Weekly Pottery Classes

Hand Built Pottery
Katy making a poppy pod decoration for her garden.

 

“When people start my pottery classes, they often begin by saying that they’re not creative and not very good and making things. With my help and support they soon realise that they are creative and they can make something… their sense of achievement is incredible.”

Starting anything new can be daunting, especially when you’re joining a group of people that you don’t know, and you don’t know what to expect. Rest assured, the pottery classes are very informal, friendly, full of fun and creativity. There’s absolutely no judgement and like a big family, the old timers are very willing to help the newbies. The people in the classes are a mixture of ages, backgrounds, experience and personalities but it totally works, and you’ll have a great time as well as making some wonderful pottery! You don’t need to bring anything with you apart from perhaps a sketchbook to take notes and some people like to wear an apron.  Mostly you’ll just need a sense of humour and open mind!

In the pottery classes, I aim to build confidence, encourage experimentation and create a space that is welcoming and inspiring. Anyone can attend the pottery classes, they really are suitable for all abilities.

Beginners will be taken through the various hand-building and glazing techniques (not throwing on the potters wheel). If you’ve done pottery before, or if you prefer, you’re free to work on your own ideas and develop your skills further. I also run extra workshops in class time that are fun, inspirational and a bit quirky. I also like to find opportunities in the local area for community projects that the pottery class can participate in.

All the materials that you need are provided and are inclusive in the price of the pottery class. You’ll have the opportunity to use different types of clay (including stoneware, raku, craft crank) and there are more than 60 brush on glazes to choose from, over 40 under glazes, oxides and a variety of coloured slips.

Join one of the pottery classes and as well meeting new people whilst getting creative you’ll benefit from…

~ Working in a lovely spacious & light studio
~ A tutor who’s an established ceramicist with over 25 years in the creative industry and 20 years of experience teaching pottery
~ Flexible sessions suitable for total beginners & advanced makers
~ Guidance & space to further your skills
~ Various clay available, over 60 glazes, loads of underglazes, oxides and slips
~ Additional class workshops
~ Participation in community projects
~ No extra costs – all materials inclusive of price

Pottery Class Details

Choose your preferred day and let me know – spaces fill quite fast so it’s best to book in advance. 

Location: Furzebrook Studios, 52 Furzebrook Road, Wareham BH20 5AX

DAYTIME POTTERY CLASS
Day & Time:
  Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays 10.00am – 1.00pm (term time only)
Start Date: w/c Monday 26th February – Friday 22nd March
Duration: 4 weeks
Pottery Class Fees: £27.50 per session for a block booking of 4 weeks = £110
or £33.50 per session if you pay weekly
(inclusive of all materials & firing)

Please note that those who pay for a block booking take priority over those who pay per session – to guarantee your place you’ll need to pay for a block booking. 

Future Term Dates 2024:
Monday 15th April – Friday 10th May (4 weeks)
Monday 3rd June – Friday 5th July (5 weeks)
Summer break until September

Where to Find Me

My pottery studio is at Furzebrook Studios, located just outside of Wareham. It’s very easy to find and has lots of car parking space. The address is 52 Furzebrook Road, Wareham BH20 5AX

From Wareham
Continue along the A351 towards Corfe Castle. You’ll come to the Stoborough roundabout with signposts to Blue Pool, take the third exit towards Blue Pool. It’s the 2nd right just a few hundred yards from the roundabout.

From Swanage
Travel through Corfe Castle and continue along the A351 towards Wareham. You’ll come to the Stoborough roundabout with signposts to Blue Pool, take the first exit towards Blue Pool. It’s the 2nd right just a few hundred yards from the roundabout.

The studio is very accessible – from Corfe Castle 3 miles, Wareham 2 miles, Swanage 8 miles, Wimborne 13 miles, Poole 11 miles, Bournemouth 16 miles, & Dorchester 20 miles.

Booking a Place on the Pottery Class

For further information or to book your place on a pottery class email:

info@rachelfooksceramics.com