Pottery course: Make a dinner set (4 week course)

Price
£160 / Adult
Duration
8 hrs
Age restrictions
16+

What you'll do

The class is 2hrs long each week.

Master the basics of pottery and prepare to get stuck in to the creative process, from planning your design to creating your personalised ceramic dinner set.

This is made for anyone with some pottery experience or those up for a little challenge! You will learn how to build a beautiful, ceramic dinner set from start to finish. Right from compressing and cutting out your forms, to decorating and personalising you creations.

Week 1 (6th July): For the first class you will be creating 2 plates from start to finish. You will create and design the shape and begin creating them, adding all the personal touches you need!

Week 2 (13th July): During the second class you will create 2 tumblers in any style you wish. For this class you will learn how to create sturdy joints and get stuck in to slab building.

Week 3 (20th July): To finish your dinner set you will create 2 gorgeous bowls using the coiling technique.

Week 4 (3rdth August): Finally for week 4 you will be glazing your pieces and adding final personal design touches with a splash of colour!

This workshop's aim is to make clay fun and accessible for everyone. All tools for carving, aprons, clay, rolling pins and guides, rolling mats, teas and coffees, and letters for embossing templates will be provided. Just bring yourselves.

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What you'll do

The class is 2hrs long each week.

Master the basics of pottery and prepare to get stuck in to the creative process, from planning your design to creating your personalised ceramic dinner set.

This is made for anyone with some pottery experience or those up for a little challenge! You will learn how to build a beautiful, ceramic dinner set from start to finish. Right from compressing and cutting out your forms, to decorating and personalising you creations.

Week 1 (6th July): For the first class you will be creating 2 plates from start to finish. You will create and design the shape and begin creating them, adding all the personal touches you need!

Week 2 (13th July): During the second class you will create 2 tumblers in any style you wish. For this class you will learn how to create sturdy joints and get stuck in to slab building.

Week 3 (20th July): To finish your dinner set you will create 2 gorgeous bowls using the coiling technique.

Week 4 (3rdth August): Finally for week 4 you will be glazing your pieces and adding final personal design touches with a splash of colour!

This workshop's aim is to make clay fun and accessible for everyone. All tools for carving, aprons, clay, rolling pins and guides, rolling mats, teas and coffees, and letters for embossing templates will be provided. Just bring yourselves.

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Facilities

  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Your host's priority is to keep guests safe. Your host asks that everyone attending any of the classes adheres to the current government guidelines
  • If you are unwell or have any symptoms of coronavirus / have come into contact with anyone who has developed symptoms - please stay home and notify your host via email immediately

On the day

  • Wear clothes that you don't mind getting a bit mucky! Nothing you work with stains, but it can be a bit messy
  • Your host recommends cutting/filing your nails as it can get a little fiddly and difficult with long nails

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About MADETHISMESS

Self-taught, Bristol-based ceramicist Jess Xuereb started MADETHISMESS during the early months of 2021. Her style is rustic yet elegant, focusing on slab-building functional ceramic dinnerware. She teaches slab-building ceramics to beginners in order to make clay less daunting and more easily accessible. She doesn’t use a wheel, so everything you learn in class you can recreate at home in your own time! She wants people to know that they don’t need all the bells and whistles to make beautiful and functional ceramic pieces!

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Your host

Jess Xuereb

Self taught ceramicist Jess Xuereb is the maker behind MadeThisMess. She initially started her business in early 2021 through making and selling ceramics, but has recently expanded that into teaching! She has a love for handmade slab built ceramics and is very kean to share it with everyone in the hopes of making pottery easily accessible.

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Price
£160 / Adult
Duration
8 hrs
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.