Pottery in South London

People’s Pottery class – Autumn Term 2016

We are very pleased to announce the opening of the bookings for our ceramics and pottery classes for September-December 2016. Last term have been enjoyable and really rewarding for our team to run. We have seen so much progress in regular attendee’s work and exciting early steps in beginner’s work.

Please book classes in advance to avoid disappointment next term  and do email us with any questions. We are looking forward to returning to People’s Pottery classroom in autumn!

– Yours Ceramics Co-op team 

Bookings and dates for classes:

Tuesday Evenings: 20 September – 6 December 2016 – open for booking

Thursday Morning: 22 September – 8 December 2016 – open for booking

Saturday Mornings: 24 September – 10 December 2016 – open for booking

People’s Pottery class is all about feeling well and making ceramics in sociable and creative environment. These sessions are designed to be comfortable for all, and participants are encouraged to work at their own pace. The class is a perfect chance to try out or improve all the basic techniques of ceramics making. Perfect place for creative exchange in making everyday functional objects or sophisticated masterpieces. All levels of experience are welcome.

At the adult People’s Pottery Class beginners will be introduced to the many and varied methods of using clay to produce functional and artistic works. This will include pinch pots, coiled pots and slabbed pieces. Decoration of work will be explored through the use of slips (coloured liquid clay) and glazes and experimentation with surface texture.

Students with some previous experience in ceramics making will have an opportunity to build upon their skills already developed. For those who have not worked on the wheel and wish to do so, this will be the next stage of their progression.

The emphasis of People’s Pottery classes is learning in a fun and sociable environment with each individual working at her/his own pace doing what they enjoy most. Students are encouraged to investigate new ideas, techniques and the work of contemporary and historical makers if they are so inclined.

Functional items such as bowls, pots, jugs and dishes can be made during classes as well as experimental sculptural models and tiles.

All materials and firings are included in the price.

2 thoughts on “Autumn term People’s Pottery class: bookings now open!

  • August 17, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Hi there,

    I am interested in the Tuesday evening class and as from what I can see it is just individual classes every tuesday?
    Can you specify what we make and how many classes are recommended – i used clay in school and looking for a PT hobbie – also can you please confirm any extra costs, such as clay, materials and kiln

    Much appreciated 🙂

    • November 15, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Hi Natalie

      We do not charge students any extra for the work that is being done during the class. 6 weeks, half term class if a perfect taster to see if you like ceramics, you will make several pieces. 12 week sessions are perfect to start out with ceramics and have a deeper insight, to develop your own projects.

      Mostly we focus on making functioning pices of pottery, but there is no resitriction if you would prefer to work with more abstract and sculptural forms.

      Let me know if you have any other questions.



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