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Ceramics Taster: Coil

30 November @ 18:30 - 20:30

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One event on 30/11/2017 at 12:30

One event on 30/11/2017 at 6:30pm

£20 - £30

Roll it, bend it… just a little bit & shape it…

COIL is an energetic and spirited introduction to coil building. You’ll compete with each other to make the most even, longest and thinnest coils, and then race to build bottles and outdo each other’s technical prowess. You’ll learn how to regulate pressure to roll your own coils and build striking forms – we’ll be celebrating a bit of healthy rivalry.

Coil pots are built using lengths of clay fixed together – a line is taken on a journey. What constitutes a coil pot can be open to interpretation: traditionally they are made using cylindrical lengths placed on top of each other. Layers are often directional and rhythmical – introducing visual and tactile patterns as well as demanding systematic approaches to making. Managing the plasticity of clay at all stages of the process can equate to agility training for potters.

Prerequisites: none, designed for beginners or anyone wanting to refine existing skills.



  • Materials.
  • Post production costs: firings and glazing service.
  • Packaging. Postage where appropriate (see what you need to know below).
  • Booking fees.


Terms and Conditions

Please review our full Terms and Conditions before you book. Late cancellation and changes to agreed bookings incur charges.


What you need to know

There are two ticket types for this workshop:

  • Ticket type one costs £20 and does not include postage. Finished works, fired and glazed (where needed), will be available for collection from Sunken Studio in **Roundhay**. We’ll aim to have them ready for collection before Christmas.
  • Ticket type two costs £30 and includes return postage. We’ll aim to dispatch finished works, fired and glazed (where needed), before Christmas. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee delivery and accept no liability for loss and damage to works in transit.

This experience is for adults (18+) only.

It’s standard workshop practice to wear flat, sturdy shoes with covered toes. Please protect your feet.

Rings and long fingernails can be problematic when working with clay – please consider this when booking.

About Carousel

Carousel is a rotating event space in Far Headingley, Otley Road. The space is situated in the middle of a busy parade of shops with a variety of independent retailers. Access is at street level. There is on-street parking on Otley Road and neighbouring streets.

If you have any concerns about specific access requirements please contact Sunken Studio.



30 November
18:30 - 20:30
£20 - £30
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Carousel Headingley
80 Otley Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS64BA United Kingdom
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