Please see below for our upcoming opportunities and classes – book your space by emailing us at tinroofdundee@gmail.com. If you would like to arrange a taster session before booking a class, please get in touch!


Surface Decoration

A two hour workshop covering a variety of different surface decoration techniques on stoneware bisque fired pieces.

Bring your own bisque ware/buy some shapes from us, (at £1/£2 a piece), and add some colour to your pot! All glazes are food safe and lead free, so will be safe for you to use however you like.

Our tutors Jay and Fiona will show you how to decorate bisque ware, using glazes/underglazes and techniques that include painting, dipping and drip application. Suitable for beginners or those with more experience looking to broaden their decoration skills.

Class is £35 / £30 for DCW members, and runs Sunday 23 September, 12pm-2pm. Cost includes tuition time, materials and firing of two pieces.

Children over the age of 12 are welcome to attend (at concession price) but must be accompanied by a paying adult.


Autumnal Oil Burner Workshop

What better way to embrace the nights drawing in than with creating some cosy vibes with your own handmade oil burner? We’ll teach you a couple of ceramic techniques in this afternoon workshop, complete with tea, coffee and cake.

Our tutors Jay and Alexandra will show you how to create your oil burner using slab building for the base and wheel throwing for the dish. Then you can decorate your piece with slips and underglazes before we take it to be fired and glazed for you to collect later in the month. Perfect for beginners who’d like to try ceramics or for those with experience looking for a fun project with good company.

Class is £45 / £40 for DCW members, and runs Sunday 14 October, 11am-3pm. Cost includes refreshments, tuition time, materials and firing of one oil burner.

Please bring your own packed lunch for a mid-workshop break – we’ll supply the snacks, but contributions are welcome!

Children over the age of 12 are welcome to attend (at concession price) but must be accompanied by a paying adult.


Intermediate Ceramics with Ian Henderson

Expand on your ceramic experience and refine your throwing, hand building and glazing skills in this intermediate class.

Our tutor Ian will cover a range of techniques, allowing you to build a comprehensive collection of clay working skills. Learn more about hand and slab building, throwing and trimming techniques, and advanced glazing.

These classes are the next step up for those who have completed our introductory course or equivalent.

Classes cost £200 / £180 for DCW members, and run Mondays, 6pm-8.30pm for seven weeks from 1 October. Cost includes tuition time, materials and firings.

Children over the age of 12 are welcome to attend (at concession price) but must be accompanied by a paying adult.


Introduction to Ceramics with Ian Henderson

SOLD OUT – please let us know if you would like to be added to the waiting list for our next Introduction to Ceramics block in early 2018.

Get to grips with the basics of ceramics! The perfect seven week intro to wheel throwing, hand-building and glazing.

Our tutor Ian will teach you an array of techniques in these beginners classes. Get an introduction to wheel throwing; learn how to hand-build through pinch pots, slab building and coiling; and decorate and glaze your creations before taking them home.

These classes are ideal for complete beginners, and are also great for those who have tried ceramics but would like to refine their skills.

Classes cost £180 / £160 for DCW members, and run Wednesdays, 6pm-8.30pm for seven weeks from 17 October. Cost includes tuition time, materials and firings.

Children over the age of 12 are welcome to attend (at concession price) but must be accompanied by a paying adult.


Ceramics for All! with Sarah Rychtarova

Our Ceramics for All! classes are perfect for anyone looking for a relaxed environment to explore making with clay, whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to refresh skills and develop specific techniques. Tackle your own projects at your own pace and receive guidance from our wonderful tutor Sarah.

This is a general course covering hand building techniques, surface decoration processes and glaze applications. An intro to wheel throwing can also be covered on request.

Classes cost £90 / £80 for DCW members. Cost includes tuition time, materials and firings.

Next block runs Thursdays, 6pm-8.30pm for four weeks from 18 October. The following block will begin on Thursday 15 November.

Children over the age of 12 are welcome to attend (at concession price) but must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Interested in a taster class before committing to a block? Contact us about arranging a bespoke 1-1 with Sarah at £30 a session, where you can discuss your ideas and what you need from the course.


Wheel Throwing Classes

We are now offering wheel throwing classes! These 1-1 classes offer you intensive time with a tutor to learn the art of wheel throwing.

Classes last one hour – sessions are available on Sundays and Tuesdays or by request.

Cost:
1 hour wheel throwing tutorial for one: £30
1 hour wheel throwing tutorial for two: £50

Please note, we encourage you to edit and be selective with your wheel throwing as this is the best way to learn! Therefore keeping items you make is not included in the price of the class. If you would like to keep anything you make during a tutorial, speak to your tutor and they will arrange for it to be fired. This will incur an additional cost dependant on the size of the work.