Pottery Classes

When people start my pottery classes, they often begin by saying that they’re not creative and not very good and making things. With my help and support, they soon realise that they are creative and they can make something… their sense of achievement is incredible.

Rachel Fooks ~ Pottery Tutor

Weekly Pottery Classes

In the weekly pottery classes, Rachel builds confidence, encourages experimentation and creates a space that is welcoming and inspiring. Anyone can attend the pottery classes, they’re suitable for all abilities.

Beginners can follow a structured course through the various hand-building techniques and glazing. Worksheets are given at each stage. If you’ve done pottery before, or if you prefer, you’re free to work on your own ideas and develop your skills further. There are also extra workshops during class time that are fun, inspirational and a bit quirky and participation in local community projects is achieved at least once a year.

All the materials that you need are provided and are inclusive in the price of the pottery class (which you can pay weekly or termly). You’ll have the opportunity to use different types of clay (including stoneware, porcelain, paper clay and craft crank) and there are more than 40 glazes to choose from as well as a good selection of under-glazes, oxides and slips.

If you prefer throwing on the potter’s wheel to hand building, there are the facilities to do this on a lovely new Shimpo wheel.

Join one of the pottery classes and as well meeting new people whilst getting creative you’ll benefit from…

~ A tutor who is an established ceramicist
~ A structured course for beginners
~ Worksheets to explain techniques
~ Guidance & space to further your skills
~ Various clay available & over 40 glazes to choose from
~ Additional class workshops
~ Participation in community projects
~ No extra costs – all materials inclusive of price
~ The option to pay weekly
~ No commitment to attend every week

And importantly…
a nice cup of tea or coffee and biscuits are provided!

Day & Time:
Monday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s 10am-1pm

Weekly Pottery Class Fees (inclusive of all materials)
£20 per session if you pay in advance for a half term
or £25 per session if you pay weekly


Pottery Throwing Experience

Do you fancy having a go at throwing on the potter’s wheel? Or maybe someone you know does and you’d like to buy a voucher for them.

Since ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’ was recently broadcast on the BBC, pottery has become the new baking! It seems that everyone would like to have a go at wrestling with a slippery lump of clay that’s spinning round faster than your undies in a washing machine!

The ‘Pottery Throwing Experience’ is perfect for those of you who’d like to have a go at making something on the potter’s wheel. You’ll be using an electric ‘Shimpo’ wheel (which are amongst the best wheels on the market), beautifully silky white stoneware clay and more than 30 glaze colours to choose from.

The session on the wheel lasts for 2 hours… Precisely enough time to learn the basics of throwing and produce something wonderful!

The session costs:
£60 (for 1 person)
£50 (per person for 2 people)
£40 (per person for 3+ people)

These prices are inclusive of all materials, glazing, 2 firings (and of course tea or coffee!).


Half Day Pottery Classes (Hand-building)

These pottery classes are for groups of up to 16 people, run from 10am to 1pm, giving you plenty of time to master hand building! They’re perfect if you fancy getting creative whilst having a lot of fun. People who have come to these sessions have made a wide variety of pottery including buttons, vases, cups and even ceramic bunting! Once your pottery had been made, it’s left to dry, gets fired, I glaze it with colours of your choice and then it gets fired again. You can then collect your pottery at your convenience.

Once your pottery has been made, it’s left to dry, gets fired, I glaze it with colours of your choice and then it gets fired again. You can then collect your pottery at your convenience which is always very exciting!

Contact me for a price to accommodate you and your friends on a half day pottery class.


Full Day Pottery Classes 
(Hand-building)

These pottery classes are for groups of up to 16 people, run from 11am to 4pm and include a delicious homemade lunch. The full day pottery class is suitable for all abilities and offer a perfect introduction to pottery. They are a really good way to spend the day if you fancy being creative with friends, and are especially good for hen parties or similar.

Once your pottery has been made, it’s left to dry, gets fired, I glaze it with colours of your choice and then it gets fired again. You can then collect your pottery at your convenience which is always very exciting!

Contact me for a price to accommodate you and your friends on a full day pottery class.

Gift Vouchers

Some people like to give Gift Vouchers as a present and so is a service I like to offer. The vouchers are individually tailored to suit your requirements, are professionally designed and emailed to you for you to print.

If you are interested in any of the above Pottery Classes please contact Rachel Fooks:

Phone 07966 433165
Visit www.rachelfooksceramics.com
or
Fill in the form below.