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Pottery taster sessions and private classes on the potter's wheel
Hand Building and Sculptural Techniques evening course

Saturday and Weekend throwing workshops



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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 and Saturday classes will resume as normal from Autumn 2015.

Until then, the occasional Saturday class will be posted here when dates are confirmed. If

you are interested in being on the mailing list for these workshops, please email


 Teachers: Louise McVey & Emilka Radlinska

Contact: louise_a_mcvey (at) yahoo (dot) com 


Saturday workshop!

28th of March with Emilka Radlinska.

£65 Includes intensive wheel workshop from 10am-4pm (and all materials & firings)

To book - Contact  louise_a_mcvey (at) yahoo (dot) com




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Hand Building and Sculptural Techniques

Evening course 


Now open for enrollments! 



Alison Gray
 Bird house by Alison Gray. Porcelain and mixed media with ceramic transfers




Start Date: Thursday 22nd January 2015

Times: Thursday evenings 7pm-9pm
Duration: 8 weeks
Price: £175 per person (includes all materials and firing costs)
Teacher: Alison Gray
Contact: alisonw (dot) gray (at) gmail (dot) com or 07908 208 466

This is an introductory course to hand building and sculpture in clay.

Throughout the course we will develop three hand building techniques; pinch pot, coil building and slab building.  This will allow us to create pieces like cups, bowls, boxes, birdhouses or clocks. 

The first three weeks will be dedicated to developing your skills by creating small pieces.  Decorating skills like using texture, adding clay and incising the pieces will be demonstrated.  Ceramic colours and glazes will be used to finish your work.


The following five weeks of the course will be dedicated to working on your own individual project.  Everyone will be encouraged to develop their own ideas - inspiration, technical support and advice will be provided as required.
The classes will be located at the Glasgow Ceramics Studio; a spacious, creative working environment, which is ideal for a relaxing evening either with friends or to meet new people.

If you're interested in joining this course, please contact Alison Gray directly at alisonw (dot) gray (at) gmail (dot) com or on 07908 208 466 or call the Glasgow Ceramics Studio on 0141 550 8030.



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Try your hand at the potter's wheel!



Pottery Taster Sessions

Private Classes and Workshops 



*** Gift vouchers available ***



Throwing on the potter's wheel



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, and, considering it's the season for it, a unique Christmas gift!





Emilka Radlinska


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.  




£30 per hour for individuals and £40 per hour for two people* inclusive of all materials, glazes and firings. The cost for each additional person is £10 per hour.



Please note that each pottery taster session has a minimum duration of two hours



*Prices are based on a minimum two-hour long pottery taster session ie: a two hour pottery taster session for one person will cost £60 and for two people attending together costs £80. Please request an information leaflet for more details. Discounts available for children, students, large groups and there is also a discounted experience-only option (ie not inclusive of glazes and firings).


To book:

Contact Emilka on emilka (dot) radlinska (at) gmail (dot) com or call 07748 268 275


Gift Vouchers:

Gift vouchers are available for purchase in time for Christmas! Vouchers can be mailed or emailed to you or directly to the recipient, and they can also be collected in person. They can be paid for in cash, by cheque or online banking (BACS).



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. 


The price for a one off class is the same as for a pottery taster session, but there are discounts available for anyone wishing to take multiple private classes.  


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". You can also contact Emilka directly on emilka (dot) radlinska (at) gmail (dot) com or call 07748 268 275.


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