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Carys Martin Ceramics

Wheel Throwing and Hand Building Weekend Workshop - Plus glaze session. 14 / 15 Sept

Wheel Throwing and Hand Building Weekend Workshop - Plus glaze session. 14 / 15 Sept

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Soak up the creative atmosphere of a working pottery studio and join the studio community of makers. Work under the tutorage of artist Carys Martin to learn the techniques and tricks to creating in clay, to explore the different surface decoration options and to learn about glazing.

Join me for a weekend of informal learning, as I teach you how to create in clay and thrown on the pottery wheel. The perfect opportunity to create your own pieces! 

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 14th Sept. 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 14th Sept

9:30am – 3pm

Sunday 15th Sept


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

Monday 30th Sept

GLAZING - 6-8pm

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
  • Glaze application and simple tests
  • Glazing to achieve the best results

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


"I have attended both term classes and short workshops at Carys Martin Ceramics...
I hadn't had much experience (not since high school) but have absolutely loved going to 'pottery'.... Carys is an amazing artist and teacher who is happy to assist you, guide, let you bounce ideas off her, offer inspiration or just let you do your own thing... Her knowledge on shrinkage, drying times, glazing and firing is extensive - so far the Kiln Gods have been kind and all of my pieces have survived! I have loved the process of getting my hands dirty as much as my finished products..." Vicky

"Carys is an amazing artist and a brilliant, wise and generous teacher. I have been attending ceramic classes at Carys' studio since 2020 and absolutely love it. I love the gorgeous space where the classes are held and Carys always has some wonderful ideas and advise on the pieces that I am working on. Thank you Carys for always being so inspiring and generous." Tuseet

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