Zoo Ceramics Animal Sculpture and Giftware
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If the class you would like is full you are welcome to go on to a waiting list to see if there are any cancellations or to be sent details of the next workshops.

WORKSHOP DETAILS AND WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
• Tuition by two experienced ceramic artists. Learning pinch pot techniques, coiling, slab building and sculptural modelling processes.
• Worksheets, and use of books and other resource materials.
• Use of or bright spacious pottery workshop in a three hundred year old cottage in Waddington village, just five miles out of Lincoln.
• Materials - Use of Valentines smooth and sculptural crank clays.
• Bisque firing and glazing options. Or you can paint your finished work in any paint materials for a realistic option.
• Use of all tools, brushes and equipment.
• Refreshments –Tea, coffee, herbal, soft drinks and biscuits. You are welcome to bring your own lunch if staying for the two classes or the full day sculpture workshop. There are also shops, cafes and pubs in the village.

HOW TO BOOK
• Please email us on the link below and we can send you back an application form.
• Please provide name, address and Postcode if you would like us to send the application back by post.
• Workshops are payable in full by post-dated cheque, bacs or cash – all the details will be on the application form.
• Gift vouchers are available for the workshops – email us with this request.

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU
• IMPORTANT. Please bring with you good images of the animal design you are going to create; especially if it is a pet. Take a series of photographs at eye level from the front, back and sides and the top and some detailed shots of the head. For any other animal please print out as many images of your chosen animal from sources like google images. Please note, we do have a good library of animal books, but your one may not be featured. It takes a lot of time out of our teaching schedule if we have to print lots of images from the computer. We do have a wifi connection, so you are welcome to use mobile phones, laptop and ipads. However please be aware that clay is wet and dusty and could cause damage to your equipment and we take no responsibility if this occurs.
• Sketch book
• Camera
• Overall, but we have lots of spare ones if you forget.
• Lunch if staying for double classes or the full day of the sculpture workshop.

COMPLETION AND WHAT IS EXTRA
At the end of the session, once your piece is completed, it will need to dry out for about 2 – 3 weeks before going in to a bisque firing.  You now have there options to finish your work, by either painting, glazing by us, or attending the glaze class to coincide with this making workshop in March.

Once your work is finished we will contact you to arrange collection, which usually takes about 4 – 8 weeks.

For any other questions you may have, please refer to the FAQ link at the bottom of the page.

 
SMALL ANIMAL WORKSHOP - 2 HOUR
Zoo Ceramics Small Animal Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Small Animal Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Small Animal Workshop
Mark used small forks and combs to create the spiky texture
Lucy loves dragons and coiled the body up from a pinch pot base
John created his puffer fish from two pinch pots
Zoo Ceramics Small Animal Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Small Animal Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Small Animal Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Small Animal Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Small Animal Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Small Animal Workshop
   
CREATIVE COILING WORKSHOP - 3 HOUR 2018
Zoo Ceramics Coiling
Zoo Ceramics Gargoyle Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Coiling
Julia working on a coiled rim
Tiny flowers create a wonderful beard on Caren's Coiled gargoyle head pot
Shannon smoothing down her pot
Zoo Ceramics Coiling
Zoo Ceramics Coiling Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Creative Coiling Workshop
   
LARGE ANIMAL SCULPTURE WORKSHOP - 1 DAY
Zoo Ceramics Large Animal Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Large Animal Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Large Animal Workshop
Chaz is carving feather details on his runner duck.
Work drying out over the lunch break ready for carving and decorating.
Smoothing down the coils on the body of the hare
Zoo Ceramics Large Animal Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Large Animal Workshop
                           
   
GLAZINGING WORKSHOP - 2 or 3 HOUR
Zoo Ceramics Glaze Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Glaze Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Glaze Workshop
Interesting glaze pattern on Beattiie's snake vase
Jeanne delicately painting feather details
Lesley painting black oxide on to the outline of the tree
   
GARGOYLE WORKSHOP 2017
Zoo Ceramics Gargoyle Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Gargoyle Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Gargoyle Workshop
Helen uses oak leaves to press in to flat clay to create her acorn and leaf design
Tiny flowers create a wonderful beard on Caren's gargoyle head
Lisa has created a delicate border of leaves to frame the face
Zoo Ceramics Gargoyle Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Gargoyle Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Gargoyle Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Gargoyle Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Gargoyle Workshop
Zoo Ceramics Gargoyle Workshop
   
PRICE GUIDE FOR PRIVATE AND GROUP POTTERY WORKSHOPS PER PERSON
SIZE
2 HOUR TAST ER
3 HOUR PROJECT
FULL DAY SCULPTURE
1 person  
£60.00
£75.00
£175.00
2 - 12 people max
£45.00
£55.00
£145.00
Group Courses
£40.00
£50.00
£125.00
TIMES
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
2 hours
10.00 - 12.00
1.00 -  3.00
7.00 -  9.00
3 hours
9.30 - 12.30
1.00 -  4.00
7.00 - 10.00
FULL DAY
9.30 - 12.30            Lunch            1.00 - 4.00

SIZE
2 HOUR GLAZE
3 HOUR GLAZE
 
1 person  
£45.00
£55.00
 
2 - 12 people max
£35.00
£45.00
 
Group Courses
£25.00
£35.00
 
The times of the sessions are flexible and can be altered to suit your needs.
Updated 7th April 2021