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Ceramics – Beginners/Improvers

September, 2022

27Sep(Sep 27)10:30 am29Nov(Nov 29)1:00 pmCeramics - Beginners/Improvers(September 27) 10:30 am - (November 29) 1:00 pm Price:£163, Members £156


September 27 (Tuesday) 10:30 am - November 29 (Tuesday) 1:00 pm


Ceramics Studio

South Hill Park, Ringmead, RG12 7PA


£163, Members £156

Event Details

Ceramics – Beginners/Improvers

Karen Marks

This course is for beginners or improvers to help each student explore, experiment and develop their skills to create individual ceramic pieces.

For classes in the Ceramics Studio, please ensure that long hair is tied back, avoid wearing dangly items of clothing or jewellery, and wear covered shoes (no sandals). Please bring with you an apron, and a notebook and pen. All basic tools, clay and a selection of dipping glazes are provided in the studio, but you are welcome to bring your own tools. Work is charged by finished weight after the final firing, and the cost charged will depend on the type of clay used.

Karen is a Ceramic Artist, graduating from the University for The Creative Arts in Farnham with a BA (Hons) in Ceramics (Three Dimensional Design). She specialises in working in porcelain, which is not the easiest clay to work with. Karen adds oxides to her work to creative a palette of colours which is then thrown with the white porcelain. Her work is thrown and altered while damp, to capture the movement and energy of the sea. Karen teaches adult classes during term time. She provides structured projects for students who are new to ceramics, helping them to identify their preferred interests and techniques, as well as encouraging regular students to expand their creative skills. During the holidays she also holds workshops for children and adults. Her work has been exhibited at the Oxo Tower Wharf and Mall Galleries in London, Salisbury Arts Centre and Rye Creative Centre, Quay Arts Centre on the Isle of Wight, The Old Fire Station Gallery in Henley, and Chelsea College of Art and Design. She is also a regular exhibitor at Art in Clay at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. She is a Member of the Society for Designer Craftsmen. Website:


  1. Johanna

    I am looking for a beginners pottery class for 4 people. Do you have any classes available?

    • Andi Nichols

      Hi Johanna. The ceramics classes have already started for this term but there is a pottery workshop (1 day activity) for beginners on the 7 Nov. You can find that here:
      If you call our Box office on 01344 484123 they can tell you about the availability.

    • Tina

      Hi, will you be doing another beginners course after march?

      • Andi Nichols

        Hi Tina. Yes, our summer term will have a beginners ceramics class too. Members courses go on sale next week and non-members the week after.

  2. Soraya Rolt

    Hello, could you please let me know when the next beginners ceramics course will be or when I will be able to book?
    Thank you,

    • Andi Nichols

      Hi Soraya. The new courses for the Jan-April term should be available to book by mid-November. If you sign up to our mailing list (via the website) then you’ll get an email saying when booking opens. or you can keep an eye on our Facebook channel.

  3. Eunice Hester

    Can you please tell me when I can book for the next ceramics beginners course ? Thank you

    • Andi Nichols

      Hi Eunice. The next term of courses for the Summer should be available for booking in the last two weeks of March and will begin at the end of April. Please keep an eye out on our Facebook page for exact dates.

  4. Jacqui

    I would like to start beginners pottery classes.

    • Andi Nichols

      Hi Jacqui. The new summer season of ceramics courses go on sale next week to members – and the week after to non-members. Call our Box Office on 01344 484123 to book your place.

  5. Liz Skelton

    I’m interested in ceramics classes for me and my daughter

    Not Mondays Tuesdays or Thursdays during the day though

    Are there any other days or do you offer evening courses?

    • Andi Nichols

      Hi Liz. There’s the ceramics regulars class at 6.45pm on Mondays. Also ceramics mixed ability on Tuesdays at 6.30pm. Ceramics creative with clay is on Saturdays at 10am and there are also some pottery workshops to practice throwing (Sun 19 June and Sun 26 June).

  6. Lynn

    Is this a ten week course ?

    • Andi Nichols

      Hi Lynn. Yes, this is a 10 week course.

  7. Wiki

    Hiya, really interested in the beginner pottery classes. Have tried to book but unfortunately now all sold out for September. Any idea when the next courses will be available?

    • Andi Nichols

      Hi Wiki. Sorry it’s all sold out – it’s always a very popular course. The next season of courses (running from Jan to April 2023) will be on sale at the end of October. If you sign up to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook then you’ll get the latest information about when booking dates open.


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