Intro to Hand Building

Intro to Hand Building (beginners) with Jenny Rae

Thursdays from 09/06/22 – 14/07/22

13:00 – 15:00

6 sessions over 6 weeks


£235 (£212 for members)

Join Jenny Rae during Intro to Hand Building where you will learn and develop hand building skills whilst creating two forms – a coiled pot which can become a lamp base, lidded jar or planter, and a geometric form created from slabs of clay. The course will be split into two halves, one for each piece that you will create. 

During the first half we will use coil building techniques to create an enclosed form, around 25cm tall (or taller if you wish!) which can become the base of a table lamp, a lidded vessel or a planter. During the second half, using paper templates made by yourself, you will use slab building techniques to create a geometric vessel.

Class Timetable

Project 1 – Coiled Pots

Week 1 – Coiling techniques demonstration. Begin coiling vessel.

Week 2 – Complete construction of your vessel using paddling techniques to refine its shape. Decide on the function of your vessel.

Week 3 – Demonstration of surface decorating techniques and using this information to decorate your vessel. 

Project 2 – Slab Built Forms

Week 4 – Demonstration of how to roll out slabs, learning how to determine when slabs are ready to be used, as well as how to care for, store and dry slabs.

Week 5 – Creating templates and constructing geometric forms.

Week 6 – Finalise construction of slab built piece and prepare surface for decoration. Demonstration of surface decorating techniques and using this information to decorate your vessel.

How to Book: 
Email us on to reserve a place.
Places guaranteed on receipt of payment. 
Payment via bank transfer or Paypal 
Spaces are limited – offered on a first come first served basis, get in touch early to avoid disappointment

Cancellation Policy:
If we do not have enough people booked onto a class 72 hours before it is due to start, we will cancel it and send full refunds to anyone booked on. 

If you are booked on and wish to cancel, you must let us know as soon as possible. 
We will issue a full refund until 7 days before the workshop is due to start. 
If you cancel 7 days or less before the workshop is due to start we will issue a 50% refund.
If you cancel 72 hours (3 days) or less before the class is due we will not issue a refund. 

Exceptions: if someone tests positive for Covid or is asked to self isolate within the restricted cancellation period, they will receive a full refund, if evidence can be provided. 

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