What you will do
2.5 hour class
Learn how to make an Agate style dish by hand building with coloured Porcelain.
Agate ware was made in Staffordshire in the 18th century. The technique involved the incomplete mixing of two or more coloured Porcelains which were then usually put on the potters wheel to make a pot.
The technique you will be using is mixing the colours and then rolling out coils and then rolling out into a slab to be formed into a dish.
Different colours can be used and no dish will be the same which is part of the attraction of hand building a pot in this way.
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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, The Coiled Pot
Patrick has been potting since he attended Art School back in the 1970s. Besides working for a while in a pottery in Lancashire and also as a technician and teacher in a pottery educational department, he has had various studios selling his work mainly art and craft fairs and also through his workshop at Wimbledon art studios.
Patrick has been involved in most aspects of craft pottery from throwing on the potters wheel to hand building techniques, like coiling, and the construction of kilns and other pottery equipment. He also has a broad knowledge of the different decorating techniques used in pottery.
The classes take place in his studio at Wimbledon Art Studios which is well equipped with two pottery wheels and all other tools for the making of pots plus coloured glazes and other types of finish.
The classes are small so plenty of attention is given to students with at least one finished pot guaranteed and ready for firing in the kiln. A process that usually takes two-three weeks.
Patrick is enthusiastic about teaching pottery and help students to feel relaxed about working with a material that might be a totally new experience for them.
These techniques are not messy but probably best not to wear new clothes. Aprons are available if needed.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.