Improvers Hand Building Pottery Course

The Steel Rooms Workshops


Starts in 1 Month, 28 Days

18th April 2018 10:00 - 12:30

More Dates

  • 18th April 2018
  • 25th April 2018
  • 2nd May 2018
  • 9th May 2018
  • 16th May 2018

The Steel Rooms Workshops


Level: Improvers – those who have either attended the Beginners Hand Building Course or have some experience of working with clay

Tutor: Karen Raithby

Workshop Dates and Times:

This is a 5 week course beginningWednesday 18 April and running up to and includingWednesday 16 May

10am – 12.30pm

Cost: £125 for the full 5 weeks per person including all materials, tools and tea / coffee.

About the Course:

This course follows on from the beginners’ course. We will work on beautiful new pieces of work using the techniques learned in the first course plus new techniques. This course will also include an introduction to the basics of glazing and surface decoration.


Week 1 – Vase…Slab and pinched vase – Reminder of the techniques used and pushing them just a little further.

Week 2 – Glazing the basics – Learning about what glaze is and glazing the vase

Week 4 – Slip moulds. Slip casting an object.

Week 5 – Single fire piece. A piece of work made and glazed in one session.

About Karen:

Karen is an experienced potter who enjoys leading workshops and giving others a chance to be creative with clay. The workshops cover a wide range of subject matter and can accommodate all ages and abilities. The sessions are designed to give an opportunity to learn basic techniques whilst enjoying the creation of unique objects to keep. You can read more about Karen and her pottery here

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.



Payment is non refundable unless we are able to fill your space. In the event of cancellation no less than 14 days prior to the workshop date the credit may be transferred. If The Steel Rooms cancels a workshop you will be entitled to a full refund or to transfer payment to another workshop. If a session which has been prepaid at the discounted rate is cancelled, the discounted rate will carry over to the next workshop.


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