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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 March 2020 Saturday afternoons 12-3pm x 3 Workshops 7th, 14th, 21st March 2020 £130 per person - all materials and firing included. Tutor: Kayley Holderness Three three-hour afternoon workshops designed to give a good understanding of basic hand building and decorating techniques. Create functional pieces from start to finish: make … 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 have been practising my throwing all weekend and now my arms ache! Ha!I'm trying to teach myself to throw bigger work, but in order to do that I'm having to learn how to spiral wedge. This method of kneading the clay to get the air out allows you to wedge much bigger lumps of … Continue reading Throwing Practice… Practice Practice Practice!
Congratulations to Keri, one of the lovely people who comes along to my tuesday evening clay workshops, on producing her first bottle shape! Having now learned the art of collaring she is unstoppable! This great piece came off the wheel without a hitch and I can't wait to see how she will glaze it. Just like Keri here, you … Continue reading A Bottle by Keri…
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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