August Courses and Classes

We have a range of 4 week courses on offer in August, as well as regular wheel throwing classes.

If you are unable to make a class during a 4week course we will give you a additional 3hr access session, with 20minutes 1:1 tuition, in order to catch up.

If you would like to attend as a family we would be happy to schedule a course for you, as class numbers are limited to 6, please email louise@makenorth.org

Coronavirus Measures

We will provide:

  • Large individual work benches 2.5 meters apart

  • Individual buckets of water for hand washing

  • Lots of fresh air, with our roller-shutter doors and back door open

  • Cleaning products and soap

  • A thorough cleaning of the toilet and door handles between sessions

 

Course participants will be asked to:

  • Wear a mask

  • Bring their own towel (and apron if needed)

  • Allocate at least 20 minutes at the end of their session to thoroughly clean their work station

  • Wash hands before and after using the toilet and flush with the seat down

4-week Courses

 
Sculptural Ceramics

Using Coils, Slabs and Pinch Pots in a sculptural way with Micaela Schoop

10hrs over 4 weeks, £120 ( members £96)

Over this four week course you will learn a range of techniques and how to use them in combination. All of the images above show Micaela's work, in progress and the techniques she employs can be used to create virtually any form.

During this course Micaela will take you through how to:

  • Roll even coils and slabs and work with pinch pots

  • Join coils, slabs and pinch pot elements, preventing cracking and allowing even shrinkage

  • Build work using supports and formers and support work as it drys

  • Store work in progress

At the end of this course you will have learnt a wide range of techniques and used them to create a sculptural form of your own design.

Dates and Times

If you are unable to make a we will give you a free 3hr access session, with 20minutes 1:1 tuition to catch up.

Tuesday's 1.30- 4pm, starting August 4th

Two Slab Pots

Working with Soft and Hard Slabs, Oxides & Glazing with Katie Timson

10hrs over 4weeks, £120 (members £96)

Over this four week course you will build two small pots, a cylinder using soft slabs and a box using hard slabs, which you will then decorate with texture, oxides and glazes. 

 

During weeks 1 & 2 Katie will take you through how to:

  • Roll out even slabs

  • Join slabs to prevent cracking

  • Build with and without a template

  • Store work in progress

  • Achieve a professional finish with a surform and sponge

 

Week 3 will cover texture using a wide variety of methods

Week 4 will cover oxide application and glazing

At the end of this course you will have a set of two beautiful, functional vessels, suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

Dates and Times

If you are unable to make a we will give you a free 3hr access session, with 20minutes 1:1 tuition to catch up.

Wednesdays 1.30- 4pm, starting August 5th

Make a set of 2 Mugs

Throwing, Handles & Glazing with Christine Cherry

10hrs over 4weeks, £120 (members £96)

Over this four week course you will learn how to throw a controlled mug form, you will select two and trim them on the wheel, before pulling and attaching handles and then decorate with painting glazes.

 

During weeks 1 & 2 Christine will take you through how to throw a cylinder on a wheel and pull a handle

 

Week 3 will cover trimming on the wheel, finishing with a sponge and attaching handles

Week 4 will cover the application of painting glazes

At the end of this course you will have a set of two beautiful, functional, food-safe mugs.

Dates and Times

If you are unable to make a we will give you a free 3hr access session, with 20minutes 1:1 tuition to catch up.

Sundays 1.30- 4pm, starting August 2nd

Fridays 1.30- 4pm, starting August 7th

Wheel Throwing classes

2.5hrs £35 (members £28)

Our wheel throwing classes are suitable for beginners or improvers. Each class the tutor will start with a 20 minute demonstration aimed at complete beginners, those with some experience can jump straight on a wheel and the remainder of the class will be 1:1 tuition, with class size limited to four participants. You shouldn't expect to produce a finished peice during this class, though you may.

Dates and times

Throughout August Wheel Classes will run:

Saturdays 2- 4.30pm

Thursdays 6.30- 9pm