Ceramics Taster: Whittle

Spoons – measuring, eating, serving and stirring. Have you got a favourite? If not, come and make one.

Here at Sunken Studio we’re partial to making a tool or two and we love making spoons. It’s just a bowl with a handle but they are wonderfully tactile and sculptural. Make something by hand for the hand – there’s something reassuring and comforting about this modest utensil.

You’ll consider form and function and we’ll help you design and make a small but elegant clay spoon. It’ll rest gracefully when placed and do the job.

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

ceramic-spoon-making

Includes:

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

pottery-making-clay-spoons

What you need to know

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.

Finished works, fired and glazed, will be available for collection from Sunken Studio 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.

Access

Sunken Studio is housed in a period property with steep steps leading into the property, and down to the studio. Unfortunately there is no lift access.

We are close to www.roundhaypark.org.uk and easily accessible by car and public transport. To get here by public transport catch the number 2 or 12 and alight at Street Lane/Shaftsbury Avenue (W or SE bound). The studio is a 2 minute walk from Street Lane. There is ample on-street parking.

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. Cancellations and changes to agreed bookings incur charges.

pottery-making-clay-spoons

Ceramics Taster: Press

Do and do again.

PRESS is an introduction to small batch production. You’ll explore how to reproduce shapes using plaster moulds and then customise your pieces with wire loop cutting tools. This one is for biophiliacs: you’ll be making small indoor planters – ideal for succulents and other small plants.

Press moulding is a quasi-industrial method of production. Moulds enable the consistent repetition of form but have the flexibility to act as starting points for further adaptation.

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

handmade-planter-carved

Includes:

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

colour-on-my-desk

What you need to know

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.

Finished works, fired and glazed, will be available for collection from Sunken Studio 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.

Access

Sunken Studio is housed in a period property with steep steps leading into the property, and down to the studio. Unfortunately there is no lift access.

We are close to www.roundhaypark.org.uk and easily accessible by car and public transport. To get here by public transport catch the number 2 or 12 and alight at Street Lane/Shaftsbury Avenue (W or SE bound). The studio is a 2 minute walk from Street Lane. There is ample on-street parking.

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. Cancellations and changes to agreed bookings incur charges.

handmade-planter-carved

Ceramics Taster: Press

Do and do again.

PRESS is an introduction to small batch production. You’ll explore how to reproduce shapes using plaster moulds and then customise your pieces with wire loop cutting tools. This one is for biophiliacs: you’ll be making small indoor planters – ideal for succulents and other small plants.

Press moulding is a quasi-industrial method of production. Moulds enable the consistent repetition of form but have the flexibility to act as starting points for further adaptation.

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

handmade-planter-carved

Includes:

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

colour-on-my-desk

What you need to know

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.

Finished works, fired and glazed, will be available for collection from Sunken Studio 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.

Access

Sunken Studio is housed in a period property with steep steps leading into the property, and down to the studio. Unfortunately there is no lift access.

We are close to www.roundhaypark.org.uk and easily accessible by car and public transport. To get here by public transport catch the number 2 or 12 and alight at Street Lane/Shaftsbury Avenue (W or SE bound). The studio is a 2 minute walk from Street Lane. There is ample on-street parking.

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. Cancellations and changes to agreed bookings incur charges.

handmade-planter-carved

Ceramics Taster: Coil

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.

pottery-workshop-coil-building

Includes:

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

 

pottery-workshop-coil-building

What you need to know

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.

Finished works, fired and glazed, will be available for collection from Sunken Studio 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.

Access

Sunken Studio is housed in a period property with steep steps leading into the property, and down to the studio. Unfortunately there is no lift access.

We are close to www.roundhaypark.org.uk and easily accessible by car and public transport. To get here by public transport catch the number 2 or 12 and alight at Street Lane/Shaftsbury Avenue (W or SE bound). The studio is a 2 minute walk from Street Lane. There is ample on-street parking.

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. Cancellations and changes to agreed bookings incur charges.

pottery-workshop-coil-building

Clay Intensive: Introduction to Handbuilding

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.

Includes:

  • 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.

Access

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.

Ceramics Taster: Whittle

Spoons – measuring, eating, serving and stirring. Have you got a favourite? If not, come and make one.

Here at Sunken Studio we’re partial to making a tool or two and we love making spoons. It’s just a bowl with a handle but they are wonderfully tactile and sculptural. Make something by hand for the hand – there’s something reassuring and comforting about this modest utensil.

You’ll consider form and function and we’ll help you design and make a small but elegant clay spoon. It’ll rest gracefully when placed and do the job.

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

ceramic-spoon-making

Includes:

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

pottery-making-clay-spoons

What you need to know

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.

Finished works, fired and glazed, will be available for collection from Sunken Studio 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.

Access

Sunken Studio is housed in a period property with steep steps leading into the property, and down to the studio. Unfortunately there is no lift access.

We are close to www.roundhaypark.org.uk and easily accessible by car and public transport. To get here by public transport catch the number 2 or 12 and alight at Street Lane/Shaftsbury Avenue (W or SE bound). The studio is a 2 minute walk from Street Lane. There is ample on-street parking.

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. Cancellations and changes to agreed bookings incur charges.

pottery-making-clay-spoons

Ceramics Taster: Whittle

Spoons – measuring, eating, serving and stirring. Have you got a favourite? If not, come and make one.

Here at Sunken Studio we’re partial to making a tool or two and we love making spoons. It’s just a bowl with a handle but they are wonderfully tactile and sculptural. Make something by hand for the hand – there’s something reassuring and comforting about this modest utensil.

You’ll consider form and function and we’ll help you design and make a small but elegant clay spoon. It’ll rest gracefully when placed and do the job.

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

ceramic-spoon-making

Includes:

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

pottery-making-clay-spoons

What you need to know

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.

Finished works, fired and glazed, will be available for collection from Sunken Studio 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.

Access

Sunken Studio is housed in a period property with steep steps leading into the property, and down to the studio. Unfortunately there is no lift access.

We are close to www.roundhaypark.org.uk and easily accessible by car and public transport. To get here by public transport catch the number 2 or 12 and alight at Street Lane/Shaftsbury Avenue (W or SE bound). The studio is a 2 minute walk from Street Lane. There is ample on-street parking.

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. Cancellations and changes to agreed bookings incur charges.

pottery-making-clay-spoons

Ceramics Taster: Press

Do and do again.

PRESS is an introduction to small batch production. You’ll explore how to reproduce shapes using plaster moulds and then customise your pieces with wire loop cutting tools. This one is for biophiliacs: you’ll be making small indoor planters – ideal for succulents and other small plants.

Press moulding is a quasi-industrial method of production. Moulds enable the consistent repetition of form but have the flexibility to act as starting points for further adaptation.

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

handmade-planter-carved

Includes:

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

colour-on-my-desk

What you need to know

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.

Finished works, fired and glazed, will be available for collection from Sunken Studio 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.

Access

Sunken Studio is housed in a period property with steep steps leading into the property, and down to the studio. Unfortunately there is no lift access.

We are close to www.roundhaypark.org.uk and easily accessible by car and public transport. To get here by public transport catch the number 2 or 12 and alight at Street Lane/Shaftsbury Avenue (W or SE bound). The studio is a 2 minute walk from Street Lane. There is ample on-street parking.

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. Cancellations and changes to agreed bookings incur charges.

handmade-planter-carved

Ceramics Taster: Cup

Come and join us at Chirpy in Chapel Allerton for a spirited session making small cups. Learn how to form clay using plaster moulds and then customise your piece with impressed or carved decoration. Perfect for pens, toothbrushes, tea, coffee, candles or small plants…

Following the workshop your work will be transported back to Sunken Studio and fired twice. Finished works, fired and glazed, will be available for collection from Chirpy 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.

planter-cup-workshop

Includes:

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

 

planter-cup-workshop

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 Chirpy 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.

Access

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.

Tulipieres: what we did last summer

handbuilt-ceramic-tulipier

Coil pots to Tulipiere in 10 weeks of making. Look at that offset foot. Each part has one so each pot appears to hover above the table. Design details like that make me smile. This amazing Tulipiere stack was made by David during one of our six week evening classes. David has already completed our Beginner’s Bundle: Build and has progressed onto the next course. If you’re interested in learning basic pottery making techniques and processes visit Tasters, Courses and Events.

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Festive and Seasonal

festive-ceramics-workshops-porcelain-decorations

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

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Colour and Colours May Vary

jewellery-making-workshop-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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