6 Week Evening Class

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6 Week Evening Class
6 Week Evening Class


Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7pm-9.15pm. (Max 12 students per class)

At Clay With Carole we offer group classes for all ages and abilities in hand building in clay.

During this thorough and enjoyable 6-week evening course you will learn how to prepare your clay, and the main methods of hand building. You will be introduced to a variety of decorating techniques, ceramic materials and glazing. Each week you will make your original pieces using a different technique of hand building and through the duration of the course you can experiment with decorating techniques, application of ceramic materials, and a range of glazes.

You will experience both earthenware clay techniques (low temperature firings) and stoneware clay techniques (high temperature firings) and be guided on how to use the relevant clay, material, and glaze for each type of ware. If you are joining the class as a more experienced student, you will be able to work on your own projects independently with tutorial support. You can work independently on the pottery wheel if you have some experience or have undertaken a private wheel session previously. The atmosphere of the group class is informal, friendly, and supportive.


  • Delivered In-Person

  • All levels


3 Brook View, SG4 9NY, Hitchin, United Kingdom

About Clay with Carole

Clay with Carole
Clay with Carole

Carole Sender. Proud to have been a Contestant in BBC 2′s  Great Pottery Throwdown 2017

Carole’s interest in ceramics began more than 30 years ago. The manager of a retail shop in London, selling studio ceramics and handmade crafts, she would tour the country, visiting remote, rural studios and ordering ceramics for the store.

Carole went on to study interior design and worked for a number of years in an architectural practice as a designer.

Fine Art meets Ceramics

However, her passion for pottery and ceramics was reignited in the 1980s, when she gained a City and Guilds Ceramics qualification at Kingsway College, London and followed this with A Foundation Art Diploma and Degree level study at the University of Hertfordshire in Fine Art.

Sharing of ideas

Clay with Carole was borne out of Carole’s love to teach and pass on her knowledge to others. She feels strongly that studying ceramic art is an ongoing, rich, and fascinating process and that the learning process is one of mutual communication and the sharing of ideas.

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