A Shimpo wheel, with throwing tools and accessories
Only available to members
Your wheel will come with: a stool, a splash back, a set of throwing tools, a plaster bat and a large trug.
Two-week hire, with two-hours 1:1 tuition: £140
Wheel hire also includes two-hours 1:1 tuition, so that we can help you set-up your throwing space, show you how to manage drying and reclaim, and either take you through the basics of throwing, or work on improving your technique.
The two-hours delivery and tuition slots can be booked Saturdays and Sundays 10.30- 12.30, every other week, starting July 17th and 18th. Your tutor will collect the wheel two-weeks later.
Two-month hire £300
Long-term hire doesn't include 1:1 tuition, but you are welcome to book tuition for £60 for two-hours, plus £20 per hour. Drop us an email to check availability and we will send you a booking link.
Katie makes thrown and hand-built stoneware vessels, alongside porcelain jewellery, using a combination of clay bodies and glazes that she has devised through a lot of experimentation. Her pieces are fired in either an electric or gas reduction kiln depending on the desired finish. Katie studied ceramics as part of her degree and for two years at masters level. Following graduation, she was awarded a residency at her university as part of the Artists Access to Art Colleges residency scheme. She sells her work online, through shops and galleries around the country and at various shows and fairs too.
"I enjoy walking and find myself collecting all manner of objects that I find interesting or beautiful, such as feathers, bird eggshells, rocks, pebbles, seaglass and seedheads. Their natural patterns, colours and texture provide inspiration for my collections of functional and decorative vessels which record walks through different landscapes".
Professional highlights include:
Ceramic Review, Issue 301 (January/February 2020): 'One to Watch'
Country Living Magazine (April 2020), Artist Feature: ‘Trading on Eggshells’
‘Best New Business’ Award - Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Festival: 2019
Group residencies at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary: 2018 and 2016
Art in Clay, Hatfield
Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Festival
Earth and Fire International Ceramics Fair
Hepworth Wakefield Ceramics Fair
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
Made by Hand, Cheltenham
Christine started her journey in ceramics over 30 years ago, at college in Stoke-on-Trent, learning skills under tutors John Weber, Derek Emms and Neil Malkin. After gaining an honors degree in design Christine's career path moved into teaching and she worked as a Primary School Teacher for over 25 years.
"I loved my teaching job with its rewards...and challenges! However, more recently, I felt it was time for me to leave teaching and return to creating. So here I am, over 30 years after completing my ceramics degree, finally taking the plunge and starting a new adventure. I create two kinds of ceramic ware. My carved series is of slip-cast Parian Porcelain and my stoneware range is thrown on a pottery wheel, turned and finished, then decorated using a variety of glazes and techniques."