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upcoming courses and events
BEGINNERS THROWING COURSE
This course which will be run by experienced Potter Jon French is an opportunity to have a one to one experience for those who would love to learn how to throw with clay.
JON FRENCH CERAMIC PAINTING COURSE
A 6 week ceramic painting course with Jon French aimed at helping your to develop your painting skills in particular on china bisque ware and on glaze. Ideal for a beginner or someone with a little more experience.
CHILDREN’S CERAMICS COURSE
The Children’s Ceramic Course is aimed at those aged between 6 – 14 years old and is an introduction into the wonderful world of clay. The 5 week course will ensure that each child gets to make and learn how to create different types of ceramic items from pinch pots to throwing their very own pot. Each week they will be able to choose their favourite item which will be fired ready for decorating during week 5.
CERAMICS EVENING COURSE
10 week course
Tuesday 15th January 2019 –
Wednesday 27th March 2019
Whichever clay discipline you wish to develop and learn Nick will be on hand to help you to progress within this area whether you would like experience in throwing, slabbing, texturing, decorating or firing. This evening ceramics course is aimed at those beginners or those with a little bit of experience. The course will take place on Wednesday evenings at the LoveClay workshop facility at Valentine Clays HQ in Fenton.
JON FRENCH THROWING COURSE
6 week Evening course
31st Jan, 7th, 21st, 28th Feb, 7th & 14th March 2019 (Thursday evenings with 1 week rest)
An evening course with Jon French to develop your throwing skills and ceramic knowledge whether a beginner or someone with a little more experience. Over the 6 week course Jon will show you in detail how to:
VALENTINE’S POTTERY DATE NIGHT
Wednesday 14th February 2019
Looking for a Valentine’s Day evening with a difference? Come along with your loved one and have a bit of fun with teacher Jon French who will guide you through four-handed throwing to help you to create your very own couples pot. Enjoy champagne, canapes, chocolates and mood music while you celebrate Valentine’s Day in a way you’ll both be sure to remember!
FAIRY DECORATING WORKSHOP
Saturday 23rd February 2019
To celebrate February and to continue with our fairy theme come along and paint your very own fairy, there might even be a visit from the Mischievious Fairy Glacier Love too.
During this workshop children will have an opportunity to decorate their very own fairy which will then be fired and glazed, ready to collect at a later date. Adults can get involved too and are welcome to help little ones create their very own masterpiece.FIND OUT MORE
FAIRY HOUSE & GARDEN WORKSHOP
Tuesday 26th & Tuesday 5th March
To celebrate February and to continue with our fairy theme we have an opportunity for adults to come along to our fairy themed workshop and create their very own ceramic fairy home and garden.FIND OUT MORE
LOVECLAY LADIES EVENING
Friday 8th March
A Ladies Evening with a difference enjoy gin, chocolate and throwing all in one fabulous evening.This ladies evening is all focused on local and proud as LoveClay teams up with some award winning local companies Nelsons Gin & Seed Chocolate.
Enjoy a gin themed cocktail and nibbles on arrival before indulging in three very different type of sessions aimed at creating a fun night out with your friends which will certainly be one to remember.
MOTHER’S DAY FLOWER MAKING & AFTERNOON TEA
Sunday 31st March
The perfect way to spoil any Mum this Mother’s Day with an afternoon spent learning to make Bone China Flowers and indulging in an afternoon tea treat. Bone China Flower making is a skill that is synonymous with the Stoke-on-Trent area and the ceramics industry. Rita Floyd, who has over 30 years’ experience, will help you to create your very own flowers using our very own flower clay which will then be fired as a special memento for any Mum to keep.FIND OUT MORE
HOMEED CLAY SESSIONS
Tuesday 29th January
We are excited to announce our first ever HomeEd Creative Clay Sessions that are aimed at families and children that are home schooled. On Tuesday 29th January we would like to invite home schooled families to the LoveClay workshop to have a go with clay and to give feedback on the type of clay sessions their children would most like to participate in, this will then enable us to tailor a monthly clay programme to suite their needs.FIND OUT MORE
CLAY CREATION SESSIONS FOR LITTLE ONES
Our monthly Clay Creation Sessions are ideal for entertaining little ones and are a great way for Mum and/Or Dad to get creative. Children and parents will learn to make things using clay as well as a great social opportunity to chat to other parents.FIND OUT MORE
FAMILY THROWING COURSE
Saturday 16th March
This course has been designed as a family experience and is aimed at both adults and children having fun together learning how to throw a pot.FIND OUT MORE
KEVIN MILLWARD – BLACK & LIGHT
25th January – 8th March 2019
Kevin Millward’s Exhibition: Black and Lights explores surface teaxtures, translucent opacity, the manipulation by hand and tool of plastic and none plastic clays at the opposite ends of the spectrum. An exhibition of bowl forms and lighting.FIND OUT MORE
Mother’s Day Making Session : Porcelain Vases
Saturday 2nd March 2019
Make the perfect ceramic gift this Mother’s Day. Our morning workshop session will teach you how to create your very own Porcelain vase that can then be presented as a gift or kept for yourself.FIND OUT MORE
Mother’s Day Making Session : Porcelain Jewellery
Saturday 2nd March 2019
Make the perfect ceramic gift this Mother’s Day. Our afternoon workshop session will teach you how to create your very own Porcelain jewellery that can then be presented as a gift or kept for yourself.FIND OUT MORE