BBC 2's The Great British Pottery
Throwdown has ended and
over 2 million viewers have been tuned in. No doubt they will be
looking for contestants for the next series and you might like
to take part! Highfield Ceramics covers all the techniques that
are required by the participants, so you can learn everything
you need and practice how to do it too. Lessons
are given at our modern ceramics studio
on the edge of Tiverton, Devon, by a
fully qualified and professional ceramics teacher.
Adults and children (over the
age of six) are taught by a fully qualified teacher, covering all
aspects of clay work, including wheel work. Earthenware &
stoneware clay, and glazes, are used and fired in an electric kiln.
The studio is light and airy,
with space to work outside as well, which enables students to do
such things as smoke firings, if the weather allows
Classes are of mixed
ability - from beginner to advanced.
Also we offer the
opportunity for children who wish to do their Duke of Edinburgh
award can do pottery for their skills section (see the Children page
All clay, glazes, use of
tools and firings are included in the cost of the lessons, which are
held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays divided by age. You only
need to bring your own apron or an old shirt.
regularly hold exhibitions of students' work, either at the studio
itself or (as as in the past) at
Lantic Gallery, Tiverton.
Studio space might also
be available for rent to an experienced potter (or potters) when not
being used for lessons. Details on request.