Pottery courses, tasters and events.

Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of clay while learning new skills, mindfully and at your own pace.

Vase workshop at Minima

Join us at Minima‘s new space for a mindful two-hour workshop on hand-building a black stoneware vase. You will enjoy refreshments and beverages from Café Artum upon arrival to get your creative juices flowing before you get stuck in. We will first discuss the fascinating journey of clay and learn how to prepare it using a technique called ‘wedging’. Following a detailed demonstration, you will then roll out some slabs from black Vulcan clay and carefully sculpt them into a stunning ceramic centrepiece.

Cost: £50 per person

4th December, 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm

Venue address: Minima, 98-100 Hospital St, Birmingham B19 3QP

Marbled plate taster

Suitable for beginners looking for a more relaxed experience with a guaranteed outcome.

A relaxing 2-hour session that guides you through the process of making plates using moulds. You will learn how to mix your own unique blend of clay and create marbled effects. Using the process of slab building over plaster moulds we will then craft a set of two swirly nestling plates. 

Pottery is a messy business, remember to bring an apron and trim long nails as they can get in the way of your creative expression. There are more subsequent stages before a pot is fully finished. If you would like to learn about slip decoration, glazing, and firing you can book a further session. Otherwise, any work that you complete during the taster will be glazed/fired for you and be ready for collection in a month’s time.

Cost: £50 per person

Capacity: a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants – larger groups are welcome though please get in touch first 

Throwing taster

Suitable for beginners who are up for a challenge 

A 2-hour session that guides you through the fundamental steps of throwing a pot on the wheel. In the first part, we will cover some essential theory and you will learn to prepare your clay. Following a detailed demonstration, you will then have the chance to create your own pieces. 

Throwing is a messy business, remember to bring an apron and trim long nails as they can get in the way of your creative expression. There are more subsequent stages before a pot is fully finished. If you would like to learn about trimming, slip decoration, glazing, and firing you can book a further session. Otherwise, any work that you complete during the taster will be glazed/fired for you and be ready for collection in a month’s time.

Cost: £60 per person

Capacity: a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants – larger groups are welcome though please get in touch first 

Monday Evening Throwing Intensive

6 weeks | 13 September- 18 October

6:30pm-9pm | £185

 

  • an intensive course focused on developing your wheel working skills – covering clay preparation, throwing, turning, and glazing. 
  • suitable for beginners and people looking to improve their skills
  • a small group of 4 students
  • all materials and the firing of 5 pieces is included

Tuesday Evening Pottery Course

8 weeks | 14 September- 2 November

6:30pm-9pm | £225

 

  • a comprehensive course covering all steps of the process – clay preparation,  hand building, throwing on the wheel and glazing.
  • suitable for beginners and people looking to improve their skills
  • a small group of 4 students
  • all materials and the firing of 10 pieces is included

Wednesday Evening Pottery Course

8 weeks | 15 September- 3 November

6:30pm-9pm | £225

 

  • a comprehensive course covering all steps of the process – clay preparation,  hand building, throwing on the wheel and glazing.
  • suitable for beginners and people looking to improve their skills
  • a small group of 4 students
  • all materials and the firing of 10 pieces is included

Wednesday Morning Pottery Course

6 weeks | 22 September- 27 October

10:30am-1pm | £185

 

  • a comprehensive course covering all steps of the process – clay preparation,  hand building, throwing on the wheel and glazing.
  • suitable for beginners and people looking to improve their skills
  • a small group of 4 students
  • all materials and the firing of 5 pieces is included

Thursday Evening Throwing Intensive

6 weeks | 16 September- 21 October

6:30pm-9pm | £185

 

  • an intensive course focused on developing your wheel working skills – covering clay preparation, throwing, turning, and glazing. 
  • suitable for beginners and people looking to improve their skills
  • a small group of 4 students
  • all materials and the firing of 5 pieces is included

The Studio

Eight steel-framed windows run along the length of my studio and tell the story of its proud industrial past. Months of hard work have brought this historic workshop unit back to life, creating a new home for ceramics in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The studio is fully equipped to facilitate a variety of ceramics processes and regularly opens its doors to the public for pottery courses, tasters, and events.

Address:
36 Hall Street
Jewellery Quarter
Birmingham
B18 6BS

Couldn't find the right class or a suitable date?

Get in touch below to organise a tailored session or join a waiting list. My expertise covers a wide range of making processes used within ceramics from prodcution to glaze mixing. The studio is also available for private events and can accommodate workshops for up to 10 people.

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