Your teacher Nicholas Marsh, who has over thirty years’ worth of experience, will help you to develop your ideas in clay over a 10 week period. 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 further experience in throwing, slabbing, texturing, decorating or firing.
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upcoming courses and events
BEGINNERS POTTERY EVENING COURSE
BEGINNERS THROWING COURSE
This course, which will be run by experienced Potter Matthew Dimbleby, is an opportunity to have a one to one experience for those who would love to learn how to throw with clay. This day course takes place at the LoveClay workshop facility at Valentine Clays HQ in Fenton. At the end of the course you will then have the choice of up to 2 pots that will be glazed and fired.
SCULPTING EVENING COURSE
Looking to develop your ceramic sculpting ideas then this is the course for you. Jasmine will help you to recreate any ideas that you may have whether sculpting your own dog to exotic animals and mythical beasts, whatever form you wish to bring to life. Over the 6 week evening course you will be taught various techniques such as Surface Decorating, Coil building, Slab building and Sgraffito.FIND OUT MORE
MOTHER’S DAY FLOWER MAKING AND AFTERNOON TEA
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.
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.
LOVECLAY LADIES EVENING
Come along to a ladies evening with a difference. There will be plenty of Prosecco flowing, make-up & beauty advice, and a unique opportunity to throw a pot.
Enjoy a glass of Prosecco 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.
EASTER THEMED DECORATING
With your little one come along and make Easter themed decorations to adorn your home in celebration of the Easter holidays. All pieces created will need to be fired following the session and collected at a separate date.
EASTER SHEEP PINCH POTS
Create your own Easter inspired sheep pinch pots with your child using clay piping and texturizing to bring your sheep to life by making the wool. Our teachers Jasmine Simpson and Laura Price will be on hand to help you create your very own sculpture as a great Easter keepsake.
EASTER BELLS & CHIMES
Welcome in the spring time with melody and tunes by creating your own ceramic bells and charms. With your child learn how to make different types of bells and wind chimes using strings, ropes and clays. You can then display them in your garden or around your home.
POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP
In association with Liz Watt’s Exhibition: Beached come along to Dawn Gorman‘s Poetry Writing Workshop (maximum 10 participants) where you will be encouraged and supported in writting responses to Liz’s exhibition. The workshop will include a warm-up writing exercise and several exercises to explore ways to respond to Liz’s work and themes in poetry.
STORYTELLING WITH FRANCIS MAXEY
In association with Liz Watt’s Exhibition: Beached come along to listen to storyteller Francis explores as he explores the dreams that the wreck of an ancient ship inspire in us. Stories of sailors and the creatures they meet, cargo’s that will take you to the devil and back and hero’s escaping from knotty problems.
CERAMIC PAW PRINTS
To celebrate National Pet Month why not bring along your dog and create your own paw print impression in clay as a special keepsake. There will be plenty of treats on offer too to keep your dog entertained too. All pieces created will need to be fired following the session and collected at a separate date.