Ceramics: handbuilding masterclass

This special two part workshop will run on two consecutive Saturdays, and will focus on a traditional form of handbuilding- coil building. It is suitable for adult beginners and those with prior experience who would like to build on their skills. Fiona is an experienced ceramic artist who has focused on handbuilding vessels for the last 25 years. She will guide you through the processes of planning, constructing, refining and decorating your own unique coil-built pots. Coil building is a slow, relaxing process ideally suited to making one off pieces.

During the first day (Sat 11th aug 10am – 3pm) we will focus on construction of one to three pots each. Fiona will show you how to build your forms, control the profile and minimise technical issues. 

Then in the second session (Sat 18th aug 10am – 3pm) we will finish, refine and decorate your pots. These will have dried slightly and will be at an ideal stage to refine the foot, top edge and even out the walls. You will also have the option to add some more more height to one or two of the pieces as apppropriate. We will take a short lunchbreak, so bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided. 

Limited class sizes (five places only in this class), so lots of hands on support. 

Your work will be fired and glazed with a clear glaze ready to collect a few weeks later. You’ll be notified by email and will then have a month to collect your pieces. 

£135 per person, inclusive of booking fee, materials,preparation, glazing and firings.