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Carys Martin Ceramics

Weekend Masterclass - April - sat 6th / sun 7th plus glaze session

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INTENSIVE MASTERCLASS – Two and a half days

Why not create your own unique Xmas gifts! 

Join Carys in her studio for a two and a half day intensive masterclass in clay. This course is perfect for beginners wishing to immerse themselves in pottery or intermediate potters desiring concentrated studio time to further develop their skills. 

Course dates

The course will commence on the 6th April. Please note the break in between day 2 and 3 to allow pieces to dry and be fired. You will need to be available for all sessions to complete the course. 

Saturday 6th April

9am – 3pm

Sunday 7th April 


This is so pieces are dried appropriately and fired ready to commence the final day of the course.

Mon 21st April 

GLAZING - 6-8pm



During the two and a half days in the studio, students will receive teaching in hand building, using the pottery wheel, studio safety, surface design and an introduction to glaze application. The course will be a mix of formal teaching in a small group environment with individual work and guidance. A detailed timetable for each day will be provided by Carys closer to the start date.

Students will be asked to design a main project to work on and potentially complete a number of smaller pieces alongside this project if scope allows. Carys will consult each person on their project to ensure it is feasible. There will also be a number of project examples available at the studio to choose from if desired.  

Day 1 and 2 will be creating the project piece. Students will experiment with hand building techniques as well as the wheel. They will learn insider tips and tricks when handling clay from Carys and her over 20 years of knowledge.

Glazing will take place around two weeks later in order for pieces to be dried and fired. This evening will focus on surface decoration and glazing with pieces being completed for their final firing. Fired work will be available within two weeks of the course completion date (*subject to kiln firing).

Key learnings

  • Studio Safety and safe clay practices
  • How to break down a larger pottery project
  • Hand building techniques - pinch, coil, slab, joining and adding appendages
  • Surface decoration techniques
  • Wheel throwing and trimming
  • Introduction to glaze chemistry
  • Glaze application and simple tests
  • Glazing to achieve the best results
  • How to load a kiln

Course fee includes:

All clay, equipment including wheels and tools, glazes, firing, tuition.

Tea, coffee and morning tea will also be provided.


To bring:

A sketch book (a4 size)

An apron (something you don’t mind getting clay on)

An old towel (for the pottery wheel)

Lunch (or you can pop out to get something locally)

Any questions please email Carys on