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Want to focus just on handbuilding? In this explorative and fun class, you will be introduced to pottery handbuilding and decorating techniques to enable you to make your own functional or sculptural pieces.


The class will cover coil, pinch, and slab techniques, as well as combining techniques, surface decoration and underglazing. You will finish the class with a basic working knowledge of each technique plus lots more confidence.


This pottery handbuilding class is designed to be a one-off, or to be repeated as many times as you like. Once you have grasped the basic techniques and feel confident you can work on your own, you may wish to consider joining the 6-week Handbuilding Foundation Course or applying for Keeeps Membership

 

Off peak dates and times also available - click here for 'Handbuilding Essentials Off Peak'.

 

Pieces will be fired on your behalf by the Keeeps team and can either be collected or posted to you 4-6 weeks later.

 

Class Length  2.5 hours
Age Group 13 years - 99 years
Method Taught   Handbuilding and decoration techniques
Maximum class size 10
Experience required   Beginners, improvers, or those who have been on the Keeeps Clay Taster

    Here's a list of things you may wish to bring with you to class:

    • Water bottle
    • Mask (optional)
    • Clothes that you don’t mind getting dusty and dirty
    • Flat shoes/trainers, no open toe shoes
    • You will need to remove your rings so you may wish to leave these at home (not applicable for painting only classes)
    • Hair tied back
    • Sensible length nails if you are going on the pottery wheel
    • Something to make fun or pretty textures in the clay (optional)
    • Children aged 15 and under joining adult classes must be accompanied by an adult over 18 (this does not apply to the Kids Holiday Pottery Club, After School Club or Kids Clay Taster Class as these are classes specifically for kids to have fun together!)
    • Please be punctual for the class and arrive 15 minutes in advance of the start time. Remember to give yourself enough time to park, especially at the weekend
    • Coffee, tea, water, squash and biscuits 
    • Aprons
    • All tools and equipment
    • Class tuition by experienced tutor
    • On site ceramic technician
    • Toilets are just large enough for clothes changing if required
    • Clay and a selection of underglazes (no glazes at the Wheel Taster classes, we will clear glaze these for you when dry). Paint classes, we provide one pot per person and a selection of underglazes
    • Kiln firing service to your pieces - can either be collected or posted to you 4-6 weeks later (or 2-3 weeks later for painting only classes)

    Please see our full Terms and Conditions for classes and courses before making your booking. You are required to have read and understood these before booking a class.

    Payment

    Class fees include tuition, materials, firing costs and tea and coffee. Payment must be made in full at the time of booking.

    Cancellation

    A full refund will be offered where you seek to cancel with notice of at least 7 days prior to the class date. Please click on the cancellation option on your email confirmation

    For cancellations with prior notice of less than 7 days but more than 4 days from the class date, no refund will be offered, but the option of rearranging the class is available. Please click on the transfer option on your email confirmation

    Cancellations with less than 7 days’ notice are non-refundable.

    In the unlikely event that Keeeps cancels your class, we will do our best to organise an alternative date within a reasonable period of time. If this is not possible a full refund will be offered..

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    Handbuilding Essentials - pottery handbuilding class

    Handbuilding Essentials - pottery handbuilding class

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