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Introduction to Clay Weekly 

Sunday course overview with Sue Cant


This course teaches all the basic clay techniques for handbuilding, wheelthrowing and glazing.


26 July 2020


This class over a 9 week term 




Workshop 1


Max 12 students





This Term class is held on Sunday mornings from 10.00am to 1.00pm for for nine weeks.
 Starts Sunday 26 July and finishes on Sunday 20 September 2020. 


You can choose our INTENSIVE course. There are no intensives currently available. 

The same curriculum packed into 4 days over 2 weekends. SEE AND BOOK. You will be taken to another page.

This course takes students through a range of techniques for working with clay.
This Weekly Course is the same curriculum as the INTENSIVE COURSE.
The course takes students through a range of techniques for working with clay.
  • students get a feel for clay and its properties through various handbuilding techniques and projects
  • introduction to glazing
  • focus on the potter’s wheel, learning to centre clay (the basis for all wheelthrowing) and form cylinders and other shapes
  • work produced during weeks so far is glazed ready for final firing.
  • a Raku firing takes place when students will see some of their pots go through the raku rapid firing process. This is weather dependant and may not happen in very hot or high fire danger conditions.
Health and safety aspects of working with clay and pottery materials are covered during the course.

About the teacher

As well as being passionate potter, Sue is a qualified teacher and brings extensive experience in working with children, adults and people with disabilities to her classes.

In her ceramic practice Sue uses both wheel throwing and hand building techniques to explore ceramic forms as a means of human connection through daily ritual and interaction. She is interested in the cultural meaning we attach to the ceramic vessels we use in everyday life.

Sue enjoys sharing her love of clay with students and helping them explore the many ways clay can be used to create both functional ware and sculptural forms.  

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