6 Week Course: Introduction to Ceramics

Dates: Thu 25 Apr – 30 May, 18:45 – 21:15

Our introductory course begins by celebrating low-tech, no-fuss – it’s been done for millennia – approaches to making pots by hand. You’ll then progress to more recent, albeit still traditional, approaches to manipulating clay. You’ll start and finish pots during each session and then learn how to glaze your own work.

Our beginners course is designed to provide you with an overview of different handbuilding techniques and processes. It’s brief-led and is suited to those who need technical direction and support with clay and glaze basics. We set challenging briefs to develop your material awareness and understanding of common technical and practical issues. We also introduce relevant tools, equipment and studio practices.

Sessions are 2.5 hours long and you should expect to make 1-4 pieces in each session. That’s a lot of pots in a 6 week course.

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

Included:

  • Materials
  • Post production costs: firings and glazing
  • Booking fees

This six-week course covers:

Pinch Pots

Pinch a pot of perfect poise.

PINCH is a great introduction to understanding the working stages of clay. You’ll work on a number of small bowls and consider the placement of your fingers, thumbs and hands to control form and surface. You’ll develop an awareness of how clay changes from plastic to leather hard and begin to adapt your crafting sensibilities to work with the material’s characteristics. In addition to pinching, you’ll also explore approaches to developing surfaces through pressing, carving and beating.

Pinch-Pot-Detail-Ceramics-Taster-Day

Coil Building

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 forms 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.

Who dares, wins. This is a high-risk session – it focuses on process rather than finished pieces. It may not be possible to fire the results.

pottery-workshop-coil-building

Slab Building

Stretch those upper arms – you’ll be doing a lot of rolling.

JOIN is an introduction to the basics of building pots with slabs of clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs and cut out pieces to assemble pots. Joining clay is essential to successful slab building so we’ll show you a range of approaches to help keep your pots in one piece.

Slab building involves cutting, folding, bending, draping, wrapping and fixing two-dimensional shapes, to make three-dimensional forms. It’s useful to think about slab building through allied processes – think pattern cutting, paper engineering and flat pack furniture. The aim is to envelop/wrap or assemble a form with sheet/flat materials: it is a highly adaptable method of construction.

pottery-making-demonstration-slab-building

Press Moulding

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.

pottery-making-demonstrations-at-sunken-studio

Decorative Flatware

We’ll introduce you to drop moulds and show you how to use gravity to shape clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs of clay and then tease, stretch and tap, to form simple bowls and plates. You’ll also explore how to customise rims and apply texture.

Drop moulds are an alternative to plaster moulds. They are easy to make with basic tools, do not require specialist mould-making skills, light, easy to store and can be recycled – great for beginners and those concerned with sustainable practices.

workshop-examples-drop-roll

Glaze Application

Peanut butter and/or jam? Let’s introduce a little colour and explore surface.

COAT is an introduction to glazing. You’ll review glaze characteristics, prepare glazes for application and then learn how to apply glaze to the pieces you have made.

Glazing is the process of placing a glassy coating onto a ceramic body – it’s a discipline concerned with colour, surface and functionality.

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

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 Sunken Studio within 28 days after the session. We do not post work.

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

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.

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.

 

Join in:

6 Week Course: Introduction to Ceramics

Dates: Tue 23 Apr – 28 May, 18:45 – 21:15

Our introductory course begins by celebrating low-tech, no-fuss – it’s been done for millennia – approaches to making pots by hand. You’ll then progress to more recent, albeit still traditional, approaches to manipulating clay. You’ll start and finish pots during each session and then learn how to glaze your own work.

Our beginners course is designed to provide you with an overview of different handbuilding techniques and processes. It’s brief-led and is suited to those who need technical direction and support with clay and glaze basics. We set challenging briefs to develop your material awareness and understanding of common technical and practical issues. We also introduce relevant tools, equipment and studio practices.

Sessions are 2.5 hours long and you should expect to make 1-4 pieces in each session. That’s a lot of pots in a 6 week course.

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

Included:

  • Materials
  • Post production costs: firings and glazing
  • Booking fees

This six-week course covers:

Pinch Pots

Pinch a pot of perfect poise.

PINCH is a great introduction to understanding the working stages of clay. You’ll work on a number of small bowls and consider the placement of your fingers, thumbs and hands to control form and surface. You’ll develop an awareness of how clay changes from plastic to leather hard and begin to adapt your crafting sensibilities to work with the material’s characteristics. In addition to pinching, you’ll also explore approaches to developing surfaces through pressing, carving and beating.

Pinch-Pot-Detail-Ceramics-Taster-Day

Coil Building

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 forms 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.

Who dares, wins. This is a high-risk session – it focuses on process rather than finished pieces. It may not be possible to fire the results.

pottery-workshop-coil-building

Slab Building

Stretch those upper arms – you’ll be doing a lot of rolling.

JOIN is an introduction to the basics of building pots with slabs of clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs and cut out pieces to assemble pots. Joining clay is essential to successful slab building so we’ll show you a range of approaches to help keep your pots in one piece.

Slab building involves cutting, folding, bending, draping, wrapping and fixing two-dimensional shapes, to make three-dimensional forms. It’s useful to think about slab building through allied processes – think pattern cutting, paper engineering and flat pack furniture. The aim is to envelop/wrap or assemble a form with sheet/flat materials: it is a highly adaptable method of construction.

pottery-making-demonstration-slab-building

Press Moulding

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.

pottery-making-demonstrations-at-sunken-studio

Decorative Flatware

We’ll introduce you to drop moulds and show you how to use gravity to shape clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs of clay and then tease, stretch and tap, to form simple bowls and plates. You’ll also explore how to customise rims and apply texture.

Drop moulds are an alternative to plaster moulds. They are easy to make with basic tools, do not require specialist mould-making skills, light, easy to store and can be recycled – great for beginners and those concerned with sustainable practices.

workshop-examples-drop-roll

Glaze Application

Peanut butter and/or jam? Let’s introduce a little colour and explore surface.

COAT is an introduction to glazing. You’ll review glaze characteristics, prepare glazes for application and then learn how to apply glaze to the pieces you have made.

Glazing is the process of placing a glassy coating onto a ceramic body – it’s a discipline concerned with colour, surface and functionality.

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

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 Sunken Studio within 28 days after the session. We do not post work.

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

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.

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.

 

Join in:

Clay Intensive: Introduction to Handbuilding

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

This session covers a range of core handbuilding techniques and processes. In two hours you’ll make three pots using three methods of construction.

You’ll make a series of small functional 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.

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

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.

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.

Join in:

Ceramics Taster: Join

Stretch those upper arms – you’ll be doing a lot of rolling.

Join is an introduction to the basics of building pots with slabs of clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs and cut out pieces to assemble pots.  Joining clay is essential to successful slab building so we’ll show you a range of approaches to help keep your pots in one piece.

Slab building involves cutting, folding, bending, draping, wrapping and fixing flat shapes, to make three-dimensional forms. It’s useful to think about slab building through allied processes – think pattern cutting, paper engineering and flat pack furniture. The aim is to envelop/wrap or assemble a form with sheet/flat materials: it is a highly adaptable method of construction.

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

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.

liquorice-in-extruded-pots

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

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.

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.

pottery-making-demonstrations-slab-building-technique

Join in:

6 Week Course: Introduction to Ceramics

Dates: Thu 28 Feb – 4 Apr, 18:45-21:15

Our introductory course begins by celebrating low-tech, no-fuss – it’s been done for millennia – approaches to making pots by hand. You’ll then progress to more recent, albeit still traditional, approaches to manipulating clay. You’ll start and finish pots during each session and then learn how to glaze your own work.

Our beginners course is designed to provide you with an overview of different handbuilding techniques and processes. It’s brief-led and is suited to those who need technical direction and support with clay and glaze basics. We set challenging briefs to develop your material awareness and understanding of common technical and practical issues. We also introduce relevant tools, equipment and studio practices.

Sessions are 2.5 hours long and you should expect to make 1-4 pieces in each session. That’s a lot of pots in a 6 week course.

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

Included:

  • Materials
  • Post production costs: firings and glazing
  • Booking fees

This six-week course covers:

Pinch Pots

Pinch a pot of perfect poise.

PINCH is a great introduction to understanding the working stages of clay. You’ll work on a number of small bowls and consider the placement of your fingers, thumbs and hands to control form and surface. You’ll develop an awareness of how clay changes from plastic to leather hard and begin to adapt your crafting sensibilities to work with the material’s characteristics. In addition to pinching, you’ll also explore approaches to developing surfaces through pressing, carving and beating.

Pinch-Pot-Detail-Ceramics-Taster-Day

Coil Building

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 forms 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.

Who dares, wins. This is a high-risk session – it focuses on process rather than finished pieces. It may not be possible to fire the results.

pottery-workshop-coil-building

Slab Building

Stretch those upper arms – you’ll be doing a lot of rolling.

JOIN is an introduction to the basics of building pots with slabs of clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs and cut out pieces to assemble pots. Joining clay is essential to successful slab building so we’ll show you a range of approaches to help keep your pots in one piece.

Slab building involves cutting, folding, bending, draping, wrapping and fixing two-dimensional shapes, to make three-dimensional forms. It’s useful to think about slab building through allied processes – think pattern cutting, paper engineering and flat pack furniture. The aim is to envelop/wrap or assemble a form with sheet/flat materials: it is a highly adaptable method of construction.

pottery-making-demonstration-slab-building

Press Moulding

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.

pottery-making-demonstrations-at-sunken-studio

Decorative Flatware

We’ll introduce you to drop moulds and show you how to use gravity to shape clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs of clay and then tease, stretch and tap, to form simple bowls and plates. You’ll also explore how to customise rims and apply texture.

Drop moulds are an alternative to plaster moulds. They are easy to make with basic tools, do not require specialist mould-making skills, light, easy to store and can be recycled – great for beginners and those concerned with sustainable practices.

workshop-examples-drop-roll

Glaze Application

Peanut butter and/or jam? Let’s introduce a little colour and explore surface.

COAT is an introduction to glazing. You’ll review glaze characteristics, prepare glazes for application and then learn how to apply glaze to the pieces you have made.

Glazing is the process of placing a glassy coating onto a ceramic body – it’s a discipline concerned with colour, surface and functionality.

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

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 Sunken Studio within 28 days after the session. We do not post work.

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

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.

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.

 

Join in:

6 Week Course: Introduction to Ceramics

Dates: Thu 28 Feb – 4 Apr, 10:45 – 13:15

Our introductory course begins by celebrating low-tech, no-fuss – it’s been done for millennia – approaches to making pots by hand. You’ll then progress to more recent, albeit still traditional, approaches to manipulating clay. You’ll start and finish pots during each session and then learn how to glaze your own work.

Our beginners course is designed to provide you with an overview of different handbuilding techniques and processes. It’s brief-led and is suited to those who need technical direction and support with clay and glaze basics. We set challenging briefs to develop your material awareness and understanding of common technical and practical issues. We also introduce relevant tools, equipment and studio practices.

Sessions are 2.5 hours long and you should expect to make 1-4 pieces in each session. That’s a lot of pots in a 6 week course.

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

Included:

  • Materials
  • Post production costs: firings and glazing
  • Booking fees

This six-week course covers:

Pinch Pots

Pinch a pot of perfect poise.

PINCH is a great introduction to understanding the working stages of clay. You’ll work on a number of small bowls and consider the placement of your fingers, thumbs and hands to control form and surface. You’ll develop an awareness of how clay changes from plastic to leather hard and begin to adapt your crafting sensibilities to work with the material’s characteristics. In addition to pinching, you’ll also explore approaches to developing surfaces through pressing, carving and beating.

Pinch-Pot-Detail-Ceramics-Taster-Day

Coil Building

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 forms 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.

Who dares, wins. This is a high-risk session – it focuses on process rather than finished pieces. It may not be possible to fire the results.

pottery-workshop-coil-building

Slab Building

Stretch those upper arms – you’ll be doing a lot of rolling.

JOIN is an introduction to the basics of building pots with slabs of clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs and cut out pieces to assemble pots. Joining clay is essential to successful slab building so we’ll show you a range of approaches to help keep your pots in one piece.

Slab building involves cutting, folding, bending, draping, wrapping and fixing two-dimensional shapes, to make three-dimensional forms. It’s useful to think about slab building through allied processes – think pattern cutting, paper engineering and flat pack furniture. The aim is to envelop/wrap or assemble a form with sheet/flat materials: it is a highly adaptable method of construction.

pottery-making-demonstration-slab-building

Press Moulding

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.

pottery-making-demonstrations-at-sunken-studio

Decorative Flatware

We’ll introduce you to drop moulds and show you how to use gravity to shape clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs of clay and then tease, stretch and tap, to form simple bowls and plates. You’ll also explore how to customise rims and apply texture.

Drop moulds are an alternative to plaster moulds. They are easy to make with basic tools, do not require specialist mould-making skills, light, easy to store and can be recycled – great for beginners and those concerned with sustainable practices.

workshop-examples-drop-roll

Glaze Application

Peanut butter and/or jam? Let’s introduce a little colour and explore surface.

COAT is an introduction to glazing. You’ll review glaze characteristics, prepare glazes for application and then learn how to apply glaze to the pieces you have made.

Glazing is the process of placing a glassy coating onto a ceramic body – it’s a discipline concerned with colour, surface and functionality.

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

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 Sunken Studio within 28 days after the session. We do not post work.

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

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.

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.

 

Join in:

Clay Intensive: Introduction to Handbuilding

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

This session covers a range of core handbuilding techniques and processes. In two hours you’ll make three pots using three methods of construction.

You’ll make a series of small functional 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.

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

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.

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.

Join in:

6 Week Course: Introduction to Ceramics

Dates: Tue 26 Feb – 2 Apr, 18:45-21:15

Our introductory course begins by celebrating low-tech, no-fuss – it’s been done for millennia – approaches to making pots by hand. You’ll then progress to more recent, albeit still traditional, approaches to manipulating clay. You’ll start and finish pots during each session and then learn how to glaze your own work.

Our beginners course is designed to provide you with an overview of different handbuilding techniques and processes. It’s brief-led and is suited to those who need technical direction and support with clay and glaze basics. We set challenging briefs to develop your material awareness and understanding of common technical and practical issues. We also introduce relevant tools, equipment and studio practices.

Sessions are 2.5 hours long and you should expect to make 1-4 pieces in each session. That’s a lot of pots in a 6 week course.

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

Included:

  • Materials
  • Post production costs: firings and glazing
  • Booking fees

This six-week course covers:

Pinch Pots

Pinch a pot of perfect poise.

PINCH is a great introduction to understanding the working stages of clay. You’ll work on a number of small bowls and consider the placement of your fingers, thumbs and hands to control form and surface. You’ll develop an awareness of how clay changes from plastic to leather hard and begin to adapt your crafting sensibilities to work with the material’s characteristics. In addition to pinching, you’ll also explore approaches to developing surfaces through pressing, carving and beating.

Pinch-Pot-Detail-Ceramics-Taster-Day

Coil Building

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 forms 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.

Who dares, wins. This is a high-risk session – it focuses on process rather than finished pieces. It may not be possible to fire the results.

pottery-workshop-coil-building

Slab Building

Stretch those upper arms – you’ll be doing a lot of rolling.

JOIN is an introduction to the basics of building pots with slabs of clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs and cut out pieces to assemble pots. Joining clay is essential to successful slab building so we’ll show you a range of approaches to help keep your pots in one piece.

Slab building involves cutting, folding, bending, draping, wrapping and fixing two-dimensional shapes, to make three-dimensional forms. It’s useful to think about slab building through allied processes – think pattern cutting, paper engineering and flat pack furniture. The aim is to envelop/wrap or assemble a form with sheet/flat materials: it is a highly adaptable method of construction.

pottery-making-demonstration-slab-building

Press Moulding

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.

pottery-making-demonstrations-at-sunken-studio

Decorative Flatware

We’ll introduce you to drop moulds and show you how to use gravity to shape clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs of clay and then tease, stretch and tap, to form simple bowls and plates. You’ll also explore how to customise rims and apply texture.

Drop moulds are an alternative to plaster moulds. They are easy to make with basic tools, do not require specialist mould-making skills, light, easy to store and can be recycled – great for beginners and those concerned with sustainable practices.

workshop-examples-drop-roll

Glaze Application

Peanut butter and/or jam? Let’s introduce a little colour and explore surface.

COAT is an introduction to glazing. You’ll review glaze characteristics, prepare glazes for application and then learn how to apply glaze to the pieces you have made.

Glazing is the process of placing a glassy coating onto a ceramic body – it’s a discipline concerned with colour, surface and functionality.

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

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 Sunken Studio within 28 days after the session. We do not post work.

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

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.

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.

 

Join in:

Ceramics Taster: Join

Stretch those upper arms – you’ll be doing a lot of rolling.

Join is an introduction to the basics of building pots with slabs of clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs and cut out pieces to assemble pots.  Joining clay is essential to successful slab building so we’ll show you a range of approaches to help keep your pots in one piece.

Slab building involves cutting, folding, bending, draping, wrapping and fixing flat shapes, to make three-dimensional forms. It’s useful to think about slab building through allied processes – think pattern cutting, paper engineering and flat pack furniture. The aim is to envelop/wrap or assemble a form with sheet/flat materials: it is a highly adaptable method of construction.

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

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.

liquorice-in-extruded-pots

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

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.

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.

pottery-making-demonstrations-slab-building-technique

Join in:

Ceramics Taster: Join

Stretch those upper arms – you’ll be doing a lot of rolling.

Join is an introduction to the basics of building pots with slabs of clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs and cut out pieces to assemble pots.  Joining clay is essential to successful slab building so we’ll show you a range of approaches to help keep your pots in one piece.

Slab building involves cutting, folding, bending, draping, wrapping and fixing flat shapes, to make three-dimensional forms. It’s useful to think about slab building through allied processes – think pattern cutting, paper engineering and flat pack furniture. The aim is to envelop/wrap or assemble a form with sheet/flat materials: it is a highly adaptable method of construction.

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

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.

liquorice-in-extruded-pots

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

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.

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.

pottery-making-demonstrations-slab-building-technique

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Clay Intensive: Introduction to Handbuilding

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

This session covers a range of core handbuilding techniques and processes. In two hours you’ll learn how to build three pots using three construction methods.

Join us for an afternoon at Form Lifestyle Store (Manchester) and learn how to make a series of small bowls. 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 Form Lifestyle Store

Form Lifestyle Store is a beautifully curated store in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Pieces are selected with a focus on design, function and simplicity. Form select well-considered products that have been built to last.

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

Form is housed in a period setting. Access to the store is at street level. Access to the workshop spaces is via spiral staircases. Unfortunately there is no lift access. If you have any concerns about specific access requirements please contact Sunken Studio or Form Lifestyle Store.

Form is based in the Northern Quarter, Manchester. It is easily accessible by car and public transport. There is ample pay and display parking nearby.

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.

Join in:

Clay Intensive: Introduction to Handbuilding

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

This session covers a range of core handbuilding techniques and processes. In two hours you’ll make three pots using three methods of construction.

You’ll make a series of small functional 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.

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

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.

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.

Join in:

6 Week Course: Introduction to Ceramics

Dates: Thu 10 Jan – 14 Feb, 18:45-21:00

Our introductory course begins by celebrating low-tech, no-fuss – it’s been done for millennia – approaches to making pots by hand. You’ll then progress to more recent, albeit still traditional, approaches to manipulating clay. You’ll start and finish pots during each session and then learn how to glaze your own work.

Our beginners course is designed to provide you with an overview of different handbuilding techniques and processes. It’s brief-led and is suited to those who need technical direction and support with clay and glaze basics. We set challenging briefs to develop your material awareness and understanding of common technical and practical issues. We also introduce relevant tools, equipment and studio practices.

Sessions are 2.5 hours long and you should expect to make 1-4 pieces in each session. That’s a lot of pots in a 6 week course.

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

Included:

  • Materials
  • Post production costs: firings and glazing
  • Booking fees

This six-week course covers:

Pinch Pots

Pinch a pot of perfect poise.

PINCH is a great introduction to understanding the working stages of clay. You’ll work on a number of small bowls and consider the placement of your fingers, thumbs and hands to control form and surface. You’ll develop an awareness of how clay changes from plastic to leather hard and begin to adapt your crafting sensibilities to work with the material’s characteristics. In addition to pinching, you’ll also explore approaches to developing surfaces through pressing, carving and beating.

Pinch-Pot-Detail-Ceramics-Taster-Day

Coil Building

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 forms 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.

Who dares, wins. This is a high-risk session – it focuses on process rather than finished pieces. It may not be possible to fire the results.

pottery-workshop-coil-building

Slab Building

Stretch those upper arms – you’ll be doing a lot of rolling.

JOIN is an introduction to the basics of building pots with slabs of clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs and cut out pieces to assemble pots. Joining clay is essential to successful slab building so we’ll show you a range of approaches to help keep your pots in one piece.

Slab building involves cutting, folding, bending, draping, wrapping and fixing two-dimensional shapes, to make three-dimensional forms. It’s useful to think about slab building through allied processes – think pattern cutting, paper engineering and flat pack furniture. The aim is to envelop/wrap or assemble a form with sheet/flat materials: it is a highly adaptable method of construction.

pottery-making-demonstration-slab-building

Press Moulding

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.

pottery-making-demonstrations-at-sunken-studio

Decorative Flatware

We’ll introduce you to drop moulds and show you how to use gravity to shape clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs of clay and then tease, stretch and tap, to form simple bowls and plates. You’ll also explore how to customise rims and apply texture.

Drop moulds are an alternative to plaster moulds. They are easy to make with basic tools, do not require specialist mould-making skills, light, easy to store and can be recycled – great for beginners and those concerned with sustainable practices.

workshop-examples-drop-roll

Glaze Application

Peanut butter and/or jam? Let’s introduce a little colour and explore surface.

COAT is an introduction to glazing. You’ll review glaze characteristics, prepare glazes for application and then learn how to apply glaze to the pieces you have made.

Glazing is the process of placing a glassy coating onto a ceramic body – it’s a discipline concerned with colour, surface and functionality.

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

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 Sunken Studio within 28 days after the session. We do not post work.

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

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.

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.

 

Join in:

6 Week Course: Introduction to Ceramics

Dates: Thu 10 Jan – 14 Feb, 10:45 – 13:15

Our introductory course begins by celebrating low-tech, no-fuss – it’s been done for millennia – approaches to making pots by hand. You’ll then progress to more recent, albeit still traditional, approaches to manipulating clay. You’ll start and finish pots during each session and then learn how to glaze your own work.

Our beginners course is designed to provide you with an overview of different handbuilding techniques and processes. It’s brief-led and is suited to those who need technical direction and support with clay and glaze basics. We set challenging briefs to develop your material awareness and understanding of common technical and practical issues. We also introduce relevant tools, equipment and studio practices.

Sessions are 2.5 hours long and you should expect to make 1-4 pieces in each session. That’s a lot of pots in a 6 week course.

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

Included:

  • Materials
  • Post production costs: firings and glazing
  • Booking fees

This six-week course covers:

Pinch Pots

Pinch a pot of perfect poise.

PINCH is a great introduction to understanding the working stages of clay. You’ll work on a number of small bowls and consider the placement of your fingers, thumbs and hands to control form and surface. You’ll develop an awareness of how clay changes from plastic to leather hard and begin to adapt your crafting sensibilities to work with the material’s characteristics. In addition to pinching, you’ll also explore approaches to developing surfaces through pressing, carving and beating.

Pinch-Pot-Detail-Ceramics-Taster-Day

Coil Building

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 forms 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.

Who dares, wins. This is a high-risk session – it focuses on process rather than finished pieces. It may not be possible to fire the results.

pottery-workshop-coil-building

Slab Building

Stretch those upper arms – you’ll be doing a lot of rolling.

JOIN is an introduction to the basics of building pots with slabs of clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs and cut out pieces to assemble pots. Joining clay is essential to successful slab building so we’ll show you a range of approaches to help keep your pots in one piece.

Slab building involves cutting, folding, bending, draping, wrapping and fixing two-dimensional shapes, to make three-dimensional forms. It’s useful to think about slab building through allied processes – think pattern cutting, paper engineering and flat pack furniture. The aim is to envelop/wrap or assemble a form with sheet/flat materials: it is a highly adaptable method of construction.

pottery-making-demonstration-slab-building

Press Moulding

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.

pottery-making-demonstrations-at-sunken-studio

Decorative Flatware

We’ll introduce you to drop moulds and show you how to use gravity to shape clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs of clay and then tease, stretch and tap, to form simple bowls and plates. You’ll also explore how to customise rims and apply texture.

Drop moulds are an alternative to plaster moulds. They are easy to make with basic tools, do not require specialist mould-making skills, light, easy to store and can be recycled – great for beginners and those concerned with sustainable practices.

workshop-examples-drop-roll

Glaze Application

Peanut butter and/or jam? Let’s introduce a little colour and explore surface.

COAT is an introduction to glazing. You’ll review glaze characteristics, prepare glazes for application and then learn how to apply glaze to the pieces you have made.

Glazing is the process of placing a glassy coating onto a ceramic body – it’s a discipline concerned with colour, surface and functionality.

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

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 Sunken Studio within 28 days after the session. We do not post work.

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

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.

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.

 

Join in:

6 Week Course: Introduction to Ceramics

Dates: Tue 8 Jan – 12 Feb, 18:45-21:15

Our introductory course begins by celebrating low-tech, no-fuss – it’s been done for millennia – approaches to making pots by hand. You’ll then progress to more recent, albeit still traditional, approaches to manipulating clay. You’ll start and finish pots during each session and then learn how to glaze your own work.

Our beginners course is designed to provide you with an overview of different handbuilding techniques and processes. It’s brief-led and is suited to those who need technical direction and support with clay and glaze basics. We set challenging briefs to develop your material awareness and understanding of common technical and practical issues. We also introduce relevant tools, equipment and studio practices.

Sessions are 2.5 hours long and you should expect to make 1-4 pieces in each session. That’s a lot of pots in a 6 week course.

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

Included:

  • Materials
  • Post production costs: firings and glazing
  • Booking fees

This six-week course covers:

Pinch Pots

Pinch a pot of perfect poise.

PINCH is a great introduction to understanding the working stages of clay. You’ll work on a number of small bowls and consider the placement of your fingers, thumbs and hands to control form and surface. You’ll develop an awareness of how clay changes from plastic to leather hard and begin to adapt your crafting sensibilities to work with the material’s characteristics. In addition to pinching, you’ll also explore approaches to developing surfaces through pressing, carving and beating.

Pinch-Pot-Detail-Ceramics-Taster-Day

Coil Building

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 forms 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.

Who dares, wins. This is a high-risk session – it focuses on process rather than finished pieces. It may not be possible to fire the results.

pottery-workshop-coil-building

Slab Building

Stretch those upper arms – you’ll be doing a lot of rolling.

JOIN is an introduction to the basics of building pots with slabs of clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs and cut out pieces to assemble pots. Joining clay is essential to successful slab building so we’ll show you a range of approaches to help keep your pots in one piece.

Slab building involves cutting, folding, bending, draping, wrapping and fixing two-dimensional shapes, to make three-dimensional forms. It’s useful to think about slab building through allied processes – think pattern cutting, paper engineering and flat pack furniture. The aim is to envelop/wrap or assemble a form with sheet/flat materials: it is a highly adaptable method of construction.

pottery-making-demonstration-slab-building

Press Moulding

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.

pottery-making-demonstrations-at-sunken-studio

Decorative Flatware

We’ll introduce you to drop moulds and show you how to use gravity to shape clay. You’ll learn how to roll out consistent slabs of clay and then tease, stretch and tap, to form simple bowls and plates. You’ll also explore how to customise rims and apply texture.

Drop moulds are an alternative to plaster moulds. They are easy to make with basic tools, do not require specialist mould-making skills, light, easy to store and can be recycled – great for beginners and those concerned with sustainable practices.

workshop-examples-drop-roll

Glaze Application

Peanut butter and/or jam? Let’s introduce a little colour and explore surface.

COAT is an introduction to glazing. You’ll review glaze characteristics, prepare glazes for application and then learn how to apply glaze to the pieces you have made.

Glazing is the process of placing a glassy coating onto a ceramic body – it’s a discipline concerned with colour, surface and functionality.

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

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 Sunken Studio within 28 days after the session. We do not post work.

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

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.

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.

 

Join in:

Clay Intensive: Introduction to Handbuilding

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

This session covers a range of core handbuilding techniques and processes. In two hours you’ll make three pots using three methods of construction.

You’ll make a series of small functional 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.

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

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.

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.

Join in:

Sophie’s Story

Sophie from Ink and Bear spent the evening learning how to make press moulded plant pots in our Ceramics Taster: Press. Here’s her story:

Continue reading Sophie’s Story

Join in:

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

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