Pottery classes

I teach  variety of evening classes and one day workshops in ceramics

Small classes, friendly atmosphere. See below for dates

To book email seleaver@gmail.com

Making a hanging plant pot- £65             

  Saturday June 11th 1-5pm

Sunday 19th June 1-5pm

 

                                                           

 

                                                                                                                    

Hanging gardens of Hackney, in this 4 hour workshop you will make 2 plant holders for succulent plants in red terracotta clay, one free standing and one hanging pot. They will be fired and ready to pick up later with a selection of plants and hanging material

The workshop introduces you to the pinch pot method and surface decoration can be explored by stamping, impressions or additions of cut clay shapes. No previous experience of pottery needed.

 

                          

 Make a Roman oil lamp -£35  

    Sunday June 12th 2.30-5pm

 

 

 

Make a working replica Roman oil lamp in clay.

These lamps use olive or other cooking oil and a wick and are lit like a candle.

The workshop offers an introduction to pottery techniques including using a press mould, joining clay, fettling and finishing and the experience of making a ceramic oil lamp using the same techniques and materials as the Romans did.

You will get your beautiful, functioning Roman lamp with a wick and leaflet about its origin. Ready to use!

 

Small dish and a soapdish -£42   

Sunday June 12th 10.30-1pm

Pottery and plants, what a great combination!

 In this 2.5hr hour workshop you will learn how to form a small round dish and also make a rectangular soap dish. An amazing pattern can be added by using fresh foliage. If you wish there will be a change to add coloured underglaze to the leaves. 

To book email suleaver@gmail.com

 

 There will be a short break in the middle of the workshops where tea is provided. Your pieces will be fired and should be available for collection from the studio in a few weeks later.

Classes

INTRODUCTION TO CERAMICS 6 weeks, afternoon or evening session of 2.5 hours .

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This 6 week course will lead you step by step through some of the many and varied ways of working with clay

Projects include tiles, small dishes, a ceramic mirror or clock, a Roman oil lamp, ceramic jewellery and a taster session of throwing on the wheel. Suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience

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MAKE AN HANGING PLANT HOLDER

Create your own mini gardens in a Hackney Pottery Studio

In this 4 hr workshop you will make 2 plant holders for succulent plants in red terracotta clay, one free standing and one hanging pot. They will be fired and ready to pick up later with a selection of plants and hanging material

 MAKE A ROMAN OIL LAMP

Make a working replica Roman oil lamp in clay. These lamps use cooking oil and a wick and are lit like a candle. 

The workshop offers an introduction to pottery techniques including using a press mould, joining clay, fettling and finishing and the experience of making a ceramic oil lamp using the same techniques and materials as the Romans did.

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 For people who have completed the Introduction to ceramics course I run a Tuesday night class for your own projects or a 3 session raku course ( runs twice a year)

For photos of what people have made in my classes see Instagram the.potting.shed.London