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Saturday 10th October is apple day at Burwash and to celebrate we are having a 10% off day in the shop and running a kids make and take art table £1.50 per go, choose from paper bunting or pottery. There is an entry charge to Burwash on Saturday of £3 with all profits going to charity, find out more here There’s also still time to get 10% off all jewellery in the shop and paintings by Jo Milne but hurry as this offer ends on October 15th!

I’ve just entered a competition with iZettle to have my advert shown on TV, here’s a link to view and to ask for your votes and shares please!

New work is on show at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran, and at Snape Maltings in Suffolk. You can also see a good range at the Forest Bailiff in Wimbledon and Red Ticking in Seattle.

Things are getting Cosy and Christmassy over at my shop as we welcome some new exhibitors including more beautiful lambswool scarves by Gabrielle Vary, letterpress cards and prints by Penrhos Press; and a new graduate showcase by ceramicists Kate Welton and Thomas Mann who are two of the students from De Montford University that I’ve been working with over the last couple of years. I’ve got a new selection of porcelain with platinum brushwork and line drawings and we have beautiful cards, prints, handmade decorations and textiles to tempt you with. As well as jewellery by our resident jewellers and oil paintings by Jo Tunmer.

All the spring workshops are listed on my booking page now and there are some free taster workshops in December, please book a place if you would like to come. Families welcome. The daytime classes over at the studio are proving popular and I’m delighted to announce that Lizzy McCaughan will be teaching a 6 week hand-building with ceramics class on Friday afternoons, in the run up to Christmas. She will be covering a range of different making and decorating techniques starting on November 6th.

Looking further ahead I’m offering workshops for young teenagers and some summer ceramics classes, hope to see you on a workshop soon!

Rachel Dormor Ceramics classes at the studio unless otherwise stated.
All materials included, please bring a packed lunch. Classes are small to ensure plenty of tuition time.

Six-week hand-building with ceramics workshop taught by Lizzy McCaughan starts November 6th 1-3pm all materials included £90.

December taster session at the studio FREE but you need a ticket Saturday 5th December 2-3, 3.30-4.30 Open studios 1pm-5pm Saturday 5th December

Pottery Make and take workshop at the shop FREE drop in sessions for children Sunday 6th December 12-4pm (firing extra or take away on the day)

30th January 10-4 £100 Throwing for beginners (4 places only). A wheel to yourself for the day to get to grips with wedging, centering and throwing. We will work on cylinders and bowl shapes. Your best piece will be fired and glazed for collection at a later date (postage extra)

6th February 10-4 £95 Skinny silver bangles. Make a set of skinny textured bangles from silver. All materials included.

20th February 10-4 £70 Printing on fabric and clay. Mono-printing and screen printing using paper resist, stamps, oxides and wax. We will start off printing on fabric and then move designs on to clay to make flat or 3D pieces. A creative colourful workshop suitable for all abilities.

27th February 10-4 £100 throwing with porcelain, includes all materials and firings, four places only, suitable for all abilities but especially good for intermediate students who want to try working with porcelain.

6th March 10-4 £70 hand-building with porcelain; jugs and vases. Espresso cups, vases, dishes and jugs can all be made from a sheet of textured porcelain in this relaxing and inspiring workshop.

9th April 10-4 £90 Skinny silver stacking rings. Learn to make a set of skinny textured silver and copper rings. All materials included.

16th April 10-4 £70 hand-building with porcelain; jugs and vases. Espresso cups, vases, dishes and jugs can all be made from a sheet of textured porcelain in this relaxing and inspiring workshop.

30th April and 1st May Throwing weekend £200. A wheel to yourself for a full weekend. Have a go at making a set of mugs or bowls!

Easter holiday workshops for young teenagers 12-16, or accompanied younger children: £18.50 per session
4th April 2-5pm Pottery workshop (hand building and throwing)
5th April 2-5pm Silver jewellery (make a ring)
6th April 2-5pm Printed textiles (tea towels/ tote bags)

23rd July 10-4 £100 Throwing workshop. Want some time and tuition to develop your throwing or just to make a start, this is the workshop for you. 4 places only.
24th July 10-4 £100 Throwing workshop, all abilities.

Summer ceramics course 1-3rd August 10-4 each day £200. Three days in the studio covering a range of different making and decorating techniques. We will be using stoneware and porcelain clay and there will be time on the potters wheels included.

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