Who is the course suitable for:

Adults of all abilities. From beginners to those attending previous pottery classes.


You will learn various hand-building pottery techniques, including using slabs, pinching/shaping, making a pottery stamp, glazing and decoration techniques too. You will see your works through the making process with soft clay to the addition of glazes after a bisque firing in the kiln to the finished shiny stoneware pieces.
You will be allocated 12.5kg of clay for the duration of the course.

What will you leave with:

Knowledge of the fundamental processes of pottery creation.
6-8 pieces of finished ceramic works.

Mondays – 6.00pm – 8:30pm


Part 1:

Week 1: 8th April – Intro, H&S discussion and clay allocation. slab building vases/vessels
Week 2: 15th April – Slab building bowls/plates/cup forms
Week 3: 22nd April – Learn the Kurinuki pottery technique
Week 4: 29th April – Glazing discussion overview. Finish making slab-built pieces for firing
Week 5: 13th May – Glazing pieces

Part 2:

Week 6: 20th May – Sculpture using formers
Week 7: 10th June – Finishing off sculptures
Week 8: 17th June – Slab-build trinket boxes
Week 9: 24th June – Finish slab builds trinket boxes/glazing 
Week 10: 1st July – Glazing final pieces.


Cost: 10-Week Course £290

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About Andrew Macdermott

Andrew Macdermott has been teaching pottery for ten years here in Milton Keynes working with children, adults , schools, community groups, one-to-ones, specialist workshops and courses. He makes and sells his own pottery collections from his home studio in Crownhill.

Andrew says, “I immediately fell in love with the tactile clay and found myself wanting to learn all I could. With a background in Community Development work for me it was a natural progression to combine my passion for connecting people with a desire to use pottery workshops as a tool of engagement. I now work across Milton Keynes and beyond delivering pottery workshops.”


Read about a selection of exhibitions our residents have been involved in from a number of our blog posts.