Classes & Courses

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

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

  • 'Ceramics Ti Ci' A week long Masterclass with Andrew Appleby Posted on by Alex Gunn

    Andrew Appleby (one of Scotlands senior potters) is coming to our studios in central Edinburgh to teach a Wheel throwing Masterclass in April.

    The dates are: Monday 8th to Saturday 13th.

    The title of the workshop is 'Ceramics Ti Chi' .

    You will focus on developing wheel throwing skills concentrating on efficiency of time, space and body movement all of which are vital to gaining the muscle memory necessary to create consistency and quality wheel thown pots and vessels.

    Andrew is a very experienced potter and teacher and you will have great fun working with him and learn  lots.

    There is a choice of a morning or an afternoon session Monday to Saturday with a free day on Thursday.

    Morning sessions are 9.00pm till 12.30pm
    Afternoon sessions are 2.00pm till 5.30pm

    The cost for the week  is £210 with materials and firing costs included. 

    This course is suitable for all levels including beginners with some experience.

    Please e mail:alex@edinburghdesignschool.co.uk for more information and bookings.

  • Seven week evening course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

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

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

    Tue, 5 Mar 2019, 18:00 –

    Tue, 16 Apr 2019, 20:30

    Our friendly working studio is a not-for-profit space, where we make our own ceramic work as well as teaching, so you will be able to see our work in progress.

    To book please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramics-seven-week-evening-course-tickets-53807756448 

  • Four week Saturday course Posted on by Fiona Thompson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bespoke workshops and tuition Posted on by Fiona Thompson

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

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

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

    Email: fiona@cyanclayworks.co.uk 

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