Typical Gemini, with the concentration span of a gnat & not one for sitting still. My old Da used to say that "you're a long time dead". So my mantra is get busy living.Please join me for more at
Published March 8th 2020
Update April 12th 2020
Please note in-house pottery classes are currently cancelled, however, online clay building classes are available. Refer to the website for more information.
Hands around a piece of clay is better than a floor mop
All the potters I know are either half-baked or cracked. Except for local lass, Carys Martin, who is sharing her vast knowledge of ceramics in Adult Pottery Classes held in conjunction with Colour My Pot at Cleveland.
Carys has an Arts Degree, is a qualified teacher and has been working with clay for over twenty years. Her work has been in solo exhibitions in Australia, America, and the United Kingdom, so she knows her 'stuff'.
Examples of Carys Martin's work which you too can create
You too can learn about clay in a 5-week hand-building course commencing on Thursday, 23rd of April, at 6:30 pm. Sessions are 2 hours in length and there is coffee available on site, should you feel that you are flagging.
During Lesson 1, Beginners learn the foundation skills including slab building, coiling and pinch pots.
Don't know what a pinch pot is? Neither did I! Pinch pots are basically vessels that can be shaped by using your hands to mould the clay. Think milk jugs, egg cups, bowls and pots of all shapes and sizes.
Here is my gravy boat in progress (be kind please: this was my first ever clay experience).