sculpture and pottery courses
Join the pottery revolution: come and play with clay in an airy North London studio
My friendly pottery and clay sculpture courses are held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings (10am-12.30pm) and Monday evenings (7.30pm-10pm), and give pupils of all ages the opportunity to try pottery or sculpture, or a mixture of the two - if it can be made from clay, I will do my best to help you make it.
I have a large selection of clays and glazes, a small throwing wheel you are welcome to use if you already know how (unfortunately, I do not teach wheel throwing from scratch at the moment) and two kilns. Pupils usually have their work fired but I can arrange for special pieces to be cast in bronze if required.
Stone carving classes are held on Saturday mornings (10.30am-1pm) and are always relaxed and friendly, teaching you how to turn your ideas into a piece of art.
Some success stories
Several of my current and past pottery and sculpture students now regularly exhibit and sell their work. These include Gill Sheldon, who specialises in witty, unusual bronze and ceramic sculptures such as the Latin Dancers (right); potter Nadine Blakemore, who has now set up her own pottery in Menston, North Yorkshire (a selection of her dishes can be seen below right); Kavita and Pete Favelle, who now live in Wales and sell their quirky pottery online (see images below), and Dale Kelley, who now runs a gallery in St Kitt's in the Caribbean.
Colin Williams (1962-2020)
"Our Colin" joined my Thursday evening class several years ago and went on to create many unique and intriguing sculptures. The one above, seen from all sides, was one of his last. As well as being extraordinarily talented, Colin was my unofficial "second in command", happiest when helping and encouraging other students. We all miss him very much.
“Linda is generous with idiosyncratic but helpful tips, and always has something encouraging to say. And she is a demon for making sure ears are correctly placed!” Lynn