Classes

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON TIMES AND PRICES:
From the 1st of September 2019 times and prices are to be changed as follows:

Beginners Classes: £180 for block of six sessions. 

Handbuilding Classes (Open Studio): £150 for block of six sessions.

Wheelthrowing Classes (Open Studio): £200 for block of six sessions.

Mondays and Wednesdays Open Studio timetable to be changed to 6pm – 8:30pm

All levels, all welcome.

Whether you’ve never touched clay in your life or you’re a more experienced maker looking to develop and grow, you are welcome at Mud Station. We run an ongoing programme of classes for those who want to
learn the basics and make progress.

Beginner’s Classes (Beginners)

This is a general introduction to both handbuilding and wheelthrowing for people who have no prior experience of working with clay, offering an informal supportive learning environment. The classes run Tuesdays 7.00-9.30pm or Sundays 2.00-4.30pm. The classes are project-led with an opportunity to make something different each week. We explore different techniques such as pinching, coiling, and slabwork, wheelthrowing and trimming; and the final class is devoted to glazing. The balance of activities may be partly determined according to people’s preferences.

Price: £150 for block of six sessions.
(£180 from the 1st September 2019)

Handbuilding Classes (Open Studio)

Develop further your handbuilding techniques including pinching, coiling, slab building.
Maximum of people: 8
Price: £125 for block of six sessions
(£150 from the 1st September 2019)

Wheelthrowing Classes (Open Studio)

Mastering main techniques; you will become competent at throwing techniques, such as centering, opening and lifting. If you already have some experience, these sessions offer the opportunity to practice intensively and with guidance develop your own technique.
Maximum of people: 4
Price: £175 for block of six sessions.
(£200 from the 1st September 2019)

One-off Classes

We have a lot of requests for one-off classes. Maybe you or someone you know just wants to give it a try. At the moment however we are only able to offer one-off classes at our discretion. We can run a one-off wheelthrowing class for a group of four people at £50 per person, so if you’ve got some friends who are also curious to give wheelthrowing a try, club together and give us a call. Classes are two and a half hours. Handbuilding one-offs can be for between four and ten people at £35 per person inclusive of glazing.

Weekly Class Timetable

Monday Open Studio 7pm – 9.30pm (6pm – 8:30pm from the 1st September 2019)
Tuesday Beginners 7pm – 9.30pm
Wednesday Open Studio 7pm – 9.30pm (6pm – 8:30pm from the 1st September 2019)
Thursday Beginners 7pm – 9.30pm
Saturday Open Studio 11am – 1.30pm
Sunday Beginners 2pm – 4.30pm

Terms and conditions

  • Lessons usually take about two and a half hours.
  • Price includes tuition, all tools and materials. No additional costs.
  • Attendance is flexible, no problem if you have to miss a week or two – you can buy a block of six and attend as often as you can. We can usually offer up to two catch-up classes, which will either take place at the end of the block or by arrangement. Please do let us know in advance when you will or won’t be coming so we can arrange the class accordingly.
  • We won’t usually grant refunds for blocks of classes. Please ensure you’re able to attend any course you choose to buy. If your circumstances change and you’re unable to attend the class of your choice, we do run classes all year round so if it’s convenient for you, you’re welcome to attend at a later date.

Contact us with your questions or to make a booking.