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 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 – FULL
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 25th February 2019
Wednesday Afternoon Class 2.30 – 4.30pm £108 for 6 sessions, suitable for beginners and improvers, starts Wednesday 27th February 2019
Wednesday Evening Class 6.30 – 8.30pm £108 for 6 sessions, suitable for those with some experience, starts Wednesday 27th February 2019
Beginners Friday Morning Class 10.30 – 12.30pm £108 for 6 sessions starts Friday 1st March 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
Monday 18th February – 1 place 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
10.30 – 4pm £50
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