Alford Craft Market Centre Ceramics
At our Ceramics section of the Bakehouse workshop we offer different ways of introducing you to the exciting art of pottery. We encourage you to have a go at many different techniques - not just throwing on the wheel, which most of you will visualise when thinking of what potters typically do, but hand building, modelling, design and decoration, sculpture, ceramic jewellery, and Raku firing.
We have four potters wheels and offer Taster Sessions and Improver Sessions in throwing. Your best pots will be fired and glazed for you by the tutors and can be picked up from the shop when ready. The Tutor for the Pottery Taster and Improvers sessions is Bob Emmet.
We also offer six week ongoing courses such as:
Pottery Design and Decoration, involving both thrown and hand-built items hopefully of your own design, but if you need inspiration to start your project we will give you some ideas. You will learn different ways of decorating and glazing your work. The tutor for the 6 week courses is Pris McGirr.
Clay Sculpture with subjects from nature such as poppy seed heads, tortoises, hedgehogs and other garden dwellers. The Tutor for clay sculpure classes is Fiona Radford.
Coming very soon – one off classes in Raku firing. This is a visually exciting and very fast way of firing pottery with beautiful and surprising results.
Pottery Making for Children
Most children love playing with clay! Our Kids Classes are great fun and take place during weekends and school holidays.
Book a class via our online booking page or in person at the Alford Craft Market Shop