6 Week Saturday Afternoon Pottery and Wheelwork with James Smith - September 2024 2024 - Sundragon Pottery
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6 Week Saturday Afternoon Pottery and Wheelwork with James Smith – September 2024 2024


We are delighted James Smith has joined our teaching team here at Sundragon Community Pottery.

James is a multi-disciplinary artist/maker working primarily in caramics, creating both functional and decorative wares informed by Japanese design aesthetics.  He says he, “generally contrasts sharp minimal lines with organic textures, limited earthy palettes and unglazed clay.”

James says, “I studied Fine Art BA(Hons) at Margaret Street School of Art, at Birmingham City University, focusing primarily on painting and installation; I first put my hands to ceramics during the pandemic, joined a community potteryshortly after, and have been making small batches of work, periodically since.”

This 6 week course, starts on Saturday 14th September 2024, and is suitable for beginners and improvers, who wish to explore working with clay.
These classes are held in our bespoke basement studio at Moseley School of Art.
See picture below for future orientation.

Moseley School of Art, Birmingham by Sam Mellish.


In 6 weeks you will learn some techniques of hand building, and some throwing of basic cylinder forms and bowls.
Pots that students wish to keep, are paid for by weight.  This cost includes two firings and also covers the cost of glaze materials.

The course runs on Saturday afternoons, on the following dates :-

  • 14th September
  • 21st September
  • 28th September
  • 5th October
  • 12th October
  • 19th October



Start: 14/09/2024 at 1:30 pm Finish: 19/10/2024 at 4:00 pm

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Pottery is a messy business.  Please remember to bring a clean wipeable apron, and a small hand towel with you to each session.

Also, please remember to trim your nails, as long nails can really inhibit your learning with clay.

The last 20 minutes of each session are dedicated to cleaning up.


Please check your junk and spam folders, for the confirmation email, after booking this course.

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