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 Pottery taster sessions and private classes on the potter's wheel
 Throwing courses - working on the potter's wheel - Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
 Saturday and Weekend day throwing workshops
 Hand building course with Louise McVey - Tuesday evenings
 Hand building course with Alison Gray - Thursday Evenings
 Hand building course with Melanie O'Donnell - Friday Evenings
Private classes and studio open access for experienced artists




New Hand Building class!

 

Friday evenings, 7pm - 9pm

 

 

Melanie O'Donnell
 

 
Melanie O'Donnell's new Friday evening hand building course will cover a range of techniques and decorating methods, and you will be encouraged to follow your imagination!

 

Course starts: January 2017

Times: Fridays, 7pm-9pm

Duration: 6 weeks

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

Deposit: £30

Teacher: Melanie O'Donnell

Contact: melodee64 (at) googlemail (dot) com or 07723 418 668


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Hand Building Pottery class
with Alison Gray

Thursday evenings, 7pm - 9pm


 

 

Alison Gray

 

 

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 


 

 

Louise McVey
 

 

 

The Saturday & Weekend Day 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 (fully booked)
Times: 10am till 4pm (with one hour lunch break)
Cost: £110 per person (firings and materials included)
Deposit: £30

Workshop 2:
Date: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 2016 (fully booked)
Times: 10am till 4pm (with one hour lunch break)
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 (fully booked)
Times: 10am till 4pm (with one hour lunch break)
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 with a £20 deposit for a Saturday workshop or £30 deposit for the weekend workshop. Deposits can be paid by cash, cheque or BACS and gift vouchers are also available. For more information, please get in touch with Louise McVey using the contact details above. 


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


 
Louise McVey

 

 

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 include red and white earthenware clays and coloured slips.

 


Start date: January 2017
Times: 7pm - 9pm Tuesday evenings
Duration: 6 weeks
Course cost: £145 per person (all materials and firings included)
Deposit: £30
Teacher: Louise McVey
Contact: louise_a_mcvey (at) yahoo (dot) com

 

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Throwing Courses

with Claire Henry

 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm


 

 

 

Claire Henry
 

 

 


Evening Throwing courses are being taught by Claire Henry. New course details for 2017 will be available here shortly. In the meantime, for more details, please contact:

Claire Henry on clairehenryceramics (at) gmail (dot) com


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Try your hand at the potter's wheel!


Pottery Taster Sessions
Private Classes and Workshops 

 

Throwing



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 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.

 

Pottery taster sessions are available at different times during the week and weekends with Louise McVey or Ruth Impey.


For inquires and bookings please contact:


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




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Private Classes

and open access studio hire



Private classes with one of our experienced resident artists and teachers are a great way to expand your skills if you have already done some hand building or 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 glazes and/or fire their own work. Short term hire of studio space and use of equipment is available as well as technical support from our skilled artists.


 

Large gas kiln
 Ceramic Artist James Rigler preparing to fire his work in our large gas trolley kiln

 

 

Kiln hire is offered on an external basis by the Glasgow Ceramics Studio. We have two gas kilns in addition to a number of electric kilns. Reduction gas firings and high firings for porcelain in our gas kilns are available for booking. We can also accommodate very large scale work in our trolley gas kiln.

 

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, mould making, firing cycles and kiln programming etc.

 

For booking gas kiln firings or studio hire on a short term basis please contact studio manager Susan O'Byrne on susanobyrne (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk or 07752 104 623.


 

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