I have worked at some time or another with most aspects of ceramics and am happy to share my knowledge and skills with aspiring students. The workshop is equipped with 2 electric wheels, 2 electric kilns and a gas kiln, an extruder, a slab roller, and most equipment and materials to be found in a small scale professional studio pottery. Electric wheels are also available for hire by current students for practice at home.
I have been running specialist 4 day workshops in alternative firing techniques for skilled ceramicists since 2008 and can now offer general tuition for hobby potters wishing to improve their knowledge and skills. If you have been to some classes, are getting hooked on working with clay, and want to get more serious about your new addiction then contact me. Vacancies arise from time to time.
Tuition would be tailored to meet your needs and, depending on my own schedule, is generally during the day, early evening, or at weekends. Most people come to improve their throwing skills with a few also exploring hand-building methods such as coiling or slabbing. You will work on your own or on suggested projects and as you progress you will also learn about firing regimes, glaze technology including making your own glazes, and experience raku firing. There are usually just 2 students at any one time who usually come for a 3 hour session once a fortnight. You would be very welcome to visit my workshop to discuss your needs and view the facilities.
For those with no experience, who just want to have a go on the potter's wheel, it is possible to book a 'taster' throwing session. These are fun experiences lasting two hours and have been very popular - often purchased as birthday/anniversary presents (gift certificates are available). You will have your own wheel to work on and each person can have two items bisque-fired for collection at a later date.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss further