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Have you always wanted to learn pottery,

or do you fancy just having a go?

Ceramics is a wonderful way of exploring your creativity or just relaxing while making lovely pottery.

There isn't a group class arranged at present - if you want to do one in September, contact me and we'll arrange the best evening for you and then I'll open it up to three other people.
£80 per person for the four weeks. Minimum age: 14. Contact me here for more details and to book.

If you can't make a week don't worry, you can come and catch up on another day.

 

clay lesson voucher
clay vouchers available for 1- and 2-hr lessons,

and 4-hr and 8-hr courses

 

Throwing (individual lessons only):

Throwing on the wheel is almost mesmerising - your pot magically appears in front of you! Of course it takes a lot of practice to perfect, but Hugh will get you throwing small bowls on your first go. Once you have learnt the techniques, making pottery is incredibly fast on the wheel and it's really the only way to get perfectly round handmade pieces. Throwing really needs to be taught individually or in very small groups. Please note that Hugh only teaches throwing to adults and children 12 and over. Younger children are welcome to try handbuilding as an individual lesson.

Price for individual lessons (price is total cost for one or two people) in throwing:

1hr:£40, 2hrs:£70, 4hr course:£130, 8hr course:£250.

Note that the 4 hour and 8 hour courses are not in one go! Usually we do 1.5-2 hour lessons.

All lessons include materials and kiln firings.

If there are more than two people wanting individual lessons in throwing (e.g. a group of three) this can be arranged with some notice - my assistant can do handbuilding with you while I teach on the wheel and this way everyone can do some handbuilding and some throwing. Please get in touch to arrange.

 

Handbuilding (group classes and individual lessons):

This is everything not done on the wheel, for example pinch pots, slab pots, coil pots etc. The nice thing about handbuilding is that everyone can make something straight away. Handbuilding is also suitable for a group. In the studio the extruder can be used to make perfect coils in no time. No more rolling your own uneven coils!

Price for group lessons (max 4 people in group - handbuilding only): £80 per person for four weeks (2 hrs/week)

Price for individual lessons (price is total cost for one or two people) in handbuilding: 1hr:£40, 2hrs:£70, 4hr course:£130, 8hr course:£250.

Note that the 4 hour and 8 hour courses are not in one go! Usually we do 1.5-2 hour lessons.

All lessons include materials and kiln firings.

Hugh also teaches handbuilding outside the studio, for example in community centres. The group size in outside locations can be much larger.

Contact me here to book or discuss your requirements. Other lessons, e.g. a one-off for a group, may be possible.

 

 

 

 

jug and mug

mugs

plate

elephant

pottery made by students