Saturday Morning Pottery Class | 16 November - 21 December 2019 | 6 Weeks | All Levels | E5 Studio

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Saturday Morning Pottery Class | 16 November - 21 December 2019 | 6 Weeks | All Levels | E5 Studio

180.00

6 Week Pottery Class | Saturday Morning Pottery Class | 16 November - 21 December 2019 | 10am-12.30pm | All Levels | £180 plus £4 per kg clay you want fired | Teacher: Deej Amin

About the Course

This course covers all skills from handbuilding and wheelthrowing, to surface decoration and glazing, and is suitable either for beginners or intermediate level makers. The course is structured so that each week focuses on a different technique, but we also place a lot of emphasis on time for practice and experimenting with clay. We hope that our students come away feeling like they have learnt some new skills, had fun, and hopefully made some new friends too. 

The pace of the course is entirely down to you - if you are interested in a focused learning environment in which to advance your skills and learn some new techniques, then we can provide this for you through our professional and skilled team of teachers. Our classes can also be a great opportunity to meet new people, relax, drink tea, and indulge in some meditative making surrounded by plants and positive energy.

About the Teacher

Deej Amin is a London-based maker, originally from Manchester. Having been told at school the clay and kiln were only for "serious artists", she had her first making experience while living and working in Japan. She was instantly drawn to the relaxed, therapeutic nature of working with clay, and has been making regularly since completing her master's degree in Japanese Studies. She enjoys experimenting with new forms and colours, and has been particularly inspired by the seascapes seen in her holidays around Japan and New Zealand. She encourages her students to learn by experimenting, instead of overthinking their designs.

Meet our team and learn more about your teacher.

Materials

We will provide all materials throughout the course. All of our students use our buff stoneware clay, and have access to a full range of tools, slips, moulds, and use of our SkandiHus glazes, which are mixed in-house and used by Stine for her own work.

See our range of glazes available.

What to Bring

We will send you our student handbook prior to the start of the course, with all the information that you need to know. You are welcome to bring your own apron, or you can purchase a SkandiHus apron here. Please enter code ‘COLLECTMYAPRON’ at checkout if you would like to avoid delivery fees and collect the apron in your first class.

What if I miss a class?

It is not a problem at all to miss a class or two throughout the course period. We ask that all students try their best to attend the first two sessions, as these are difficult to catch up on if missed, but we understand that you may have other commitments throughout the weeks, and your teacher will ensure that you are caught up on everything that you have missed when you return. Please note that we cannot accommodate students making up missed classes at other times, nor can we allow students to swap their classes once the course has started, because our classes always sell out.

Help us help the planet 

We try to minimise waste and over-use of unsustainable materials at our studios, and it is really important to us to look after our planet. Here are a few ways that you could help us to help Mother Earth:

  • Excessive use of plastic is really difficult to avoid in pottery studios, as we use sheets of plastic to wrap our work in and keep it wet. If you have any plastic bags, sheets, or dry cleaning bags at home that are otherwise unused, please bring them in and donate them to our studio. We are unable to use very thick plastic so please only bring in bags that are roughly the thickness of a plastic carrier bag. Thank you!

  •   We try to use recycled packaging as much as possible. If you receive orders with lots of bubble wrap, please feel free to donate it to our studio for Stine to use as packaging for her website orders.

  • We use our three bucket water system in our studios to both protect our plumbing and minimise our water usage. Your teacher will explain the system to you at the start of your class - please be sure to use it whenever you are cleaning with clay. 

  • When returning to collect your fired work, please bring any newspaper or bubble wrap that you may have lying around at home to transport your pots safely.

Where

This class is taught at our amazing new studio in Unit 4, Tilia Road, London, E5 8JB.

Please note that we have a 28 day no refund policy before the start of the course and missed classes can not be made up in different classes so please make sure that you are able to attend all classes before booking. Thank you. .

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