Member term-based clay classes
Termly classes suitable for novice and more experienced clayworkers. These rolling term classes are membership only and new members are eligible after attendance on one of our five week throwing courses, or our six week stand alone clay course.
Member based clay classes
Places on our member clay classes are in such high demand that we now only accept new members onto the wait list once they have attended either one of our five week throwing courses, or our stand alone six week clay course.
Our classes are small, which allows both flexibility for swaps and catch ups where members can ‘visit’ other classes to make up sessions that they may have had to miss during the term. As it is a member – based class, the place is yours until you decide to relinquish it to another eager person.
The classes are suitable for beginners and more experienced alike. Class leaders are enthusiastic and our studio is very well equipped. Class members are encouraged to experiment and as we make many of our own glazes in-house, the range of decoration opportunities is amazing.
Class members get the opportunity to attend specialist workshops such as Raku and Pit firing, and we bring in experts in their own field to do one off workshops throughout the year.
We also do a mini-workshop for class members once a term concentrating on different decorating techniques
We pride ourselves on creating a warm, encouraging and welcoming space for our class members to enjoy working and playing with clay.
Membership clay classes £1000.00 per annum (payable six times per year to match terms).
Our member classes run on the days and times below:
TUESDAY MORNINGS 9.30-12.30
TUESDAY AFTERNOONS 1.30 – 4.30
TUESDAY EVENINGS 6.30 – 9.00
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS 1.00-4.00
THURSDAY AFTERNOONS 1.30-4.30
THURSDAY EVENINGS 6.30-9.00
2023 Term dates
Term 1 3/4/5 January – 7/8/9 February
Term 2 14/15/16 February – 28/29/30 March (HT wk comm 20th Feb)
Term 3 18/19/20 April – 23/24/25 May
Term 4 6/7/8 June – 11/12/13 July
Term 5 5/6/7 September – 10/11/12 October
2 week break
Term 6 31Oct/1/2 November – 5/6/7 December
6 Week Stand alone Clay Course
Our six week stand alone clay course is the entry point for the wait list for our member-based regular clay classes. We have a programme to cover many of the basic aspects of handbuilding and there are sessions on throwing and glazing as well. This course will more than likely fire even more enthusiasm for all aspects of making with clay, and is an excellent springboard onto the regular clay classes where you will be able to experiment with even more exciting projects.
£250.00 per course includes all materials and firings
WANT TO KNOW MORE? If you would like to have more information before booking onto any of our courses or classes then do fill in our contact form and we can get in touch to chat.
Wheel Throwing Experiences
Our throwing experience sessions are a perfect 2 hours for those who are completely new to pottery and wheel throwing.
Wheel Throwing Courses
Aimed at both beginners and those who wish to improve their throwing skills.
Cheshire Clay Studio are proud to be able to display our class members and class leaders work through Open Studio weekends.
Step by Step guides
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Cheshire Clay Studio,
Cheshire – CW10 9NG