(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 🙂
Beginners’ Course: Introduction to Clay March 2019 · Saturday afternoons 12-3pm (x4 workshops) · 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd March 2019 · £150 per person - all materials and firing included. · Tutor: Kayley Holderness These workshops are designed to give an in-depth taster of a range of basic hand building and decorating … Continue reading Beginners’ Course: Intro to Clay 2019 – Spaces Available!
Private Throwing Tuition Learn the basics of throwing with Kayley Holderness in her studio at Islington Arts Factory. Want to go solo? 1:1 tuition is £35 per hour. Bringing a friend? 2:1 tuition is £55 per hour. Sessions must be a minimum of two hours. Contact Kayley directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to find a date that … 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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I've been in my studio honing my throwing skills. Architectural forms have always been an inspiration for me, so I've started with straight-sided cylindrical forms in grogged stoneware. I really like the rough surfaces offset against the straight lines.
Close up! New experiments... coiling, building, forming, scratching.... TEXTURE!