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Christmas opening times; We will close for Christmas on Saturday 22nd December @ 4.30pm. This means the last day for painting any Christmas pottery (so we can make sure its fired in time for collection before Christmas) will be Sunday 16th December.

Adults Pottery – 12 Week Course Tuesday Mornings

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Our pottery courses are perfect for all levels of ability and knowledge, from beginners to advanced our tutor Maria will cover all aspects of hand-building and the basics of throwing and throughout the course you will learn how to use and experiment with our brush on glazes including the use of oxides, stains and under-glazes.
A beginner can expect to learn – creating stamps and textures, pinch pots, coiling, slab work, tiles, throwing on the potters wheel and will use these techniques to make a bowl or vase, a jugs or plate.
An Intermediate can expect to learn about carved relief work, piercing, applique, and throwing on the potters wheel. Looking at texture and appliqué to create a number of vessels. Also developing your knowledge and experimentation of glazes

An Advanced pottery will develop experience and knowledge working with porcelain paper clay, agate ware, scraffito, slip inlay, slip casting, slip trailing, throwing on the potters wheel and an introduction to sculpture. Creating and developing own work using any or a combination of the four methods of working with clay and developing your knowledge and experimentation of glazes.

There are also other projects and techniques that will develop in the class and you’ll enjoy the great relaxed friendly, creative atmosphere too.
Give yourself time and space to be creative with us and tick off a new years resolution! #whatwillyoudoin2019

The course includes basic materials, school buff and terracotta clay, earthenware firing and glazes.

Other clays can be bought from our stock but unfortunately due to kiln capacity no extra pieces made outside of the course sessions can be fired in our kilns.

We run three classes a week, choose from;
Tuesday Morning 10am-12.30pm (No class during half term 19.2.19)
Tuesday Evening 7-9.30pm (No class during half term 19.2.19)
Friday afternoon 1.30-4pm (No class on during half term 15.2.19 or 22.2.19)
We only require a £50 deposit up front to secure a place, balance payment is due on the first day of the course starting and we are  happy to arrange a split payment on the balance if that helps, please discuss this with a member of staff.
All of the pottery classes are with the same tutor and has the flexibility that if one class is missed it can be made up on any of the other days it runs on.
We sell gift vouchers if you would like to give the course as a gift.

What should I bring?

Everyone gets the best possible teaching experience and the chance to explore their own ideas, come along with sketch books, magazine cutting, pinterest boards to help focus your ideas from the start.

What should I wear?
Please wear old clothes that can get a bit messy, clay washes out so don’t worry too much. We will provide you with an apron and gloves if needed. If you can remove any jewellery on your hands and wrists and if possible have short nails and have your hair tied back.

If you require any more information, please chat to our friendly staff on 01920 466446 or email us enquiries@artshedarts.co.uk.

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