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 am and pm and Thurs pm and Saturday Pottery Tasters.

 

Have attended one or two beginner classes

Repeat a beginner class with a different tutor - Wed and Thurs pm beginner classes, Wed mornings, Saturday workshops.

 

Have completed a full beginners course and/or have sufficient knowledge of the basics of materials, tools and processes to launch into own projects with support and can work for much of the session independently

Mon or Tues day studios or evenings, Wed or Thurs pm improver classes.

 

Confident with own ability and skills and starting to develop own style

Mon or Tues day studios or evenings, Wed or Thurs evening improver classes.

 

N.B - Returning students, please note that once you have studied up to the improvers and advanced 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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This is a course for those new to making pottery. During the first half of the term you will complete a series of short projects designed to teach you several techniques of hand-building pottery. Then ...

Starts: Wed 18 September 2019, at 10:00

12 Week Course

Course Code: P3

This six week course is for complete beginners wanting to learn basic techniques. Each week you will learn several skills through a series of projects designed to use as many processes as possible. Th ...

Starts: Thu 19 September 2019, at 17:30

Tutor: Jo Young

6 Week Course

Course Code: P11

A six 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. L ...

Starts: Thu 07 November 2019, at 17:30

Tutor: Jo Young

6 Week Course

Course Code: P12

This is a course that will help you to combine your enthusiasm and creativity with a sound foundation of the several techniques of handbuilding pottery. During the second part of the course you can ta ...

Starts: Wed 18 September 2019, at 19:45

12 Week Course

Course Code: P4

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 16 November 2019, at 10:00

1 Day Course

Course Code: S71

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 04 November 2019, at 10:00

6 Week Course

Course Code: P2

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 16 September 2019, at 10:00

6 Week Course

Course Code: P1

These 6 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 05 November 2019, at 10:00

6 Week Course

Course Code: P8

These 6 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 17 September 2019, at 10:00

6 Week Course

Course Code: P7

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 16 September 2019, at 18:00

12 Week Course

Course Code: P5

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