Pottery courses, tasters and events.

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

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

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 

COVID-19 safety measures:

As part of our effort to ensure a safe and relaxing environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following measures have been taken and must be observed at all times: 

All students and visitors are required to wear a face mask or covering for the duration of their session/stay.

The studio as well as all tools and equipment are disinfected prior to every session and regularly throughout the day.

Cleaning/disinfectant products, as well as additional personal protective equipment, are available at the studio. 

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 

COVID-19 safety measures:

As part of our effort to ensure a safe and relaxing environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following measures have been taken and must be observed at all times: 

All students and visitors are required to wear a face mask or covering for the duration of their session/stay.

The studio as well as all tools and equipment are disinfected prior to every session and regularly throughout the day.

Cleaning/disinfectant products, as well as additional personal protective equipment, are available at the studio. 

Wednesday Evening Pottery Course | £180

8 weeks, 6:30pm-9pm, 8th Jan-26th Feb

 

A comprehensive 8-week pottery course, during which, you will be guided through every step involved in making a finished ceramic piece – from wedging clay to applying glazes. We will cover some fundamental theory and focus on practicing different techniques for both throwing on the wheel and handbuilding. You will have the chance to explore making a variety of shapes such as plant pots, cups, handled mugs and jugs, plates, bowls, and many others.

The course takes place in our new studio in the Jewellery Quarter and is suitable for adults who are starting out on their clay journey as well as intermediate makers who would like to improve their skills. In order to allow enough one-to-one tuition, the group size is capped at 8 students.

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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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