Mon Adult Pottery Studio (Trial Class) 20:00 – 22:00
This is a two hour long, one-off trial class for the Monday evening Adult Pottery Studio course, running in the Spring Term 2020. This self contained trial class is open to beginners as well as anyone with experience in pottery and ceramics.
This trial class is suitable for adult learners. This Adult Pottery Studio course is taught every Monday evening, from 8pm to 10pm during term time, for a duration of 10 to 13 weeks, depending on the length of the school term. There is a one week break at half term. The schedule can be found on our term timetable (please see Term Time & Holidays link above). The course covers various handbuilding and throwing techniques.
This trial class is seen as an introduction to the activities that will be covered in the course over the term. Only one trial class is available per person per term. It is not possible to attend this course on a drop-in basis.
Suitable for you?
Whether you are a curious beginner, or looking for professional development to supplement your existing skill set, or an experienced artist looking to find a new working environment and friendly community in which to pursue your creativity and passion, you will be received with a warm welcome.
Please note that this is intended specifically as a trial class for the Monday evening Adult Pottery Studio course, to help you decide if you would like to join us for the rest of the term. If you are interested in attending a one-off pottery experience we offer Adult Pottery Novice Nights on Friday evenings 7pm-9pm.
Joining this trial class will give you the opportunity to check out our beautiful facilities, our excellently equipped studios, meet the professional teachers and sample the friendly, open, professional creative environment Kite Studios provide.
Each trial class is designed to introduce you to the course curriculum, sample a short pottery wheel session (learn to throw a cylinder or bowl) as well as a short hand building project (learn to make pinch pots – they’re humble, but so much more satisfying and open to possibilities than you may imagine, a slab-built cup, tile, tray or a small sculpture).
Each of these projects is designed to give you a taste of what to expect during the course. Each trial class is self contained. You can finish the hand building project during the one class, choose to have it fired, and have it to take away bisqued and/or glaze later. Work made on the pottery wheel requires a finishing process which is typically done the next day (or in the following class, if you choose to enrol in the course). We do have a range of options for everyone though, so please see below for possibilities.
Clay work does need some time to dry and be fired, so it is about 4 weeks later that it will be ready to collect. If you would like to find out more details about the Monday Adult Pottery Studio course please click here.
Included in the price
The fee for this trial class covers tuition and all materials. Shared tools, aprons and towels are provided. Firing fees are not included. We encourage everyone to practice, experiment, learn and enjoy!
Please let us know at the end of your class if you intend to join us for the rest of the course. Unfinished work will not be stored in the studio for you unless you indicate on the night that you will return.
In the Monday evening Adult Pottery Studio course, there is a charge for firing additional to the course fee. This helps us keep the course costs down. It gives you the freedom to practice and experiment as much as you like before you decide which pieces you would like to keep, whilst also doing helping us do our bit for the environment! For anyone choosing to enrol in the course, the charge is £1 per 100g of weight of your finished work. This price includes both the bisque and the glaze firings. Our firing fees are not for profit. The work is weighed before the first firing. Firing fees can be paid at your class by cash or card.
If you are unable to join us for the rest of the course to finish your work for yourself, we have a number of options for you:
BISQUE: £5 for up to two pieces.
Bisque (one firing) only. Size restrictions apply. Turn your clay work into ceramics. We tidy the base of each pot, inscribe your name (thrown work) and fire it for you. Bisque fired work is ready for glazing. It can also be painted with acrylics, oils or bake-on-in-the-oven ceramic paints. Size restrictions apply.
BISQUE AND DIP GLAZE: £10 for up to two pieces
We tidy the base, inscribe your name (thrown work), bisque, dip in transparent glaze and glaze fire. Comes out beautiful, shiny and delicious. Food safe, oven safe and water proof. Size restrictions apply.
DROP IN CLASS: £35/£40 per person for 2/2.5 hour class
Attend our Monday morning, Friday morning or Friday evening drop in Adult Pottery Studio. Gives you the opportunity to tidy (trim) the bases of thrown work, make additions such as handles and decorate in colourful style with slips. Or if you have already opted for the bisque firing, this class can be used to glaze your work.
WORK INDEPENDENTLY: £15 per person per hour
Book an Independent Pottery session (experienced potters/ returning students only) . This session does not include teaching and you must complete an induction at your first session. Flexible times and dates.
INDEPENDENT GLAZING: £15 per person per hour
Book a Pottery Glaze and Fire Independent session. Includes 10 minute glazing induction and use of a wide range of coloured brush-on glazes. For anyone who enjoys flexibility and/or doesn’t need a whole two and a half hours to glaze their work. Flexible times and dates.
BESPOKE CLASS: From £45 per hour
We offer a range of bespoke pottery classes which can be tailored to your individual needs and skill level. Work with your own private pottery teacher at a time and date to suit your schedule.
Collecting your work
Finished work will be ready to collect 4 weeks after your trial class. Please check with your teacher or contact us for pottery collection times. IMPORTANT: Please don’t leave your trial class without telling your tutor which option you would like opt for. If you have paid for firings, you will be given an ID number that will be used to track your work. We do not store unfinished work unless you have purchased and specified for what you would like to happen next.
Who teaches the course
The course tutor is Emilia Radlinska.