classes and workshops

Porcelain and Mixed Media – at Forest Row School of Ceramics

Mixed Media workshop with Elaine Bolt, photography by Yeshen Venema

Workshop on using porcelain and mixed media at Forest Row School of Ceramics 15th & 22nd February​ 2020 .
This workshop will be held over two consecutive Saturdays (15 & 22 Feb), where we’ll be playing with porcelain on the first Saturday, using mixed media to create pieces and devising compositions with found objects. The porcelain pieces will be fired and on the second Saturday we’ll create and assemble playful and inventive mixed media pieces and compositions. .
The workshop is open to all levels – you can bring your own collection of beach and nature finds or make use of Elaine’s collection of materials. The workshop is £200 including lunch and refreshments. Places can be booked through Katrina at Forest Row School of Ceramics on 07894447938 or info@frschoolofceramics

For further information or to reserve a place, visit

Ceramics with found objects – at West Dean College

Weekend Course Spring 2020 – Ceramics with found objects at West Dean College  

Explore techniques with clay and found materials to form ceramic and mixed media assemblages. You will be encouraged to develop expressive work through experimenting and combining materials.

The weekend workshop is suitable for all levels including beginners. The weekend starts Friday 28th February (evening), then continues Saturday 29th and Sunday 1st March – 9am – 5pm.

The fee of £303 includes all materials and clay used, firing of your ceramic pieces, plus lunches and refreshments.

For further information or to reserve a place, visit the West Dean College course web page.

Throwing or making with Porcelain – taster sessions

** Currently fully booked **

Periodically I offer taster sessions in throwing with porcelain or hand-building techniques at my Brighton workshop.

I am currently booked up for this year but will update this page and my newsletter with dates in the new year.

A taster day usually runs from 10am – 4pm (or half days 10am – 1pm) on Thursdays or Saturdays.

The day’s session covers throwing with porcelain on the potter’s wheel; including basic techniques of clay preparation, centring on the wheel, throwing a cylinder. Follow-up or advanced sessions can include turning/trimming vessels and adding handles.

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 slab-building and coiling techniques in porcelain and stoneware.

Sessions are held at Elaine Bolt’s ceramic workshop at Atelier 51, Providence Place Brighton, East Sussex. Any finished pieces will be glazed and fired separately by Elaine at a later date, using simple glazes in use at the studio. Finished pieces can be collected 8-10 weeks after the workshop date.

Price includes all firing and glazing of the pieces you make.

Taster day:
£170 for a one-to-one taster day
£150 each for a throwing taster day for two people
£120 each for a day hand-building with porcelain for three to four people

Morning taster workshop:
£90 for a one-to-one morning session
£75 each for a throwing morning session for two people
£65 each for a hand-building session for three to four people

LEVEL: Complete Beginners, Intermediate, or advanced
LOCATION: Atelier 51, Providence Place, Brighton BN1 4GE

Dates: contact me to find out about current availability