Courses: Beginners See all types

Raku making decorating and firing techniques - Tim Andrews at West Dean - October 19, 2014 to October 23, 2014
Experience the tutor's methods for forming Raku pots - either by hand-building or by throwing on the wheel - and try out various ways of burnishing the unfired surface using slips, including terra sigillata.(residential available)
La Meridiana - 43 Raku fired Sculpture with Paperclay - Lorri Acott - October 19, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Discover new possibilities for subtle sculpture. 
Sculpture, Beginners
Full day pottery sessions with Paul Jessop - March 22, 2014 to October 25, 2014
This course will provide a taste of all aspects of making and decorating slipware pottery
Ceramic Workshop with Claire Ireland - October 08, 2014 to November 12, 2014
6 week course starting Wednesday 8th October 2014
10.00 - 1.00 £180 for 6 weeks   + £5 firing charge
Expressing Essence in Ceramic Form - Antonia Salmon - November 09, 2014 to November 13, 2014
Antonia Salmon - exploring the essence of clay forms that you create. Ref: 4D 4977. suitable for all levels
Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - November 15, 2014 to November 15, 2014
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
TACTILE TECHNIQUES WITH CLAY - Rachel Wood - November 15, 2014 to November 15, 2014
Explore and have fun with the process of coiling and pinching. Using an experimental approach, you will gain confidence, skills and befriend your clay!
Weekend Classes - John Huggins, Ruardean Pottery - November 15, 2014 to November 16, 2014
Held most months these pottery classes are designed to develop the skills of throwing on the potters wheel. 
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - November 22, 2014 to November 22, 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Potter’s wheel workshop Weekend - Eastnor Pottery - Jon Williams and Sarah Monk - January 25, 2014 to November 23, 2014
Spend a relaxing weekend making pots on the potter's wheel. You will explore a whole range of making techniques based upon the potter's wheel 
Seymour Road Studios - Weekly Pottery courses - Fran Tristram - September 08, 2014 to December 03, 2014

Master all the hand-building techniques making pots by pinching, coiling and slab-building, together with introduction to decoration techniques using texture, slips, oxides and glazes.

Potter’s wheel workshop - Eastnor Pottery - Jon Williams and Sarah Monk - January 25, 2014 to December 14, 2014
Spend the day ‘throwing' pots on the potter's wheel.
Throwing Day Course for Beginners/Intermediates in Mid Wales - Alex Allpress - December 14, 2014 to December 14, 2014
Potter's Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops Spend a relaxing day or weekend making pots on the potter's wheel. - techniques based upon the potters wheel including: throwing, turning, attaching handles & motifs and decorating methods using under-glaze and coloured slip.
Weekend Throwing Pottery Course in Mid Wales - Alex Allpress - December 13, 2014 to December 14, 2014
Potter's Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops - Spend a relaxing day or weekend making pots on the potter's wheel.
Make ceramic spoons. Claire Ireland - December 14, 2014 to December 14, 2014
Learn how to make ceramic spoons using hand building and surface decoration techniques.
Julian Jardine - Adult Clay Sculpture courses - October 28, 2014 to December 17, 2014
Adult Clay Classes - A course of classes allowing individuals to have a go at sculpting in clay.  £88 - for 8 weeks
Julian Jardine - Children's Clay Sculpting - October 28, 2014 to December 20, 2014
This is a series of classes for children giving them an introduction to hand building with clay. (5-13 years old)
Pottery Classes: Weekends - Ruardean Pottery - January 01, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Held most months these pottery classes are designed to develop the skills of throwing on the potters wheel. 
David Melville and Bev Burt - ceramics workshop - December 31, 2014 to January 01, 2015
Workshop open to all ages, making cylinders inspired by Edmund de Waal which will be displayed along with Edmund de Waal's at the exhibition.
Pottery - 10 Wk. Evening Classes (no dates yet): Gary Wood - October 08, 2014 to January 28, 2015
Explore your creative potential through clay!
Pottery One Day Taster Workshop with Gary Wood (dates by request) - October 06, 2014 to January 31, 2015
Join Gary for a one-day pottery taster workshop.
Learn new skills and pottery making techniques. No previous experience necessary. 
Pottery Weekend Workshop with Gary Wood (no dates yet) - October 06, 2014 to January 31, 2015
Gary will teach you a number of forming techniques and methods of mark making which you can develop over the weekend. 
Pottery for Kids. Saturday Morning Clay Club (next date to be advised) - October 06, 2014 to February 28, 2015
A weekly club for children to come and enjoy working with clay.
Saturday mornings 10.30 - 12.30. Cost: £15.00pw
Experimenting with paper clay. Claire Ireland - February 26, 2015 to March 01, 2015
Discover the exciting potential of building with paper clay.
Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - January 05, 2015 to March 09, 2015
Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - These 10 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers. (Now **Monday evenings too!)
Evening Class Monday's Patia Davis - January 05, 2015 to March 09, 2015
A wheel throwing course run by Patia Davis at Wobage.
Platters and place: using slips, stencils and stamps on clay. Anna Lambert - April 23, 2015 to April 26, 2015
Explore simple printmaking and drawing techniques on clay and use them to develop your responses to the beautiful gardens of West Dean. 
John Evans - Original Alternative Raku Workshop - Sussex - May 22, 2015 to May 25, 2015
The 'Original' workshop course will include the use of burnishing and terra sigillata to provide the smooth and polished surface ideal for these 'naked clay' techniques. There will be tips on how to make work for successful firing, how to achieve those solid blacks and whites and the use of colour in naked raku.