The experienced artists at the Glasgow Ceramics Studio run regular adults' evening classes

Hand Building & Sculptural Techniques

We offer hand building classes on Thursday and Friday evenings. 

 Melanie's Friday Evening Class


Melanie O'Donnell's new Friday evening hand building course will cover a range of techniques and decorating methods, and you will be encouraged to follow your imagination! 

Course starts: January 2017
Times: Fridays, 7pm-9pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Course cost: £145 per person (all materials and firings included)
Deposit: £30
Teacher: Melanie O'Donnell
Contact:  melodee64 (at) googlemail (dot) com or 07723 418 668






Alison's Thursday Evening Class 


Course starts: 23rd February 

Times: Thursday evenings 7pm - 9pm

Duration:6 weeks

Cost: £145 (all materials and firings included)

Teacher: Alison Gray

Contact:    or    07908 208 466



Alison Gray  

Alison Gray, porcelain bird house with mixed media and ceramic transfers



*** Gift vouchers available ***


This is an introductory course to hand building and sculptural techniques in clay. It is also perfect as professional development for primary and secondary school art teachers.

Throughout the course we will develop three hand building techniques; pinch pot, coil building and slab building.  This will allow us to create pieces like cups, bowls, boxes, birdhouses or clocks. 

The first three weeks will be dedicated to developing your skills by creating small pieces.  Decorating skills like using texture, adding clay and incising will be demonstrated.  Ceramic colours and glazes will be used to finish your work.


The following  three  weeks of the course will be dedicated to working on your own individual project.  Everyone will be encouraged to develop their own ideas - inspiration, technical support and advice will be provided as required.
The classes are  located at the Glasgow Ceramics Studio; a spacious, creative working environment, which is ideal for a relaxing evening either with friends or to meet new people.


Class sizes are small, affording everyone one to one time and individual attention from the teacher. Participants are encouraged to explore their creativity in a fun and relaxed environment.


Classes run for six weeks and the cost includes all materials, firings, tea and coffee . All tools and equipment provided. 


If you are interested in attending, or would like more information about the classes, please contact Alison Gray on 07908 208 466 or on alisonw (dot) gray (at) gmail (dot) com or at the studio on 0141 550 8030



Alison Gray


Alison Gray, porcelain plate, slab built.





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