The Studio is a working pottery and is located in the beautiful grounds of Stansted House in the county of Hampshire.
Throwing on the potters wheel
This workshop takes about 2 hours and students will be guided through the preparation and throwing process to
produce a range of pot shapes.
Cylinder - bowl – plate
Further throwing practice to improve the pot shapes will give you confidence to make larger pots and create
jugs, platters and mugs during your workshop.
Students should be able to make between 4 – 6 pots each during the session.
Pots are cleaned up, handles attached if required and bisque fired for you and then clear glazed.
We offer individual classes or group sessions, ideal for a birthday gift, families, business training and support.
All materials, tools, aprons and firing costs are included in the cost of the workshop.
We also offer a decorating workshop to add your own personal designs and colour to your work.
Tile making and decorating
Make your own hand made tiles in different shapes and sizes then decorate with stamps and coloured slips.
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Martin is influenced by many designers and makers, an interest in illustrators such as Ravillious, Bawden and post WW2 British textiles influences his work. Martin and his work experiences at the Chelsea Pottery London, Poole Pottery and the Barettoni ceramics factory near Venice, Italy have taught Martin many skills. His pots are made using thrown, slab and slip casting techniques which provide the perfect shapes for decorating using traditional majolica and tin glaze.
Martin has taught for many years and since his recent retirement, he can now concentrate on designing, making and creating ceramics in the idyllic surroundings of Stansted Park.
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Sarah has been a potter for many years and has been very lucky to have a studio in the grounds of Stansted Park. She has recently retired as an art lecturer after 17 years of full time teaching and is now able to work full time as a potter. She is inspired by the gardens and wild life that surrounds the studio and has developed her own style of decoration using strong colour and abundant pattern. Sarah travels frequently and collects ideas and inspiration from other countries and cultures, which include India, and the Mediterranean countries. Her ceramic ware is decorative and functional and is great for decorating dinner tables and complimenting good food!