Pottery courses, tasters and events.
Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of clay while learning new skills, mindfully and at your own pace.
Studio re-opening in September
After some careful deliberation and a short trial run, we have reluctantly decided to postpone the studio re-opening until September. Your safety is important to us and we feel that it would not be viable to deliver a comfortable and enjoyable experience within the current social restrictions.
All weekday regular courses, weekend tasters sessions, and bespoke workshops are expected to resume as usual. Bookings will likely open in August.
Please get in touch if you have any questions, concerns, or wish to be added to a waiting list. We look forward to welcoming you once again.
Stay safe and take care!
Eight steel-framed windows run along the length of my studio and tell the story of its proud industrial past. A pair of hands and 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.
Pottery TastersTry your hand at wheel throwing
The session and how to preapre
Bookings for September will become available in August. Get in touch to be added to the waiting list or if you wish to receive notifications.
A 2-hour session, during which, I will guide you through the fundamental steps of the throwing process. 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 on the wheel. The class takes place in our studio in the Jewellery Quarter and is suitable for adults who are beginners or just want to try a new playful way of making.
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: £50 per person
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.
Marbled Nestling Plates Course | £90
3 weeks, Tuesday 6:30pm-9pm
10th March-24th March
Every clay bears a different story. And what better way to tell a story than over a meal served on a set of plates that you’ve made yourself?
This workshop will take you on an exploration of colour and texture within ceramics as you learn how to mix your own unique blend of clay and create marbled effects. We will then use the process of slab building over plaster moulds to make a set of three nestling plates – dinner, side, and dessert – showcasing the swirly patterns of your clay canvas. The last session will introduce you to the art of glazing in order to finalise your pieces, making them functional and food-safe.