For potters who just need equipment and a studio to work in.
£5 an hour. Available 24/7, arrive when it suits you, leave
when you've finished. You can access the studio with your own
key, and keep pots in the studio in your allocated storage
I buy clay by the ton and have it delivered on pallets. This keeps the cost per kilo
down and I am able to sell a 12.5kg bag of stoneware clay for £6. In these Covid times
I encourage potters to work from their home studio's and only bring in pots when they are due to be fired.
For porcelain I use Harry Fraser throwing porcelain. It is a very translucent and white body, that porcelain glazes
break on the edges well. Also, because the finish is so white it can be fired directly from greenware to 1280C,
thus skipping the bisque firing.
I sell the porcelain at £18 a 12.5kg bag.
£6 per kilo for finished work which includes clay (stoneware
or porcelain), slip, biscuit firing, glazing (40 glazes to
choose from), and glaze firing. You can split this up; £2 clay, £2 bisque glaze, £2 glaze and glaze firing
Kiln hire - £25 per firing. The kiln has an internal
measurement of 65cm (tall) by 60cm wide (circular profile). With
large pots you need to consider how you will get the pot in (the
kiln is a top loader). The kiln fires on economy 7 cheap
electricity, so the firings start at 11pm and finish at 8:30 am
(summer time). It takes 2 days to cool gently, so if your pots
go in on a Monday, they will be ready for collection on
Classes in throwing and glazing also available at £20 an hour.
If you are a beginner I recommend 4 classes for £80 over a 4 week period covering the 4 stages of making a pot
(throwing, turning, smoothing, and glazing)
and then practise, practise, practise. Learning how to make pots is mostly about doing it.
You can do that at home or in the studio at £5 an hour
If you would like to just experience throwing a pot, then I do a one hour "Introduction to Throwing" class
for couples or individuals, or as presents for people. Each person makes one bowl on the wheel, and then I join the 2 bowls together,
as a metaphor for the relationship, and fire the result. The cost is £20 for the lesson and £6 per kilo for the finished pot
(which usually weighs about half a kilo).
Postage and payment
Add on £11.78 for P&P for £14 and up sized pots, £6 P&P for anything smaller (UK parcel post).
5 kilos of pots can be shipped to Australia for £70
(I use loads of bubble wrap, and a cardboard box.£If it gets broken in transit, I will replace it with a similar pot)
You can pay by Paypal ( into my
account), or online transfer
Tel:01932 845 168