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Four Week Ceramics Course

5(104 reviews)
Hand-building and surface decoration techniques with clay.
£156 pp
4 session course
Next available date:7th March 2022
What happens in this class?

A four week course (two hours per session) for people who want to learn the possibilities of clay. Each two hour evening class will be spent learning varieties of hand building techniques as well as surface decorations and ways to interpret ideas into three dimensional forms.

Week one will be spent learning a variety of techniques - pinch-pots, coil building and slab-building. Learners will then adapt these techniques over the following three weeks to create ceramic work from their own ideas. From pot making to sculpture, learners will be encouraged to use their imagination and interests to make work…

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Things to remember

Wear practical clothes. Aprons, tools and materials provided.

Latest Reviews
5(104 reviews)
Judy Harman - January 14th
Fantastic class. Still learning something new every time though I’ve been coming for a long time. Great inspiration from Martha and Sophie and fellow classmates.
TSJ - January 11th
Loved the session! Lots of freedom to be creative and do what inspires you with support from Martha! Well worth a try!
PAK - November 24th
It is amazing! You can do a lot of things in enjoyable way. It is perfect to create something! Martha is so helpful and supportive. Book a class and have fun.
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Your Teacher

Studio1Ceramics is a workshop situated at Florentia Clothing Village in Haringey Warehouse District. The studio is a recently refurbished spacious workshop in which I run a series of clay workshops for all levels and abilities. The classes are taught in a healthy, bright environment where students can work safely and comfortably. Prices include most materials and firings (which will include an initial bisque firing and a glaze firing)

The classes are taught by Martha Todd RCA MA who has been a practicing ceramic artist and sculptor for 13 years and is currently researching for a PhD based on figurative sculpture…

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Class Location
Knitter's Cottage
Florentia Clothing Village
Vale Road
N4 1TD


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Four Week Ceramics Course


Judy Harman - January 14th
Fantastic class. Still learning something new every time though I’ve been coming for a long time. Great inspiration from Martha and Sophie and fellow classmates.
TSJ - January 11th
Loved the session! Lots of freedom to be creative and do what inspires you with support from Martha! Well worth a try!
PAK - November 24th
It is amazing! You can do a lot of things in enjoyable way. It is perfect to create something! Martha is so helpful and supportive. Book a class and have fun.
Virginia Preston - November 19th
This is my third time attending the Weeknight Ceramics course and I've really enjoyed all my classes. Martha and Sophie are great teachers and good at knowing when we need help or a demonstration, and when to let us get on with things. The other class members are always friendly too and it's fun to see what they are making - we get inspiration from each other too. I've learned something different every time and looking forward to what comes out of the kiln this month!
Jo. Cox - November 17th
Great fun, informative and friendly !
Isabella Wise - November 16th
Brilliant class... love that after a few basic instructions, tutor helps and encourages everyone to make something they really want to create! Thanks Martha... another enjoyable session... can’t wait to make Xmas pressies and decorations!
Judy Harman - November 15th
I love coming to this class. Great studio, lots of inspiration from Martha and others on course. Very therapeutic as well as useful.
Pelin - November 9th
It was amazing! Martha is very helpful. You can learn many techniques to do different things such as jugs, cups, plates, pots etc. It is like therapy to refresh your mind and produce something new for your loved ones.
Zoe McLeod - October 28th
I can't recommend this pottery class enough, it's been an oasis of calm during my week, as well as an opportunity to make things with my own hands, which is a joy I had forgotten about. Martha has created a class space is relaxed and welcoming, she is encouraging and helpful, as well as creating an atmosphere where you can feel comfortable enough to try things out. The small numbers of students means there are lots of opportunities to ask questions and try techniques, and seems to welcome both experienced and novice potters. It's amazing to see how unique and inspiring all the different students are and the atmosphere is really supportive. You definitely deserve to give it a try.
S - October 26th
A pleasure, would recommend for weeknight courses
Steph - October 20th
Have become an old timer now because I love it so much! Martha and Sophia guide and let you experiment in equal parts. The two hours there is best part of my week. Would recommend!
Isabella - October 13th
ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS opportunity to extend my modelling with plasticine into some proper ceramic work... Martha is a great teacher... very patient and fully supportive of any creative ideas. Came away with four beautiful ceramic pieces that I would happily have bought in a craft market.... and met some lovely people ... all calmly and creatively working together to produce beautiful, personal ceramic pieces. Can’t wait to book my next four sessions.... and make some lovely personalised Christmas presents!
Rosie Rogers - September 30th
really relaxed informal class, mix of new and regular friendly people returning to take part. You are shown a few key techniques and you are given the freedom to create the objects that you like in this class.
Sarah - May 11th
A lovely class with a friendly tutor. I can't wait to go back next week!
Holly - May 6th
Martha is a very helpful teacher, always explaining things clearly while being patient with all my questions! She helped me explore creating ceramics beyond the bog-standard pot, which I really appreciated. The class also has a really nice and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for unwinding after a day of work and mucking in.
Holly - May 6th
Martha is a great teacher, and the classes have a warm and relaxed atmosphere - perfect for some post-work creativity! Will definitely be returning for more sessions.
Jake Mavity - April 15th
Brilliant class - highly recommended!
Alexander - April 13th
Love it! So much fun. A really enjoyable class in a beautiful setting. Martha is wonderful teacher and fun and informative presence. I'd recommend this course highly.
Judy - October 24th
Fantastic as always. The new studio is bright and spacious. Martha’s teaching and expertise is individually tailored to each participant’s needs, whether beginner or experienced.
Judy - September 28th
So wonderful to be able to continue learning ceramics in these turbulent times. The new studio is fantastic with new equipment and plenty of room to social distance.
Bertille - September 27th
Great experience in the studio!
Daisy - September 23rd
This is my second set of classes with Martha, and I love the new space, lots of room on the large tables to be able to spread out and work. As always Martha is a great teacher!
Teo - September 9th
I loved all my classes. Martha is a wonderful teacher.
Judy - August 17th
So lovely to be back. Outside classes particularly enjoyable. Looking forward to the new venue.
Nussi - August 13th
Had a lovely class once again with Studio1ceramics. We were able to do it outdoors due to Covid, which turned out to be great.
Julie - August 12th
I really enjoy the class and even more so since it is outside with lots more space. Martha is always on hand for a bit of help or guidance and you can make what you like. I really missed it during lockdown.
Deborah - July 30th
Very relaxed class. We’ve been sitting outside the studio in the summer evenings. There’s even a cafe in the same space so you can have a glass of wine or a hot choc late while you play. Martha is on hand to help you out if needed but is happy to let you get on with your creative flow.
Daisy - July 28th
Lovely teacher and great atmosphere!
Judy - March 15th
Brilliant course. I’m a serial booker now and really enjoy acquiring the skills to make my own ceramic creations. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, great advice and inspiration.
Julie - March 13th
Yes really enjoyable again. 4 weeks goes too quickly. Martha is great and lets you do what you want and gives advice when needed, provides a warm drink and washes up the equipment too which is fab!
Stacey - February 24th
Great course with the freedom to work on own project. The class is small enough that we all felt like we had enough attention. And I loved the results, I’ll defo be back again in the summer!
Sabirah - February 20th
What a wonderful way to spend and evening. Martha is skilled and knowledgable and it shows because of the improvements I have made over weeks. Thank you!
Priya Dabasia - January 21st
I did a bit of pottery back in my school days and was really keen to get back into the practice. Martha's ceramics course certainly delivered! The classes take place in a quaint studio within a 2-minute walk of Wood Green station. Martha is incredibly patient and tailors her teaching to suit the needs of each to person. I met incredible people and learned so much over the 4-week course...coil pots, pinch pots and ended up making a baby penguin sculpture! I've booked another 4 classes and can't wait to add to the collection. I highly recommend Martha's classes so don't delay...they are very popular!
Nina - January 17th
Great course that I keep coming back to. You can develop your ceramics skills as and how you want to, and Martha will guide you.
Nussi - January 14th
It was such a pleasure spending Monday evenings doing this class! Martha was lovely and helpful, she gave as much guidance as you wanted and helped us create lovely stuff. I’m definitely going back for more!
Anna - January 13th
Such great fun I'd like to do it all over again! Amazing way to get creative, lovely small group, relaxed environment and wonderful teacher.
Giovanna - January 13th
By far one of the best places to get creative in North London. Get teacher, and great space!
Sabirah - December 10th
I have learnt so much in these classes about hand-building techniques and glazing. Martha is a fabulous teacher. Thank you!
Meghan - December 6th
Very enjoyable, nice group of people and Martha was great! Cute studio, just what the doctor ordered :)
Oliver Roxon - November 6th
I learnt loads of different techniques and lots about ceramics in general. Martha is lovely - super enthusiastic, you can never ask too many questions, and she's really keen to help you. The space is great - cosy and full of interesting things. It's also in a good location really close to public transport, and with nice places for socialising nearby. There were 5 of us in the class, 3 of whom had done courses with Martha before, and I'll definitely be going back.
Sabirah - October 21st
Had a wonderful time with Martha learning about pottery and working on improving my technique. Thank you!
Jordan - September 10th
Studio 1 is a really cute, super relaxed and welcoming space for a weekly check-in to escape busy city life. Martha is warm and whitty and has all the fruit teas you can dream of. The small classes of 5 mean that it's not overwhelming for first timers like myself and means that everyone has guidance and attention enough to feel competent enough to work individually, whilst chatting and getting to know the other students. This is a really great taster course which left me feeling proud of the work I had produced and curious to explore ceramics further.
Thomas - August 14th
I got this course as a present for my girlfriends birthday and we both went. It was absolutely brilliant. Martha is fab, hands on when you need her but gives you space and freedom to make anything you want. Highly recommended!
Nina - August 13th
Just such a great course and I keep rebooking and rebooking...
Julie - August 6th
I always really enjoy going and like you that you can choose what you want to make yourself but still get guidance on how to do it. Martha is always lovely even when she has been very busy!
Justyna - August 1st
Overall great course; studio is very nice and cosy with a lot of work to be inspired by. Martha is a great teacher, very attentive and explains all the techniques very absolute favorite being building with 'sausages' :P There is very nice atmosphere and the fact that the classes are not big is that everyone get's the opportunity to discuss their own projects and have things explained multiple times if needed. Plus is good to be able to interact with other course takers. I highly recommend this studio; I've taken 8 classes for far and would be coming back for more if i didn't move south.
emma - July 14th
Really enjoyed the classes and learnt a lot in a short space of time. The atmosphere is really lovely and lots of great conversations amongst the small group which made it feel really relaxing for a Thursday evening activity. Martha is a great teacher and being surrounded by her work is inspiring. I will definitely be booking again!
Gaynor - July 8th
Great teacher and great friendly class
Sarah - July 3rd
This was my second booking - just a lovely, relaxing and creative way to spend time. Martha is positive and helpful...definitely recommend coming!
Layla - June 20th
Great course Martha is a brilliant teacher! Hope to come back again soon
Lisa - June 17th
Martha is super knowledgeable, and the style of the course is good if you want the flexibility to explore and experiment, but with expert guidance on hand.
Layla - June 14th
Really lovely class, Martha is a great teacher. Enjoyed it thoroughly! Hope to rebook at some point in the future. Thanks Martha!
Gaynor - June 9th
Great teacher and a fun class
Julie - June 8th
Fun, friendly, free to make what you want and fab guidance oh and a hot drink too!
Dr L. Collier - June 4th
Great super helpful teacher, terrific facilities with a relaxed atmosphere conducive to learning and enjoyment. Would recommend to anyone from complete beginners to folks who are very experienced, Martha's sessions were brilliant for all of us.
Nina - April 24th
Fab course!
Ian - April 23rd
Martha was a very good, skilled teacher, who created a relaxed, productive atmosphere. Explanations were clear, help was always available, and even in this very short course, everybody was able to produce interesting and pleasing work. Thanks.
Victoria - April 19th
Great course in a small group. Marta is very knowledgeable and helpful. Will be coming back!:)
Sabirah - April 15th
Coming to learn pottery here has become my little haven. Love it so much and can see I am improving. Wonderful teacher and it's great meeting lovely people.
Gaynor - April 9th
Brilliant class and teacher
Sarah - March 22nd
What a fabulous course. I had never done ceramics before and Martha explained what to do but encouraged us to explore our own creative ideas. Ut was a small group and a really relaxing way to spend Tuesday evenings - will definitely book again!
May - March 22nd
Relaxed and fun class, great way to spend the evening.
Gaynor - March 21st
Great class, great teacher
Nina - March 20th
Just so addictive and great for everyone, at any level. Martha is great at helping you progress.
Nina - March 19th
Martha is a brilliant teacher and helps you develop!
Laila - January 27th
Martha is a fantastic teacher with a lovely sense of humour. I learnt so much in just 4 weeks. The whole experience was an oasis of calm in an otherwise hectic world. I found my bliss.
Gaynor - January 2nd
Fantastic class and a fun activity. Martha is a great teacher.
Lauren - December 17th
Chance to learn something new in a very lovely relaxed atmosphere.
George - December 14th
These are brilliant classes, perfect for total beginners or anyone with experience. Studio1 is a lovely cosy studio close to Wood Green tube station. Martha goes above and beyond to make everyone welcome and to help them to achieve their ideas. I’ve learnt so much. I’ve been to several courses and will definitely be booking again!
Nina - December 6th
I just love Martha's courses. From never having done any ceramics, I've found that I really like it! With Martha's help, this course is really something for all abilities. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Emily - December 5th
I had the best time with Martha, she really is a great teacher. I’ll definatly be back!
Emma - November 16th
It is a really small class, which is nice as you get the help you need. Is really fun class and therapeutic.
Rosa - November 12th
I have been attending these classes since January and I love them! Martha is such a brilliant teacher with such creative ideas. I find the classes very therapeutic and can’t wait to sign up again in December!
Amy - November 6th
100% recommend this course to anyone!
Amy - November 1st
Kate - October 30th
It’s so lovely to spend a weekday evening getting creative after a long week at work. The classes are small and super sociable. Martha will help you create your ideas with clay in this relaxing environment.
Amy - October 13th
This class was so much fun. Martha is great at helping you bring your ideas of what you want to create to life
lucie - October 9th
This was a great course. Really good value too. Martha is a patient and generous teacher and I think most of our class is coming back to book more classes. The venue was nice with lots of work around to inspire. Definitely signing up again in the future.
Sabirah - October 5th
Martha is a wonderful teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed working in her inviting studio and spending the time learning hand-building techniques. The 2 hours just fly by.
Lou - October 5th
Great atmosphere, great teacher. Hope to go to more classes.
Nina - September 22nd
Just love coming here. A little haven in Wood Green. You learn as you go along, get help when you ask for it, meet nice people etc. And get more ideas of what to do which makes you wanna come back for another month!
Sarah - September 5th
I'm almost embarrassed to leave another review as this is my 3rd course with Martha!! The fact that I've booked a 4-week course 3 times should be testament enough to just how great this is. If you see a space on one of her courses - book it quick!!
Kate - September 4th
Have been coming to this class for a few months now. I would truly recommend it to anyone who wants to try their hand at ceramics. Also Martha is just the best teacher 👌🏻
Katarzyna - August 4th
Great time with nice people, the workshop was worth every penny, Martha is a very good teacher.Thank you
Rosa - August 4th
I love these classes! Martha is a great teacher - very calm, experienced and knowledgable. I find the classes very therapeutic and I love the fact it is always a small class (5 ppl max) meaning Martha has a lot of time for each of us. I’ve been going on and off since January and will continue going for a long time.
Nina - August 1st
Super fun class with Martha - great way to learn various ceramics techniques.
Jasmin - July 16th
Thank you, Martha for the two amazing, relaxed courses. Will definitely be attending again in autumn.
Kate - July 3rd
I just can’t stop making ceramics!!
Sarah Grisman - June 27th
My second ceramics course with Martha - think I'll be booking a third!! She's a great teacher and the space is so lovely. Would really recommend. Lots of advice on how to make my ideas come to life, and so many glazes etc to choose from!!
Nina - June 14th
2 weeks into the 4 weeks course and I've already decided to book onto another one. Love it - great guidance with an opportunity to create your own thing.
Emma - June 3rd
Loved my four week course with Martha. She was a great teacher who gave loads of tips and ideas but lots of freedom to try out all our ideas. Would highly recommend
Sonia - June 2nd
I initially took a taster session with Martha, and enjoyed it so much I signed up for the evening ceramics course! Martha is an awesome teacher with incredible patience. She provides as much (or as little) guidance as you need, and is willing to work with the ideas you bring. It was a joy to spend evenings learning and creating at studio1ceramics!
Sarah - June 2nd
Martha's a great tutor and the studio is such a lovely space. Booking onto another course right this minute!!
Eleanor - June 1st
Great teacher, great course!
Kate - May 24th
I have been going to this class for x3 months now and I completely love spending a weekday evening being creative in such a nice environment. We all sit and have a chat with a coffee and be as creative as we want with clay 😍😍😍😍
OLGA - May 15th
Enjoyed the course very much. Martha is very relaxed about what you might want to do, assuming it can realistically be achieved. The space is small and 5 is a bit of a squeeze, but all the people I was there with were nice and got on with their own pieces of work. My friend and I made very different things and Martha is good at throwing around ideas so you can get as close as you can to what you want to make. A good 4 evenings, and I probably could have done with one more week!
Judy - May 14th
Really enjoyable and satisfying course - perfect if you want to learn the basics and complete your own projects. Less a formal step-by-step course, more about helping you to inspire/realise your own creative ideas.
Susan - May 11th
I loved this course. Its a lovely little studio with a great, talented teacher. I will be booking more sessions.
Eleanor - May 4th
Great course. Small groups so it’s really cosy and you get time with the teacher. First class is techniques, following 3 classes are to work on your own projects with support if you need. :)
Kate - April 24th
I love this class! I’m going again. It’s truly the most enjoyable way to spend a Tuesday evening
Cait - April 14th
Really enjoyed this course with the talented Martha
Anonymous - April 11th
Martha was awesome and very open to answer questions and give cool ideas for our new proyects! I learn about the glazes and colors, also how to make new shapes.
Louise - April 5th
Martha's a really helpful and relaxed teacher. She makes you feel at ease even when you're a complete beginner! The atmosphere is very informal and although the space is small, it works well and the group is always friendly. I would thoroughly recommend Martha's classes! Louise Palmer
Kate - March 27th
I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed weeknight ceramics classes @ studio1ceramics. It is so fulfilling to have some creative downtime during the week and Martha is so amazing at helping you bring your ideas to life. I am going to join this class again and probably will continue going for the foreseeable future!!!!