Pottery

Our facilities include seven electric wheels and a kick wheel, two large kilns and test kiln, damp-store, slab roller, moulds, decorative slips, underglazes, glazes and more. We use smooth white stoneware clay, Crank (Raku type clay) and Earthenware.

 

What is Your Pottery Level? 
 
  • Completely new to Pottery --  Wed and Thurs evening beginner classes, Wed mornings and some Saturday workshops.
  • Have attended one or two beginner classes --  repeat a beginner class with a different tutor - Wed and Thurs evening beginner classes, Wed mornings, Saturday workshops.
  • Have completed a full beginners course &/or have sufficient knowledge of the basics of materials, tools & processes to launch into own projects with support and can work for much of the session independently -- Monday or Tuesday day studios or evenings, Wed or Thursday evening improver classes.
  • Confident with own ability and skills and starting to develop own style -- Monday or Tuesday day studios or evenings, Wed or Thursday evening improver classes.
 
N.B - Returning students, please note that once you have studied up to the improvers and advance levels and you have reached a level with your pottery where you are quite independent and develop your own style, please think about making the space available for new students to learn.  The Folk House wants to offer the chance to as many people as would  like to come and have a go and learn new things. So we hope returning students will spread their wings and in your own studios elsewhere if they have developed beyond the teaching offered at the Folk House.  Thank you. 

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Have you always wanted to try using the potters wheel? This is a great chance to see how it is for you. A whole day learning techniques and skills of 'throwing on the wheel'. With key points and guida ...

Starts: Sat 23 February 2019, at 10:00

1 Day Course

Course Code: S59

A five week course that will teach you how to throw a pot on the wheel. Plenty of time to learn the basics, practice and improve this ancient skill. We will also be glazing to add colour and shine. Li ...

Starts: Thu 06 June 2019, at 17:30

Tutor: Jo Young

5 Week Course

Course Code: P 10

Design and hand-build table jugs & vases that are fit for purpose. Model "coin-sized" relief motifs & cast them in plaster-of-Paris. Adorn the surface of your vessel with repeat press-moulded ...

Starts: Sat 25 May 2019, at 10:00

1 Day Course

Course Code: S 31

If you are a current Folk House potter or have some experience in pottery and need to catch up, come to this workshop day. Please specify whether you will be using a potters wheel. ...

Starts: Sat 15 June 2019, at 10:00

1 Day Course

Course Code: S 57

This course is an opportunity for practiced and aspiring makers to explore and develop their work in greater depth. Working through mainly self-directed projects with tutor guidance, and teaching, you ...

Starts: Mon 13 May 2019, at 10:00

8 Week Course

Course Code: P 1

These 5 week courses are an opportunity for practiced makers with some experience to enhance and further develop their skills and for those newer to clay and ceramics to learn techniques using more se ...

Starts: Tue 04 June 2019, at 10:00

5 Week Course

Course Code: P 7

This course is suitable for you if you have had some experience in making pottery. You will be able to pursue your interests in throwing and/or hand building. You will also be introduced to new techni ...

Starts: Mon 13 May 2019, at 18:00

8 Week Course

Course Code: P 4

Have you always wanted to try using the potters wheel? This is a great chance to see how it is for you. A whole day learning techniques and skills of throwing on the wheel. With key points and guidanc ...

Starts: Sat 01 June 2019, at 10:00

1 Day Course

Course Code: S 43

Have you always wanted to try using the potters wheel? This is a great chance to see how it is for you. A whole day learning techniques and skills of throwing on the wheel. With key points and guidanc ...

Starts: Sat 11 May 2019, at 10:00

Tutor: Jo Young

1 Day Course

Course Code: S 11

Have you always wanted to try using the potters wheel? This is a great chance to see how it is for you. A whole day learning techniques and skills of throwing on the wheel. With key points and guidanc ...

Starts: Sat 18 May 2019, at 10:00

1 Day Course

Course Code: S 22

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