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6 Weeks £270


Tutor: Niamh Phillips 
Group Size: 4 

Tuesday 10am - 12.30pm
31 Oct, 7, 14, 21, 28 Nov & 5 Dec

What will I learn?

On this six week course you will learn skills in hand-building, throwing, surface decoration and glazing. Sessions are taught through demonstration and one to one tuition with plenty of time for practice and experimentation. Over six weeks you will learn to discover and explore your own creative abilities through the expression of clay. This course is a great introduction to pottery while also giving students with more experience opportunities to build on their existing skills. By the end of the course you will have made a variety of hand-built and glazed objects such as a mug, jug, vase or perhaps something more sculptural. 


What will I take home?

Learning how to make pottery involves making lots AND LOTS of mistakes along the way! The great thing about clay in its raw state is that it’s sustainable and can be recycled and reused. On this course you will make many practice pots but you’ll choose your best five to fire in the kiln and take home.

Who will teach me? 

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 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 your course on the dates listed above. Workshops are non-refundable once the course has started. Should you need to cancel the course, you may do so up to 14 days before the start of the course when you will get a full refund minus a 10% admin fee. Any cancellations made after 14 days prior to the start date are non-refundable. You may transfer your booking onto another course up to 14 days prior to the start date when a 10% admin fee will be charged. It will not be possible to reschedule a course beyond 14 days prior to the start 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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