I have lived and worked in Whitstable since coming here as a student in the 1970s – I fell in love with it instantly.

My interest in ceramics grew from a chance job as a Girl Friday at Tabor Pottery in Canterbury with Les Brown, a job which turned into a four year apprenticeship.

From the moment I first learned to use the wheel I was hooked, and over 30 years later, still love to throw pots.

The outlet for my work is ‘Seagulls and Flamingos’ (Address: 12 Harbour St, Whitstable CT5 1AQ). Our shop opened in Whitstable in 1985 as an outlet for locally made ceramics, furniture, glass, and clothes. Nowadays it has expanded to include a wide range of non-local and fair trade goods.

LATEST NEWS: 

Classes, individual lessons and drop-in sessions are now up and running at the new studio, Unit 13, Joseph Wilson Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable CT5 3PS

NEW – Children’s Half Term Workshops – Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February 2019 – 2.30 – 4pm, £15 per child, age 6 and upwards, all materials, firing and glazing costs included

CLASSES 2019

Monday Evening Class 6.30 – 8.30pm £108 for 6 sessions, suitable for beginners and improvers, starts Monday 7th January 2019

Wednesday Afternoon Class 2.30 – 4.30pm £108 for 6 sessions, suitable for beginners and improvers, starts Wednesday 9th January 2019

Wednesday Evening Class 6.30 – 8.30pm £108 for 6 sessions, suitable for those with some experience, starts Wednesday 9th January 2019

 Beginners Friday Morning Class 10.30 – 12.30pm £108 for 6 sessions starts Friday 11th January 2019

5 potters wheels available for use during classes, but if you wish to work on the wheel, an individual lesson or attendance at a throwing workshop beforehand is recommended, enabling you to work independently

 

DROP IN SESSIONS

Thursday afternoons 2.30 – 4.30pm £12 (£7 if you attend lessons/classes)

 

THROWING WORKSHOPS 2019

10.30 – 4pm £75 inclusive of materials, finishing, glazing and firing your work

Sunday 27th January – 4 places available

Monday 18th February – 4 places available

Sunday 31st March  – 5 places available

5 places available at each workshop – suitable for beginners and improvers – materials, glazing and firing included – intensive focus on establishing good technique through observing demonstrations, constructive feedback and direction, and repetition of forms

 

Taster Days

10.30 – 4pm £50

Sunday 3rd February – Learning to handbuild – you will produce a number of pieces made using different techniques

Sunday 24th February – Pots for Food – mugs, plates, small bowls, spoons……

Sunday 14th April – Pots for Plants – learn to make a variety of planters, choosing from buff/ terracotta clay

8 places available, suitable for beginners. Learn to coil, pinch and slab – this is a flexible day which will allow you to develop your own ideas once you have mastered these basic hand-building techniques – materials, glazing and firing included

Spaces available for individual 2 hour lessons  – £35 for one person, £60 for two. Materials, glazing and firing included

 

Gift vouchers available for all of the above lessons and classes – redeemable for 2 years