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Clay Intensive: Introduction to Handbuilding

15/06/2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00



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Our short clay intensives are suitable for absolute beginners – no previous experience necessary.

Each session covers a range of core handbuilding techniques and processes. In two hours you’ll learn how to build three pots using three building methods, and explore three approaches to applying surface decoration.

Join us for an evening at Chirpy (Chapel Allerton) and learn how to make a series of small plant pots. You’ll learn how to manipulate soft and firm clay; you’ll develop an understanding of how to adapt techniques and processes in response to different consistencies of clay; and explore different methods of moulding, assembling and constructing pots. It’ll be fast and fun.


  • Materials.
  • Post production costs: firings and glazing service.
  • Packaging. Postage is not included.
  • Booking fees.

Looking for a gift? We also sell Pottery and Throwing Experience e-Vouchers and Voucher Packs. Visit our Gift and Gather pages for further details.

About Chirpy

Chirpy is an independent lifestyle and design store in North Leeds, stocking a unique range of homewares and accessories. Chirpy host a range of craft workshops and creative parties led by local designers and makers. Take a look at Chirpy’s Workshops page for details.

What you need to know

This experience is for adults (18+) only.

Finished works, fired and glazed (where needed), will be available for collection from the workshop venue within 28 days after the session. If you are unable to collect we can arrange for your work to be delivered for £10 per address.

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.


Chirpy is housed in a period property with steep steps leading into the property, and to the workshop space. Unfortunately there is no lift access. If you have any concerns about specific access requirements please contact Sunken Studio or Chirpy.

Chirpy is based in Chapel Allerton, Leeds. It is easily accessible by car and public transport. There is ample on-street parking on Harrogate Road.

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

Terms and Conditions

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

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Chirpy Store
148 Harrogate Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 4NZ United Kingdom
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0113 266 0062