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We have several pottery classes for adults, and family classes for children to come along to with or without their parents. These classes are designed to cater for all abilities, from complete beginners to advanced students.

Forgan boasts two wonderful pottery tutors: Pat Peters and Heather Gilbert

PAT has been teaching for many years at both Waid Academy and Forgan Arts Centre.

Pat is a highly qualified and experienced potter with a wealth of knowledge in both wheel work and hand building. Pat will teach you everything you need to know from creating a piece, to adding texture and pattern or perfecting the finish of your ceramics.

HEATHER holds a BA (HONS) in Fine Art, and has been teaching locally for over 15

years, and covers all methods of making, from hand building techniques such as coiling,

pinching and slab work, to throwing pots on the wheel. She will be on hand to give

demonstrations and advice and you will learn about the different glazing methods and

techniques you can use to create your finished work.

Along the way there will be an additional minimal firing cost, which is dependent on

the size of your work. Clay can be purchased from the Centre or you can practice with

recycling clay.

*FOR BUDDING YOUNG POTTERS, WE ALSO RUN A CERAMIC SCHOOL FOR KIDS DURING

THE HOLIDAYS, SEE KIDS PAGE FOR DETAILS!

ADULT CLASSES:

Pottery with Heather

NEW! WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLASS I 3PM - 5PM

6 WEEK BLOCK I JUL 4, 11, 18, 25 I AUG 1, 8

6 WEEK BLOCK I AUG 22, 29 I SEPT 5, 12, 19, 26

ADULTS £72 I MEMBERS £54 I PER BLOCK

WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASS I 7PM - 9PM

6 WEEK BLOCK I JUL 4, 11, 18, 25 I AUG 1, 8

6 WEEK BLOCK I AUG 22, 29 I SEPT 5, 12, 19, 26

ADULTS £72 I MEMBERS £54 I PER BLOCK

THURSDAY EVENING CLASS I 7PM - 9PM

6 WEEK BLOCK I JULY 5, 12, 19, 26 I AUG 2, 9

6 WEEK BLOCK I AUG 23, 30 I SEPT 6, 13, 20, 27

ADULTS £90 I MEMBERS £68 I PER BLOCK

Children & Family Classes

This class is designed for children to come along to with or without their parents! These classes cater for all abilities, from complete beginners to advanced students. Spend time with your child while both being creative in our new family class, or if your child is 10y+, they may want to come without an adult cramping their creative style? It’s up to you in this fun explorative class!

WEDNESDAY I 5.45PM - 6.45PM

6 WEEK BLOCK I JUL 4, 11, 18, 25 I AUG 1, 8

6 WEEK BLOCK I AUG 22, 29 I SEP 5, 12, 19, 26

CHILDREN £26 I PARENTS £35 I PER BLOCK

 

RAKU SESSIONS

The first two weeks will focus on creating ceramic work for raku firing using specialist clay. There will be a weeks break for drying and bisque firing before week

3 where a raku firing demonstration will be held in the playground and some of the first pots ready may also be fired. Week 3 will also be used for finishing pots for firing; beginning glazing and any experimental techniques to be explored. Week 4 will be the final week with the main Raku firing and any last glazing choices to be applied. The atmosphere at a Raku firing is one you will not forget! This is an opportunity not to

be missed!As the class number will be capped, we recommend

early bookings to avoid disappointment.

TUESDAY I 4 WEEK BLOCK I JUL 10, 17, 31 I AUG 7 I 6.30-9PM ADULTS £85 I MEMBERS £60

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