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Painting Pottery

Classes and Workshops

Upper Hutt Art Society, Trentham

To book a workshop text Sabrina on 0220872636 with workshop name, date and number of attendees.
All payments via bank transfer.


Kid's Pinch Pot Mug

Mon 15 April, 2-4pm            (1 space left)
Mon 22 April, 2-4pm           (Fully Booked)

Ages 8-12.

This Kid’s Pinch Pot Mug workshop is the perfect way to encourage your child's creativity and develop their artistic skills. In this fun-filled class, participants will learn how to make a pinch pot mug from clay and then decorate it with a variety of colorful underglazes. This is a great opportunity for your child to have fun and create something unique!

After the class their creations will be glazed and kiln fired and ready for collection within 2 weeks.

All materials supplied, just wear old clothes in case of mess.



Mother's Day Vase

Sat  27 April, 2-4pm             (6 spaces left)
Sun 28 April, 2-4pm            (6 spaces left)

Create a beautiful rectangle shaped vase for your Mum that she'll treasure forever.

In this 2 hour hand-building workshop. You'll learn slab building techniques to create a vase and add your own personal touches with embellishments, engravings or stamps.

At the end of the workshop you can choose which colour glaze you'd like and it will be glazed and fired for you. The finished vase will then be ready for collection the week before Mother's Day.

All materials will be provided, plus tea and coffee.


Image by Alex Jones

Hand-built pottery Beginners Classes

Dates to be confirmed

This is a 6 week set of classes aimed at total beginners on their first journey into the awesome world of pottery.

You will learn a variety of hand-building techniques including pinch pots, coil and slab building. Plus decorating skills such as texture rolling, embellishments, underglaze painting, sgraffito and simple mishima.

You'll finish the classes with a small collection of your own creations that have been fully glazed and fired for you, and a newfound addiction to clay :)

All materials and firings included.

Each class lasts for 2 hours



Kid's Funny Face Pots

Wed 24 April, 2.30-4.30pm   (Fully Booked)
Thu 25 April, 2.30-4.30pm    (Fully Booked)

Ages 8-12.

Our Clay Faces Workshop is the perfect activity for kids who love to get crafty and a little bit silly. During the workshop, your child will learn how to make faces out of clay and create their very own unique pot with a funny expression.

They will learn pinch pot and sculpting techniques to inject personality into their creation.  Once made, they can paint the pot with underglazes in whatever wacky way they want.

After the class their creations will be glazed and kiln fired and ready for collection within 2 weeks.

All materials supplied, just wear old clothes in case of mess.



2 Part Workshop

Dates to be Confirmed

Create and decorate a teapot from start to finish in this two part hand-building workshop. Good for beginners but some basic hand-building experience would be a bonus.

Day 1 - You'll learn slab building techniques to create the teapot

Day 2 - Decorate the teapot with your own creative flair using underglazes. To create a totally unique and functional teapot.

All materials and tools provided. Including final glaze and kiln firing.

And, of course, Tea and biscuits :)


Image by Peter Olexa

Pottery Club

Every Thursday Night 7-9pm

For those of you who are hooked on clay and already have some hand-building experience, or have completed the beginner course. I run a casual attendance pottery club every Thursday evening. 

This is a time to work on your own projects and develop your pottery skills alongside others doing the same thing. Once a month I do a guided tutorial focusing on expanding current skills and make a variety of projects voted by the club attendees.

Pottery Club is good opportunity to have some dedicated creative and social time during the week. 

Tools and underglazes supplied. Clay available for purchase. Additional kiln fees apply per item.

There are no wheel facilities available, hand-building only.


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