Handbuilding: Four – Week Course

The Art House


Wed 26 Jan 2022 - Wed 16 Feb 2022


18:00 - 20:30



Explore the different methods of handbuilding in this in-depth four-week evening course. Learn how to use the tools and equipment associated with handbuilding. You will be guided step by step through the following processes in our brand new ceramics studio:

● Slab – using rolled pieces of clay you can experiment with forms to create different shapes and vessels.

● Pinch pots – using this method you can create delicate and intricate pieces.

● Coiling – using this ancient method of building you will learn to make winding and circular forms.

● Press Moulds – experiment with press moulds using surface patterns and designs.

● Extruding – Using our extruder you will use these forms to create a complex and exciting pieces.

At the end of your course you will have the opportunity to pick your favourite pieces that you have created to be fired and glazed using a standard glaze at our studio, which can be collected 3 weeks from the end of the course.

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Hannah Way

Hannah Way is a Designer, Maker and Ceramicist based in Wakefield. Hannah graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2018 with a BA in Artist: Designer Maker specialising in ceramics. She has since gone on to develop her own work in her previous studios in Cardiff and is now developing the Ceramic Studios at The Art House.

Who is the Workshop for?

This course is suitable for adults who are complete beginners or for those who wish to refresh their previous knowledge. You don’t need to feel confident in clay to start this course as all aspects of the medium is covered.

Do I Need to Bring Anything?

All equipment and tools will be provided for you as well as materials to explore all processes. We recommend wearing old clothes or bringing an apron in case you get a bit messy! If you have long hair we recommend tying it back.

Working Safely

For our latest Covid 19 guidelines please copy and paste the following link: https://the-arthouse.org.uk/covid-19-policy/

If you have any questions or specific requirements regarding attending a course please feel free to get in touch with us by emailing info@the-arthouse.org.uk.

Terms and Conditions

Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. Our workshops support the work we do as a charity, and because materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date. Please note that Eventbrite's booking fee is non-refundable. Bookings cannot be transferred between courses however bookings can be transferred to another person in the event that you are unable to attend on the day. In the event that The Art House needs to cancel a workshop for any reason, for example due to tutor illness or if lockdown measures are put back in place your ticket will be refunded in full.

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26th January 2022

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9th February 2022

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Venue Details

Find us at

Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE





Access Facilities

Accessible Car Parking

Accessible Toilet

Baby Changing Facilities

Family Friendly Venue

Guide Dogs Welcome

Hearing Aid Loop

Wheelchair Accessible