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.

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: Saturday 2nd November 2019 Next Workshop Date: Saturday 25th January 2020 - booking live!

Workshop time: 14:00 to 16:00

Workshop level: Beginners

Workshop Location: Surrey Art School, The Old Dairy, RH5 5DL

Tutor: Jo Hannah


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. You’ll create several pots during the workshop - learning as you go and adapting your technique as you discover the process.

Finished pots will then be hand-decorated using ‘slip' (coloured liquid clay) or underglaze paints. Carving tools will be available to carve patterns and textures into your design if you choose.

The work will then be dried and taken away for firing and glazing and will be ready for collection at a later date. All materials, firing and glazing of the work are included in the workshop fee.

Expect a super calming workshop with expert Jo Hannah on had to offer technical advice and guidance. Suitable for absolute beginners with no prior experience of Ceramics. 

How to Book

Book online to secure your spot. Further information is emailed the week before the workshop. Suitable for absolute beginners. Workshops are for adults, but young artists 14 + can join when accompanied by an adult (18+). Gift Option available. Full booking terms and conditions are here

Mindful Pinch Pot Workshop
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Our Studio

All workshops take place in our fully equipped studio: Surrey Art School, Dean House Farm, Newdigate, Dorking, RH5 5DL.

The studio is located in a beautiful rural setting with stunning views and plenty of free parking onsite.