The Ceramics Studio Classes

The Ceramics Studio pottery classes are open to everyone. Whether you’re a novice or professional and whether you’re looking for a one off taster or a more regular course to hone your skills – we offer something for everyone.

All of our classes are delivered in a relaxed and creative environment at our tranquil studio in Warwickshire, on the edge of the Cotswolds. With a maximum class size of 10, equal focus is given to learning skills, creative development and giving each individual space to carve their own pottery experience. Our approach to teaching is friendly, simple and open with a relaxed and informal environment allowing all students to follow their own preferences. We offer demonstrations and tuition in all the basic building skills: coiling, slabbing, press moulding and of course throwing, but we are also more than happy to leave you to explore the clay on your own and guide you when you seek advice.

What makes The Ceramics Studio classes different is our small group size and how we encourage individuality. We have created a space for you to explore as many sides of ceramics as you wish, and always give you the freedom to choose what suits you most. Leyla’s informative but informal teaching style ensures that you are always learning but in a manner that unfolds with your preferences. If you’re interested in our classes, we offer a number of different sessions and ways to book; find out more below! Or do get in touch if you’re interested in a private one-on-one session or a group activity.

"My ceramics class takes the stress out of life, a totally absorbing and relaxing experience! I love it!"

- Sue, Newbold-on-Stour

The Ceramics Studio Pottery Classes

Spring Term

12th January – 11th April

Weekly Pottery Classes

Our regular pottery classes are perfect for people wanting to make a commitment to a regular creative hobby. These classes are suitable for all levels and all pottery styles; whether you want to learn about hand building techniques, throwing or surface decoration. Individuality is encouraged and throughout the term you will be able to try your hand at as many or few techniques as you would like. To see what previous students have created, have a gander at our Facebook page. Classes are either 2 or 3 hours long.

We offer a number of booking options depending on your ability to commit, allowing for flexibility and value for money. You can either buy individual classes, allowing you to pop in more spontaneously or buy a package of 10 classes, with a block booking discount. As our terms are 13 weeks long, you can choose which sessions suit your schedule and therefore never have to feel like you’re missing out when duvet days come calling! But if you can’t get enough of us, then you can always top up your package with individual classes and attend the whole term!

Below is a list of the current sessions for this term, all that we ask is that you commit to a certain time slot as this ensures we can guarantee a small class size.

Our weekly Autumn sessions run:

Tuesdays
Afternoon sessions – 2 – 4pm
Evening sessions – 6.30 – 8.30pm

To join the waiting list please send us an e-mail.

Thursdays
Morning sessions – 10am – 1pm
Evening sessions – 6.30 – 8.30pm

To join the waiting list please send us an e-mail.

And if you ever feel like there just isn’t enough time, you can always purchase both morning and evening sessions, allowing you to extend your class and dabble for that little bit longer…


pots and brushes
halloween-raku-workshop

Animal Bowl Workshop
Rhian Malin's handbuilding workshop
Special workshop demonstration
porcelain bottles

Private sessions !

Learning to Throw is a challenging, therapeutic and rewarding craft to explore and master.
Leyla Folwell, our main teacher has been introducing beginners to the wheel for 12 years and has a gift for calmly guiding even the most nervous student. We are confident that we can teach anybody with enough time & patience. Private sessions, as one to one or in small groups are the fasted way to make progress.Throwing is a complicated skill ,a little like learning to drive in it’s intensity. Those first few hours are really crucial in building confidence, the more support you have at this stage the better.

£55 per hour for one person & £75 for two. Get in touch for prices for small groups or parties

SPECIAL – A Potter’s Day!

Private tuition and a full day of potting in our working studio
Join us on one of our making days. Start the day with coffee and a detailed demonstration on the potter's wheel. Followed by two hours of one to one tuition. After a well deserved lunch enjoy the freedom to practice with help not far away.

One person £200 or Two people £300
Contact us to find out more or book your space.

EXTRA SPECIAL - A Potter's Week!

A rare opportunity to join in behind the pottery scenes
Join us for a whole week, be one of the gang! No two days are the same and we promise you will be immersed in all things ceramic, think work-experience with more tea breaks. Benefit from 6 hours of one to one tuition. Plenty of practice time. Be involved in all aspects of the process, firing, glazing & preparation. Watch us make our own work.

One person £950 or Two people £1500
Contact us to find out more or book your space.

The Ceramics Studio pottery class

Weekend Pottery

For those looking for a chilled and less regular commitment, we will be running our ever popular Saturday sessions. Again, all pottery techniques are on offer but as these classes are only once a month they also make the ideal gift or family day out. We love having children along at these sessions, provided they come with a friendly grown up in tow, and always welcome our regular weekday students if they fancy a bit of weekend pottery time. If a morning just isn’t enough, extend your day into the afternoon with our add on hours option.

 

Hand Building Sessions!

Fancy trying something different next term? Learn some hand-building techniques and discover the endless possibilities of clay!

 Press Moulding & Decorating

Try our Press-Moulding Workshop. It is perfect for the nervous beginner or as a nice relaxing session to bring a friend to.

Slab Building

Slabbing is a skill worth having if you love your pottery! Once you have mastered this there is nothing you cannot do and will open up a world of possibilities!

Coiling

Simply to most tranquil activity in ceramics! Learn to make beautiful large creations and voluptuous forms. This technique lends itself to both functional and sculptural.

Saturday 8th April
10am - 4pm
£80 per person
7 spaces

Throwing Classes

For those looking for a chilled and less regular commitment, we will be running our ever popular Saturday sessions. Again, all pottery techniques are on offer but as these classes are only once a month they also make the ideal gift or family day out. We love having children along at these sessions, provided they come with a friendly grown up in tow, and always welcome our regular weekday students if they fancy a bit of weekend pottery time.

The session will run in Morning and Afternoon. Please choose the date you wish to attend and click book to book a morning or afternoon throwing session with us.

Morning classes 10 am - 1 pm 
Afternoon classes 2.30pm - 5:30pm
£45 per person , Class size 10 max.

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We also offer gift vouchers which make the perfect present so please contact us if you would like to book a friend in for a Saturday Session gift voucher (also available for other days of the week!)

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Specialist Workshops


6th May Saturday - Pottery Geeks Part One

'How to set up a pottery at home'- not as difficult as you would think . Back by popular demand.  Leyla shares her 17 years experience of different Ceramic workshops to simplify the setting up process. Includes materials choice, firing advice, equipment recommendations and a tailor-made follow up. Guaranteed to save you money if you are considering setting up as a maker.
11 am -1pm ,
£40 per person  ,10 spaces

 


7th May Sunday - RAKU! - 'Happiness'

Incredible glazes and smoke filled action! Work must be made and fired by 4th May. If you are not a regular to the studio please get in touch to arrange collection of clay or a making session.
10 am - 3pm 

£60 per person , 10 spaces ( lunch included )

 


27th May Saturday - Rhian Malin - Hand building Porcelain

Learn how to use this beautiful fine material with contemporary ceramic's rising star http://www.rhianmalin.co.uk/
10am -12.30pm
£40 per person , 7 spaces

 


10th June  Saturday - Throwing Master Class with Russell Collins.

Intermediates only
10 am - 4 pm ,
£100 ,  Fully Booked

 


24th June Saturday - Beth's Workshop / TBA
http://mme-b-boutique.com/

 


25th June Sunday - PINK SMOKE MAGIC with Wendy Campbell-Briggs TBA
https://wendycampbellbriggs.wordpress.com/author/wendycampbellbriggs/

 


8th July  Saturday - Even more Rhian Malin

Porcelain Hand-building 
10 am - 12 . 30 pm 
£40 per person , 7 spaces

 


9th & 10th September -  Two Day Throwing with Leyla.

Focusing on Teapots, Including throwing large, handles and turning.
10 am - 4 pm 
£ 200 per person

 


 

There is so much on offer in the world of pottery that we organise monthly workshops in speciality topics such as raku firings, working with porcelain and other fun styles of pottery, including in-depth sessions for real pottery geeks.

We announce these a few weeks before they’re scheduled and with limited places in each workshop, make sure you’re on our mailing list or following us on Facebook to be the first to hear about them.

Rhian Malin's handbuilding workshop