Seasonal Workshops

(for all ages)

TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 12.30pm-2pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm (Adults only) 

TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 4pm-6pm (All ages, children must be accompanied)

Join us for some seasonal fun, whatever the occasion or time of year, there are always loads of projects and fun workshops you can try your hand at ... all in a friendly and very sociable environment.

Make something for your self or as a gift for friends and family. 

Bring the family, come on your own or with a group of friends or colleagues, Eastcott Studios is the ideal place to let your hair down, join the fun and get creative! :)

IMPORTANT: Do remember that you will need to allow plenty of time (approx 3 weeks) to complete your project as you will need to complete the following steps:

 

1. First visit to the studio - Design and create your project in clay

2. Allow 4-7 days for your project to dry out before we can do the first firing for you (this will vary according to weather, thickness of clay etc). Each firing takes around 12 hrs then about a day to cool down properly.

4. Second visit to the studio - Add coloured glaze to bisque (first fired clay). Once dry we will do the second firing for you.

6. Your project will be ready to collect

COST: starts at £10 but varies according to cost of project (please note costs are payable at the start of your project). Project cost includes materials and two visits to studio, one to create your item and the second to glaze it. You will then need to collect the finished item once it has been glaze fired (we can arrange for it to be posted for a small fee to cover p&p). 

SEE ALSO: Freestyle Studio and 'Create and Chill' sessions

 

To help you plan ahead, in addition to birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, engagements, new baby, and of course just for the fun of it... here is a list of just some of the occasions you may like to enjoy being creative....

2016:

September / October - Harvest Festival

30th October: Diwali

31st October: Halloween

5th November: Bonfire Night

11th November: Remembrance Day

13th November: Remembrance Sunday

26th November: US Thanksgiving

6th December: Hanukkah

25th December: Christmas

2017:

1st January: New Year

 

25th January: Burns Night

28th January: Chinese New Year (Year of the Rooster)

14th February: Valentine's Day

 

 

17th March: St Patrick's Day

 

26th March: Mother's Day 

 

16th April: Easter

23rd April: St George's Day

19th June: Father's Day

25th June: Eid al-Fitr

4th July: Fourth of July

August / September: Back to School

31st August - 1st September: Eid al-Adha

 

21st September: Peace Day

1st October: Grandparent's Day 

 

Do let us know if we have missed anything! :) 

 

 

Pot throwing

We have all seen the Great British Throw Down on TV, this is your chance to get your sleeves rolled up and start throwing your very own ceramic pots! Come individually or bring some friends, great fun but be prepared to get really messy!

For a fun, introductory 1hr taster session it is £15 which includes materials. Once it has dried out, your pot will be fired, this can take between 1 to 3 weeks depending on the size and thickness of your pot and how damp it is. If you would like to decorate and glaze your pot you will need to come back for another session but you can join any of our 'drop-in' sessions to do this, just check with us to make sure your pot has been fired and is ready to be glazed. There will be an additional charge of £10 to cover glazing and the essential second firing to complete the process giving your pot a wonderful shiny glass like finish. If you prefer to take your pot home to decorate this is fine too, you can use acrylics to paint at home adding a PVA glue wash to seal.

Taster sessions are booked at various times through the week, please contact us or complete a booking form to find out more.

If you want to take it a bit further, improve your technique and follow a series of 1hr classes, these start at £15 per session for a four week course which is payable on or before your first session. 

Please note that pot throwing sessions are not normally suitable for children under 8yrs. 

To book a place, contact us or complete a booking form Please note that these sessions are quite popular so there may be a waiting list from time to time.

 

Beginners Pot Throwing sessions currently available:

Tasters: 1hr sessions by appointment

Introductory Classes: Mondays 6.30-7.30pm and 7.30 -8.30pm (pre-book only)

Improvers Classes: Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm and 7.30 -8.30pm (pre-book only)

If you already have throwing experience and simply want to use the facilities, see our 'Freestyle' sessions.

 

Fairy Houses

Unique project workshop where you can make some delightful terracotta garden lanterns in the shape of Fairy Houses. If you prefer, you can glaze your houses in some gorgeous bright colours which will cheer up any garden or window box.

Ideal family fun. You can make some little garden fairies or cheerful little toadstools to add to the theme, just let your imagination flow and get creative! 

The sessions are project workshops and run at various times during the week. Fairy House workshops are normally £10 per person per session. You will normally need two sessions, the first one to make a fairy house then the second to glaze and colour it.

Your house will be fired after each session.
You can however simply collect your house after the first firing and either leave as it is or paint at home using acrylic paints then add a PVA glue wash to seal and give a satin finish.

If you would also like to make Fairies and/or toadstools, this is another workshop which is again £10 per person per session. 

Book your place.. contact us or complete a booking form

 

Ceramics Workshops

(for Adults only)

MONDAYS 6.30pm-8.30pm 

 

Our ceramics workshops provide an excellent opportunity to explore a range of techniques and styles using this fantastic medium of clay!

Enjoy some 'time-out' to enjoy being creative under the watchful eye of experienced ceramicist and teacher Claire Cushnahan.

The workshops are friendly, fun and relaxed with plenty of time to be creative whist enjoying a cuppa and chat.

'Drop in' workshops & pot throwing sessions, great fun for ALL the family!

 GIFT VOUCHERS

SESSION TIMES - Timetable & Prices

 Just itching to have a go? Call Jo on 07747804487, come for a look around and a chat! Try an evening class, or just 'drop in' to one of our regular, friendly & informal sessions:

 Term Time CLASSES (Pre-book):

Mon 6.30-8.30pm (adults & pot throwing)

Tues & Wed 10.30, 11.30, 7.30 (1hr pot throwing tasters)

Tues 6.30-8.30pm (adults)

Wed 6.30-7.30pm (improvers pot throwing)

Sun by appointment (pot throwing)

 

Term Time DROP IN SESSIONS:

Tues 10.30-11.30pm (Tots & pots)

Tues & Wed 12-2pm (adults)

Tues & Wed 4-6pm (All ages & After-school club)

Tues & Wed 6.30-8.30pm (adults)

 

OTHER CLASSES (Pre-book):

(subject to sufficient interest)

Jewellry Making

Wood Burning (pyrography)

Contact us or go to Events page for more info. Can't make any of these times but love to join in? Call us, you never know! 

SCHOOLS & GROUPS, call Jo on 07747804487 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FAIRY HOUSES AND FAIRIES!

 CASTLES & DRAGONS!

PINCH POT ANIMALS & POTS

Want to get involved?

CONTACT US

07747 804487

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