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Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Ceramics by John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

John Calver

Upcoming events

Ruthanne Tudball in Taipei at Museum of National Taipei University of Education 1st - 28th February 2019 solo exhibition

Recently added Courses

Regular Pottery Courses by Suleyman Saba - 29th January to 31st December, 2018
Students will learn about preparing clay and different techniques of ceramics from pinch pots and coiled pottery, to slab building and throwing. Students are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. 
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 1st January to 31st December, 2018
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.

Full Time, 3 Month, Residential, Ceramic Course: 03.09.-30.11.2018


The course aims are to give aspiring potters the time, space, materials and equipment to really explore new processes in the development of their work and style. To give them the confidence and skills needed to set up their own studio and to exhibit and sell their work.

Skills Covered: Throwing – Hand building – Surface Decoration – Glazing and Glaze Technology – Firing Methods – Studio Management and  Business and Promotional Skills including Lighting and Photographing their work.

Tutors: Students will learn from a team of practising ceramicists. (see website for details of their profiles)

We will also be inviting internationally renowned potters to share their expertise and knowledge such as:

Ruthanne Tudball - Throwing with expression and soda firing

Ashraf Hanna - Working with slabs and coils

Stephen Parry - Making large-scale pots on the wheel

Linda Bloomfield - Glaze technology

Lesley Mclnally - Surface colour and texture

Being practitioners all our lecturers understand both the problems surrounding the creative process and what it takes to become a successful artist, supporting you professionally with marketing, pricing, finance and social media.

Assessment – Qualification: As yet the course is not accredited but graduates will be presented with a certificate of competition from the School, including a summary of their particular discoveries and experience. Students are not given grades but during individual tutorials will be constructively critiqued and encouraged. Deadlines for completing projects will be important and help to deepen their exploration and development. Gallery Owners, Collectors, and The Press will be invited to the end of course show, which will be an important opportunity for each graduate to receive feed back, make contacts, cell their work and take commissions.  Maintaining excellent attendance, timekeeping and a respect for other people and the working environment will be expected.

Teaching Methods will include group and individual tutorials to discuss ideas and clarify concepts. Individual projects will be set that are specifically designed to encourage students to creatively explore and engage with their chosen themes and interests. As well as demonstrations, talks and outings, tutors would be on hand to help and provide support for long periods each day.

Students will be encouraged to find out what they really love. If it be a piece of architecture, a pebble found on the beach or a rusty drain cover, it will help them to establish their own ideas and pathways to follow. They will also be encouraged to take risks and rise to creative challenges to really explore different working methods and the materials.

They will be expected to manage their own space, recycle clay, mix up glazes and pack and fire the kilns. Keeping a sketchbook to work through ideas, recording results and take notes will be essential. Familiarizing themselves with the history of studio ceramics, visiting galleries and following favoured artists on social media will be important.

Key Details:

Course dates/times  -  Monday 3rd September – 30th November 2018;  Times:  9.30am – 3.30pm;  Half Term – 22nd – 26th October

Supported learning hours – 12 hours a week mostly mornings;  Private study hours – 17 hours a week;  Total expected study hours a week – 30 hours

Fees – £3000 plus materials which will be calculated as used

Accommodation costs are not included – to be published

Enrolment Process

​Deadline for application is 28th May 2018

Application forms can be downloaded from the website.

Applicants should have a strong collection of ceramic pieces, sketchbooks and any supporting material. They should show a passion and commitment to following a career in Ceramics. All applicants will be contacted by early June

Interviews will be here at the school or via skype and successful applicants will be informed by the mid July.


Accommodation is on campus, the convenience of which allows students maximum time to fully immerse themselves in their journey with clay. Access to the studio will be available at all times. Students can choose to stay late and work at weekends and will learn from each other in a vibrant community of potters. The grounds are beautiful and atmosphere peaceful which encourages creativity.

Posted on January 7 2018 under News for Makers, Pottery and Ceramic Course News.