What We Did This Summer


Following on from What We Did Last Summer, here are more multi-spouted vases. They were made in our six week beginner’s courses.

We pared down the brief and removed the requirement for them to be multi-tiered. Last year’s were impressive but simplifying the brief enabled us to focus attention on introductory techniques and do most of the refining and crafting within the workshop.


These pots took two weeks and covered adjusting press moulded shapes, slab building, tube forming, and shaping and finishing using rasps and kidneys. In six weeks everyone made and glazed an average of 10 pots. If you’d like to be the first to hear when our next courses are published please sign-up to the newsletter.

Festive and Seasonal


We have three festive and seasonal ceramics workshops taking place in Leeds and Skipton this year.

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The Wheel

throwing-on-a-potters-wheel-demonstrationGreat news. We now offer tuition in using the Potter’s Wheel to throw pots. Come and spend time at our ceramics studio in Leeds. Learn how to centre, open, collar, pull, shape, finish and wire off your finished work. Visit our Gift and Gather pages for further details.

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Cup at Mauds House


September was a busy month for ceramics workshops out & about. The first one I hosted this Autumn was the Ceramics Taster: Cup at Mauds House in Skipton. The welcome was warm & cosy. Guests were greeted at the door with a cheery chalk board and just inside there was a large glass jar of chilled juice and a large bowl of brownies. I didn’t have time to take many pictures of the workshop in progress but here are the finished results. Participants also enjoyed a 10% discount off goods at Mauds House during the workshop. Tempting. Very tempting…

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Colour and Colours May Vary


Colour, colour. Like most of our workshops the Ceramics Taster: Fettle at Colours May Vary was developed rather serendipitously. With all external workshops I work with the venue to develop a proposal that reflects shared values. It was clear from the beginning that our ceramics workshops at Colours May Vary would involve graphical decorative techniques and colour.

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Sunken Studio will be a year old in September. To celebrate we’re hosting a free ceramics workshop. We’re devising a special workshop & will surprise you on the day. To enter head over to Facebook and/or Instagram.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday 25 July, 18:45-21:00.

To Enter:

  • Like/follow our Facebook page, share it with your friends and family and make a comment in the competition post.


  • Follow us on Instagram, comment and tag at least one friend that you think would be interested too.
  • If someone has tagged you and you’d like to enter follow us on Instagram, comment and tag at least one friend that you think would be interested too.


Names will be selected on Sunday 23 July after 6pm. Winners will be notified shortly after. If you are unable to attend we’ll redraw.


  • This competition is for adults ages 18+.
  • Winners must be available on Tuesday 25 July, 18:45-21:00.


Happy Coasters

Recent makes from our Ceramics Sampler: Mark. Continue reading Happy Coasters

Dig In

All current listings are published on our Tasters, Courses and Events pages. This was our 2017 Menu. It’s now discontinued.