Clay studio

Weekend & 1- offs


We will provide a range of advanced, specialist and other short courses. These will run at weekends over one or two days. They will be advertised as and when the dates are confirmed.

We also want to provide outreach workshops for Schools and organisations please contact us for further information.

1-off workshops are aimed at complete beginners (but those with more experience are welcome).

Coil a Jug - £35

October 14th 10am -1pm


This is a 3hr workshop aimed at complete beginners (but those with more experience are welcome).

We will create a jug using the coil building technique. These will go onto be fired and glazed and can be used as a fully functioning jug!

The workshop is £35 (all materials included


Smoke Firing 2 day Course - £100

October 15th 1.30 - 5.30pm Making and

November 5th 10am -4 pm the firing.


This is a 2 day workshop. The first day will involve making a bottle form using the slab and coiling building techniques. Towards the end of the session you will also learn to burnish the finished form.

On day two your bisque fired bottle will be put into a smoke firing. During this will use a variety of materials (copper wire, horse hair, organic matter and metal oxides) to cover your pot. We will put them into a fire and allow the smoke to work it's magic! Your fired bottle form will then be polished with beeswax and be ready to take home.


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Create your own lampshade - £35

October 21st 10am -1pm


Using a combination of hand building techniques, design and make your own lampshade to create a unique glow in your home.

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Pair of Mugs (£35)

Saturday 11th November 10-1pm


Using the slab building technique, you will produce a pair of mugs that will be the envy of all your friends.


Nest of Bowls - £35

October 28th 10am-1pm


Come and create set of serving dishes, you'll use the slab building technique to build a set three dishes.



Christmas Baubles (£35)

Saturday 18th November 10-1pm


Come and make 2 baubles using the slip casting process (plaster moulds and liquid clay), then decorate with colour slip.

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Christmas Decorations (£35)

Make you own personal porcelain Christmas decorations, using textures and letter stamps to create the perfect tree display .

Max 15 Decorations


Saturday 25th November 10am-12pm



Saturday2nd December 10am-12pm

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Family Ceramics:


Family ceramics is run  on a Saturday morning three times every term (to sign up for these sessions you will need to sign up for a term). It gives parents (grandparents/guardians ) and their children an opportunity to come and spend some quality time together and be creative. Each session will teach basic skills and allow families to both make and glaze a ceramic object. Ceramics is an excellent tool for creative engagement and is great for developing dexterity and haptic skills. Children need to be over the age of 5 for this course.

We will be running one course on Saturdays and

two courses on Sundays. If you are interested in

joining them please contact us for dates.

There can be 3-4 sessions a term.

Each sessions is: £12 per adult, £10 per child.

Community Clay Studio Manchester

61 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Machester, M15 5RF

Company Number: 10910689