Ceramics Workshops with Jo Hannah
Jo Hannah is an experienced 'maker' whose creative practice with clay explores the beauty of natural materials - undergoing state changes through firing and becoming beautiful, robust rustic pieces made or raised by a gentle hand. Jo is a great believer in the therapeutic qualities of working with clay and her workshops are calm and mindful.
Ceramic Planter Workshop
Creating a stunning Ceramic planter for your summer garden and learn an age old ceramic hand building technique (coiling) in this fab introductory workshop led by our wonderful Jo Hannah
Workshop date: NEW DATE! Saturday 18th August 2018
Workshop time: 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Workshop Location: Surrey Art School, Dean House Farm, RH5 5DL
Workshop leader: Jo Hannah
Using red earthenware clay (Terracotta) you will produce produce an outdoor plant pot for your garden. You'll learn a technique called ‘coiling’ the size of which will depend on how high you manage to build during the workshop! Coiling involves using your hands to roll uniform coils or ropes of clay which when joined together will create the form of your planter.
You will be shown how to construct a base and how to join all the component parts together to form the finished shape.
Planters can be decorated using a variety of tools to make patterns or markings. This is a very relaxing workshop using a simple technique and you will be guided through every step of the way!
All materials and tools are provided and your booking fee includes the firing of your work - which will be available for collection at a later date. You will be informed when your work is ready for collection.
How to book: Book online to secure your spot. Full booking terms and conditions are available here. We will email you 1 week before the workshop with further details.
Workshop Location: Our studio space is an old converted dairy brimming with character in a beautiful rural location and with plenty of free parking! You can find a map to the studio here: Surrey Art School, The Old Dairy, Dean House Farm, Dorking.
Mindful Pinch Pots Workshop
The simple process of making a pinch pot is a relaxing and meditative act - where the motion of forming and pinching the clay can have a therapeutic effect on both body and mind...
Workshop date: Coming soon...
Workshop time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Workshop level: Beginners
Workshop Location: Surrey Art School, The Old Dairy, RH5 5DL
Tutor: Jo Hannah
In this workshop you will learn how to form a pot using the simplest of ceramic techniques, ‘pinching’. This technique is ideal for anyone who is new to clay and would like a gentle introduction to the medium.
Using only a ball of clay and your hands, you will be shown the process of forming a simple pot. Create one or several pots during the workshop, depending on your speed and the size of the pot. We'll then decorate your pots with ‘slip' (coloured liquid clay) or underglaze paints. Carving tools will be available to carve patterns into the clay.
All materials are included in the price of the workshop, including the glazing and firing of the work.
You will be able to collect your finished work at a later date and you will be informed when it is ready for collection from Surrey Art School.
Booking is now live. Book online to secure your spot. Full booking terms and conditions are here.