Monday Afternoon Pottery for Beginners and Improvers with Katie Hess - January 2022 - Sundragon Pottery
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Monday Afternoon Pottery for Beginners and Improvers with Katie Hess – January 2022


This six week course starts on Monday 10th January 2022, in our beautiful basement studio in Moseley School of Art.

Moseley School of Art, Birmingham by Sam Mellish.

The course will take place every Monday afternoon from 1.30 pm- 4.00 pm on the following dates.

  • 10th January
  • 17th January
  • 24th January
  • 31st January
  • 7th February
  • 14th February


During the course you will learn how to “wedge”/prepare the clay ready for making.

Katie will teach you various methods of handbuilding, and you will also be taught the beginnings of throwing on the potters wheel.

You will learn about surface decoration using coloured slips and various glazing techniques.  Throughout the course you will also learn “good studio practice”, the art of keeping your work area as clean/tidy as possible, thus, benefiting everyone.

This course is designed to be a short intensive introduction to ceramic life at Sundragon Community Pottery


Clay can be messy, so please dress for outdoor play.

Long nails can really inhibit your creativity with clay, so please do remember to trim them.

Bring a clean wipeable apron and an old hand towel to each class.

The last 20 minutes of each class is dedicated to cleaning up.


Please check your Spam and Junk folders for your confirmation email after having booked this course.



We take everyone’s health and safety very seriously!

Anyone in self-isolation or with COVID-19 symptoms must NOT visit the studio. Under any circumstances.

We may take your temperature, on arrival

The heated studio has large windows, that will be open, and there will be an extractor fan on.

Masks must be worn in the studio at all times.

Hand Sanitizer must be used before you enter the studio, and when you leave.The studio is large and airy, and ordered so that social distancing can be maintained.

please note:-

Following the scientific advice on Covid-19, it may transpire that we have to cancel this run of courses.

Unfortunately, we will have to charge a £5 non-refundable deposit, to cover our costs, should the classes need to be cancelled


Start: 10/01/2022 at 1:30 pm Finish: 14/02/2022 at 4:00 pm

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We are delighted that tutor Katie Hess, will be teaching at Sundragon this Spring half-term.

Katie’s work is all about experimenting with form, surface decoration, and always trying out new ideas.

Katie is trained to teach Art, and her practice is mainly ceramics.

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Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy

We will hold a £5 non-refundable deposit on all bookings, against cancellation for what ever reason. This covers refund administration costs.