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Pottery taster sessions and private classes on the potter's wheel
 
Throwing for Beginners - an evening course in working on the potter's wheel
 

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.  

 

Day Workshop 1:

Date: Saturday 6th June 2015  (7 places available - updated 17/4/15)

Times: 10am till 4pm

Cost: £65 per person (all firings and materials included)

Teacher: Emilka Radlinska

Contact: emilka (dot) radlinska (at) gmail (dot) com or 07748 268 275

 

Day Workshop 2: 

Date: Saturday 4th July 2015 (7 places available - updated 17/4/15)

Times: 10am till 4pm

Cost: £65 per person (firings and materials included)

Teacher: Emilka Radlinska 

Contact: emilka (dot) radlinska (at) gmail (dot) com or 07748 268 275

 

Day Workshop 3: 

Date: Saturday 1st August 2015 (7 places available - updated 17/4/15)

Times: 10am till 4pm

Cost: £65 per person (firings and materials included)

Teacher: Emilka Radlinska 

Contact: emilka (dot) radlinska (at) gmail (dot) com or 07748 268 275

 

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

  

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Throwing for Beginners

an evening course in working on the potter's wheel 

 

Now open for enrollments

 

Throwing is the ceramic artists' term for working on the potter's wheel. It is a very calming and meditative process. It develops and hones your sense of touch, as the work is formed by guiding and shaping the clay with your hands and fingers. Sight only plays a secondary role in this process. If you spend your entire day staring at a computer screen, consider working on the potter's wheel as a way to re-awaken your senses.

 

This course will concentrate on building a solid foundation in basic techniques, including centering, throwing basic forms to create mugs, cups, jugs or small vases, turning, making and attaching handles, decorating using inlay and sgraffito techniques, glazing and applying transfers.


Start date: Thursday 4th June 2015 (seven places available - updated 17/04/15)

 (Please note that this is a preliminary start date and may yet change) 

Times: Thursday evenings, 7pm - 9pm

Duration: 8 weeks

Class dates: June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd.

Cost: £170* per person (all materials and firings included)

Teacher: Emilka Radlinska

Contact: emilka (dot) radlinska (at) gmail (dot) com or 07748 268 275

 

* The course cost includes a £10 towel and apron deposit which is refunded at the end of the course if you are able to bring your own towel and apron to every class. 

 

For more details about the course and information on how to reserve your place please follow the links in the menu on the left hand side of this page from "Classes and Team Building" to "Throwing for Beginners", contact the teacher directly using the details above or call the studio on 0141 550 8030

 

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Hand Building and Sculptural Techniques

Evening course 

 

 

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

 

*** GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE *** 

 

Start Date: TBA

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.

 


 

 

 

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.  

 

Cost:

 

£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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