StudioMade welcomes beginners to all of our pottery classes. We are in the enviable position of keeping our classes small.,
- maximimum of 6 students, which ensures individualised attention to each student - no matter what your skill level.
Purchase a spot for one of our pottery classes directly from our Calendar
- alternatively click on any of the images below for your preferred class and follow the prompts..
Upcoming Taster classes
Refer to the calendar - and remember you are welcome to contact us for a private class if none of the dates suit, or if you would like to organise your own group for a special occasion or event.
Tuesday evenings with Anni
Wheel class - welcomes all skill levels
5.30 - 7.30
8 weeks | April 3oth – June 18th
Tuesday Mornings with Claire
Hand building classes
Our Pottery Classes are designed for differing levels of ability, from beginners through to mid and upper levels of experience. We welcome new students as well as being proud of the fact that many of our current students re-enrol from term to term as they learn to experience clay at a more advanced skill set.
You will notice that since introducing new tutors, some of our classes are now specific to either the Potter's wheel or hand - building. Both Anni and Claire bring their unique skills to the studio and will ply you with their expertise during the dedicated wheel and hand-building classes. Darren continues to mix it up and caters to students interested in the either / or / or both - some students choose to drift between hand-building and throwing - others prefer to focus on one or the other. That's whats great about our place!!
Our focus is on ensuring class size is maintained to a maximum of 6 adults to enable individualised attention during the precious 2 hours of studio time. For this reason we are able to cater to all levels of ability - from beginners through to more advanced - each student receiving the attention required based on their particular needs. We are proud of the fact that 'one size does not fit all' - and each week is structured to the individual - not to the tutor. You can see this in the eclectic mix of work produced by our students - there is no 'house-style' at StudioMade.
During the wheel classes students develop their potters wheel skills as they develop an understanding of the clay medium. Moving at their own pace, students begin by practicing potters wheel basics - from centering the clay on the potters wheel and with tuition and practice will inevitably develop a personal style over the term block. Individual pieces of pottery are produced on the pottery wheel and students are taught hand decorating, glazing and finishes to produce unique works. Our tutors are dedicated and patient, practiced and passionate - able to assist all students in realising an outcome beyond an expression in the clay form.
Hand-building classes develop your sculptural and fine motor skills - you will find your true creative potential once you start to work the clay. Technical skills are demonstrated along the way- developing clay joining, clay surface and decorative techniques - alongside slab building, coil work and other nifty tricks. Claire will definitely assist you in finding your way with clay and hopefully set you on a life long journey - you will find your play with clay in these uplifting classes. ( Work size is limited for our hand building classes, due to storage capacity. All great sculpture begins with the maquette!!. )
At StudioMade you are your own curriculum, individual expression and creativity is encouraged as you hone and develop your skills working with clay. Class sizes are small, allowing ample time for each individual with loads of inspiration and encouragement along the way.
C’est la vie: Please refer to the small print prior to signing up…we can not offer refunds, make up classes or swap classes for missed classes, nor can you send someone in your place -( either due to unforeseen circumstances or by scheduled or un-scheduled away dates suddenly arising) during term or into subsequent terms. Choose your term thoughtfully. If you have a scheduled holiday you may wish to consider an alternative term. And if life just happens to you on your pottery day – we feel for you and appreciate you love your pottery classes but c’est la vie.