Handbuild Pottery Introduction

1 Northdown Road, Margate, CT9 1FG.

 

I’m an artist/educator based in Margate in Kent and founder of GoCreate.co.uk which runs creative workshops and events. My primary practice is oil painting and over the years my painting has journeyed from realism to smudgy impressions. I also have secondary and tertiary projects and artforms which allow me to explore materiality, processes and to […]Read More »
Express yourself through clay
Create your own mug, bowl, vase or ornament
With your ideas and our teaching approach will get your hands dirty and sculpting in the first 10 minutes. You’ll need to decide on what to make from the word go and we’ll give you some pointers. 
During the session you can work on your own small bowl, cup, vase or trinket box; we’ll teach simple slabbing and coil building techniques as well as basic surface decoration.

Your best two pieces will then be fired and glazed in a colour of your choice (subject to variations in the glaze itself), and should be available for collection approximately 4 weeks later and will be available for collection from Margate. Pieces need to dry out thoroughly which can take up to 2 weeks  before going into the kiln for the first firing. They then need to be matched up for colour choice and dipped before firing to 1200 degrees. Depending on the volume we may need to fire in different kiln loads – each process requires kilns to be fired up top temperatures and then cooled down. Final pieces then need to be sorted once again ready for collection. Occasionally pieces do not survive but we try to ensure that as many as possible do.

 Pease note that pieces can be posted out for an additional £5/piece paid at the workshop on the day. This workshop is suitable for children and adults but all children must be accompanied by a paying adults. We do run some workshops just for children and young people. There is an additional charge if you would like further pieces fired and glazed – small pieces are usually £1-£2 extra. Medium pieces i.e. mug size £3-4. We  keep pieces for up to 3 months after notification i.e. 4 months after the workshop date.  

THIS IS ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR COURSES. ITS A FANTASTIC COURSE AND IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
WHAT TO WEAR Guests don’t generally get that messy and clay does dust off but do feel free to bring an old shirt to protect your clothes.
REFRESHMENTS
We provide teas and coffees on arrival but feel free to bring your own bottles of water or soft drinks into the room.
 

 

FEEDBACK
Had a fun morning. I wasn’t expecting to come in and get straight down to making a piece of pottery, but it was hands on all the way from the moment of arrival. Great teaching support and very friendly atmosphere.
Great morning! Looking forward to receiving our pots.
Kirsty was super attentive – thoroughly enjoyed the class. Would def recommend Go Create.
I went with my 2 children aged 8 and 5 and they thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. R Welling

1 Northdown Road, Margate, CT9 1FG.

 

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Handbuild Pottery Introduction

1 Northdown Road, Margate, CT9 1FG.

 

I’m an artist/educator based in Margate in Kent and founder of GoCreate.co.uk which runs creative workshops and events. My primary practice is oil painting and over the years my painting has journeyed from realism to smudgy impressions. I also have secondary and tertiary projects and artforms which allow me to explore materiality, processes and to […]Read More »

1 Northdown Road, Margate, CT9 1FG.

 

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