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Pottery taster sessions and private classes on the potter's wheel


Evening courses in throwing - working on the potter's wheel

Saturday and Weekend throwing workshops


Hand building course with Louise McVey - Tuesday evenings



New Hand Building class!
Melanie O'Donnell is taking a hand building class on Friday evenings from 7-9pm.
She will cover a range of techniques and decorating methods, and you will be encouraged to follow your imagination!
Class starts at the beginning of October.
Please enquire at :
melodee64@googlemail.com
Or 07723418668








Hand building pottery class
with Alison Gray




Thursday evenings, 7pm - 9pm


Start Date: TBA

Times: Thursdays, 7pm- 9pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Course cost: £145 per person (all materials and firings included)
Deposit: £30
Teacher: Alison Gray
Contact:alisonw (dot) gray (at) gmail (dot) com


This six week course is an introduction to hand building and simple decorating techniques. Techniques covered in the first three weeks of the course are: coil building, pinch pots and slab building. The remaining three weeks are dedicated to developing a personal project. Guidance and individual support with creating your project will be provided.

If you would like to reserve a place on this course as a gift for a family member or friend, gift vouchers are available. 

Materials used - red earthenware and school buff clay, a variety of coloured slips and clear glaze.


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Saturday and Weekend
Day throwing workshops 



The Saturday & Weekend Throwing Workshops are relaxed sessions for
both beginners and those with more experience, with the intention of
giving support to individual development, and offering time to develop
consistency in technique.  


Weekend Workshops:

Workshop 1:
Date: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November 2016
Times: 10am till 4pm
Cost: £110 per person (firings and materials included)
Deposit: £30

Workshop 2:
Date: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 2016
Times : 10am till 4pm
Cost: £110 per person (firings and materials included)
Deposit: £30

Teacher: Louise McVey

Contact: louise _a_ mcvey (at) yahoo (dot) com or 07504 233 990


Saturday Day Workshops:
Workshop 1:
Date: Saturday 10th December 2016
Times: 10am till 4pm
Cost: £65 per person (firings and materials included)
Deposit: £20

Teacher: Louise McVey

Contact: louise _a_ mcvey(at) yahoo (dot) com or 07504 233 990





You can reserve your place in any of these workshops with a £20/£30 deposit. Deposits can be paid by cash, cheque or BACS and gift vouchers are also available. Please get in touch with Louise using the contact details above for more information. 


If you would like to be on the Day and Weekend workshop email list, please contact Louise McVey on louise_a_mcvey (at) yahoo (dot) com or 07504 233 990. 


These popular workshops are usually offered on a monthly basis. If the above advertised workshops are fully booked please get in touch with Louise McVey for upcoming dates.

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Hand building evening classes
with Louise McVey


Tuesday evenings, 7pm - 9pm


*** Now open for enrollments ***





Start date: 27th September 2016 

Times: 7pm - 9pm Tuesday evenings

Duration: 6 weeks

Course cost: £140 per person (all materials and firings included)

Deposit: £20

Teacher: Louise McVey

Contact:louise_a_mcvey (at) yahoo (dot) com

Six
weeks in hand-building techniques from coiling to slab-building.
Suitable for beginners and more advanced students. Louise is happy to
support ideas/wishes on an individual basis where possible. Materials
used: red and white earthenware and coloured slips.



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New throwing courses
Autumn 2016


Throwing courses at the Glasgow Ceramics Studio, starting after July 2016, will be taught by Ruth Impey. New course details will be available here shortly. In the meantime, for more details, please contact:

Ruth Impey on ruth (at) rahapottery (dot) com or 07717 776 803

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Try your hand at the potter's wheel!


Pottery Taster Sessions
Private Classes and Workshops 






Ever fancied a go on the potter's wheel? Why not book a two hour pottery taster session? It's a great way to relax with friends and family while trying your hand
at something different. Family groups with children and community
groups are always welcome. A taster session can be a great treat to
celebrate someone's birthday or even an upcoming wedding.








Emilka Radlinska, Water Eddies series, porcelain




And of course, if it's just something you would like to try as a treat for yourself, one to one taster sessions are also available. 

The price of each session includes all materials, glazes and firings and all tools and equipment are provided. You can make as much work as you like during the workshop, and after glazing and firing it will be yours to take home with you. The glazes used are food safe.  Your finished work will be ready to collect three to four weeks after your taster session, or it can be posted to you.  


To book:

If you have a gift voucher contact Emilka on emilka (dot) radlinska (at) gmail (dot) com or text/call 07748 268 275
New bookings:

Louise McVey on louise_a_mcvey (at) yahoo (dot) com or 07504 233 990
Ruth Impey on: ruth (at) rahapottery (dot) com or 07717 776 803




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Private Throwing Classes


Are a great way to expand your skills if
you have already done some throwing and would like private lesson(s) to
learn some new techniques or create more challenging work.  


Private classes with one to one tuition and custom tuition for groups can be booked at any time to suit your schedule. These can be taken as a one-off or as a series of classes to guide you through the entire process of making, turning, decorating, firing and glazing ceramic work. 


For more information on private classes please contact:

Louise McVey on louise_a_mcvey (at) yahoo (dot) com or 07504 233 990

Ruth Impey on: ruth (at) rahapottery (dot) com or 07717 776 803

Experienced artists:


There are a number of options available for artists who would like to use their own clay and/or fire their own work. Short term hire of space and use of equipment is available as well as technical support from our skilled artists.

Kiln hire is offered on an external basis by the Glasgow Ceramics Studio. There are also open access options for anyone with the relevant experience who would like to use studio space and equipment for supported or independent working. This can be coupled with private tuition, as required, in a variety of specialist subjects including glaze technology, firing cycles and kiln programming etc.


For more details about taster sessions and private classes go to our "Throwing for Beginners" page, by following the link in the left hand menu from "Classes and Team Building".

For more details about options for experienced artists contact Emilka directly on emilka (dot) radlinska (at) gmail (dot) com or call 07748 268 275.




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