Zoo Ceramics Animal Sculpture and Giftware
Pottery Classes and Summer Workshops 2022
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Maggie and Tracy jointly run adult pottery classes and workshops at their studio in Waddington, just outside Lincoln. The courses specialise in the hand-building techniques including coil, slab, modelling and sculpting.  Please note that we do not offer throwing courses. The structure of each session will enable each student to explore the medium of clay at their own pace and create personal themes, or follow set projects.
Adult Pottery Classes 2022

The pottery classes are very popular and can only be joined by putting your name on a waiting list.  As the group classes are often fully subscribed we also run pottery workshops that provide a complete clay experience in a couple of hours or a full day, with a connected glaze workshop several weeks later.

The pottery classes run for three terms during the year in Spring, Summer and Autumn and last 8 weeks with raku session at the end of the summer term and a winter feast at the end of the Autumn term.  There is a free extra catch up session on a Saturday morning at the end of each term for any student that has missed a class. The classes are on Wednesday afternoons from 1.00 to 3.00 pm and evenings from 7.00 to 9.00 pm and there are 15 students per class.  Covid safety measures are in place.  Classes cost £90.00 for an eight week term and a charge for finished work (approximately £5- £25 for three pieces.) Studentsare able to secure their place for the following term half way through the term they are on.  As a result most places are taken up, so the only way to join is to put yourself on the waiting lists.

To join the group classes please follow the instructions below.  This page also contains information on the workshops and links at the bottom of the page to a Frequently Asked Question section and other other events.

Zoo Ceramics Workshops Hare
Zoo Ceramics Workshop Gargoyle
Zoo Ceramics Workshops Puffin
Hare by Louise
Gargoyle Plaque by Anna
Hare Plate by Helen
Pottery Class Dates, Times and Spaces
SPRING TERM 2022
£85.00
SUMMER TERM 2022
£85.00
AUTUMN TERM 2022
£90.00
 
Wed PM/Eve
Thurs Eve
 
Wed PM/Eve
Thurs Eve
 
Wednesday PM
1 - 3 pm
Wednesday Eve
7 - 9 pm
1   2 Feb   3 Feb 1
  4 May
  5 May 1
  7  Sep
2   9 Feb 10 Feb 2 11 May 12 May 2
14 Sep
3 16 Feb 17 Feb 3 18 May 19 May 3
21  Sep
4 23 Feb 24 Feb 4 25 May 26 May 4
28  Sep
5  2 Mar   3 Mar 5   1 Jun   2 Jun 5
  5  Oct
6   9 Mar 10 Mar 6   8 Jun   9 Jun 6
12  Oct
7 16 Mar 17 Mar 7 15 Jun 16 Jun 7
19  Oct
8 23 Mar  24 Mar 8 22 Jun  23 Jun 8
26  Oct
        9
29  Oct Saturday Catch Up 10 - 12 am

RAKU WEEK 8
22nd and 23rd June

Wednesday 9th November
Winter Feast To Be Confirmed

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 1.00pm - 3.00pm Full (Waiting List    11)
WEDNESDAY EVENING
7.00pm - 9.00pm Full (Waiting List    15)
THURSDAY EVENING 7.00pm - 9.00pm Full (Waiting List    10)
Pottery Class Spaces Updated 29th July 2022
How To Join The Pottery Classes
The group classes are very popular and are run on a membership system.  Existing students have priority to renew their spaces at the end of each term, therefore only a few slots are available for each class at the beginning of a new term.  To join you must first put yourself on the waiting lists by contacting us on the email link below and provide us with the following information. This can be copied and pasted in to your email.
1. Name
2. Address
3. Telephone Number
4. Waiting lists you would like to be put on. ( Wednesday Afternoon 1 - 3 pm, Wednesday Eve 7 - 9 pm. (or both)
5. If applying for more than one person, please indicate if you would accept a single place, or if you only want to join together. ( Single, Join together)
You may put yourself on all three waiting lists if you wish and we shall contact you when a space becomes free.  We keep a precise date related record of all people on the waiting list and as soon as a space becomes available for a new term, we offer it to the person at the top of the list. I will then give you one week to confirm and then pay for the class, before it is offered to the next person. Things do change during the year and a space may become available in a matter of weeks, but sometimes it can be several months or longer.  Details of waiting list figures are shown below and are updated regularly.   Please inform us if you no longer wish to be on our waiting list and rest assured that all you personal information will never be passed on to another party.
Pottery Class Work
Zoo Ceramaics Pottery Classes Carving
Zoo Ceramics Pottery Classes Ali Plate
Zoo Ceramics Pottery Classes Modelling
Carving by Jane
Plate by Ali
Modelling by Clare
Zoo Ceramics Pottery Classes Coiling
Zoo Ceramics Pottery Classes Coil Pot
Zoo Ceramics Pottery Classes Carving
Coiling by Ian
Sunflower Pot by Julie
Carving by Jane
Zoo Ceramics Pottery Class Gargoyle
Gargoyle Pot by Vicki
Lincoln Imps by Cherie
Hare Plate by Helen
Zoo Ceramics Pottery Classes Frog
Frog by Elaine
Glazing by Carrie-Anne
Seated Figures by Julie
Summer Workshops 2023

Dates for 2023 to be confirmed.

The 2023 workshops will be run in two parts with the making sessions held over a weekend, followed by a glaze class a few weeks later in July.  We will run the Small, Medium and Large Animal Workshops and the next day, we have two Porcelain Jewellery Classes, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.  For times and prices see the chart below and if you would like to apply for the workshop please request a workshop application form using the Email Link below.
For more details and images of work created on the workshops please click on the Workshops link.
Zoo Ceramics Animal Sculpture and Giftware
Workshops
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Warthog
Monkey
Badger
 
Porcelain
2 HOUR TASTER SESSION
SMALL ANIMAL WORKSHOP
3 HOUR MEDIUM ANIMAL
OR COIL POT WORKSHOP
FULL DAY LARGE ANIMAL
SCULPTURE WORKSHOP
 
2 HOUR PORCELAIN
JEWELLERY WORKSHOPS
Saturday 19th June 2021
Saturday 19th June 2021
Saturday 19th June 2021
 
Sunday 20th June 2021
10.00 - 12.00 AM
2.00 - 5.00 PM
10.00 - 5.00 PM
 
1.   10.00 12.00 AM
2.     2.00 - 4.00 PM

Size - 15cm high
Materials - Valentine
Sculptural Clay

Size - 30cm high
Materials - Valentine
Sculptural Clay
Size - 45 cm high
Materials - Valentine
Modeling Clay
  Materials - Porcelain clay and stoneware glazes and stains
5 students per class
£40.00 per person
5 students per class
£50.00 per person
5 students per class
£125.00 per person
 
10 students per class
£40.00 per person
2 HOUR GLAZE
WORKSHOP
2 1/2 HOUR GLAZE
WORKSHOP
3 HOUR GLAZE
WORKSHOP
 

2 HOUR GLAZE
WORKSHOP

Once piece has been bisque fired you have three options.
1. No glaze. Create own finish with paint or other materials.
2. Attend glaze workshop and learn about glaze application techniques. 3. Let us glaze your work.
Prices for 2 and 3 - £20 small animal and porcelain jewellery, £25 medium animal and £35 large animal.

Saturday 10th July 2021
Saturday 10th July 2021
Saturday 10th July 2021
 
Saturday 10th July 2021
9.30 – 11.30 AM
9.30 – 12.00 AM
9.30 – 12.00 PM
 
2.00 – 4.00 PM
5 students per class
£20.00 per person
5 students per class
£25.00 per person
5 students per class
£35.00 per person
 
15 students per class
£20.00 per person
SPACES 5/5
SPACES 4/5
SPACES 5/5
 

SPACES PORCELAIN
1.   AM 5/10        2.   PM 8/10

Workshop Spaces Updated 8th June 2021
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
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
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
2 1/2 HOUR GLAZE
3 HOUR GLAZE
1 person  
£45.00
£50.00
£55.00
2 - 12 people max
£35.00
£40.00
£45.00
Group Courses
£25.00
£30.00
£35.00
The times of the sessions are flexible and can be altered to suit your needs.
Pottery Class and Workshop Links
For more information about the classes and workshops please visit the links below.
Zoo Ceramics Pottery Classes Coil Pot
Zoo Ceramics Pottery Classes Bowl
Coil Pot by Beryl
Flower Bowl by Bev
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Updated 29 th July 2022