Corona Virus update: All group workshops have been suspended whilst we are in the pandemic crisis. Workshop access and one to one sessions will hopefully be able to resume in the Autumn.
Anna's workshops are suitable for complete beginners or established practitioners wanting to learn about a different area of their practice. Workshops are 3 hour sessions and can be standalone creative experiences or may lead to further self-directed work at home, in your studio or by arrangement in my studio. (See below) Work made by students in the workshops will be carefully dried, fired and glazed. HOW TO BOOK YOUR WORKSHOP Please contact Anna with the name and date of the workshop you would like to attend to reserve a place. Other dates may be possible for individuals or small groups, prices per person will vary depending on the number of people in your group. Read recent customer unprompted feedback
Throwing for beginners Learn how to prepare clay and throw on a potter's wheel. (Please note there is only one potter's wheel so you will alternate between preparing clay and throwing.)This session is suitable for people new to throwing. 3 hours. Class size 2 people. £35pp Dates: 9th March 10am - 1pm FULL 19th March 10am - 1pm FULL 3rd April 10am - 1pm CANCELLED 15th May 10am - 1pm CANCELLED Other dates may be possible by private arrangement (prices will vary depending on group size)
Learn the techniques of pinching, coiling, slab building and making textures in clay. Make a unique piece or series of smaller pieces. Suitable for beginners. 3 hours. Class size 3 people. £35pp Dates: 24th April 10am - 1pm CANCELLED Other dates may be possible by private arrangement (prices will vary depending on group size)
Decorating with coloured slip
Learn how to make different coloured slips and try out decorating techniques like sgraffito, marbling, masking, trailing and inlay. You will decorate several test tiles and two pre-made cylinder vases. Suitable for all abilities. 3 hours. Class size up to 4 people. £35pp Dates: 13th March 10am - 1pm - FULL other dates may be possible by private arrangement (prices will vary depending on group size)
Understand this satisfying process and cast some different shapes exploring casting techniques using coloured slips. 3 hours. Class size up to 3 people. From £35pp - £60pp (depending on group size). This class is currently available by private arrangement only Please contact Anna to arrange a suitable date
Model and mould making for slip-casting
A full day 1:1 workshop. Design and turn a simple form on the plaster lathe and make a one or two piece slip-casting mould. This workshop is intended for artists and ceramicists wanting to start making their own moulds. 10am-5pm £150 This class is only currently available by private arrangement Please contact Anna to arrange a suitable date
All clay pieces you make will be carefully dried, fired and glazed for you. Depending on firing schedules this may take up to 6 weeks, but is more usually 4weeks. Workshops might only be able to run if all places are filled. In the event your workshop needs to be cancelled for any reason you will be notified as soon as possible and an alternative date will be sought. Occasionally work can crack or warp during the drying or firing process. Sometimes colours and glazes may look different from what was expected.
Studio Space If you need studio space to explore self-directed work Anna has studio space for 1 maker in her studio charged on daily or half daily basis Studio equipment (including the pottery wheel and plaster lathe) will be available for you to use. Stock materials and firings are available at additional cost. Half day £20 (9am - 1pm or 1pm - 5pm) Full day £30 (9am - 5pm) Contact Anna to book Studio Space.
Firing service Make at home and bring to the studio for firing. £20 full bisque or earthenware glaze firing, £27 full stoneware glaze firing (max cone 8). Shared firings may be possible subject to firing schedules. Please use the contact form to book and discuss your requirements.
Education Local teaching for any age group tailored to your requirements, supporting topic work at schools or bringing some hands-on learning and participation for exhibitions, galleries or community groups. Please use the contact form to discuss your requirements. More information about education