Special events and classes
During the month we often have additional events on where you can come to learn new skills and have fun of course. These are a mix of Pottery painting classes with different painting techniques and Clay classes where you are working by hand with the clay using different hand-building techniques to make your creation.
These classes are guided sessions with Jane showing you step by step how to do the project, you still have flexibility if you wish to add your own twist to what you are doing.
There are a few popular sessions which we do and outside of set dates these can be booked so you can come and do them at an agreed date and time.
Clay Angel workshop Saturday 5th June or Wednesday 23rd June
Potter's Wheel Session 27th June & 3rd July
Clay Fairy house workshop 26th May
Clay Hedgehog workshop
Banding wheel workshop
How to Book and Prices
Clay all year round or Christmas Fairy / Angel t-lite class, Clay Witch and Clay Hedgehog classes
Call us on 01772 203060 to book in for these workshop to arrange a date and time. It does take about 2.5 hours to create the Witch and up to 2 hours to create the Hedgehog.
Jane will provide clay you need and any patterns or tools you require to make these. Guidance will be given step by step to make these wonderful pieces.
Once created you leave her with us to dry and then be bisque fired in our kiln. Then return in 2 weeks to paint her up and then leave her to be glaze fired. She will be ready a week later to collect.
Banding wheel workshop
Jane will show you how to do this and help as and when necessary. You can choose wide lines or thinner or a mix and then blend or not to blend into ombre effect.
Then choose how you will add a pattern to the background stripes.
The Clay all year round or Christmas Fairy/Angel workshop is £35 per person
The Witch clay workshop is £40 per person
The Hedgehog clay workshop is £35 per person.
The Banding Wheel painting technique workshop is £25 using a 26cm Dinner plate.
Special events and classes coming up
Potter’s Wheel 1 to 1 lesson
Sunday 27th June or Saturday 3rd July
Saturday 5th June 10am –
Clay Angel workshop – make an all year round design or a Christmas one, your choice
Wednesday 23rd June- 7pm Clay Angel workshop – make an all year round design or a Christmas one, your choice
Fairy house t-lite clay workshop Wednesday 26th May 7pm
Follow step by step demo with Jane, use a pattern to cut out your pieces and learn house to put them together to create your unique fairy house
Sunday 27th June or Saturday 3rd July – 1 to 1, 30 Minute lesson on the Potter’s Wheel with Rachel Byass on 27th June or Dylan Cross on 3rd July is £45 per person
To Book in for this please; call us on 01772 203060 to arrange your 30 minute appointment
Dylan Cross, born and bred in North Lancashsire, Potter and Ceramics teacher has been throwing pots since his childhood. His bespoke tableware pieces are demanded by Michelin star restaurants, his individual pots are prized possession. He also teaches ceramics at Fylde college and gives private tuition for wheel work. He and his family helped Jane get to grips with firing Katy and Kelvin the kilns in the early days and has been a great support to Fired 4 U over the years. He is currently teaching Jane to throw and learn to teach throwing too. He is coming to Fired 4 U for the day bringing one of his Potter’s wheel with him. How exciting is that? Dylan is a passionate potter who loves to impart these skills to others and has more clay in his veins than blood.
Rachel Byass, Ceramic artist and Potter taught Jane to paint pottery and work with clay by hand for the last 15 years, is coming over from Yorkshire to teach you to throw a pot on the potters wheel. Having trained originally in USA and represented well known american supplies Rachel opened her own studio in Pontefract. Aftre expanding her own range of pottery she opened a studio at home to teach people to run their own studios and also how to throw.
- You can book in to have a 30 minute 1 to 1 lesson on the potter’s wheel with him
- Throw a successful pot – often at a first session you will fail to create a pot as it is a difficult craft to do, however with Dylan by your side he will share his expertise and make sure you create a piece you are delighted with.
- You will learn to turn the pot to finish it off and take it off the wheel.
- Your fabulous pot will be fired, glazed. You return to paint it in 2 weeks and then leave it again to be glazed and fired 4 U!
There are only 12 lessons available on 3rd July starting at 9.30am. You can book in on the link below.
Your Lesson includes;
- 30 minute lesson with 1 to 1 teaching and guidance
- clay to throw your pot
- clay firing
- return painting session
- final glazing and firing of your hand thrown pot
- Age limit 10 years upwards.
The cost of all of this is £45 per person. It will give you a super thrilling experience to look forward to and also makes a fabulous gift experience for family and friends. Gift vouchers can be arranged for this event.
What Our Customers Say
I have attended several evening workshops at Fired4u and would highly recommend them. Under Jane’s guidance I have made a variety of clay ornaments from angels to moon gazing hare plaque.
Clay and Pottery Painting Workshops
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Monday-Tuesday: closed (available for groups and often open in the school holidays please check)
Wednesday: Adults only evenings check events
Evening appointments available for groups