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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
 

  


 

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Hand building pottery class

with Alison Gray

 


Thursday evenings, 7pm - 9pm

 

 

Start Date: Thursday 10th March 2016  (places available - updated 6/02/16)

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 16th and Sunday 17th January 2016 (Fully booked)

Times: 10am till 4pm

Cost: £110 per person (firings and materials included)

Teacher: Louise McVey

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

 

Workshop 2:

Date: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February 2016  (Fully booked)

Times: 10am till 4pm

Cost: £110 per person (firings and materials included)

Teacher: Louise McVey

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

 

Saturday Day Workshops:

 

Workshop 1:  

 Date: Saturday 12th December 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

 

Workshop 2:  

 

Date: Saturday 30th January 2016 (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

 

 

 

 

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 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

 


Course dates: January 2016 dates TBA (fully booked - updated 12/01/16)

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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Throwing for Beginners

an evening course in working on the potter's wheel 

 

 

**** 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, painting with slips, underglazes and other decorating techniques including sgraffito and using stamps and stencils, glazing and applying transfers.


Winter course 1:

Start date: Wednesday 13th January 2016 (fully booked - updated 12/01/16)

*** Cancellation list open ***

Times: Wednesday evenings, 7pm - 9pm

Duration: 8 weeks

Class dates: January 13th, 20th, 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, March 2nd

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

Teacher: Emilka Radlinska

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

 

Winter course 2:

Start date: Monday 18th January 2016 (fully booked - updated 12/01/16)

*** Cancellation list open ***

Times: Monday evenings, 7pm - 9pm

Duration: 8 weeks

Class dates: January 18th, 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, March 7th

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

Teacher: Emilka Radlinska

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

 

Spring course 1:

Start date (preliminary): Monday 4th April 2016 (fully booked - updated 12/01/16)

Times: Monday evenings, 7pm - 9pm

Duration: 8 weeks

Class dates: April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Please note that 2nd of May is a bank holiday but the class will be on as normal

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

Teacher: Emilka Radlinska

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

 

Spring course 2:

Start date (preliminary): Wednesday 6th April 2016 (fully booked - updated 12/01/16)

*** Cancellation list open ***

Times: Wednesday evenings, 7pm - 9pm

Duration: 8 weeks

Class dates: April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

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.

 

*** WINTER BREAK: Please note that pottery taster sessions will not be available between Friday 18th December 2015 and Friday 15th January 2016 due to the winter break. ***

 

 

 

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:

 

£80 for two hours for individuals (£40 each additional hour) and £100 for two hours for two people* (£50 each additional hour) inclusive of all materials, glazes and firings.

The cost for each additional person is £20 for two hours (£10 per each additional 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. Additional time may be booked on request on a per hour basis. Please request an information leaflet for more details. A £5 discount on the group price is available for children and students and there is also a discounted experience-only option (i.e. not inclusive of glazes and firings).

 

To book:

Contact Emilka on emilka (dot) radlinska (at) gmail (dot) com or text/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).

 

Gift vouchers are personalised, so please provide the following information

(exactly as you would like it to appear on the voucher):

 

1. Who the gift is for

 

2. Who the gift is from

 

3. A short personal message (2 lines maximum)

 

Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. You can also nominate the validity start date if you would like it to be the date you intend to give the gift i.e. the date of the special occasion, birthday or Christmas Day. 

 

You can leave it up to the recipient to make the booking for their private class, pottery taster session or enroll in the evening course of their choice, or you can make this booking on their behalf at the time of purchasing the voucher. 

 

Gift vouchers purchased by BACS or cash and emailed to you (a .pdf file) or the recipient do not attract an administration charge. An administration charge of £2.50 is applied to vouchers purchased by cheque and vouchers you would like printed and/or posted to you.

 

 

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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. 

 

Cost:

 

One-to-one classes for individuals (two hours):

 

£80 : One-off class with private tuition, materials and firings and glazing included

 

£60 : A minimum of three private classes in throwing, trimming/ turning, decorating techniques and glazing (£180 total).

 

Private tuition, materials and firings included. This is designed for anyone who would like to learn the entire process involved in making ceramic pieces from start to finish, but may be unable to attend a regular evening course. You may choose to continue your classes at £60 per two hour session to practice and perfect your skills or learn further techniques in your personal area of interest.

 

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. Prices for private tuition are as listed above, however theory only classes are discounted and can be booked by the hour, the two hour minimum does not apply.

 

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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