CPA Course Providers

Craft Potters Association Course Providers

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Get your hands on some clay!

Whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced potter, there will be a course out there for you.  Have a look at the exciting and broad range of courses our Selected and Fellow members run below.

Choosing a course

Most pottery courses are part time – you can choose from weekend introductions to courses that run over several weeks.

Beginner’s courses can cover a range of skills including hand building where you can use coils or slabs of clay to create your work or have a go at the potter’s wheel. You will learn how to decorate and glaze your work. Some courses are specific to one technique – you may want to focus on the wheel and learn how to make cups, bowls and plates.

If you already have some pottery skills you may want to sign up for a more advanced course to develop, refine your work and try new techniques such as mould making and slip casting.

If you are interested in taking a longer course and developing a career in ceramics then look at the External Course Providers page for a list of colleges and institutions offer courses ranging from those without accreditation through to BA, MA and Phd level study.

East Midlands

Name Website Contact Telephone Level and content of courses offered Other areas
Wendy Johnson www.wendyjohnsonblog.wordpress.com/ 07963629366 Beginners, Intermediate, Hand Building, One to one tuition School groups/ Experienced in working with special learning needs/ experienced in working with Children In Care 
Rob Bibby www.robbibbyceramics.co.uk 01780 470866 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Coiling, Hand Building, Modelling, One to one tuition, Paperclay, Sculptural ceramics, Slipware, Throwing Brushwork
Rachel Wood

www.rachelwoodceramics.co.uk

01909 808995 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Coiling, Hand Building, One to one tuition, Sculptural ceramics, Throwing  

 

West Midlands

Name Website Contact Telephone Level and Content of Courses Offered Other Areas
Jeremy Steward www.workshops-at-wobage.co.uk
www.jeremysteward.co.uk
01989 562498 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, One to one tuition, Reduction firing, Throwing, Wood firing Raw-glazing, Salt-slip Decoration, Salt-Glazing
Jon Williams & Sarah Monk www.eastnorpottery.co.uk 01531633886 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Coiling, Hand Building, Modelling, One to one tuition, Sculptural Ceramics, Throwing  
Patia Davis http://www.workshops-at-wobage.co.uk/ 01594 542 534 Beginners, intermediate, professional. Throwing and slip decorated earthenware. One to one tuition. Raw glazing, slip-decoration techniques.

East

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Matthew Blakely matthewblakely.co.uk 01223 811949 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, One to one tuition, Reduction firing, Throwing Glazes
Deborah Baynes www.potterycourses.net 01473 788300 Beginners, Intermediate, Hand Building, Raku, Reduction firing, Throwing Salt Glaze Firing

South East

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Julie Ayton www.julieayton.com 01722 337301 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Coiling, Reduction firing, Throwing Glaze formulation
Graham Hudson www.grahamhudson-ceramics.co.uk 01491 837756 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Coiling, Hand Building, Modelling, One to one tuition, Paperclay, Raku, Reduction firing, Sculptural ceramics, Slip casting, Slipware, Smoke Firing, Throwing  
Ashley Howard http://www.uca.ac.uk/study/courses/ba-glass-ceramics-jewellery-metalwork/ and www.318ceramics.co.uk

01252 892748 and 
07956 944009

Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Coiling, Hand Building, Modelling, One to one tuition, Paperclay, Raku, Reduction firing, Sculptural ceramics, Slip casting, Slipware, Smoke Firing, Throwing, Wood firing  
Rebecca Skeels http://www.uca.ac.uk/study/courses/ma-ceramics/  01252 892750 Professional, Coiling, Hand Building, Modelling, One to one tuition, Paperclay, Raku, Reduction firing, Sculptural ceramics, Slip casting, Slipware, Smoke Firing, Throwing, Wood firing  
Fiona Knight www.318ceramics.co.uk 07956 944009 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Coiling, Hand Building, One to one tuition, Paperclay, Sculptural ceramics, Slipware, Throwing  
Claire Ireland  http://www.claireirelandceramics.com/ and download more information here: Course with Claire Ireland  Please use email only Multiple areas. Please download the course information in the left hand box. 10 week course at the London Museum of Water and Steam

South West

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Richard Phethan www.richardphethean.co.uk 01736 763098 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Slipware, Throwing  
Emily Myers emily@emilymyers.com 01264 730 243 Beginners  
Tim Hurn www.timhurn.co.uk 01308868171 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, One to one tuition, Throwing, Wood firing  
Nic Collins nic-collins.co.uk 01647441198 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Wood firing  
         

London

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Lisa Hammond  www.mazehill.pottery.co.uk and lisa@lisahammond-pottery.co.uk  0208 293 0048  Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Reduction firing, Throwing Masterclass’s with overseas /UK visiting potters /Japan /USA / EU 
Zoe Lloyd www.zoelloyd.com 07854 518080 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Coiling, Hand Building, One to one tuition, Paperclay, Sculptural ceramics slab building, decorating, glazing, print making,
Lesley McShea www.lesleymcshea.com 02072413675 Beginners, Intermediate, Coiling, Hand Building, Modelling, Paperclay, Sculptural ceramics, Throwing Press moulding, Glazing
Emma Johnstone www.emmajohnstoneceramics.com 07970 672 535                Intermediate, Professional, One to one tuition, Raku, Throwing Glaze Technology
Claire Ireland claireirelandceramics.com 07902027970 Intermediate, Professional, Coiling, Hand Building, Paperclay, Sculptural ceramics, Slip casting, Smoke Firing  
John Dawson   02083161919 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, One to one tuition, Reduction firing, Throwing  
Gareth Mason www.garethmason.net   Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, One to one tuition, Throwing Location: Will travel by invitation

Yorkshire and Humberside

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James Oughtibridge  www.jamesoughtibridgesculpture.co.uk 07880967343 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Hand Building, Sculptural ceramics  
Keiko Harada http://northern-potters.co.uk/artists_details.php?aid=Keiko%20Harada 0113 2663462 Professional, Hand Building, One to one tuition, Sculptural ceramics  
Jim Robison www.boothhousegallery.co.uk 01484 685270 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Coiling, Hand Building, Raku, Reduction firing, Sculptural ceramics, Throwing Glaze making and application

Wales

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Wendy Lawrence lawrenceceramics.com 01745 799629 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Coiling, Hand Building, Modelling, One to one tuition  
Christine Gittins www.christinegittins.com 07768736166 Intermediate, Professional, One to one tuition, Throwing  
Joanna Howells www.joannahowells.co.uk 01656 784021 Intermediate, Professional, Throwing Throwing big pots

Northern Ireland

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Peter Meanley   02891 466831 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional Salt Firing

Scotland

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Fiona Thompson www.cyanclayworks.co.uk and www.fionathompsonceramics.co.uk 07899 892648 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Coiling, Hand Building, One to one tuition, Slipware, Throwing Monoprinting, surface decoration, press moulds
Lorraine Robson tolbooth.stirling.gov.uk 01786274000 Beginners, Intermediate, Coiling, Hand Building, Modelling, Sculptural ceramics  
Moyra Stewart www.moyrastewart.com 01337 828454 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Coiling, Hand Building, Modelling, One to one tuition, Raku, Sculptural ceramics, Throwing Naked Raku

Outside UK

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Hyejeong Kim www.potspots.com   Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Coiling, One to one tuition, Reduction firing, Throwing Korean/Japanese Ceramics, Glaze Reserch in Practice
Martin McWilliam www.martin-mcwilliam.de +491796886732 Beginners, Intermediate, Professional, Coiling, Hand Building, One to one tuition, Reduction firing, Sculptural ceramics, Throwing, Wood firing Large scale