Sat Ages 7 to 14 Create in Clay with the Pottery Wheel, 10:00 – 12:00 | 18 Jan – 04 Apr



This Create in Clay with the Pottery Wheel course is for learners between the ages of 7 and 14.

Times and Duration

This course runs in the Spring Term 2020. Each class is two hours long and takes place every Saturday from 10am to 12noon during term time, for the 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).

What we do

The Create in Clay course is at the core of the Kite Studios ethos and perfectly encapsulates our belief that creativity and confidence are sustained and moulded greatly through the sense of touch. This course has been designed to teach and explore all things clay. Starting from learning about design, colour and form to the very nature of clay; the way it is sculpted, the different techniques that can be used to do so, forming clay at the potter’s wheel and even giving the students a chance to put their very own work into the kiln to be fired.

While the outcome of finished pieces helps motivate students, our focus is on engaging everyone in the process while having fun in a relaxed, informal and inspirational environment. Students are encouraged to select pieces for further development. This approach removes the pressure to succeed that children and young people may sometimes experience, which can lead to a sense of preciousness or impact their self esteem. We also encourage good studio practice so that students become aware of risk assessing and maintaining best practice, including tidying up and taking responsibility for their work.

The Create in Clay with the Pottery Wheel course presents a great opportunity for students to build a sense of character while exploring their creativity and allowing free rein to give physical form to their imaginations. All of this is facilitated through a contemporary thematic curriculum which teaches observational skills and hones young inquisitive minds, while using the fun, hands-on and engaging medium of clay and all of the awesome creative outlets that it inspires.

Included in the price

The course price includes all materials and firings. We provide aprons and towels for use during each class. Shared tools, paper and drawing materials are also provided.

If the term has already started

It is possible to register for the remainder of the course at any point in the term, depending on availability. The price is calculated at £25.00 per class multiplied by the number of classes remaining to the end of term. This can be paid in person at the class or over the phone. Please contact us on 020 8576 6278 during business hours. The course price displayed on this site is for the entire term. Please note that this course cannot be attended on a drop-in basis (you must pay for the entire remainder of the course to reserve your child’s place).

Try one class

Trial classes are an opportunity for each learner to attend one class at any point in the term (except the final week) to help decide if he or she would like to attend for the rest of the course. Please note that there is only one trial class allocated per learner per term. It is not possible to attend this course on a drop in basis.

Who teaches the course

The course is taught by Akiko Matsuda and Davide Gevonese.

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