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Learn to Handbuild: 4-week Introduction to Ceramics/Pottery course

5(5 reviews)
By the end of the course you will understand all the most important elements of design and construction with clay so you can create original pottery of your own
Bow
In-person
£180 pp
4 session course
Next available date:25th April 2024
What happens in this class?

In this ceramic short course you will learn the three fundamental hand-building techniques: pinching, coiling and slab-building. By the end of the course you will understand all the most important elements of design and construction with clay so you can create original pottery of your own. These foundational practices are the basis for almost all ceramics made by hand-building.

You can expect to leave with 1-2 larger detailed pieces or a collection smaller items.

No prior experience in the craft is necessary for this course. It is suited to anyone who is curious to work with…

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Things to remember

The address of the workshop is: UNIT 43 Bow Triangle Business Centre Eleanor Street London E3 4UR. The nearest underground stations are Bow Road or Bow Church. Whether you are walking, cycling or driving, you turn off the Bow Road onto Mornington Grove which leads to Eleanor Street. Go under…

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Latest Reviews
5(5 reviews)
undefined - 28 March 2024
Sorrel has been an absolutely lovely and attentive teacher! I really enjoyed the classes and feel like I’ve learnt a lot, I would definitely come back for more! :)
Lucy Ferrar - 1 March 2024
This is a fantastic course and I'd really recommend it to anyone interested in ceramics or just those wanting to try something new and have fun in the process. I've been interested in hand-building / sculpture in particular for the longest of time, but could never find the right course. This is perfect and I couldn't have hoped for more. Sorrel makes you feel completely at home and answers all of your questions. The introduction to techniques and materials is fun as well as an important grounding, before being given the chance to extend into a final creative project for the last two weeks which I absolutely loved! You're also given help throughout this time which is definitely needed. I was so pleased with the end result. I'm completely hooked now and can't wait to sign up for more courses. If you've read this far, I'd say definitely give it a go, you won't regret it!
Harry - 21 February 2024
had an excellent introduction to handbuilding. The lesson were engaging and the content was instructive. The advice and guidance given by Sorrel was spot on and was picked at the right level for all the participants. I can't recommend enough.
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Booking Options
four session course4 classes
£180

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Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
Your Teacher

A friendly workshop offering a range of creative services for all levels

Class Location
SML Workshop
Bow
Unit 43 Bow Triangle Business Centre
Eleanor Street
E3 4UR
London

Reviews

undefined - 28 March 2024
Sorrel has been an absolutely lovely and attentive teacher! I really enjoyed the classes and feel like I’ve learnt a lot, I would definitely come back for more! :)
Lucy Ferrar - 1 March 2024
This is a fantastic course and I'd really recommend it to anyone interested in ceramics or just those wanting to try something new and have fun in the process. I've been interested in hand-building / sculpture in particular for the longest of time, but could never find the right course. This is perfect and I couldn't have hoped for more. Sorrel makes you feel completely at home and answers all of your questions. The introduction to techniques and materials is fun as well as an important grounding, before being given the chance to extend into a final creative project for the last two weeks which I absolutely loved! You're also given help throughout this time which is definitely needed. I was so pleased with the end result. I'm completely hooked now and can't wait to sign up for more courses. If you've read this far, I'd say definitely give it a go, you won't regret it!
Harry - 21 February 2024
had an excellent introduction to handbuilding. The lesson were engaging and the content was instructive. The advice and guidance given by Sorrel was spot on and was picked at the right level for all the participants. I can't recommend enough.
Lisa Melis - 19 January 2024
Really enjoyed this course with Sorrel! We learnt all the key hand building techniques such as coiling, pinching and slab building. We also experimented with different clays and decoration methods. The perfect course to learn foundational skills or to refresh your memory! You also get to work on your own pieces to take home, with lots of support and input. highly recommend!
Hailey - 4 December 2023
So much fun, and really educational. It definitely left me excited to keep experimenting and put the things I learned into practice.