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!


Summer Planter Workshop

We’re sure your plants have been loving the spring sunshine, but chances are they’ll be outgrowing their old pot. How about treating one to a new handmade home?

Our tutors Jay and Fiona will show you how to throw or slab build a planter in this half day workshop, where we’ll also take a break for a pot luck lunch break. We’ll show you some styles and options to try, or you can bring a few ideas of your own. Perfect for beginners who’d like to try ceramics or for those with experience looking for a fun project with good company.

£45 / £40 for DCW members. Workshop takes place on Sunday 29 July, from 10am-3pm (with hour lunch break) Cost includes lunch, tuition time, materials and firing of one planter.

You’re welcome to bring a little contribution for our pot luck – if you have any allergies or intolerances, give us a heads up when booking if you feel we should know.

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, and run Thursdays, 6pm-8.30pm for four weeks from 2 August. 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.

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.


Introduction to Ceramics with Ian Henderson

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 Mondays, 6pm-8.30pm for seven weeks from 13 August. 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.


Intermediate Ceramics with Ian Henderson

EARLY BIRD TICKETS:
Book and pay for your place before 1 September and save £20 – £180 / £160 for DCW members

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.


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.


Volunteer Committee Members

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Dundee Ceramics Workshop community of artists and clay enthusiasts. We’re looking for two new volunteer committee members to assist with the running and maintenance of our ceramics workshop.

An important part of running DCW is making sure the space is regularly open for use for members and the public. Successful applicants should be able to commit at least three hours a week to opening and supervising the workshop.

Applicants must have an interest in ceramics and be based in or near Dundee. No formal education or qualifications are necessary but applicants must demonstrate an understanding of ceramics and a willingness to learn.

We expect volunteer committee members to commit to approximately three hours of workshop cover plus committee meetings on Tuesday evenings each week. Committee members will be given an induction to the space; support and guidance from the rest of the organisation; health and safety training for the workshop and opportunities for formal qualifications and training if interested.

Please email tinroofdundee@gmail.com for further information and application form. Deadline is midnight, Sunday 1st July.