Pottery Classes

Pottery classes are presently taking place at Tattershall Station Gallery and Pottery. Students have the oportunity to use the potter's wheel to develop throwing skills, learn about press mould dish making, use slabs to construct shapes and employ hand-building techniques. Various decorating methods and glazing instruction are provided as the course progresses. Finished items are fired and are taken home by their proud creators. Samples of students' work and their working environment are displayed below.

The classes are arranged in 6 week blocks. At present, there are classes being held on a Tuesday, 1.15 - 3.15 pm,   Friday, 9.30 - 11.30, and 12.30 - 2.30 pm, and also, Monday 1.30 - 3.30 pm and 6.30 - 8.30 pm. Each 2 hour session costs £15.00 and, therefore, for the 6 week course, a £90.00 fee is payable in advance. Non-attendance cannot be credited, unless arranged in advance. Finished, fired pottery will be available at the end of the course, at a cost of 1 penny per 2 grams. Students may join at any time. Anyone interested in joining us is welcome to contact us for further information.

 

Student throwing
Student on wheel

Throwing and fettling on the wheel

Joanne at work.

Fettling
Fettling

Fettling previously thrown pots

Victoria and Shelley.

Developing skills
Throwing

Throwing a vase

1.Throwing a cylinder. 2.Bellying a pot.

Sue's coil pot
Jayne's coil pot

Coil pots by Sue and Jayne

Combining a coiled base with a thrown neck.

Sue's slab pot
Jayne's slab pot

Slab pots by Jayne and Sue

Incised and inscribed.

Lidded jar
Lidded pot

A lidded vessel by Jo

Thrown base and lid.

Ruby's pot
Ruby's pot

Ruby's snail pot

Thrown and modelled.

Teapot by Nick
Nick's teapot

Teapots by Nick

Thrown and constructed.

Teapot
Mugs by Nick

Teapot and mugs

All thrown on the wheel.

Nick's mugs
Nick's pots

Nick's thrown pots

Throwing skills developing nicely.

Nick's teapots
Shelley's pot

Raw pots

Drying out before bisque firing.

Nick and Ruby's slab pots
Victoria's slab pots

Slab pots

Very different approaches to slab pottery.

Lisa's slab pot
Margaret's slab pot

Slab pots

Incised decoration.

Glazed pots
Earthenware glazes

Glazed pots

Before and after firing.

Arthur throwing
Jo thowing

Arthur and Jo

Throwng on the wheel.

flatware
flatware

Thrown flatware by Sue & Jayne

With ornate handles.

money pots
Jo's birds

Thrown, closed money boxes & thumb pot birds

By Nick, Ruby and Jo.

Ceramic basket
handled plate

Pots by Tish

Coil pot and pressed moulded dish.

Pottery workshop
Throwing

Pottery workshop

Pottery wheels in the throwing workshop.

Individual ceramic 6Gas kiln
Elictric kiln

Pottery kilns

Gas fired and electric fired kilns.

Students pot
Student's pot

Students' pots

Students' thrown and fired bowls.

pots by Victoria
pots by Tish

Thrown and incised & closed at top

Pots by Tish.

Jo's elephants
Jo's elephants

Jo's elephants

With metalic glaze.

Students pot
Student's pot

Thrown by Joanne

Skills developing.

lidded jar
lidded jar

Joanne's lidded pots

Thrown storage jars.

plate
oval plate

Jo's plates

Press moulded with impressed decoration.

bottles
cylinders

Jo's bottles and cylinders

Accomplished throwing.

Victoria's plate
Victoria's pot

Victoria's first pots

Press moulded and thrown.

Jo's plaque
thrown

By Jo and Shelley

Joanne's house plaque and Shelley's bowl.

Thrown by Shelley
By Shelley

Shelley's first pots

Thrown pieces

thrown pot
Thrown

Thrown by students

Students' first pots.

Slab pot
Slab pot

Slab pots

Combining thrown and slabbed forms.

Slab pot
Slab pot

Slab pots

Decorated using sgraffito technique.

Liz's bowl
Liz's bowl

14 inch incised bowl by Liz

Fired to 1200c.

Thrown pots
Thrown pot

Pots by Ishami and Ruth & narrowing demonstration

Thrown pots.

jo's jug
Thrown

Joanne's pots

Fired to 1200c.

pressed dish
pressed dish

Press moulded by Paul & Ruth

Fired to 1200c.

Thrown
Thrown pot

Thrown by Paul & Ruth

Spontaneous glazing.

Press moulded
Thrown

Pressed and thrown

Paper resist and brushed.

press moulded dish
Press moulded dish

Press moulded dishes by 11 year old

Press moulded and stamped.

Thrown pot
Thrown

First pots

Learning about throwing and glazing.

Brush decoration
Thrown

Thrown pots

With brush work and banding.

press moulded dishes
bowls

Press moulded plates and thrown bowls

Using coils, modelling and sprigs.

Coiled dish
dish

Dishes by Hayley

Coiled and pressed dishes.

Earthenware tile
Thrown plate

Pots by Hayley

Earthenware and stoneware.

curtain weights
bowl

Curtain weights and bowl by Hayley

Slabs and a thrown piece.

Mould bowl
thrown bowl

Bowls, moulded and thrown

Press moulded and incised with thrown bowl.

Students' pots
Jo throwing

Students' pots & at work

Joanne throwing.

coil pot
coil pot2

Coil Pots

Combining hand-built and thrown pieces.

plate
plate

Plates

Press moulded with sprigs.

mugs
mug

Mugs

Thrown and handled.

slab pot
slab pot

Slab Pots

Incised and modelled decoration.

woven plate
coiled plate

Coiled Plates

Built with coils and subtle glazes.

square dish
square dish

Square Dishes

Press moulded.

lidded jar
vase

Thrown Vessels

Using wax on lid and decoration.

vase
vase

Thrown Vases

Dipped and brushed decoration.

coil pot
coil pot

Coil Pots

Two different approaches.

incised pot
bowl

Incised & Hand-Built

A thrown and hand-built pot.

plate
plate

Press Mould Plates

Using brushwork and sprigs.

slab pot
slab pot

Slab Pots

Modelled and incised.

plate
plate

Thrown Plates

Flatware thrown on the wheel.

bowl
bowl

Sculpted Bowls

Thrown and embellished.

dish
dish

Press Moulded Dishes

Spontaneous brushwork.

vessel
platebowl

Thrown Pieces

Made on the wheel.

slab vase
slab vase

Slab Vases

Made round cylindrical formers.

dish
dish

Press Moulded Dishes

Spontaneous brushwork.

vase
vase

Slab Vases

Round slabs.

colanders
vessel

Thrown Colanders & Vase

Involving incising and handling.

fettling
slip trailing

Slip Cast and Slip Trailing

Slip is liquid clay.

Joanne's slip cast tea set
Mark's slip cast tea set

Slip Cast Tea Sets

Earthenware with brush on glazes.

slip cast vase
bottles

Slip Cast Vase & Thrown Bottles

Mark's vase and Joanne's exercise in throwing a narrow neck.

making slab pots
pugging clay

Making Slab Pots & Pugging

Students working in the workshop.

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