Classses in Alyth *gift vouchers available* Posted on by Nancy Fuller

    Join experienced tutors Nancy Fuller and Maria Nordgren to create a range of hand-built pottery at the exciting new Momentum Pottery purpose built studio. Techniques such as coiling and slab work will be introduced as well as various decorating techniques. The classes are suitable for those who wish to improve their skills as well as those who are completely new to working with clay.

    Tuesday Evening Classes taught by Maria Nordgren
    Times: 7-9pm
    Dates: 10th, 17th and 24th January
    Contact: mnordgren@hotmail.co.uk  T. 07805038242

    Friday Evening Classes taught by Nancy Fuller
    Times: 7-9pm
    Dates: 13th, 20th and 27th January
    Contact: info@nancyfuller.co.uk  T. 07807723365

    Cost per course: £75
    This price includes clay & glaze costs, firing fees & share of venue hire. Payment in full required at time of booking as we have to buy the materials in advance. No refund given once booking has been made.

    Numbers: Minimum of 4 adults to run each course.

    One to one throwing or hand-building classes are also available.

    Why not give a pottery course as a gift? Gift Vouchers for classes are also available upon request.

     

    - at Momentum Pottery, The Willow House, 6 St. Andrew Street, Alyth PH11 8AT, Start Time: 19:00, End Time: 21:00

    Updated on 14/12/2016 18:37:00 by Nancy Fuller

  • Evening class in ceramics Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    This seven week evening course will be held every Tues evening from 6 until 8pm, from 10th January to 21st Feb. It will cover various different approaches to working creatively with clay, and is suitable for complete beginners wanting an introduction to ceramics. It will include wheel throwing, handbuilding (both slab construction and coil building), surface decoration with slips, and glazing. There will be a different practical demonstration each week for the first few weeks, and the chance to try different processes then revisit different approaches as appropriate. The course will be run by Fiona, and held in our working studio where you will be able to see our own work in progress. An itinerary will be sent out prior to the course, with directions to the studio and any other relevant details.
    Cost per person is £165, which is inclusive of materials, firings and eventbrite booking fee.

    To book please visit our website http://www.cyanclayworks.co.uk

    For info email fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk 

  • Glasgow, St Valentines Mix and Match Pottery Taster Day, Sunday 12 February ; 10.30am - 4.30pm £69.00 Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    FULL. Tea and coffee provided. Gift vouchers. 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 £138.00 for two people (minimum class size) and £55.00 for each additional person . Bring your own lunch. Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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 ;Max class size: 4 Contact me if you would like to do this workshop on another date for a minimum of 2 people.

    Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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

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    Updated on 15/01/2017 18:12:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • Glasgow Tuesday afternoon pottery class, 1.30 --3.30pm, 10 Jan - 14 Feb, (6 weeks) £145. Gift vouchers. Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    Bring in a photo of a painting you really like for inspiration have fun learning how to make families of objects - be it functional vessels or sculpture inspired by this painting. You will learn how to translate 2d into 3d and acquire core skills - slab and coil building, press moulds, sgrafitto, glazing, throwing on the wheel while relaxing. If you have done pottery before you will be surprised by your journey and the results. Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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

    Updated on 10/11/2016 14:16:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • Glasgow Tuesday evening pottery class, 7-9pm, 10 Jan - 14 Feb, (6 weeks) £145. Gift vouchers Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton
    Bring in a photo of a painting you really like for inspiration have fun learning how to make families of objects - be it functional vessels or sculpture inspired by this painting. You will learn how to translate 2d into 3d and acquire core skills - slab and coil building, press moulds, sgrafitto, glazing, throwing on the wheel while relaxing. If you have done pottery before you will be surprised by your journey and the results. Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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
  • Alyth Craft Tourism Pottery Classes in November. ** Gift Vouchers for classes now available ** Posted on by Nancy Fuller

    Join experienced tutor Nancy Fuller to create a range of hand-built pottery. Techniques such as coiling and slab work will be introduced as well as various decorating techniques. The classes are suitable for those who wish to improve their skills as well as those who are completely new to working with clay.

    Friday Evening Classes
    Times: 7-9pm
    Dates: 11th, 18th & 25th November


    Cost per course: £75
    The price includes clay & glaze costs, firing fees & share of venue hire. Payment in full required at time of booking as I have to buy the materials in advance. No refund given once booking has been made.

    Numbers: Minimum of 4 adults to run each course.

    One to one throwing classes are also available. For further information or to make a booking please email me on info@nancyfuller.co.uk or call me on 07807723365.

    Why not give a pottery course as a gift? Gift Vouchers for classes are also available upon request.


    Alyth Craft Tourism is a collaboration between independent self catering holiday accommodation providers, www.kirklandbank.co.uk, www.vanorascottages.co.uk & the willow artisan Jane Wilkinson www.specialbranchbaskets.com and the potter Nancy Fuller www.nancyfuller.co.uk. The courses take place in Alyth at a venue provided by Alyth Craft Tourism.

  • Introduction to Pottery classes at Edinburgh design school Posted on by Alex Gunn

    We have an Introduction to pottery class starting over two Saturdays in November.

    You will learn a range of hand building and wheel throwing techniques.

    The course is entirely practical and suitable for complete beginners and for people with some exxperience who want to refine their practice.

    You will make pinch pots, coil pots and slab pots and learn to work with the wheel. You will learn the principles of glazing and firing and safe studio working practice.

    This course is designed as an introduction to working creatively with clay. It is focused but fun and has great feedback from people who have studied with us. All our courses are taught in a supportive and friendly environment by experienced industry professionals.

    The course dates and times are: Saturday 12th and 26th of November 10 am till 3.00pm.

    The two day course costs £90 with materials and firing costs included.

    For more information and course bookings please mail: alex@edinburghdesignschool.co.uk

    Updated on 16/10/2016 14:40:00 by Alex Gunn

  • FULL Glasgow Christmas hand building pottery day taster, Saturday 3 December 10.30 - 4.30 pm £69.00. Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    Relax and have fun creating unique Christmas presents or make work for yourself,  which will be glazed and fired for you to collect. Suitable for all levels. You will learn how to roll out and join clay, and decorate your work with coloured slip; use stencils and emboss it with textures. You might make multiple small dishes or a single large platter with detailed decoration.

    Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher. You will be working in her well equipped artist studio which you are welcome to visit.  Bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee provided.  Max class size: 5.  Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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

    Updated on 10/11/2016 13:56:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • FULL Glasgow Mix and Match Pottery Taster Day, Sunday November 13 ; 10.30am - 4.30pm £75.00, gift vouchers Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    Mix and Match Pottery Taster Day, Sunday Nov 13; 10.30am - 4.30pm. £75.00. Tea and coffee provided. 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.

    Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher. You will be working in her well equipped artist studio.

    If you book as a group the price is £150.00 for two people and £50.00 for each additional person . Bring your own lunch. Max class size: 4. If you wish to do this workshop on another day contact me. Minimum two people.

     

    Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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

    Updated on 10/11/2016 13:57:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • FULL Glasgow Tuesday evening pottery class, 7-9pm, 1 Nov - 6 December, (6 weeks) £145.00 Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    Bring in a photo of a painting you really like for inspiration have fun learning how to make families of objects - be it functional vessels or sculpture inspired by this painting. You will learn how to translate 2d into 3d and acquire core skills - slab and coil building, press moulds, sgrafitto, glazing, throwing on the wheel while relaxing. If you have done pottery before you will be surprised by your journey and the results. Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist and teacher and you will be working in her well equipped artist studio. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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

    Updated on 10/11/2016 13:58:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • Alyth Craft Tourism Evening Pottery Classes Posted on by Nancy Fuller

    Join experienced tutor Nancy Fuller to create a range of hand-built pottery. Classes are suitable for those who wish to improve their skills as well as those who are completely new to working with clay.

    Friday Evening Classes 7-9pm
    9th, 16th & 23rd Sept.
    Working with slabs and experimenting with printing onto clay.

    Cost per course: £75
    The price includes clay & glaze costs, firing fees & share of venue hire. Payment in full required at time of booking as I have to buy the materials in advance. No refund given once booking has been made.

    Numbers: Minimum of 4 adults to run each course.

    One to one throwing classes are also available. For further information or to make a booking please email me on info@nancyfuller.co.uk or call me on 07807723365.

  • Wheel throwing and handbuilding Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    This all day class covers two different and contrasting processes of making ceramic vessels; wheel throwing and coil building. As an introduction to  making pots on the wheel, we will cover the basics of centering the clay and making a range of small pots. You will also learn to make unique pots by the traditional method of coil building. These can be decorated using coloured slips and various tools/objects to create textures, colours and pattern. Suitable for complete beginners. Small class sizes ensure lots of individual support. We'll take a short break for lunch.

    Your work will be fired and glazed ready to collect a few weeks later; you'll be notifed by email and then will have approximately up to a month to collect your pieces.
    £70 per person, inclusive of materials,preparation and firings.


    Saturday, 24 September 2016 from 11:00 to 16:00

    To book please visit the website and the eventbrite page. 

    Details:  fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk 

    http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-wheel-throwing-and-handbuilding-tickets-25839745374

  • Evening course in ceramics Posted on by Fiona Thompson

    Held in our working ceramic studio Cyan Clayworks, in Edinburgh, run by Fiona Thompson. This 7 week block of evening sessions is suitable for complete beginners who would like an introduction to working creatively with clay. We will cover handbuilding, wheel throwing and surface decoration with slips and glazes. It will run from 6-8pm on Tuesdays, and it starts 25th October 2016. Small class sizes, all materials and tools provided, and lots of support so you can develop your creative skills. £165. To book please visit the website: http://www.cyanclayworks.co.uk

    For further info email fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk or visit the website.

  • Edinburgh Design School Term 1 Pottery classes Posted on by Alex Gunn

    Our latest day and evening Pottery classes are starting from August 24th in our new teaching and open studio practice pottery in central Edinburgh.

    You will learn a range of hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Our classes are really practical. You will learn to make Pinch pots, coil pots and slab pots  and wheel thrown vessels and forms.

    You will learn surface decoration techniques, the pricniples behind the firing processes and safe studio practice.

    These are the pottery fundamantals.

    Once you have completed our courses to Foundation level ( or are at that level of practice) you are eligable to progress to our SQA certificate courses and to practice independently or with technical support in our new open practice pottery.

    We are a Scottish Qualifications Authority approved teaching center dedicated to reintroducing pottery into mainstream education in Scotland.

    All our courses are taught by fully qualified professional potters in a really supportive teaching environment.

    To book classes or to find out more please e mail: alex@edinburghdesignschool.co.uk

    To check out our web site look at www.edinburghdesignschool.co.uk

    We would love to hear from you,

    Kind Regards,

    Alex

     

    Updated on 16/08/2016 15:40:00 by Alex Gunn

  • Glasgow evening pottery class for those with some experience, 6.30 - 9pm, Thursdays 15 Sep - 3 Nov 2016, (8 weeks) Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    This class gives you the opportunity to have fun developing your skills and follow up your ideas in more depth. I will help you realise these and suggest avenues of exploration and suitable projects. Methods of working with clay include slab and coil building, press moulds, glazing, sgraffitto, ceramic transfers throwing on the wheel. You may combine these methods and be surprised by your unique designs. 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 6 people per class. £ 200.00. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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

    Updated on 14/07/2016 17:06:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • Glasgow Tuesday morning pottery class 10.30 -1pm 13 Sep - 1 Nov 2016, (8 weeks), Gift vouchers Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    Suitable for all levels.

    Have fun making your own unique designs. If you have your own ideas I will help you realise these, otherwise a set project each week introduces you to different methods of working with clay - slab and coil building, press moulds, glazing, tile making, throwing on the wheel. And of course, those with some experience may continue to work on their own ceramic projects. 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 6 people per class. £ 200.00. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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

    Updated on 14/07/2016 17:05:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • Glasgow Tuesday evening pottery class, 6.30-9pm, 13 Sep - 1 Nov 2016, (8 weeks) Gift vouchers Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    Suitable for beginner and refesher. Have fun making your own unique designs. If you have your own ideas I will help you realise these, otherwise a set project each week introduces you to different methods of working with clay - slab and coil building, press moulds, glazing, sgraffitto, tile making, throwing on the wheel.  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 6 people per class. £ 200.00. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Free on street parking and buses. Gift vouchers available. Location: Mosspark Boulevard, South Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps) 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

    Updated on 14/07/2016 17:07:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • Glasgow, JUNE, Wednesday evening, five week pottery/ceramics class, 1 June - 29 June, 7-9pm, gift vouchers Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    Have fun making your own unique designs. If you have your own ideas I will help you realise these, otherwise a set project each week introduces you to different methods of working with clay - slab and coil building, press moulds, glazing, tile making, throwing on the wheel. And of course, those with some experience may continue to work on their own ceramic projects. 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 6 people per class. £125.00. Full Payment online - email me for details- or by cheque secures your place. Good on street parking and buses.

    Location: Mosspark Boulevard, Glasgow G52 1JH (You can find this on google maps)

    Find out more via my web-site: 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 or tel/text: 07904491649

    Updated on 02/05/2016 12:27:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • Alyth Craft Tourism Evening and Weekend Pottery Courses for Adults Posted on by Nancy Fuller

    Join experienced tutor Nancy Fuller on her new courses at Eastfield Garage. Hand-building techniques such as coiling and slab work will be introduced as well as various decorating techniques. The classes are suitable for those who wish to improve their skills as well as those who are completely new to working with clay.

    Weekend Course
    Times:
    3rd April 11-3.30 pm  Making session (Please bring a pot luck dish for lunch).
    24th 10-12 pm Glazing session

    Cost per Course £75.

    Wednesday Evening Classes
    Times:
    13th, 20th & 27th April 7-9 pm.

    Cost per course: £75

    Above prices include clay, glaze costs, firing fees & share of venue hire. Payment in full required at time of booking as I have to buy the materials in advance. No refund given once booking has been made.

    Numbers: Minimum of 4 adults to run each course.

    One to one throwing classes are also available. For further information or to make a booking please email me on info@nancyfuller.co.uk or call me on 07807723365.

    Alyth Craft Tourism is a collaboration between independent self catering holiday accommodation providers, www.kirklandbank.co.uk, www.vanorascottages.co.uk & the willow artisan Jane Wilkinson www.specialbranchbaskets.com and the potter Nancy Fuller www.nancyfuller.co.uk. The courses take place in Alyth at a venue provided by Alyth Craft Tourism.

  • Glasgow Wednesday morning pottery/ceramics class 10.30am -12.30pm, 6-April - 11 May 2016 Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    New Wednesday morning, six week pottery / ceramics class: 10.30am -12.30pm, Wednesday 6 April- Wednesday 11 May. Have fun making your own unique designs. If you have your own ideas I will help you realise these, otherwise a set project each week introduces you to different methods of working with clay - slab and coil building, press moulds, glazing, tile making, throwing on the wheel. And of course, those with some experience may continue to work on their own ceramic projects. 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 6 people per class. £ 135.00 . Full Payment online or by cheque secures your place. Good on street parking. Address: Mosspark Boulevard,Glasgow G52 1JH. Find our more or contact me via my website: www.fionabyrnesutton.co.uk (cut and paste link into your browser) or call/text me on: 07904491649

    Updated on 03/03/2016 17:20:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • Glasgow Tuesday evening pottery/ceramics course 5 April - 10 May, 7-9pm Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    New Tuesday evening, six week pottery / ceramics class: 7-9pm, Tuesday 5 April- Tuesday 10 May. Have fun making your own unique designs. If you have your own ideas I will help you realise these, otherwise a set project each week introduces you to different methods of working with clay - slab and coil building, press moulds, glazing, tile making, throwing on the wheel. And of course, those with some experience may continue to work on their own ceramic projects. 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 6 people per class. £ 135.00 . Full Payment online or by cheque secures your place. Good on street parking. Address: Mosspark Boulevard,Glasgow G52 1JH. Find our more or contact me via my website: www.fionabyrnesutton.co.uk (cut and paste link into your browser) or call/text me on: 07904491649

    Please note the Thursday evening course is now full. One place  remains on the Weds evening course

    Updated on 03/03/2016 17:22:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • Glasgow Wednesday evening, pottery class: 9 March - 4 May 7-9pm, Easter school break Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    New Wednesday evening, six week pottery / ceramics class: 9 March - 4 May 7-9pm, with a three week break on Wed 30 March, 6, 13 April for Easter school holidays, starting back on 20 April and finishing on 4 May. Gift vouchers, day tasters

    Have fun making your own unique designs. If you have your own ideas I will help you realise these, otherwise a set project each week introduces you to different methods of working with clay - slab and coil building, press moulds, glazing, tile making, throwing on the wheel. And of course, those with some experience may continue to work on their own ceramic projects. All materials included in price. Work will be fired for you to keep and take away. Classes are in my South Glasgow, Mosspark/Cardonald studio. Max 5 people per class. £ 135.00 . Full Payment online or by cheque secures your place. Good on street parking and buses. Address: Mosspark Boulevard, Glasgow G52 1JH.

    For more information or to contact me, visit my website, www.fionabyrnesutton.co.uk (Copy this into your browser) or call/text me on 07904491649
     

     

    Updated on 22/02/2016 14:36:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • Evening Pottery Classes for Adults in Alyth Posted on by Nancy Fuller

    Join experienced tutor Nancy Fuller on her evening classes at the Ogilvie Rooms. Hand-building techniques such as slab-building and coiling will be introduced as well as various decorating techniques. The classes are suitable for those who wish to improve their skills as well as those who are completely new to working with clay.

    Times: 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th March from 7-9pm.

    Cost per course: £95. Price includes clay, glaze costs, firing fees & share of venue hire. Payment in full required at time of booking as I have to buy materials in advance. No refund is given once booking is made.

    Please book early to avoid disappointment. One-to-one throwing classes are also available.

     

  • South Glasgow Thursday evening classes 10 March - 28 April. Gift voucher, day tasters Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    *Spring Class: six week course of Thursday evening weekly pottery -
    ceramics classes,10 March - 28 April, 7-9pm, with a two week Easter
    break on Thurs 24 March and Thurs 7 April. *

    Have fun making your own unique ceramic designs. If you have your own
    ideas I will help you realise these, otherwise a set project each week
    introduces you to different methods of working with clay - slab and coil
    building, press moulds, glazing,  throwing on the wheel. And of course,
    those with some experience may continue to work on their own ceramic
    projects. All materials included in price. Work will be fired for you to
    keep and take away. Classes are in my South Glasgow, Mosspark/Cardonald
    studio,  Max 5 people per class. £135.00. Payment  online or by cheque
    secures your place.  Good on street parking and buses. Address: Mosspark
    Boulevard, Glasgow G52 1JH. (Copy this into google maps or other browser
    if map below not working) . Feel free to contact me for more information
    by:

    Visiting my website  www.fionabyrnesutton.co.uk

    Telephone: 07904491649

    Email: fbs.ceramics@gmail.com (copy the address<

    Updated on 18/01/2016 15:59:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

  • Edinburgh Design School Pottery classess Posted on by Alex Gunn

    Our latest 10 week pottery Foundation daytime class is starting on Tuesday mornings in late January from 10.30 till 12.30 in our professional teaching pottery in central Edinburgh.

    You will learn a range of handbuilding and wheel throwing pottery techniques 

    You will make pinch pots, slab pots and coil pots and learn to use the wheel

    You will learn surface decoration techniques and the principles of the firing processes and safe studio practice.

    We are a Scottish Qualifications Authority aproved centre dedicated to reintroducing pottery into mainstream education.

    All our tutors are art trained to postgraduate level and are fully qualified teachers. They are also experienced working professionals with many years of practice.

    The classes cost £250 oer person

    Tools, mateials and firing costs are all included.

    Once you have completed the Foundation programme you are eligable to apply for our SQA certificate courses.

    You can also apply for our certificate courses if you have studied elsewhere and have developed a sound basic grounding working with clay.

    The classes are focused on learning technique, building creativity and working towards excellence.

    Our classes are suitable for complete beginners and they are taught in a supportive and fun environment with great feedback.

    To book or to find out more e mail:

    alex@edinburghdesignschool.co.uk

    or check out our student work by clicking the b icon on our web front page www.edinburghdesignschool.co.uk

    join the 'designincredibles'

    We would love to hear from you.

  • Winter/ Spring Weekend Pottery Classes for Adults in Alyth Posted on by Nancy Fuller

    Join experienced tutor Nancy Fuller on her weekend courses at the Ogilvie Rooms. Hand-building techniques such as coiling and slab work will be introduced as well as various decorating techniques. The classes are suitable for those who wish to improve their skills as well as those who are completely new to working with clay.

    Times:

    Course 1
    Sunday 10th January 11am - 3.30pm (Making)
    Sunday 24th  January 10 - 12pm (Glazing)

    Course 2
    Sunday 7th February 11am - 3.30pm (Making)
    Sunday 21st February 10 - 12pm (Glazing)

    Course 3
    Sunday 6th March 11am - 3.30pm (Making)
    Sunday 20th March 10 - 12pm (Glazing)

    Cost per course: £75. Price includes clay, glaze costs, firing fees & share of room hire. Payment in full required at time of booking as I have to buy the materials in advance. No refund given once booking has been made.

    Please bring a pot luck lunch.

    Numbers: Minimum of 4 adults to run the class.

    For further information go to www.nancyfuller.co.uk or to make a booking please email me on info@nancyfuller.co.uk or call me on 07807723365.

  • ACCREDITED QUALIFICATION IN CERAMICS DUNDEE AND ANGUS COLLEGE Posted on by Mary-Ann Orr

    A STUNNING OPPORTUNITY TO TURN SOMETHING YOU LOVE INTO A CAREER
    The Dundee and Angus College are offering two full time HE, SQA accredited courses in Ceramics;- 'Certificate in Jewelry and Ceramics' and 'Higher National Certificate in Jewelry and Ceramics'. The course includes all aspects of Hand building, wheel work, surface decoration, glazing and sculptural ceramics.  If you would like to find out more about registering for the courses for 2016 you may do this via  the college website; https://dundeeandangus.ac.uk or by contacting the college directly on tel; 0300 123 1010.  Art and Design department / Dermot Carmyn. 

  • CERAMIC LEISURE CLASSES ARBROATH AND DUNDEE Posted on by Mary-Ann Orr

    As an enthusiastic potter and Ceramics lecturer at the Dundee and Angus College, I am delighted to announce that The D&A is now offering a variety of courses and formal qualifications in the field of Ceramics.
    LEISURE CLASSES
    Evening and daytime Leisure classes are held at the Arbroath Campus and enquiries can be made through the college website; https://dundeeandangus.ac.uk or by contacting the Leisure course coordinator Karin Cargill  tel; 0300 123 1010
    FULL TIME COURSES
    Two full time HE, SQA accredited courses 'Certificate in Jewelry and Ceramics' and 'Higher National Certificate' in Jewelry and Ceramics' Please direct all enquiries via the college website; https://dundeeandangus.ac.uk or tel; 0300 123 1010.

    Updated on 03/11/2015 04:55:00 by Mary-Ann Orr

  • Edinburgh Design School Pottery classess Posted on by Alex Gunn

    Our SQA certificate class will be starting in the next three to four weeks. We still have four places left.

    You will study two SQA units: Hand Building and Introduction to the Wheel. These units are underpinned by learning and working through the design process.

    Each unit lasts 15 weeks , 2 hour per week in the evening and the classes are taught in central Edinburgh.

    Our teachers are fully qualified art and teacher trained professionals and our classes are taught in a focused and supportive environment.

    To enroll on this class you will allready have completed our ten week foundation class or have the equivalent experience.

    The classes focus on building technique and develoing a creative approach to working with clay.

    The class feedback has been great.

    If you would like more information or to discuss the level you are at righ now please mail:

    alex@edinburghdesignschool.co.uk

    We would love to hear from you.

     

     

    Updated on 27/09/2015 15:06:00 by Alex Gunn

  • Edinburgh Design School Pottery classes Posted on by Alex Gunn

    Our latest 10 week pottery Foundation class is starting Wednesday September 9th from 7 till 9 pm in our professional teaching pottery in central Edinburgh.

    You will learn a range of handbuilding pottery techniques.

    You will make pinch pots, slab pots and coil pots and get the opprtunity to try the wheel.

    You will learn surface decoration techniques and the principles of the firing processes and safe studio practice.

    Once you have completed the Foundation programme you are eligable to apply for our SQA certificate courses. 

    You can also apply for our certificate courses if you have studied elsewhere and have developed a sound basic grounding working with clay.

    We are a Scottish Qualifications Authority aproved centre dedicated to reintroducing pottery into mainstream education. All our tutors are art trained to postgraduate level and are fully qualified teachers.

    The classes are focused on learning technique and building creativity. Our classes are supportive and fun and the feedback has been great.

    To book or to find out more e mail:

    alex@edinburghdesignschool.co.uk

    or check out our student work by clicking the b icon on our web front page www.edinburghdesignschool.co.uk

    join the 'designincredibles'

    We would love to hear from you.

  • Edinburgh design school 5 week pottery taster starting June Posted on by Alex Gunn

    Our latest 5 week pottery taster class is starting Wednesday June 10th from 7 till 9 pm in our professional pottery in central Edinburgh.

    There are still three places left.

    You will be learning a range of handbuilding pottery techniques. 

    You will make pinch pots, slab pots and coil pots and get the opprtunity to try the wheel.

    You will learn a range of surface decoration techniques and the principles of the firing processes and safe studio practice.

    We are a Scottish Qualifications Authority aproved centre dedicated to reintroducing pottery into mainstream education. All our tutors are art trained to postgraduate level and are fully qualified teachers.

    The classes are good fun and the feedback has been great.

    To book or to find out more e mail:

    alex@edinburghdesignschool.co.uk

    We would love to hear from you.

    www.edinburghdesignschool.co.uk

    @designincredibles

  • Edinburgh Design School: Weekend Workshop Posted on by Alex Gunn

    Ship Building in Edinburgh

    Saturday to Sunday 6th and 7th of June in central Edinburgh.

    This two-day weekend workshop with Ronnie Fulton is designed to build upon and enhance your knowledge of slab building and clay modeling. 

    The workshop will not be overly technical so don’t worry. It is designed for people at all levels of practice
    and will give you a greater understanding of slab building and figure modeling.

    Ronnie is a great teacher so he will help you move your practice forward and the workshop will be good fun.

    The workshop is entitled: Shipbuilding in Edinburgh

    Ronnie is an experienced and inspirational teacher. He will talk about his approaches to working with clay and demonstrate his techniques. You will then have plenty of time to practice under his guided supervision.
    On Saturday you will focus on boat building and on Sunday you will work on figure modeling.

    The workshop and Masterclass is held at St Margaret’s House, London road, Central Edinburgh and costs £80 per person.
    The numbers are limited to 10 so please book early to secure a place.

    for more information or to book a place

    e mail: alex@edinburghdesignschool.co.uk

    Updated on 19/05/2015 20:31:00 by Alex Gunn

  • Edinburgh Design School 5 week taster classes starting in April Posted on by Alex Gunn

    Our new Five week Taster classes start on April 22nd. The classes start at beginners level but are suitable for people with some experience.

    You will work in our proefessional studios learning a range of hand building techniques, and have the opprtunity to try the wheel. You will be introduced to the glazing and firing processes and learn the principles of safe studio working practice.

    This is an as an opportunity to try the classes, learn new creative techniques and have some great fun with clay. The Edinburgh design school is a Scottish Qualifications Authority approved centre.

    The five week classes cost £140 with kiln fire fees and materials included. To book a place e mail:

    alex@edinburghdesignschool.co.uk

    www.edinburghdesignschool.co.uk

  • Edinburgh design school pottery classes starting in March Posted on by Alex Gunn

    Our new Five week Taster and ten week Foundation classes start on March 4rth. The classes start at beginners level but are suitable for people with some experience.

    This is an as an opportunity to try the classes, learn new creative techniques and have some great fun with clay.

    The five week classes cost £140 with kiln fire fees and materials included. The ten week foundation classes cost £250 and allow you the opprtunity  to develop core pottery techniques and refine your creative practice. Kiln fire fees and materials are included.

    One you have completed the ten week programme you are eligble to apply for the SQA Certificate programme. Classes are on Wednesday evenings 7 - 9pm in central Edinburgh.

    e mail alex@edinburghdesignschool.co.uk for details and bookings

    or follow us on twitter @designincredibles

    Edinburgh design school is an SQA approved teaching centre. All our classes are taught by fully qualified art and teacher trained professionals. 

    www.edinburghdesignschool.co.uk

    Updated on 06/02/2015 17:58:00 by Alex Gunn

  • January classes at Edinburgh design school Posted on by Alex Gunn

    Imagine drinking coffee from a cup you made yourself. Our popular Five week taster and ten week Foundation classes are starting on January 21st.

    The classes are suitable for complete beginners and people with some experience. This is an as an opportunity to try the classes, learn new creative techniques and have some great fun with clay. The five week classes are held in central Edinburgh and cost £140. The ten week foundation classes allow you to start to build and refine your practice and cost £250. Classes are on Wednesday evenings 7 - 9pm with kiln fire fees and materials included.

  • Evening Pottery Courses for Adults in Alyth, Perthshire Posted on by Nancy Fuller

    Experienced tutor Nancy Fuller is offering a series of evening classes at the Alyth Community Wing. Hand-building techniques such as coiling and slab work will be introduced as well a various decorating techniques. The classes are suitable for those who wish to improve their skills as well as those who are completely new to working with clay.

    Times: 8 x 4-week blocks on the following dates:

    Block 1 Wednesdays (7, 14, 21 Jan & 28 Jan) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

                Fridays (9, 16, 23, & 30 Jan) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

    Block 2 Wednesdays (4, 11, 18 & 25 Feb) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

                Fridays (6, 13, 20 & 27 Feb) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

    Block 3 Wednesdays (4, 11, 18 & 25 March) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

                Fridays (6, 13, 20, & 27 March) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

    Block 4 Wednesdays (22 & 29 April, 6 & 13 May) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

               Fridays (24 April, 1, 8, & 15 May) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

    Cost: £60 per block. Price includes clay, glaze costs & firing fees. Payment in full required at time of booking as I have to buy the materials in advance. No refund given once booking has been made.

    Numbers: Minimum of 4 adults to run the class.

    For further information or to make a booking please email me on info@nancyfuller.co.uk or call me on 07807723365.

    www.nancyfuller.co.uk

  • Willow & Porcelain - A Christmas Decoration Workshop Posted on by Maria Nordgren

    Two Sunday sessions 2nd and 9th November 2014, 13:30 - 16:30.

    Workshop lead by willow weaver Rachel Bower, Forfar, and potter Maria Nordgren, Alyth. We will start make the porcelain and willow components for the decorations the first Sunday. The porcelain will be fired during the week between. We will then continue to make the willow components and assemble the decorations the second Sunday session. 

    Workshop fee £50 for both sessions, including materials (willow, clay, etc.) and firing the porcelain. For more information and to book a place at the workshop, please mail or call Rachel Bower (mail@wovenwillow.co.uk/07731970735) or Maria Nordgren (mnordgren@hotmail.co.uk/01828 632179).

  • Pottery for beginners or intermediate Monday evening Posted on by Louise Smith

    10 week Pottery course on Monday evenings 6.30-9pm
    starting on 12/01/15 until 23/03/15  *mid term break on 16/02/15.
    This course will be held at our Blair Street workshop.

    For concessions and to make a part payment on full price courses please visit our discounts page.

    Book via http://edinburghcontemporarycrafts.co.uk/collections/pottery/products/pottery-for-beginners

    Course Content

    This course will cover all the basics of forming clay into vessels, tiles and decorative pieces. Using various handbuilding techniques, decorative and glazing methods, this course aims to provide you with a strong foundation of ceramic knowledge. Functional, sculptural and figurative projects will be completed and students will see their concepts develop from raw clay to finished food-safe pieces.

    Teaching Methods

    Throughout the course you will:
    -be introduced to a variety of handbuilding techniques to make functional pieces which include slab forming, pinch pot and coiling methods, press moulds and slump and hump moulds
    -use an electric wheel to "throw" functional shapes (bowls, mugs, platters and cylinders)
    -apply coloured slip to pieces using paper resist, sgcraffito techniques, slip underlay and pattern development and design
    -experiment with mark-making methods to change the raw clay surface with textured cloth and paper, wood stamps and metal tools
    -use oxides to stain the clay surface and colour the pieces
    -have an understanding of basic glaze technology
    -focus on preferred methods of construction and complete self-directed projects with the assistance of the tutor

    Learning Outcomes

    -an understanding of handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques covered on the course
    -starting projects from raw clay to finished glazed items that are microwave and food-safe
    -how to transform the surface of a piece by applying different decorative techniques and layering colours with the use of oxides and glaze.

    Essential materials you will need to bring to your first class:

    It is recommended that you bring a sketchbook to keep track of ideas and gather inspiration for pieces, however the tutor will provide books, images and various tools to aid in developing inspiration. Please note that clay and slips can be messy to work with, and even though they will wash out of fabric, it's recommended that you bring an apron or clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.

    Materials and equipment provided for students as part of the course and included in the course fee:
    -white earthenware clay
    -paintbrushes, sponges, rolling pins
    -wood, metal and plastic tools
    -stamps, textured cloth and paper
    -oxides and coloured slip
    -clear glossy glaze
    -plaster moulds

    Additional recommended materials and equipment students can provide:

    All materials and equipment are provided on the course, but students are welcome to bring stamps or tools to create their own unique textures on the clay. These items could be found on old textured fabric and wallpaper, objects from charity shops or even stamps which create very interesting results when pressed into soft clay.

    This course is taught by Claire Henry.

    Updated on 08/10/2014 17:43:00 by Louise Smith

  • Kirkcaldy Art Club Classes Posted on by Alison Rowan

    Enrolment for the new session takes place on Mon 1st Sept 2-4pm and 7-9pm and Tue 2nd Sept

    7-8pm.

    Classes start the week beginning 22nd Sept and are as follows:

    Monday morning  10am-12noon          Tutor Sharon Bell

    Monday evening   7-9pm                     Tutor Sharon Bell

    Tuesday evening  7-9pm                     Tutor Alison Rowan

    Wednesday afternoon 2-4pm              Tutor Alison Rowan

    There are also 4 painting classes, a craft class and studio time for painters.social 

    We also have a programme ordemonstrations and workshops which run throughout the year and several several social events.

    Club membership lasts for a year and costs £40 (£32 concessionary}

    Tuition for 20 weeks (2hr per week)  10 weeks before Christmas and 10 after costs £48

    We cater for beginners and more experienced potters.  We have a well equipped studio wih tree wheels ann 2 kilns.

    If you would like further information about the club look up our Website-  kirkaldyartclub.og.uk

    You will also find us on facebook or you can email me on - alisonniaroo@tisali.co.uk

  • Kirkcaldy Art Club Classes Posted on by Alison Rowan

    Enrolment for the new session takes place on Mon 1st Sept 2-4pm and 7-9pm and Tue 2nd Sept

    7-8pm.

    Classes start the week beginning 22nd Sept and are as follows:

    Monday morning  10am-12noon          Tutor Sharon Bell

    Monday evening   7-9pm                     Tutor Sharon Bell

    Tuesday evening  7-9pm                     Tutor Alison Rowan

    Wednesday afternoon 2-4pm              Tutor Alison Rowan

    There are also 4 painting classes, a craft class and studio time for painters.social 

    We also have a programme ordemonstrations and workshops which run throughout the year and several several social events.

    Club membership lasts for a year and costs £40 (£32 concessionary}

    Tuition for 20 weeks (2hr per week)  10 weeks before Christmas and 10 after costs £48

    We cater for beginners and more experienced potters.  We have a well equipped studio wih tree wheels ann 2 kilns.

    If you would like further information about the club look up our Website-  kirkaldyartclub.og.uk

    You will also find us on facebook or you can email me on - alisonniaroo@tisali.co.uk

    Updated on 20/08/2014 16:22:00 by Alison Rowan

  • Evening Pottery Courses for Adults in Alyth, Perthshire Posted on by Nancy Fuller

    Experienced tutor Nancy Fuller is offering a series of evening classes at the Alyth Community Wing. Hand-building techniques such as coiling and slab work will be introduced as well a various decorating techniques. The classes are suitable for those who wish to improve their skills as well as those who are completely new to working with clay.

    Times: 4 x 4-week blocks on the following dates:

    Block 1 Wednesdays (7, 14, 21 Jan & 28 Jan) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

                Fridays (9, 16, 23, & 30 Jan) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

    Block 2 Wednesdays (4, 11, 18 & 25 Feb) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

                Fridays (6, 13, 20 & 27 Feb) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

    Block 3 Wednesdays (4, 11, 18 & 25 March) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

                Fridays (6, 13, 20, & 27 March) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

    Block 4 Wednesdays (22 & 29 April, 6 & 13 May) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

               Fridays (24 April, 1, 8, & 15 May) from 7.30 - 9 pm.

     

    Cost: £60 per block. Price includes clay, glaze costs & firing fees. Payment in full required at time of booking as I have to buy the materials in advance. No refund given once booking has been made.

    Numbers: Minimum of 4 adults to run the class.

    For further information or to make a booking please email me on info@nancyfuller.co.uk or call me on 07807723365.

    www.nancyfuller.co.uk

    Updated on 16/12/2014 21:11:00 by Nancy Fuller

  • Pottery for beginners or intermediate Sat afternoon Posted on by Louise Smith

    10 week Pottery course begins on :
    Monday evenings 6.30-9pm starting on 15/09/14 until 24/11/14  *mid term break on 06/10/14.
    Saturday afternoon 2-4.30pm starting on 20/9/14 until 29/11/14 *mid term break on 11/10/14.
    For concessions and to make a part payment on full price courses please visit our discounts page
    This course will cover all the basics of forming clay into vessels, tiles and decorative pieces. Using various handbuilding techniques, decorative and glazing methods, this course aims to provide you with a strong foundation of ceramic knowledge. Functional, sculptural and figurative projects will be completed and students will see their concepts develop from raw clay to finished food-safe pieces.
    Teaching Methods

    Throughout the course you will:
    -be introduced to a variety of handbuilding techniques to make functional pieces which include slab forming, pinch pot and coiling methods, press moulds and slump and hump moulds
    -use an electric wheel to "throw" functional shapes (bowls, mugs, platters and cylinders)
    -apply coloured slip to pieces using paper resist, sgcraffito techniques, slip underlay and pattern development and design
    -experiment with mark-making methods to change the raw clay surface with textured cloth and paper, wood stamps and metal tools
    -use oxides to stain the clay surface and colour the pieces
    -have an understanding of basic glaze technology
    -focus on preferred methods of construction and complete self-directed projects with the assistance of the tutor
    Learning Outcomes

    -an understanding of handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques covered on the course
    -starting projects from raw clay to finished glazed items that are microwave and food-safe
    -how to transform the surface of a piece by applying different decorative techniques and layering colours with the use of oxides and glaze
    Essential materials you will need to bring to your first class:
    It is recommended that you bring a sketchbook to keep track of ideas and gather inspiration for pieces, however the tutor will provide books, images and various tools to aid in developing inspiration. Please note that clay and slips can be messy to work with, and even though they will wash out of fabric, it's recommended that you bring an apron or clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.
    Materials and equipment provided for students as part of the course and included in the course fee:

    -white earthenware clay
    -paintbrushes, sponges, rolling pins
    -wood, metal and plastic tools
    -stamps, textured cloth and paper
    -oxides and coloured slip
    -clear glossy glaze
    -plaster moulds
    Additional recommended materials and equipment students can provide
    All materials and equipment are provided on the course, but students are welcome to bring stamps or tools to create their own unique textures on the clay. These items could be found on old textured fabric and wallpaper, objects from charity shops or even stamps which create very interesting results when pressed into soft clay.
    Sources and Suggested Reading
    -Breaking the Mould: new approaches to ceramics (Black Dog Publishing)
    -Ceramics in Print by Paul Scott
    -Ceramics Review magazine
    -Ceramics Monthly magazine
    -Craft Arts International magazine
    This course is taught by Claire Henry and you can find more information about Claire on her website.
    The course fee is £220, paid upon booking. Please contact us if you would like to pay in installments. Materials are included, however there maybe additional material costs depending on the project you chose to work on.

  • Pottery for beginners or intermediate Mon evening Posted on by Louise Smith

    10 week Pottery course begins on :
    Monday evenings 6.30-9pm starting on 15/09/14 until 24/11/14  *mid term break on 06/10/14.
    Saturday afternoon 2-4.30pm starting on 20/9/14 until 29/11/14 *mid term break on 11/10/14.
    For concessions and to make a part payment on full price courses please visit our discounts page: 
    This course will cover all the basics of forming clay into vessels, tiles and decorative pieces. Using various handbuilding techniques, decorative and glazing methods, this course aims to provide you with a strong foundation of ceramic knowledge. Functional, sculptural and figurative projects will be completed and students will see their concepts develop from raw clay to finished food-safe pieces.
    Teaching Methods

    Throughout the course you will:
    -be introduced to a variety of handbuilding techniques to make functional pieces which include slab forming, pinch pot and coiling methods, press moulds and slump and hump moulds
    -use an electric wheel to "throw" functional shapes (bowls, mugs, platters and cylinders)
    -apply coloured slip to pieces using paper resist, sgcraffito techniques, slip underlay and pattern development and design
    -experiment with mark-making methods to change the raw clay surface with textured cloth and paper, wood stamps and metal tools
    -use oxides to stain the clay surface and colour the pieces
    -have an understanding of basic glaze technology
    -focus on preferred methods of construction and complete self-directed projects with the assistance of the tutor
    Learning Outcomes

    -an understanding of handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques covered on the course
    -starting projects from raw clay to finished glazed items that are microwave and food-safe
    -how to transform the surface of a piece by applying different decorative techniques and layering colours with the use of oxides and glaze
    Essential materials you will need to bring to your first class:
    It is recommended that you bring a sketchbook to keep track of ideas and gather inspiration for pieces, however the tutor will provide books, images and various tools to aid in developing inspiration. Please note that clay and slips can be messy to work with, and even though they will wash out of fabric, it's recommended that you bring an apron or clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.
    Materials and equipment provided for students as part of the course and included in the course fee:

    -white earthenware clay
    -paintbrushes, sponges, rolling pins
    -wood, metal and plastic tools
    -stamps, textured cloth and paper
    -oxides and coloured slip
    -clear glossy glaze
    -plaster moulds
    Additional recommended materials and equipment students can provide
    All materials and equipment are provided on the course, but students are welcome to bring stamps or tools to create their own unique textures on the clay. These items could be found on old textured fabric and wallpaper, objects from charity shops or even stamps which create very interesting results when pressed into soft clay.
    Sources and Suggested Reading
    -Breaking the Mould: new approaches to ceramics (Black Dog Publishing)
    -Ceramics in Print by Paul Scott
    -Ceramics Review magazine
    -Ceramics Monthly magazine
    -Craft Arts International magazine
    This course is taught by Claire Henry and you can find more information about Claire on her website.
    The course fee is £220, paid upon booking. Please contact us if you would like to pay in installments. Materials are included, however there maybe additional material costs depending on the project you chose to work on.

  • Porcelain Paperclay: Taster Classes at Grays School of Art Posted on by Morag McGee

    Due to popular demand, Gray’s School of Art Short Course programme returns this spring 2014.

    Try one of our new TASTER and ADVANCED courses.

    Have you ever wanted to create work with porcelain?

    This ceramics course offers the chance for beginners and intermediate students to produce a vessel using the translucent qualities of porcelain, while utilising the flexibility of paperclay.

    Students will learn to prepare their own clay before spending time creating their pieces. All work will be fired after the class and be available to pick up and enjoy a week later. 

    Tutor: Morag McGee
    Fee: £80 (all materials provided)
    When: Saturday 26 April, 10am - 4pm
    Duration: 6 hrs
    Places: 12 students
    Location: Gray's School of Art, GA05/06 - Ceramics workshop
    Level: Suitable for beginner and intermediate - previous experience in ceramics is useful but not necessary.
    Materials: Students may wish to bring objects with interesting textures to press into the porcelain, such as leaves, shells, fabrics etc.
    Clothing: the class will be held in the ceramics workshops so students will need to wear sturdy footwear. No sandals, flip flops, heels or crocs are allowed.
    Register
    Contact Anne Taylor to register onto this course on 01224 263603 or anne.taylor@rgu.ac.uk

    Course Booking Deadline - Monday 14 April 2014

  • A Journey with Clay - a two-weekend workshop with Allison Weightman Posted on by Maria Nordgren

    16/17 & 23/24 August the Green Tree Arts Studio is hosting a workshop with Allison Weightman, Ullapool, who was demonstrator at Kindrogan a couple of years ago.

    This workshop is suitable for those who are new to clay and also those with experience, it will run over the 4 days allow you to explore and experience the full clay journey, beginning with the construction of pieces either through using hand building, throwing or sculpting techniques, then preparing them for glazing before the final stage of the of the firing process. Which include a range of firing methods, such as raku, pit and paper kiln firing, all of which is done outside.

    Address: The School House, Ferness, Nairnshire IV12 5UP

    Website: http://www.greentreeartsstudio.co.uk/
    Contact: contact@greentreeartsstudio.co.uk

  • Paper Kiln Project at Birnam Arts Posted on by Nancy Fuller

    A fascinating workshop split over 3 sessions to allow for making a clay pot, finishing and firing and kiln opening. A paper kiln is a simple way of firing work outdoors and achieving firing effects similar to a smoke or pit firing. The kiln is constructed by coating sheets of old newspaper with clay slip over a willow frame. The clay work is located inside together with the wood and is set alight by placing it over a fire. Once the kiln has cooled down, it’s sawn open the next day to reveal the amazing pots inside. With ceramicist and paper kiln expert Nancy Fuller.

    Times: Saturday 19th April 10am - 1pm / Saturday 26th April 10am - 5pm / Sunday 27th April 10 am - 11 am.
    Cost: £70. Price includes a soup & sandwich lunch on the 2nd day.

    Booking: www.birnamarts.com  Birnam Institute, Station Road, Birnam, Perth And Kinross PH8 0DS           E. admin@birnaminstitute.com    T. 01350 727674

    Updated on 21/03/2014 15:14:00 by Nancy Fuller

  • 8 week Clay Sculpting Course starting May Posted on by Julian Jardine

    Julian Jardine runs a number of clay sculpting classes held at the Workshop, 38 New Row, Perth.  Classes last 2 hours and are held on either a Tuesday or Wednesday starting at 10am, 12.45pm and 6pm. The classes are fun and relaxing and aimed at all skill levels. Julian teaches simple techniques to get great results. Julian's own work is based on wildlife so this tends to be a popular subject at the classes but with 10years of teaching experience Julian is happy to work on a wide variety of sculpting or ceramic projects. Finished works are fired and then finished in either acrylics or glaze.

    Materials and firings are included in the cost of the course.

    Each course lasts for 8weeks and costs £80. For full details please visit

    http://www.theworkshopperth.co.uk/classes.html

  • 8 week Clay Sculpting Course starting March Posted on by Julian Jardine

    Julian Jardine runs a number of clay sculpting classes held at the Workshop, 38 New Row, Perth.  Classes last 2 hours and are held on either a Tuesday or Wednesday starting at 10am, 12.45pm and 6pm. The classes are fun and relaxing and aimed at all skill levels. Julian teaches simple techniques to get great results. Julian's own work is based on wildlife so this tends to be a popular subject at the classes but with 10years of teaching experience Julian is happy to work on a wide variety of sculpting or ceramic projects. Finished works are fired and then finished in either acrylics or glaze.

    Materials and firings are included in the cost of the course.

    Each course lasts for 8weeks and costs £80. For full details please visit

    http://www.theworkshopperth.co.uk/classes.html

  • Glasgow Tuesday evening pottery classes with Fiona Byrne-Sutton Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    Spring classes 2014
    Evening classes continue in my well equipped studio, on Tuesday 11 March - 29 April, 2014; 7-9 pm with a one week Easter break on Tues 22 April. This block of six classes costs £ 120.00. A £35 non-returnable deposit secures your place. Max 5 people. Contact me via my web-site www.fionabyrnesutton.co.uk with any enquiries or visit me in my studio.

    If you have your own ideas I will help you realise these, otherwise a set project each week introduces you to different methods of working with clay - slab and coil building, press moulds, glazing, tile making, throwing on the wheel. And of course, those with some experience may continue to work on their own ceramic projects. Full payment includes tuition and materials. All work will be fired for you to keep and take away. All classes are in my South Glasgow, Mosspark/Cardonald studio.

  • Beginners pottery workshop Posted on by agnieszka mizia

    Beginners and intermediate workshops running from artists/[potters working studio in  Gourock throughout November- March.  Days are flexable so please contact me for details. 

    Small informal workshops of 3-5 people cost of £50 which covers 2-3 projects and all materials.  The day involves practical demonstrations and instruction.  There is also a kickwheel available to try and the option of more workshops if you enjoy the first and would like to go on.

    11am- 3 pm (please note times are not exact as just a guidline)

     

    amizia@dreamtimestudio.co.uk

    M: 07982308563

     

    Updated on 23/10/2014 10:10:00

  • Glasgow winter pottery classes Thursday 20 January - Thursday 20 February 7- 9pm with Fiona Byrne-Sutton Posted on by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

    Thursday classes start  on  16 January - 20 February, 2014; 7-9 pm.  There is a one week break on Thursday 30 January. This block of five classes costs £ 100.00. A £35 non-returnable deposit secures your place.  Gift voucher available. Feel free to email me on fbs.ceramics@gmail.com or via my web-site www.fionabyrnesutton.co.uk with any enquiries.

    If you have your own ideas I will help you realise these, otherwise a set project each week introduces you to different methods of working with clay - slab and coil building, press moulds, glazing, tile making, throwing. And of course, those with some experience may continue to work on their own ceramic projects. Full payment includes tuition, materials. All work will be fired for you to keep and take away.

    Updated on 15/12/2013 15:18:00 by Fiona Byrne-Sutton

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Have you made any pieces related to cats? would you like them to be used to advertise our next SPA members exhibition which will have a cat theme? Full Story...

Ceramicat and the best of the SPA Exhibition

31st March – 28th May 2017 Next year’s annual SPA open exhibition will be held at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum. The th Full Story...

30th November Booking deadline for Spring Workshop March 10th-12th

Book now for our Spring 2017 weekend workshop - the deadline is November 30th. This year at Tulliallan.   We have three great Full Story...

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