Jugs, Mugs and Jampots for Christmas!
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Jugs, Mugs and Jampots for Christmas!

The only thing more personal than a handmade present is one you've made with your own hands... a personalised mug, a pot for jam or a pretty jug for a friend or family member is bound to go down well!

Suitable for early to intermediate throwers, the aim of this two day workshop is to improve accuracy and consistency in throwing batches of small vessels on Saturday, and to trim and finish them with handles, spouts or lids on Sunday after overnight drying. They can be decorated immediately using simple and attractive slip techniques, ready to leave for glaze firing and collection a week later.

There will be a small additional firing fee per finished item.

Course fee: £125, including tea, coffee, and cake. Please bring lunch with you, or pop out to one of the many local pubs or cafes.

Five places are available. To book, or for more information, please contact me here

 

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Jul
12
to Jul 15

Summer course: Four days on the wheel

This year the focus of our four days will be on making lidded jars, exploring different ways of making lid fittings, knobs, lugs and handles, and looking at a variety of surface treatments from texture and slip patterns to anticipating the flow of glaze over a form. Jars offer a huge variety of potential and enjoyable challenges for the potter, balancing technical considerations with great scope for expression, from tiny and precious, frivolous and decorative, to practical and tall enough to store your spaghetti.

Suitable for those with moderate experience, or early throwers with ambition!

There are four sessions; an evening and four days, giving the opportunity for more sustained making, and taking advantage of overnight drying time.

Thursday 12 July 6-9pm; Friday 2-7pm; Sat & Sun 10-4pm.

Five places are available.

Course fee: £210 to include materials, drinks and light refreshments. The studio is situated in the centre of Salisbury, with many cafes and shops close by for lunches.

 

For enquiries or to book please contact me here

 

 

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Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Throwing day

A day of throwing practice with the aim of tackling your specific challenge, whether that's the basics of centring and pulling up; getting more out of your clay; trying out a new shape or increasing the scale of your work.

Ideal for beginner and intermediate potters, this course will help you focus on understanding the potential and limits of your material, and finding the most efficient route to realising in clay the image in your head.

Course fee: £62 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally. You can treat the day as practice and allow your work to be reclaimed, or arrange to finish pots on a subsequent visit. Additional firing charges then apply. 

Five places available.

I run these one-day workshops regularly; for enquiries or to book please contact me here

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Decorating with slips and raw glaze
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Decorating with slips and raw glaze

Still-damp clay offers great opportunities for decoration using slips and, less commonly, raw glazes.

During this workshop you can experiment with techniques both ancient and new to achieve simple or complex motifs.

You will need to bring prepared damp ware; tiles are ideal for the wetter application methods, but thrown pieces are suitable for a wide range of techniques too.

Please bring a packed lunch or pop out to a nearby cafe; hot drinks and biscuits are freely available throughout the day.

Course fee £62

Course FULL; please enquire if you are interested in a similar course.

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Intensive Throwing Day
Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Intensive Throwing Day

Clay prepared, wheel ready to go. A whole day of throwing practice with the aim of tackling your specific challenge, whether that's getting more out of your clay, trying out a new shape or increasing the scale of your work.

Ideal for intermediate potters, this course will help you focus on understanding the potential and limits of your material, and finding the most efficient route to realising in clay the image in your head!

£62 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

Five places available.

I run these one-day workshops regularly; if you would like to arrange a day for a small group please get in touch.

For enquiries or to book please contact me here

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Throwing Day
May
14
10:00 AM10:00

Throwing Day

A small workshop open to throwers at all levels. Increase your range of scale and technique and improve expertise and confidence on the wheel. Plenty of one-to one tuition in an encouraging atmosphere, aimed to see measurable progress by the end of the day.

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates.  

Courses can also be arranged for small groups of up to five adults, and can address specific topics on request.

 

£60 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

 

For enquiries or to book please contact me here

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Intensive Throwing Day
Feb
26
10:00 AM10:00

Intensive Throwing Day

Clay ready prepared, wheel ready to go. A whole day of throwing practice with the aim of tackling your specific challenge, whether that's getting more out of your clay, trying out a new shape or increasing the scale of your work.

Ideal for intermediate potters, this course will help you focus on understanding the potential and limits of your material, and finding the most efficient route to realising in clay the image in your head!

£60 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

Five places available.

I run these one-day workshops regularly; if you would like to arrange a day for a small group please get in touch.

For enquiries or to book please contact me here

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Pottery on the wheel
Jan
8
10:00 AM10:00

Pottery on the wheel

A small workshop open to throwers at all levels. Increase your range of scale and technique and improve confidence on the wheel. 

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates.  

Courses can also be arranged for small groups of up to five adults, and can address specific topics on request.

 

£60 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

 

For enquiries or to book please contact me

WORKSHOP FULL - MORE DATES COMING SOON!

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Pottery on the wheel
Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Pottery on the wheel

A small workshop open to throwers at all levels. Increase your range of scale and technique and improve confidence on the wheel. 

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates.  

Courses can also be arranged for small groups of up to five adults, and can address specific topics on request.

 

£60 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

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Pottery on the wheel
Jul
24
10:00 AM10:00

Pottery on the wheel

A small workshop open to throwers at all levels. Increase your range of scale and technique and improve confidence on the wheel. 

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates.  

Courses can also be arranged for small groups of up to five adults, and can address specific topics on request.

 

£60 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

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Thrown forms with lids, lugs, handles and spouts
Jul
14
to Jul 17

Thrown forms with lids, lugs, handles and spouts

A four day course suitable for those that have moderate experience on the wheel, and are looking to broaden their experience and technique.   

When making composite pots, like teapots, jugs and lidded jars, it is the combination of the elements that give the final piece its harmony and character.  There are lots of different considerations to explore about the ways these elements can be made, their scale and the relationship between them and the basic form.  In the end, the composite pot should seem more than the sum of its parts.

The technical aspects of fitting lids and attaching handles and spouts will be covered, along with suggestions of alternative ways of approaching the subject.  Function or fun? The aim is to explore the possibilities offered by composite forms, and to complete a few examples by the end of the four days, ready for biscuit firing if desired.

A maximum of five spaces ensures plenty of close tuition.

ONE SPACE LEFT...

Thur 14 July 6-9pm; Fri 15 July 2-7pm; Sat 16 & Sun 17 July 10-4.30pm.

Course fee: £195

The fee includes materials used during the course, but not firing and glazing, which can be arranged for a future date for those who wish to take their pieces forward.  Hot drinks and biscuits are provided, but not meals.  The studio is in the heart of the town and there is a wide choice of pubs and eateries nearby.

For further details or to book a place get in touch through the contacts page:

http://www.julieayton.com/contact/

 

 

 

 

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Pottery on the wheel
May
8
10:00 AM10:00

Pottery on the wheel

A small workshop open to throwers at all levels. Increase your range of scale and technique and improve confidence on the wheel. 

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates.  

Courses can also be arranged for small groups of up to five adults, and can address specific topics on request.

 

£60 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

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Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

One day throwing workshop

Fancy trying your hand at throwing? Or want to take your skills a stage further?

Suitable for beginners or intermediate throwers, this day on the wheel will give you a firm foundation of technique, or extend your repertoire of scale or form. The emphasis is on the underlying principles of throwing and understanding the material.

The day can be treated as practice, or you can choose to keep some pieces for a return visit to practise skills of turning, adding handles, using slip and other forms of decoration. Additional materials and firing costs apply for work taken forward to finishing and firing.

 

£60 for the day.  Fee includes tuition, hot drinks and biscuits, but please bring lunch with you or pop out to one of the many local cafes or pubs.

 

For enquiries, or to book a space, please get in touch via the contact page.

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One day pottery workshop
Mar
13
10:00 AM10:00

One day pottery workshop

A small workshop open to throwers at all levels. Increase your range of scale and technique and improve confidence on the wheel.

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates.  

Courses can also be arranged for small groups of up to five adults, and can address specific topics on request.

 

£56 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

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One day throwing workshop
Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

One day throwing workshop

A small workshop open to throwers at all levels. Increase your range of scale and technique and improve confidence on the wheel. Five places available.

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates.  

Courses can also be arranged for small groups of up to five adults, and can address specific topics on request.

 

£56 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

WORKSHOP FULL

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One day pottery workshop
Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

One day pottery workshop

A day that centres on students' individual projects, whether wheel-based or handbuilt. Plenty of individual tuition to help in realising ideas or in progressing and refining both making skills and decorative techniques.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss an idea or would like further information.

£56 for the day.  Fee includes tuition, hot drinks and biscuits but please bring lunch with you or pop out to one of the many local cafes or pubs.  Additional materials and firing costs apply only for work taken forward to finishing and firing.

Two places available.

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One day Throwing workshop
Feb
1
10:00 AM10:00

One day Throwing workshop

A small workshop open to throwers at all levels. Increase your range of scale and technique and improve confidence on the wheel. 

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates.  

Courses can also be arranged for small groups of up to five adults, and can address specific topics on request.

 

£56 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

 

One place still available.

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One day throwing workshop
Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

One day throwing workshop

A small workshop open to throwers at all levels. Increase your range of scale and technique and improve confidence on the wheel. Five places available.

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates.  

Courses can also be arranged for small groups of up to five adults, and can address specific topics on request.

 

£56 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

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One day throwing workshop
Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

One day throwing workshop

A small workshop open to throwers at all levels. Increase your range of scale and technique and improve confidence on the wheel. Five places available.

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates.  

Courses can also be arranged for small groups of up to five adults, and can address specific topics on request.

 

£56 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

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Working with porcelain on the wheel
Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Working with porcelain on the wheel

With aesthetic qualities all its own, smooth and seductive on the wheel, porcelain is nevertheless a tricky material with a short attention span.  During the workshop participants will be able to get to grips with this mesmerising clay, and put to the test the skills they already have.

Suitable for those with moderate experience on the wheel, but not complete beginners.

Places are limited to five, allowing for plenty of one to one tuition.   I am always happy to arrange bespoke workshop days for small groups wishing to spend a day potting together.

£70 for the day, including hot drinks and biscuits. Please bring lunch with you, or there are plenty of cafes and pubs nearby.

To make a booking, or to find out more, please get in touch through the contacts page.

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One day pottery workshop
May
3
10:00 AM10:00

One day pottery workshop

A day that centres on students' individual projects, whether wheel-based or handbuilt. Plenty of individual tuition to help in realising ideas or in progressing and refining both making skills and decorative techniques.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss an idea or would like further information.

£56 for the day.  Fee includes tuition, hot drinks and biscuits but please bring lunch with you or pop out to one of the many local cafes or pubs.  Additional materials and firing costs apply only for work taken forward to finishing stages.

 

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One day throwing workshop
Apr
19
10:00 AM10:00

One day throwing workshop

A small workshop aiming to extend throwing practice at all levels. Increase your range of scale and technique and improve confidence on the wheel. Five places only; plenty of tuition.

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates. Courses can also be arranged specifically for small groups of up to five adults, please contact me to discuss suitable content & dates.

£56 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

 

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL - Please look out for future dates or get in touch.

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One day throwing workshop
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

One day throwing workshop

A small workshop open to throwers at all levels. Increase your range of scale and technique and improve confidence on the wheel. Five places available.

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates.  

Courses can also be arranged for small groups of up to five adults, and can address specific topics on request.

 

£56 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

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One day throwing workshop ... One space left....
Feb
1
10:00 AM10:00

One day throwing workshop ... One space left....

A small workshop open to throwers at all levels. Increase your range of scale and technique and improve confidence on the wheel. Five places available.

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates.  Courses can also be arranged specifically for small groups of up to five adults.

 

£56 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

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Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

One day throwing workshop

A small workshop open to throwers at all levels. Increase your range of scale and technique and improve confidence on the wheel. Five places available.

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates.  Courses can also be arranged specifically for small groups of up to five adults.

 

£54 includes hot drinks and biscuits; bring your own lunch or visit one of the many cafes locally.

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One day throwing workshop
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

One day throwing workshop

An opportunity to spend a day on the wheel and concentrate on one or two aspects of your throwing technique.  

Whatever your starting point, lots of personal tuition and guided practice ensures you will have made measurable progress by the end of the day.  Whether you want to embark on a new challenge of shape or scale, improve a particular aspect of your throwing, or are starting out, you will find plenty to keep you busy through the day.

The day can be treated as practice and work reclaimed at the end, or it can be damp stored for later visits to take it through to firing.

 

£54, includes hot drinks and biscuits, but not lunch - there is plenty of choice locally. 

Further fees apply at biscuit firing for work which you wish to take through to glazing.

Limited to 5 places; early booking advisable.

 

Please do get in touch for further information.

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One day throwing workshop
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

One day throwing workshop

An opportunity to spend a day on the wheel and concentrate on one or two aspects of your throwing technique.  

Whatever your starting point, lots of personal tuition and guided practice ensures you will have made measurable progress by the end of the day.  Whether you want to embark on a new challenge of shape or scale, improve a particular aspect of your throwing, or are starting out, you will find plenty to keep you busy through the day.

The day can be treated as practice and work reclaimed at the end, or it can be damp stored for later visits to take it through to firing.

 

Fee: £54, includes hot drinks and biscuits, but not lunch - there is plenty of choice locally. 

Further fees apply at biscuit firing for work which you wish to take through to glazing.

Limited to 5 places; early booking advisable.

 

Please do get in touch for further information.

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One day Throwing workshop
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

One day Throwing workshop

A small workshop open to throwers at all levels. Increase your range of scale and technique and improve confidence on the wheel. Five places available.

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates.  Courses can also be arranged specifically for small groups of up to five adults.

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One day workshop
Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

One day workshop

A small workshop open to throwers and hand builders. Increase your range and confidence on the wheel or use slabs or coils to form vessels or sculptural forms. Five places available.

I run these one-day courses regularly, so if you are interested please contact me, and I can keep you informed of future dates.  Courses can also be arranged specifically for small groups of up to five adults.

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