Pottery Classes

Do you get inspired by clay? Are you potty for pots and covet ceramics? Want to make your own?

Experience getting hands on with clay & create your own ceramics. Imogen offers a variety of pottery classes for all skill levels. The studio is nestled between The New Forest and Avon Beach, close to Christchurch, Dorset. It’s within easy access from Bournemouth, Poole, Lymington & Southampton.

Structured lessons will enable you to design and craft your own ceramic work. Classes are suitable for complete beginners & creatives looking to develop their skills or simply just to try something new. You can learn a range of hand building techniques including pinch, press moulding and slab building. You can also experience throwing on the potters wheel. Discover how to apply surface design and decoration with underglazes to embellish and complete your ceramics. Class sizes are small, welcoming and run every month.

* If your preferred date is fully booked please email Imogen to be added to the waiting list. 

***Please note prices will be updated as of October 2019***

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 Ceramics taster Class – £40 per person

Duration: 3 Hours, 10:00am—13:00pm

Dates 2019: 12th Jan & 19th Jan *FULL | 9th Feb *FULL & 12th Feb *FULL | 12 Mar & 16th Mar *FULL | 9th Apr & 13th Apr *FULL | 11th May *FULL | 15th Jun *FULL | 9th Jul *1 SPACE & 13th Jul *FULL | 10th Sep & 14th Sep  | 8th Oct & 12th Oct *FULL | 12th Nov & 16th Nov *FULL | DATES FOR 2020 COMING SOON!

This popular workshop is a fun introduction to clay and ideal for beginners or if you can’t commit to regular classes. The session will start with a short demonstration of slab building, pinch pots, wheel throwing and simple surface pattern before it’s over to you to get making! You can expect to make and decorate two pieces such as a mug or small slab vase in the session. With only six students per workshop ensures plenty of one to one tuition.

*Can also be booked as a private 1:1 or 1:2 class, or for groups.

Want to book for a group?

Private tuition – from £70 per person

Duration: From 2 hour sessions up to a full day pottery experience

Bespoke one to one workshops tailored to suit you. Whether you are a complete beginner, or looking for the opportunity try specialist techniques including:

  • Wheel Throwing
  • Slip Casting
  • Mould Making
  • Large Sculpture
  • Surface design including glazing

Classes can be booked from Monday to Friday either morning, afternoon or evening. The fee for your session will depend on duration and materials, and can be booked for up to two people to share. Please get in touch for further information.

Pottery Experience Day – £60 per person

Duration:  5 hours, 10:30am—15:30pm

Dates 2019: 10th Jan • 14th Feb • 14th Mar *FULL | 30th Mar *FULL | 11th Apr *FULL | 9th May | 13th Jun *FULL | 11th Jul *FULL | 12th Sep *FULL & 28th Sep | 10th Oct *FULL | 14th Nov | DATES FOR 2020 COMING SOON!

This full day workshop is suitable for all skill levels and offers the opportunity to try a wider range of techniques than the Taster Class.

We’ll begin with a demonstration of hand building techniques including slab, press and pinch. You’ll also be shown how to throw different forms on the potters wheel. After this you will create your own wares. You will learn how to apply surface texture and decorate with coloured slips and underglaze to finish your creations. You can expect to make up to three small pieces or one large to be fired. Just 6 places per workshop ensures plenty of one to one tuition and support. Please bring a packed lunch.

*Can also be booked for groups.

Clay nights – weekly pottery sessions – £20

Duration 2.5 hours, Tuesdays from 18:00pm-20:30pm

Dates 2019: Sep 24th | Oct 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th | Classes will resume March 2020

These weekly pottery classes are for anyone who has already attended a workshop. These sessions are relaxed and unstructured, designed for returning students to work on personal projects and to further develop skills. Classes need to be booked in advance and cost of materials is extra. Just 8 places per session.

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General information

You’re welcome to bring food with you, refreshments included. for cancellations and rescheduling please allow 14 days notice. Your creations will be fired ready for collection around 4-6 weeks later. Please collect work within 30 days of notification.

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