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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

  Hand building course with Louise McVey - Tuesday evenings
  Introduction to Hand Building with Alison Gray - Thursday evenings



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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: 

Date: Saturday 10th October 2015 (Fully booked)

Times: 10am till 4pm

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

Teacher: Louise McVey 

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


Weekend Workshop: 

Date: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November 2015 (Fully booked)

Times: 10am till 4pm

Cost: £95 per person (firings and materials included)

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 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. 


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 usually are 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!

Course dates: 3rd November  till 8th December 2015

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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Introduction to Hand Building Ceramics

with Alison Gray


Thursday evenings,  7pm - 9pm


Two places have just become available due to last minute cancellations.


Course starting: this Thursday, 8th October 2015


This is an introduction to hand building techniques; coiling, slab building and making pinch pots using clay. The course is suitable for beginners and also for those with some experience. The techniques will be developed each week through set projects, also with time for the exploration of personal ideas and individual projects. Work will be decorated using coloured slips and a clear glaze. 


Course 1: 

Start date: Thursday 8th October 2015 (Two places available - updated 7/10/15)

Times: Thursday evenings, 7pm - 9pm

Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: £145 per person (all materials and firings included)

Teacher: Alison Gray

Contact: alisonw (dot) gray (at) gmail (dot) com or 07908 208 466



Course 2: 

Times: Thursday evenings, 7pm - 9pm

Duration: 6 weeks (4 weeks before Christmas and 2 weeks after)

Class dates: November 26th, December 3rd, 10th, 17th, January 7th, 14th.

Cost: £145 per person (all materials and firings included)

Teacher: Alison Gray

Contact: alisonw (dot) gray (at) gmail (dot) com or 07908 208 466


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Throwing for Beginners

an evening course in working on the potter's wheel 


 Cancellation list open


**** Small class sizes - only 7 places ****


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: Wednesday 21st October 2015 (fully booked - updated 16/09/15)

*** Cancellation list open ***

Times: Wednesday evenings, 7pm - 9pm

Duration: 8 weeks

Class dates: October 21st, 28th, November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, December 2nd, 9th.

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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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.  




£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 courses, private classes and pottery taster sessions. 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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