Anna's workshops are suitable for complete beginners or established practitioners wanting to learn about a different area of their practice. Workshops are 3-4 hour sessions and can be a standalone creative experience or may lead to further self-directed work at home, in your studio or by arrangement in my studio. Work made by students in the workshops will be carefully dried, fired and glazed.
Throwing for beginners
Learn how to prepare clay and throw on a potters wheel. (Please note that there is only one potters 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 or One to One £60 Dates: 17th Jan 10am - 1pm FULL Other dates may be possible by private arrangement
Learn the techniques of pinching, coiling, slab building and making textures in clay. Make a unique piece or series of smaller pieces. Suitable for all abilities. 3-4 hours. Class size 3 people. £35pp or One to One £60 Dates: 24th Jan 10am - 1/2pm FULL Other dates may be possible by private arrangement
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 tiles and pre-made cylinder vases. Suitable for all abilities. 3-4 hours. Class size 3 people. £35pp or One to One £60 Dates: 31st Jan 10am - 1/2pm other dates may be possible by private arrangement
Understand this satisfying process and cast some different shapes exploring casting techniques using coloured slips. 2-3 hours. Class size up to 3 people. From £35pp (depending on group size). This class is only currently available by private arrangement 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-4pm £150 This class is only currently available by private arrangement Please contact Anna to arrange a suitable date
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 groups of up to three people, prices per person will vary depending on the number of people in your group.
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.
Make at home and bring to the studio for firing. £15 full bisque or earthenware glaze firing, £20 full stoneware glaze firing. Shared firings may be possible subject to firing schedules. Please use the contact form or telephone Anna (07931304253) 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 or telephone Anna (07931304253) to discuss your requirements. More information about education