Most people who attend my beginner courses tell me they haven't touched clay since they were at school. At the end of a three-hour workshop, all those great clayey memories have returned and I receive such lovely feedback: "I feel so relaxed", "This was so much fun", "I can't wait for next week". Life is … Continue reading Love to squish clay with your fingers??!
Beginners’ Course: Introduction to Clay September, October, November/December 2019 Saturday afternoons 12-3pm (x4 workshops) 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th January 2020 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd February 2020 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th March 2020 £175 per person - all materials and firing included. Tutor: Kayley Holderness Four three-hour afternoon workshops designed to give a good understanding of … Continue reading Beginners’ Course: Intro to Clay 2020 – Spaces Available!
(Photo from the day that Fran brought in crostata all the way from her mum's kitchen in Italy!) Every now and then, I stop, look around the studio and take in all that surrounds me. I see shelves laden with all the work of my students, the kiln (a champion workhorse!), the pottery wheels, the … Continue reading Our pottery community 🙂
Private Throwing Tuition Learn the basics of throwing or hone your existing wheel skills with Kayley Holderness in her studio at Islington Arts Factory. Want to go solo? 1:1 tuition is £70 for two hours. Bringing a friend? 2:1 tuition is £110 for two hours. Sessions must be a minimum of two hours but may … Continue reading Throwing Tuition
Weekday Intermediate Workshops Monday evening 6.30pm-9pm, Tuesday evening 6.30pm-9pm, Thursday afternoon 1pm-3.30pm £25 per person with a fee of £2.50 per kg clay used to cover material fees and firing. Work will be weighed at the end of the session. Materials must be paid for with cash on the day. (1kg would make roughly three … Continue reading Weekday Intermediate Workshops
I had a great time on Tuesday last week, as I had the pleasure of spending the day with 5 adorable 9 year old girls and one of their mums, Ann. After helping Ann's daughter, Helen, to glaze a brilliant three-headed cat that she made during a workshop at the Victoria and Albert Museum a few months … Continue reading Super Clay Workshop in Fulham!
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Last night, a friend and I went to a Private View of two exhibitions at The Serpentine Galleries. Firstly, we saw the work of Leon Golub in his show entitled Bite Your Tongue. His graphic images were spread across the walls on textured canvases, hanging not stretched. Most of the oversized images were harrowing, expertly crafted … Continue reading Colour, Texture and Engagement at The Serpentine Galleries