Classes

We run eleven pottery and two sculpture classes per week. Our experienced tutors provide tuition in a relaxed, supportive and welcoming environment, where fun and laughter often thrives!

The classes last for three hours. Terms last for 12 weeks, three per year, coinciding with the academic calendar. For more details see the class schedule.

Pottery classes are limited to a maximum of 13 people and sculpture classes are limited to a maximum of 10 people, all ages and abilities welcome.   There are large work tables, plenty of wheels and space to work comfortably.

Facilities include disabled access and free parking.

Schedule

 MorningAfternoon Evening  
MondaySculpture 9.30 – 12.30
Jane Jones
Pottery 2.00 – 5.00
Myra McDonnell
Pottery 6.00 – 9.00
Myra McDonnell
TuesdayPottery 9.30 – 12.30
Julia Quigley
Pottery 1.30 – 4.30
Julia Quigley
Pottery 6.00 – 9.00
Christine Bull
WednesdaySculpture 9.30 – 12.30
Jane Jones
No classPottery 5.00 – 8.00
Karen Bardell
ThursdayPottery 10.00 – 1.00
Kathy Mason
No classPottery 6.00 – 9.00
Karen Bardell
FridayPottery 9.30 – 12.30
Kathy Mason
Pottery 1.30 – 4.30
Julia Quigley
Untutored time for members
6.00 – 9.00

Equipment

Electric and Leach kick wheels, facilities for hand-building, a wide range of glazes and a spray booth.  We have an electric kiln mainly used for biscuit firing plus occasional earthenware firings, and a gas kiln for firing reduced stoneware.  We also have raku kilns that are regularly used by members.

Both electric and gas kilns are fired regularly to ensure a continual circulation of member’s work. In good weather there are opportunities to do outdoor firings such as ‘Raku’.

Membership & Fees

For 2023/24 classes are £230 per 12-week term. Clay, glaze and firing are additional. Discounted clay can be purchased from your tutor at the pottery.  Firing is chargeable per kg.