Evening Class: HANDBUILDING with Clay

This is a great opportunity for adult beginners and improvers to develop new making skills in the friendly and informal atmosphere of the Clore Learning Studio at Beagle Cross (the Leach Pottery, St Ives).

  • Autumn term 2017: starts Thursday 28th September 2017 (10 places)


  • 8 week course
  • 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Maximum 10 people (minimum 6 people)
  • Cost: £160 including all tuition and firing (approx 5 pieces)
  • Materials supplied: aprons and tools provided.

The course introduces a range of hand-building techniques including slab work, coiling and pinching.  Participants learn clay preparation, decorating techniques such as creative slip work, under-glazes, impressing, incising and glaze application.

No experience is necessary. This course is designed for complete beginners and for those who have had some experience of working with clay but would like to further develop their skills and try out new techniques.

We like to include as part of the course a Raku firing, a unique and inspiring process where red hot pots are taken from the kiln and plunged into sawdust resulting in crackled surface and rich range of colours.

For further details email : fleur@leachpottery.com