classes and workshops

5 day Workshop at the Dartington Trust

I’m heading a five day workshop, with accommodation, at the Dartington Trust art school

Ceramics and The Sea

Mixed media workshop with Elaine Bolt

The course runs from 13th – 17th September

On this course you’ll use techniques with clay and found materials from the beach to form ceramic and mixed media work. The course also includes a trip to the beach with potter Kit Andrews, where you’ll experience pit firing with seaweed.

I will demonstrate techniques such as using mixed media in surface decoration; adding materials for colour and texture; and using combustible materials such as fabric, paper and organic objects embedded to create different effects.

You will also explore how to make pieces that can be combined with found objects to form a 3D composition, or a mixed media vessel.

Using techniques with porcelain, including pinching and rolling, you will learn how wire and wood handles and other attachments can be accommodated.

There’s an option to stay at this beautiful location near Totnes in Devon so you can relax and enjoy the whole process.

Visit the Dartington Trust site to find out more and book a place.

Other locations

I offer teaching sessions and workshops at other venues around the South East. In the past I have taught regular classes and one-off sessions in ceramics and in mixed media at:

  • West Dean College  (Short Courses Tutor, West Dean, West Sussex)
  • Forest Row School of Ceramics (Short Courses Tutor, Forest Row, East Sussex)
  • The Ceramic Studio (Brenchley, Kent)
  • The Clay Studio (Groombridge, East Sussex)
  • Ditchling Museum of Art+Craft (Ditchling, East Sussex)
  • The University of Brighton (Lecturer in Ceramics (maternity cover 2017-2018), BA 3D Design, Brighton)

When classes are available, I will list future booking availability here and send details via my newsletter




One-to-one and group sessions at my studio are now fully booked for the time being.

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When available, I offer a range of classes at my central Brighton studio, including one-to-one sessions at my studio, or sessions for two people and these can be purchased through the online shop. If there are no suitable dates listed on the shop page, sign up to my newsletter to hear when future sessions and dates become available.

I offer sessions in:

  • throwing for beginners
  • throwing with porcelain
  • hand-building with ceramics (including slab-building and coiling)
  • making ceramic spoons
  • ceramic impressions – using natural materials for mark-making in ceramics
  • working with mixed media and found objects

Workshops can be for a half-day (3 hours) or a full-day (6 hours). The day’s session can be tailored to your requirements and can be designed as taster days for beginners or for those wishing to improve their existing skills. Follow-up or advanced sessions can include turning/trimming vessels and adding handles, glaze preparation, colouring clay or further mixed media development.

I have two potter’s wheels, so in throwing workshops for one or two people, you can have your own dedicated wheel for the day. I have a large workbench area that can accommodate groups of up to 5 makers at a time along with a large range of tools and equipment.

Cost of one-to-one or two-person throwing sessions at my studio:

  • One person half day £110
  • One person full day £220
  • Two people half day £150
  • Two people full day £300

Email me to find out more.