Never worked with clay before or not since school?
Dabbled and loved it but a bit rusty?

Come along and experience this truly mindful workshop. Open to all abilities and run by our talented Master Maker and TV’s Great British Pottery Throwdown contestant Elaine Wells. This workshop is an introduction to using slip with sand, grog, or shells and other natural found items to add texture, colour and interest to your Pottery.

In this Workshop…

Elaine will introduce a variety of stones, sand, grog, and organic material that can be easily foraged, purchased, or made in the studio and added to a slip or any clay body to achieve a range of textures and results. Elaine will bring a selection of natural found items to get you started and you will explore the techniques for mixing, processing, testing, and incorporating the materials in clay or slip and examples of finished results.

In the Workshop you can start a set of test tiles for a reference library of the possibilities and how to test your future foraging. You will have the opportunity to mix small pots of liquid samples. It is expected that you will take your test to fire in your studio in line with your normal firing schedule to give true results. The workshop is based around results around stoneware temperatures.

Please bring with you to the workshop: All aprons, materials, tools and equipment will be provided, however please bring with you an old towel and cardboard or plastic trays to carry your test tiles home in. Also bring a notebook to record your tests.

Workshop Date:

Tuesday 12th October 2021
7pm – 9pm
Tickets: £60 per person

We kindly ask if you can arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time, as we always aim to start on time to ensure we have enough time to make our wonderful pieces. Thank you 🙂 Please note strict hygiene rules will be in place and all drinks are served in paper cups.

Thank you for your understanding. For more info on our COVID safety protocols and booking terms

Elaine is predominantly a Studio Potter and has been producing wheel-thrown domestic ware in her Studio in Chesham Bois for over 30 years. Recently, over two years attending Clay College in Stoke on Trent she was privileged to have over 25 diverse Master Potters teaching a variety of different hand building, throwing and decorating techniques, many of which she continues to explore in her own studio. Many of these techniques will be used in a variety of workshops at the MadeByTamalia Creativ.Spaces in the future. Read more about our fabulous Master Maker Elaine on our Master Makers Page >

  • All materials provided
  • Complementary Tea & Coffee available

October 12 @ 19:00
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm (2h)