Thu Adult Pottery Studio (Trial Class) 09:30 – 12:00

From: £30.00

This is a trial class for the Thursday morning Adult Pottery Studio. A trial class is seen as an introduction to the content that will be covered in the course over the term. It enables you to try one class in a course before you decide if you would like to commit to the rest of the term. Only one trial class in this course is available per person per term. You can take a trial class at any point in the term, except in the final week of the course.

This class is suitable for adult learners, for beginners as well as those with experience in pottery and ceramics.

Times and Duration

This class is two and a half hours long and runs on Thursday mornings from 9:30am to 12noon. The Thursday Adult Pottery Studio course runs during term time for a duration of 10 to 12 weeks. There is a one week break at Half Term. The schedule can be found on our current Term Timetable.

Course Description

Whether you are looking for a way to express your creativity, a relaxing passtime and opportunity to make functional or sculptural objects for your home or to give as gifts, come and join us! We also cater to anyone looking for professional development, experienced workers in the art and design industry wanting to explore clay as a medium and experienced ceramic artists.

You will learn in a friendly and professional environment, in a beautiful secluded ground floor garden pottery and art studio, right in the heart of Shepherd’s Bush in West London. The teachers at Kite Studios are highly experienced and passionate, will guide you through the processes and be on hand at all times to answer questions.

This course offers a flexible approach which allows the teachers to respond to the requirements and enthusiasm of learners who may want to explore a variety of specialist techniques. At the same time we offer a structured curriculum for those with no previous experience to make sure a good foundation is set for the technical and aesthetic aspects of working with clay as a creative medium.

The Thursday morning Adult Pottery Studio course covers hand building techniques and working on the potter’s wheel. Techniques include slab building, pinching, coiling, press moulding and throwing. We will also explore a variety of decorating techniques which include working with slips and glazes; including sgraffito, inlay, stamping, mono printing, slip trailing, wax resist and glazing.

For beginners, the course will lead you through a progression of short projects, each of which will introduce you to basic hand building and throwing techniques, culminating in the opportunity to complete an independent project. The techniques covered will be built upon week by week, with the aim of giving you the skill set necessary to confidently create work in clay and to give expression to your ideas. You are also welcome to propose short projects which are of interest to you. This is a very flexible class format and we are happy to accommodate you.

Experienced learners joining the course are welcome to work on individual projects from the beginning and we are happy to support you in discovering and exploring new materials as well as developing and perfecting techniques to realise your projects.

Practicing the art of pottery is a wonderful way to unwind, while also learning a new skill and giving expression to your creativity. The two and a half hour class duration allows you time to relax and get into the flow of working creatively.

We have excellent public transport links and all courses offer flexible attendance options for anyone with busy career schedules, shift work or childcare needs.

The fee for this one-off trial class includes tuition and all materials. We encourage everyone to practice, experiment, learn and enjoy! Shared tools, aprons and towels are provided.

When booking this class please be aware, that working with clay is a multi-step process, often requiring two or three sessions to bring your work to completion. You may therefore need to attend one of the Pottery Studio drop in classes on Fridays (mornings or evenings) and a Pottery Glaze and Fire session to complete your work, if you unable to commit to the whole Thursday morning course.  As an alternative, we also offer all inclusive packages, such as our Throw a Pot and Slip Decorate private workshop.

Who teaches the course

The course tutor is Davide Gevonese

** Please note that there is an additional charge for firing, giving you the freedom to practice and experiment before you decide which pieces you would like to keep, whilst also doing our bit for the environment! The charge is £1 per 100g of weight of your finished work. This price includes both the bisque and the glaze firings. Our firing fees are not for profit. The work is weighed before the first firing. Firing fees can be paid at your class by cash or card. **