All classes take place in my Bristol studio, off Bridge Road, Kingswood. Here I hope to create a warm and friendly environment where students both brand new and more experienced can take the time to learn and build skills needed to make their very own ceramic wares.
I keep my classes small to allow for dedicated and focused teaching, it is hugely important to me that all who come to my classes leave each lesson with a sense of having achieved something. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Weekly Throwing courses (New Dates Released 29th April 2021)
During these courses students will be given the chance to explore and experiment with the techniques required to create ceramics on the potters wheel. For those brand new to pottery this is a fantastic oportunity to begin learning the skills needed to create your own wonderful ceramics. For those who have more experience I hope to provide a relaxed space where, with my guidance, you can build on skills already learnt to really improve your making. Each session last 2.5hrs and classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursday either at 10am - 12.30pm or 6.30pm to 9pm. Course length varies.
Self Directed Handbuilding Courses (New Dates Released 29th April)
These courses are aimed at the keen hobbies who has a bit more experience and who is up for working largely unguided. These course run at the same time as my throwing session so I will be on hand for emergency questions but my main focus will be teaching those joining me for a throwing course. Perfect for anyone who loves the craft and needs the space and equipment to work on their ideas and skills.Each session last 2.5hrs and classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursday either at 10am - 12.30pm or 6.30pm to 9pm. Course length varies.
All costs include basic materials and firings with missed lessons non-refdundable.
A note on Coronavirus - The health of students coming to my classes is of upmost importance to me, I have spent time working out how best to run the studio so that all who come can enjoy potting safely. I kindly ask that all who come to classes wear masks, where possible wear clean clothes and wash hands without exception when entering the building.
‘’I absolutely loved doing Phoebe’s ceramic course… I even signed up for a second term. She is so knowledgable and open to any ideas and projects you want to undertake. Having such small classes is just perfect and I can’t recommend her cosy, warm ceramics studio enough’'
“I have done two eight-week courses with Phoebe since October 2017, and I am very happy with her courses and the way she teaches us. I have learnt a lot on how to hand build (coiling, making pinch posts, working with slab) and on wheel throwing from Phoebe. I am especially happy with how Phoebe's guidance improved my skills for wheel throwing with centering, throwing forms such as cylinders, bowls and plates and on finishing a pot through the process of glazing.
Phoebe is an effective teacher who knows how to instruct her students based on their skill levels and interest. She always has a very positive and encouraging attitude which makes the learning environment feel relaxed and fun. I would highly recommend Phoebe as an instructor or mentor for any aspiring potter.”
"I have absolutely loved the two, eight week pottery courses hosted by Pheobe and I am about to begin a third. Along with the morning classes I took part in a one day work shop which really helped me get to grips with the wheel and was a fantastic way to spend a day and improve my skills. Phoebe is an excellent teacher, who is not only extremely knowledgable but really patient and attentive, thanks to her I have found myself producing work I didn’t think I was capable of in a short space of time.
Starting as a complete beginner I was offered amazing support from the off, learning a varied range of techniques in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
Pheobe, her teachings & her work have inspired me to continue with pottery & I can’t thank her enough for that! "
"I've almost completed 2 of Phoebe's 8 week pottery courses and would wholeheartedly recommend them. I had no experience coming into the first course and Phoebe has guided me throughout the learning process, I can hardly believe what I've created. Phoebe creates a warm and supportive environment and adapts her teaching style based on previous experience and ability. She's really encouraging and knowledgeable which helps you to develop your skills during the courses. I have found the process both creative and mindful, it's great to do something with you hands and produce something beautiful."