Hand-building group classes are available and bookable via the website. They are about exploring together the physicality of clay and our inner creativity in a social and relaxed setting. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience. Small numbers allow for individual attention.
I also offer private tuition on a 1-2-1 basis on all pottery table techniques and the potter’s wheel.
A technique by which you create an opening in a ball of clay and squeeze the clay evenly between your fingers to control form.
A technique by which you roll rope-like coils evenly and construct your pot by fixing them together. We will focus on building one large piece such as a vase or a plant pot.
A technique by which you roll out a sheet of clay to cut shapes from and to build with or to place on a plaster mould.
A Japanese hand-forming technique meaning ‘carved out’ by which you take away from a block of clay using a selection of tools.
In addition to handbuilding techniques you will also explore ways of developing surfaces through pressing, carving and slip (liquid clay) application (painting, printing etc).
From team building events and afterwork activities, to birthday parties and special occasions.
“Fantastic class! Francesca is a great teacher on using the wheel and gives lots of wonderful options for decorating your mug afterwards. Would highly recommend, we can’t wait to come back..”
“I joined one of the Pinch-a-Pot sessions – it was informative and relaxing. I made my first ceramic bowl! Thanks Francesca for your patience and attention”
“Keep returning to this class. So much fun , great teaching and new skills to be learnt each session.”
“Had a fantastic time at Francesca’s workshop. Francesca was a brilliant teacher and lovely person, would definitely recommend!”
“One of the best workshop experiences I have ever had!!
Thank you very much!!”
“Thank you Francesca! We had a lovely time at the workshop”
“What a great class. I was transported back to childhood, playing with clay in art classes. Clay is just a lovely medium.”
“Francesca was lovely and very patient, and her studio is excellent, well-equipped for any kind of clay-fun on and off the wheel.”
“The pots are great – thanks so much – everyone loves them!”
Alex S, UKGBC