FIREandEARTH

YOUR CERAMICS HOME FROM HOME.

Welcome to XX!

We’d love you to join our bright and warm new ceramics studio, just five minutes from Hammersmith tube station. With plenty of space, light and cakes, XX is a calm, friendly home for makers to hone skills, share ideas, and grow creatively.

 

Scroll down to view our pottery classes and studio membership options.

ABOUT US

Ceramics has finally arrived in West London!

 

Set to open our doors in June, we are ......

What we do: pottery classes and a range of memberships at our west London ceramics studio

Where we are: Cambridge Grove, just five minutes from Hammersmith tube station - map

When we’ll open: June, 2019

Our kit: 12 wheels, 2 large kilns, ample shelving and tools galore – click for details

PIC or sketch here...

            "We wanted to create a space that would make people fall in love, so they would want to stay forever. A space which is not only highly functional, but also beautiful. Where people would feel the warmth and inspiration around them, and be part of a nurturing ceramic family which is so important when it comes to growing within their practice..."

 

Members form the integral core and soul of our space!

We are already growing a family of ceramic lovers who want

to share their knowledge and good times together, so email to join our expanding artists corner and see what we can offer!

 

 

 

◊  £200 p/m  ◊

(limited availability)

Included with your membership:

 

※ 19 hours of studio use per week

※ Full use of ceramic equipment such as wheels, extruder, slab-roller, moulds, sculpting/throwing/turning tools etc.

※ All firings included (bisque & glaze at 1250°C/1260°C)

※ Selection of 15 glazes to use freely

※ Your own shelving for tools, sketchbooks etc (circ.90cm x 40cm x 50cm)

※ Extra shelving for works-in-the-making

※ Space dedicated to storing your own clays

※ Different clays, glaze making powders, oxides, at wholesale £

※ A lovely staff member is always on hand to answer questions!

※ Invitation to our private dinner gatherings at the studio

◊  £120 p/m  ◊

(very limited availability)

Included with your membership:

 

※ 8 hours of studio use per week

※ Full use of ceramic equipment such as wheels, extruder, slab-roller, moulds, sculpting/throwing/turning tools etc.

※ All firings included (bisque & glaze at 1250°C/1260°C)

※ Selection of 15 glazes to use freely

※ No personal shelf, but comes with the use of communal

shelving for your works-in-the-making

※ Space for clay storage

※ Different clays, glaze making powders, oxides, at wholesale £

※ A lovely staff member is always on hand to answer questions!

※ Invitation to our private dinner gatherings at the studio

◊  £100 p/5 sessions  ◊

※ 5 x 3 hour untutored sessions in one package

※ Shelving for pieces 

※ Sessions take place on Mondays + Thursdays from 6pm

Classes are held in the mornings and evenings,

and we certainly like to have a good time!

So bring some cakes and wine, and let's get creative!

(Includes: ...look in pink book)

◊  Ceramic Sampler  ◊  £90  ◊

In a group of 12, you will learn to throw on the wheel, finishing and painting your pieces, hand-build using the coiling and slab-building technique, with a good dose of music, tea and cookies to take you through this 5 hour intensive! Prepare to be hooked!

(Everything included in the price.)

 

◊  5 Week Beginner  ◊  £170  ◊

This energetic class will see 12 of you through a curated programme of demonstrations and uninterrupted practice through each 3 hour session. You will get a beginners grip on wheel-throwing and trimming, hand-building techniques that include pinching, coiling, press moulding and slab-building, whilst texturing, engraving and finishing all your pieces, which you will then glaze with your selection from our 15 glazes!

(Includes all except *Weigh and pay for clay.)

◊  12 Week Beginner/ Intermediate/ Progression  ◊  £290  ◊

This 12-weeker takes the 5 week beginners course as its' core, keeping a slower pace and progressing onto development of each person's individual idea, with more detailed demonstrations and plenty of practice time to begin to really hone those skills. Also perfect for those moving between different levels of their practice, and those who want to continue practicing but only wishing to commit 3 hours per week. 

(Includes all except *Weigh and pay for clay.)

◊  Throwing Focus Group  ◊  £250  ◊

In a focused group of 6, you will be guided by the throwing master through a course designed to make you better at throwing on the wheel. The key shall be practice, with an emphasis on letting go, and you will only keep the best pieces. Covered: shaping forms, measured forms, tall forms, making larger forms. (You need to be comfortable throwing a stable & consistent cylinder from 250g of clay before signing up for this course./ Intermediate. *Weigh and pay for clay.)

◊  Glazing Exploration  ◊  £250  ◊

This informative course shall focus solely on glazing; how to make your own glazes & understanding how to tweak recipes and chemical reactions. You will be doing a lot of testing, starting with basic glaze recipes provided by the course, so bring a notebook. You will go away with glaze tests and new recipes, and an understanding of glaze making. 

Other workshops coming soon...:

 'making a teapot', 'making plates', 'making lidded forms', sgraffito, porcelain flowers, and other more experience-based classes such as "blindfolded throwing" etc...(please register interest in any).

*Weigh and pay for clay: clay weighed and paid for at £6 per 1kg

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OUR TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

12 wheels

2 large kilns + extraction system

Personal shelving for members of the studio

Shelving for pieces-in-the-making

Shelving for greenware, bisqueware and stoneware

Separate storage for members and class clays

15 glazes kept in-house and available for use to members and class

Press and hump molds

Underglazes

Oxides

Glaze making powders, plaster + equipment

Tools: throwing, turning, hand-building, sculpting, cleaning, rolling pins and fabrics

Throwing batts, 

Clay recycling plaster batts

Extruder with various dies for extruding clay

Clay slab roller

 
 

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