Workshops and Courses

DUE TO COVID 19 ALL OUR WORKSHOPS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED.  IF YOU ARE BOOKED ONTO ONE, CHECK YOUR EMAIL (JUNK) AS WE HAVE EMAILED EVERYONE.  WE WILL BE IN TOUCH WHEN WE KNOW MORE.  VOUCHERS ARE STILL AVAILABLE TO BUY FOR THROWING TUITION WHICH CAN BE ARRANGED ONCE WE ARE REOPEN.

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING.

STAY SAFE. STAY HOME.

 

To book a place or ask any questions about these workshops please ring us on 01704 807320 or email theclayhouse@mail.com
You can also book and pay online in our online shop. Click on the 'Shop' tab at the top of this page.
**5 week evening course**
Friday 12th June -10th July 2020 1 place remaining)
6-8.30pm         £200pp for full course
(includes 12.5 hrs tuition, all clay & glazes, all kiln firings and use of studio tools and equipment)
 
**Brand new day, time and dates**
Wednesday 10th June - 8th July (1 place remaining)
6.30-9pm         £200pp for full course
(includes 12.5 hrs tuition, all clay & glazes, all kiln firings and use of studio tools and equipment)

This is an exciting opportunity to attend a regular class and develop your clay skills and knowledge over 5 weeks. Suitable for complete beginners wanting to learn a new skill or develop existing experience to those who want to revisit a forgotten or rusty talent. Tasks and projects will be set,  with constant support and guidance on hand.

Cheryl will be running the Friday course and Vikki will be running the Wednesday course. Both are very experienced in teaching ceramics to adults.  If you have any questions or wish to speak to Cheryl or Vikki before committing, please don't hesitate to contact them at The Clay House.

Secure your place now by 'buying' it in our online shop and include the course dates you want to attend.

There are no courses during August. Post September 2020 dates out soon

Potters Wheel Tuition

We are now offering individual tuition on the potters wheel. Please note we only have one decent sit on wheel and one more basic table top wheel.

 

Sessions can be a half an hour taster (£17pp), 1 hour (£30pp) or 2 hours (£50pp) all include firing up to 3 pieces made. Prices are for one person.

Bookings are taken to suit individuals so contact us to discuss a date and time to suit you and us.  Regular sessions can be arranged or just one-offs.

Kid's drop in Easter workshops
Thursday 9th & 16th April
Easter Egg Cup Decorating
11am - 3pm      £6 per item

Drop in activity for children of all ages; no need to book.  Premade egg cups can be decorated with porcelain pens which can be sealed at home in your domestic oven.  Full instructions given.  Choice of a bunny or chick egg cup.  Available whilst stock lasts.

**New date** Thursday 23rd April (FULL)
Slab vase
10am - 1pm        £50pp or 2 for £90

Display your Spring blooms in your own handmade slab vase.  'Slab' refers to the process we will use, which is basically rolled out flat pieces of clay or 'slabs', which you can add texture and pattern to.  The pieces are then constructed together to form a vessel. Templates for shown design will be provided.

(FULL) Thursday 14th May
Green Man plaque
10am -1pm         £50pp or 2 for £90

Create your own unique take on the Green Man to display in your outdoor space.  Primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, representing the cycle of growth for Spring, the Green Man is usually a face surrounded by or made from leaves.  Your design can be as intricate or simple as you are comfortable with but there will be lots of support in creating him.

Images are examples from Pinterest.

Sunday 14th June (5 places remaining)
Jewellery
10am - 1pm        £50pp or 2 for £90

You may need your glasses for this workshop as it could prove to be fiddly, working with small pieces.  We are planning to make brooches, pendants and earrings.  Feel free to bring your own designs.  Fittings will be supplied.

(5 places remaining) Thursday 16th July
Bowls
10am - 3.30pm         £90pp   Don't forget a packed lunch

This full day workshop will be focussed on making bowls using a range of techniques, including press moulds, coils and throwing on the potter's wheel.

Sunday 9th August (1 place remaining)
Mugs
10am - 1pm        £50pp or 2 for £90

Create your own mug made with the slab technique.  Designs will be a simple shape but with the chance to add your own flair in the decoration and glazing.

(5 places remaining) Sunday 13th September
Vases
10am - 1pm         £50pp or 2 for £90

Using coils of clay, you will be shown how to build up a vase in your own choice of shape.  There will be opportunity to add texture or pattern during the glazing process.

Thursday 22nd October (4 places remaining)
Clocks
10am - 1pm        £50pp or 2 for £90

Our ever popular clock workshop returns just in time for the clocks going back.  This is a good workshop for beginners as there's no construction involved.  Use a traditional circle template or if you're feeling more confident bring a template for your own design. Clock mechanisms will be provided.

New additional date to be released soon (FULL) Saturday 14th November
Tealight Houses
10am - 3pm         £90pp   Don't forget a packed lunch

Our 2020 Christmas full day workshop will involve minced pies, mulled wine and making two Winter house tealights......templates provided.

We cannot be held responsible if you do not turn up for the workshop or course due to forgetfulness. Please write the date and times in your diary once booking is confirmed.  Terms and conditions apply and must be acknowledged when booking onto the course.  Contact us for further information.

 

Gift vouchers available

for all workshops,  evening courses and to spend in our shop at Cedar Farm.

Makes an unique and memorable gift.

Contact us for more information or enquiries.

All our workshops are held upstairs in the studio at The Clay House. The stairs are a little steep so please take this into account when considering booking. We can only accomodate up to 6 participates due to physical space.  Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access up to the studio. 

 

It is a very informal setting so please don't be intimidated if you are a total beginner and are planning to come on your own.  We provide you with plenty of tea and biscuits on hand to keep your creativity fuelled.

Thank you for your interest in The Clay House workshops and course.

Regards

Victoria & Cheryl

To book a place or ask any questions about these workshops please ring us on 01704 807320 or email theclayhouse@mail.com
You can also book and pay online in our online shop. Click on the 'Shop' tab at the top of this page.

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