Mon 12 Sep 2022 - Mon 17 Oct 2022


18:00 - 20:30


£240.00 - £240.00

Unlock your inner ceramicist in this six-week introductory course. Learn how to use the tools and equipment to get started in ceramics and be guided through commonly used methods.

Classes are kept small to maximise your time with our teaching artists, ensuring your skills are nurtured. You will be able to select your three favourite pieces and have them fired and glazed in our kiln. Three weeks after the course you can collect your pieces and be reminded of the brilliant skills you developed.

Techniques you’ll explore:

  • Handbuilding: Using a variety of methods such as slab, pinching and forming you’ll create the diverse shapes that clay can produce.

  • Coiling: Using this ancient method of building you will form winding and circular forms.

  • Throwing: Get started on the wheel and learn the processes of transforming clay to pot. You’ll learn how the prep, centre form and build your clay into cylindrical forms.

  • Slip: Using the method of slip design you can create layered decorative pieces on a form of your choice using coloured clay.

  • Moulds and formers : Using Plaster formers as bases to build your pieces.

  • Pulling handles: Learn the method of pulling and attaching handles.

Tutor: Hannah Way

Hannah Way is a Wakefield-based ceramicist and maker who specialises in functional homeware pieces, incorporating traditional methods of pottery with a contemporary twist. Trained in several ceramic processes, Hannah moved from south Wales in 2021 to pursue a technician’s role and develop an open access ceramics studio at the art house.

Follow Hannah and her process via her Instagram: @hannahwayceramics

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 are covered.

Do I need to bring anything?

All equipment and tools will be provided for you as well 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.

Course Booking 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, as are any donations submitted alongside a ticket payment. 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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