Clay Studio
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About Our Courses


6 week throwing

The 6-week throwing course is limited to 5 people in order to provide you with sufficient tutor support. Generally, we start by focussing on the basic cylinder form, then progress through trimming bases and turning foot-rings, pulling handles and glazing, though content may vary depending on students' abilities. Participants should have some prior experience. For absolute beginners, have a look at our Private Throwing Tuition as a starting point. 

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6 week hand building

Our regular 6-week courses are open level. Students will be taken step-by-step through a range of hand-building and decoration techniques for a series of projects. Less experienced participants will be fully directed and supported throughout the course. Those with more experience can be more self-directed and choose their own path of study.

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weekend / one-off 

We provide a range of short courses with a variety of specific goals. These run on weekends, over one or two days. They will be available to book on our website as and when the dates are confirmed. One-off workshops are aimed at complete beginners, but those with more experience are always welcome. 

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family ceramics 

Our family ceramics course is run over three mornings per term. It gives parents / grandparents / guardians and their children an opportunity to come and spend some quality time together and be creative. Each session will teach basic skills and allow families to make and glaze a ceramic object.

More info for 2018 classes available soon!


private throwing tuition

We offer individual throwing tuition for absolute beginners and more experienced makers who want to refine their skills. You can book a one-off, 2-hour session (including materials and firings) or book a course of three sessions. An additional person can attend at a 50% discount. 

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