Your workshops sell out so fast I can never get a ticket, what can I do?
Make sure you’re on the Winterwares mailing list and you’ll be the first to know when I have new workshop dates. You can sign up here if you’re not already. Another thing you can do is get together a group of friends (6 – 8 people) and I can hold a private workshop for you. It runs exactly the same as the advertised workshops, from 10am to 2pm, with lunch and afternoon tea included. Let me know some dates you can do and we can make it happen! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about a private workshop.
What do I make in the workshop?
The workshops change to reflect the seasons. For example during the winter we made mugs, because everyone needs a beautiful handmade mug for their hot chai in the cold months. For the summer series we will be making a serving dish. Check the details on the workshops booking page, they change seasonally. I teach the technique to make a piece and everyone creates the same thing, but they all look completely unique.
I love your style of ceramics, can you teach me how to make plates and bowls just like yours?
I’m so delighted that you love the Winterwares range, thank you. This is my personal style that I’ve created and it’s important to me that you find your own style. The focus on the class is not about creating a certain piece or having a particular pre-determined outcome. I want you to draw your attention to the process of being in the moment rather than being worried about the end result. Winterwares workshops aren’t about learning specific pottery techniques, they’re about having the experience of relaxing in a beautiful, calming space. They give you the feeling of meditation through movement, the grounding practice of having your hands in the clay.
Do you have workshops for children?
My workshops aren’t suitable for children, I’m not planning any children’s workshops at the moment. There are some fantastic kid’s clay workshops at the Fremantle Art Centre in the school holidays that you could check out.