classes and workshops


`I have two workshop classes booked in for the autumn of 2020 at The Ceramic Studio near Brenchley in Kent.. Click on the links below to book a place.

Mixed Media & Porcelain

3RD AND 4TH OCTOBER 2020 – fully booked

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

This is a two day course. Each day is 10am-4pm and will include a two course lunch as well as refreshments and materials. The cost for this course is £300. Work will be fired and ready for collection 3-4 weeks later.


Hand Building with Porcelain


This is a one day workshop (10am-4pm) exploring hand building with porcelain. Elaine will demonstrate different techniques including pinching and slab-building. You will work on creating a spoon, cup and a plate.

The cost of this workshop is £150 and this includes a two course lunch, tea/coffee and all materials. Following the day your work will be fired and ready for collection in 3-4 weeks.


One-to-one workshop sessions at my studio (or sessions for groups of two people) are currently available to book for this Autumn/Winter or vouchers for a later date can be purchased through the online shop

I offer taster sessions in throwing with porcelain or hand-building techniques at my Brighton workshop. These are are available to book in the diary with me this autumn/winter, subject to current Covid restrictions, or you can buy a voucher as a gift or for yourself and we can arrange a session at a later date.

Workshops can be for a half day or a full day. The day’s session can be tailored to your requirements and can cover hand-building or throwing with porcelain on the potter’s wheel. Follow-up or advanced sessions can include turning/trimming vessels and adding handles, glaze preparation, colouring clay or mixed media.

The sessions are designed as taster days for beginners and those new to porcelain, or for those wishing to improve their existing skills.

Tailored hand-building sessions can include pinching, slab-building and coiling techniques in porcelain and stoneware. Email me to find out more.