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Make a
Mug & Vase 
2.5 Hours £75

Tutor: Rachel Cox or Niamh Phillips  
Group Size: 4 

Saturday 1.30 - 4pm
Multiple Dates Available 

What will I learn?

In this taster workshop, you will be taught the fundamental techniques of making hand-built pottery, which include pinching, coiling and slabbing. Through expert demonstration and personalised guidance, you will be supported to create two objects such as a mug, cup or vase. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to explore surface decoration with slips, textures and carving. This immersive workshop will give you an authentic experience of learning the craft of pottery in a fully creative and supportive environment. To complete your works, you will choose your own colour scheme from a selection of the studio’s glazes.

 What will I take home?

On this course you’ll make two pots to have glazed and fired in the kiln. Your glazed work will be ready for collection from the studio three weeks later or posted to your door for a fee of £6.00.  

Who will teach me? 

Rachel Cox & Niamh Phillips teach the Throwing Taster Workshops on alternative weeks;

Rachel Cox has both a First Class Degree in Ceramics and a Masters in Ceramics from the Royal College Art. She is also a qualified teacher with extensive experience having taught and managed ceramics departments in various Arts Colleges across London. Rachel has also studied and practiced ceramics within institutions in Poland, Hungary, and Spain. With almost two decades of working in the industry

she has a deep knowledge of ceramic techniques and practices.


Niamh Phillips is an experienced teacher and ceramicist based in South East London. With a degree in Ceramic Design from London’s Central Saint Martins University Niamh has a broad knowledge of ceramic techniques and processes. Alongside her own professional ceramic practice she works in a number of studios and colleges around London; Niamh has a passion for teaching and enjoys passing on her skills to others.

What does the price of this course include? 

You will be taught in Rachel Cox’s modern studio with the latest ceramic tools and equipment in a small group of up to four students. Small groups ensure greater individual focus from your teacher and higher levels of student and teacher group engagement. You will have access to a range of clays, slips and glazes and an apron will be provided. Your pottery will be fired twice in an electric kiln up to temperatures of 1260 degrees. There is a bike lock up and private parking onsite available to all students. 

What is the cancellation and rescheduling policy? 

Group sizes are small and workshops are booked to capacity so please ensure that you are able to attend the session on the date that you book as the taster classes are non-refundable. Should you need to change the date of your class, it will be possible to reschedule up to 14 days before when a 10% admin fee will be charged. It will not be possible to reschedule a class beyond 14 days prior to the course date and a refund cannot be offered. In the unlikely event that a class is cancelled by Rachel Cox Ceramics due to unforeseen circumstances that are out of the studio's control the class will be rescheduled at a later date or a refund for the class will be offered if the rescheduled date is not suitable. 



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