NEW! Handbuilding - Foundation Course (6 weeks, once/week) - Off Peak

This course is designed to teach you an excellent introduction to handbuilding with clay. You will be guided by an experienced potter to hone your skills over a 6-week period.

 

You will need to have attended a Clay Taster class prior to booking onto this course. If you have pottery experience gained elsewhere, give us a call as it may be that you can join anyway.

 

The course will cover:

- Making pinch and coil pots

- Slab building and texturing

- Combining techniques

- Underglazing and decoration

- Handbuilding bowls using moulds

 

Each week there is a set format to ensure you complete the course with a clearer idea of your strengths and preferences. Whilst you will come away with up to 6 pieces that we will fire for you to keep, this course is more about experimentation and learning. 

 

Worried you cannot attend one of the sessions due to a pre-booked engagement or a last minute emergency? Don't worry, we offer one free "Course Catch Up 1-2-1" for those who can't make one class. A one-hour 1-2-1 to make sure you don't miss out on any learning.

 

Your group will comprise of up to 8 students with basic or limited experience, either beginners or those who wish to refresh their knowledge with support. Come and join us!

 

Class Length 2.5 hour weekly sessions for 6 weeks
Age Group 16 years - 99 years
Method Taught   Handbuilding techniques including coil, slab, pinch pots, bowls using moulds, texturing, and underglazing.
Maximum class size 8
Experience required   Beginner and Improver. Must have tried handbuilding previously, preferably at a Keeeps Clay Taster Class
  • 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
    • 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 and tea making facilities including 10 minute refreshment break
    • Aprons
    • All tools and equipment
    • Class tuition by experienced potter
    • On site ceramic technician
    • Toilets are just large enough for clothes changing if required
    • Clay and a selection of glazes
    • Kiln firing service to your pieces - can either be collected or posted to you 4-6 weeks later
      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 or transfer will be offered where you seek to cancel with notice of at least 14 days prior to the class date.
      • For cancellations with prior notice of less than 14 days but more than 7 days from the class date, no refund will be offered, but the option of rearranging the class will be available.
      • Cancellations with less than 7 days’ notice are non-refundable. In circumstances beyond your control, please contact us in store or by phone (01628397000) or email (marlow@keeeps.co.uk).
      • 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..

      NEW! Handbuilding - Foundation Course (6 weeks, once/week) - Off Peak


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