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.
Classes, individual lessons and drop-in sessions are at Unit 13, Joseph Wilson Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable CT5 3PS
Children’s Summer Workshops – Wednesday 21st and Wednesday 28th August 2019 – 11am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 3.30pm, £15 per child, age 6 and upwards, all materials, firing and glazing costs included
CLASSES 2019 Six week blocks in line with school terms
Monday Evening Class 6.30 – 8.30pm £108 for 6 sessions, suitable for beginners and improvers, starts Monday 2nd September
Wednesday Afternoon Class 2.30 – 4.30pm £108 for 6 sessions, suitable for beginners and improvers, starts Wednesday 4th September
Wednesday Evening Class 6.30 – 8.30pm £108 for 6 sessions, suitable for those with some experience, starts Wednesday 4th September
Beginners Friday Morning Class 10.30 – 12.30pm £108 for 6 sessions starts Friday 6th September
Each set of classes is taught with a theme and a technique as a focus, allowing regular students to build up a wide range of skills. You are also welcome to follow your own projects
5 potters wheels available for use during classes 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)
NEW! Monday mornings 10.30 – 12.30pm – an opportunity to work independently on the wheel with supervision, £9, 5 places, booking essential
THROWING WORKSHOPS 2019
Friday 18th October
10.30 – 4pm £75 inclusive of materials, finishing, glazing and firing your work
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 Day Sunday 29th September
10.30 – 4pm £50
4 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
Raku Day Sunday 1st September, weather permitting
11 – 5pm, £25, pot luck lunch
(You will need to make and bisque fire your work beforehand, by attending one of the August drop in days)
Individual 2 hour lessons – £35 for one person, £60 for two. Materials, glazing and firing included, bookable for Monday and Friday afternoons and some Sundays. Ideal preparation for joining a six week course
Gift vouchers available for all of the above lessons and classes – redeemable for 2 years