Three session course
Take a leap of inspiration and create something that is truly you, with these hand-building workshops.
Playing with colour, shape and texture, pushing your ideas to create something functional and/or purely decorative.
These workshops will provide you with hand-building techniques (slab building, pinch, coiling), that give you the confidence to go ahead and create your desired piece/s. It's all about being relaxed and finding your happy place.
The workshops main focus is about pushing the boundaries of traditional forms/pieces. We explore alternative colours, shapes and textures, adding a special twist to make it all the more unique and adventurous.
We dive into the basics of creating a hand-built form with a short demo and chat. Taking inspiration from the ideas you will have collected (a little light homework prior to attending the 1st session, details provided in the confirmation email), then the building begins.
This week is split into 2 parts.
Part 1 - We review the forms made the previous week. Any changes, adaptations and finishing will be made.
Part 2 - Will be spent working on your glaze pattern tests for the following week. This allows you to practice the ideas you have and to acquaint yourself with working with underglazes, for a successful outcome.
Time to glaze the forms you have worked on over the past 2 weeks.
These are 2.5hr sessions, once a week on Wednesdays. Depending on class sizes, there will be 1 or 2 hand-building tutors so we can ensure personal and individual guidance is given throughout.
All clay, tools, underglazes are provided and included in the fee. You are welcome to make as many pieces, as the time provides. Please note 1 piece is included in the fee. Any additional pieces incur a £3 (per piece) charge.
*Workshops will be updated on a monthly basis. Please subscibe to keep up to date with upcoming workshops.
Select a class time
Wed 14 Aug, 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Wed 21 Aug, 6:30pm - 10:00pm
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Stuff and Fings | Ceramics Workshops
'Stuff and Fings' was born out of Mandisa's love of tinkering with, well, 'Stuff and Fings'. Playing with textures and shapes, art and design, experimentation and fun are at the core of all things, 'Stuff and Fings'.
Having studied 'Surface Pattern Design' at Jacob Kramer college in Leeds, clay was never a medium she'd ever seriously considered, until recently. As a mother (to a now 7yr old), looking for something new to get her teeth into and to fit around the busy school schedule. She absolutely fell in love with clay on her first pottery taster workshop.
Ever since then, it's been full steam ahead. As a member of 'Cernamic Studio' which has provided Mandisa with the space to develop and grow, enjoying the freedom of the endless possibilities hand-building with clay opens up. The journey continues...it's the gift that keeps on giving! Now she is able to help those who would like to take their first endeavour in to working adventurously with clay.
Come dressed in something comfortable, that you don't mind getting a little bit of clay on. We are in a dedicated ceramics cafe and the cafe will be open, grab yourself a drink and something to eat, which you can have during the workshop. You are welcome to bring your own beer, wine etc for a corkage fee. The fee includes some freshly made on the premises focaccia bread, cups/glasses. Please contact me if you are interested. There is free on street parking on East Dulwich Road and surrounding streets. Peckham Rye Station or East Dulwich Station are both 10/15mins to the cafe.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.