I love what I do and I want to let others experience the joy of making.
Today's world seems all about computers, league tables and money. It is a fantastic feeling to leave technology at home and relax by making something beautiful out of clay with your own hands.
Most people who attend the clay courses come with a low expectation and are very surprised at what they can achieve in such little time.
The clay courses are for 10 hours, £30 per session and are held every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
A new course starts every month and I have a maximum of 4 people at any one time, which allows me to give every student lots of attention and keeps us Covid safe! We all wear masks, keep the windows open & limited numbers means that everyone has space to move around without being too close to other students.
During the course, I cover various building and glazing techniques. Each person can make what they like and with guidance can use all the numerous glazes available.
Everyone is welcome!
Make & decorate your own pots!
Meet like minded people!
Make something you're proud of!
Enjoy a relaxing new hobby!
Set in a walled garden, the studio has been purpose built and looks out over the Trough of Bowland. You will find a creative paradise, full of equipment to use, and different clay types and colours along with a nice range of glazes. It really is the perfect place to unleash your creativity and relax!
You will receive personalised tuition from me, and over the 10 hour course you can research ideas, have demonstrations but mostly you will partake in getting lots of ‘hands on’ making and decorating time. At the end of the course you will go away with your own wonderful creations.
The courses are suitable for a wide range of abilities. Likewise, with the work, an unlimited range is possible, as we will cover different making and decoration methods with a range of clays. As the course is limited to 4 people, we can do mostly hand-building and glazing. Throwing can be taught on the 3 pottery wheels.
What to bring with you:
- Clay tools if any
- Note book/ sketch book with pen /pencil
- Baggy shirt or apron/overalls
- Old towel
The photographs below are some examples of my students work. As you can see, everyone does something different.
You can use which ever clay, tools and techniques you like to create your own masterpieces!
I also provide glazes to really bring your pots to life!