Group workshop -  bowl

Group workshop - bowl

sept - oct 2018 - 8 week course - sessio

sept - oct 2018 - 8 week course - sessio

Greenman workshop at Katherine Fortnum C

Greenman workshop at Katherine Fortnum C

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Christmas garland group workshop 30-11-1

Couples workshop

Couples workshop

Group workshop - bowl of shapes

Group workshop - bowl of shapes

Hand building ceramics workshop

Hand building ceramics workshop

Group workshop bowl of shapes

Group workshop bowl of shapes

FAQ's

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Ceramics Workshops FAQ's

Workshops

What do workshop prices include?


Prices include all materials and bisque firing your item(s)(unless otherwise stated).




Do you teach the pottery wheel?


Everything you create at my workshop is made by hand but the options are limitless and there’s a wide variety of different hand building methods to explore for making the actual item before decoration or colour even comes into it! Any item you can create on the wheel can me made using hand building methods.




What happens to my creation when I leave?


After you have lovingly created your item, you will leave it with me and it will be ready to collect within roughly 8 weeks. Once you’ve made your item it will need to dry out for several weeks, I will then load it into the kiln where it will be bisque fired (this essentially means baked) for 12 hours at 1000 degrees. It takes around 24 hours to cool the temperature down enough to open the kiln, now your creation is fully fired and turned from clay to ceramic. I will get in contact for you to collect your finished piece(s).




What ages are the workshops suitable for?


The workshops are suitable for ages 2+.




Is ceramics suitable for partially sighted / blind attendees?


Yes! Ceramics is suitable for people of all ages and abilities; working with clay is all about the way you work with the material, the feeling of working it in your hands, you are only limited by your imagination not ability!




Do I get to take my creations home?


Yes! You will first leave your items with me to be fired and then they will be ready to collect within roughly 8 weeks.




Do I do home visits?


Yes I can come to you to do a workshop, although I only travel locally.

The workshop can be for up to as many as you can get around a table at home or if you wanted to hire out a room/village hall or wherever you wish for up to 60 attendees.




Do I visit schools and other organisations?


Yes, I run workshops for schools/colleges, after school clubs, craft groups, care organisations, Charity events, WI's etc. Workshops can be adjusted to meet the needs of the attendees.




When can I book a Personalised Ceramics Workshop?


Personalised Ceramics Workshops do not run on specific dates, date and time availability is flexible-
weekdays, evenings, weekends and bank holidays; so workshops can be booked at a date/time to suit you.
To check availability just inquire with your desired date. Workshops run from 2 - 6 hours




Who will be teaching me?


You will be taught by me Katherine, I own and run the business / workshops. I am a degree qualified practioner and I provide personalised one to one tuition to suit your needs. I am fully DBS checked and I have over 6 years experience teaching ceramics.




Are the workshops suitable for people with learning disabilities?


Yes! The workshops are informal and have a friendly environment, welcoming people of all abilities and ages. I will tailor a workshop to suit your needs.




Discount codes


Discount codes can only be reddemed on privately booked workshops. Offers exclude all planned workshop events. If you wish to redeem a discount code please say you have one when first contacting about a booking.




Gift Certificates for ceramics workshops


Gift certificates can go towards paying part or full payment for a ceramics workshop, letting you choose the amount to gift! No need to purchase a specific workshop, let the recipient choose the right workshop for them. Once purchased the consumer will be responsible for contacting me Katherine to confirm a date. Certificates must be redeemed before the use by date given when purchased - within 6 months





Booking & payment

How can I pay?


Payments can be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Payment is required in advance of the workshop, accompanied by the booking form.




How do I book?


Please contact me to book your workshop, email me through the contact page. Payment and returned booking form will secure your place onto a workshop.

Be sure to book in advance to secure your desired date and for set date sessions as there are limited spaces and will be cancelled if there aren’t enough attendees on the workshops.





Other services

Do I sell gift certificates?


Yes. You can buy a gift certificate where you can purchase the full or partial amount towards a ceramics workshop, for whatever amount you choose, and then the recipient can redeem the voucher on a workshop of their choosing. I will also provide some printed information to accompany the certificate.

Gift certificates are valid for up to 6 months from purchase date. Unfortunately if you contact to redeem after this period they are invalid, sorry.




Do I rent out my kiln?


I don’t rent my kiln out.




Do I offer firing services?


I don’t offer firing services.




Do I rent out my studio or equipment?


I don’t rent out my studio or equipment but you can hire out my studio for a private party for you and your friends, for more information please visit the Private tuition page.




Demonstrations & workshops


I run demonstrations for WI's, craft groups, schools and other organisations. A demonstration includes - I will do a demonstration of how to create your chosen item with a friendly Q&A, followed by a talk about what happens to clay items during the firing process. A demonstration costs £60 plus an additional travel charge based on miles. I also provide demonstrations followed by a ceramics workshop. Away workshops are for up to 2 hours. *I understand WI meetings are quite short so please be prepared to accomodate this. The cost is based on the number of attendees, material and firing per attendee plus my time. If you would like to book a demonstration or workshop please get in touch.





About the studio

How many attendees can the studio accommodate?


There is space for 7 attendees at the studio. For children’s workshops a parent/guardian can stay and supervise but they would take the place of an attendee.




Is the workshop wheelchair accessible?


Unfortunately the workshop is not wheelchair accessible, there are a few small steps.




Where is the studio?


We are located at 15 Knoll Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9QR, England.

It is a residential street and there will be free parking available close by along the street.

There is a nearby bus stop a short walk away which is located outside the Police Station on the corner of Fairfield Road, joining Leicester Road (B6047).

Visit the contact page for a Google map.




Is there parking?


It is a residential street and there will be free parking available close by along the street.