THURSDAY EVENING COURSE: Pottery with Francis Lloyd-Jones
Dates: 04 January 2024 to 08 February 2024
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Advanced booking is essential through the ‘Book Here’ button above (booking opens 4th December).
If you would prefer to pay by cheque or cash, please contact us and we will make arrangements for you as needed.
Places are strictly limited to 8 people to allow all attendees to get the best learning experience and time with the tutor.
Price includes all materials, tools and tuition.
If you do not have the means to pay for a ticket, we have an access budget that enables us to provide free places for people with low incomes, who are unemployed or have other accessibility needs. Please contact us to register.
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
Come and join our Thursday evening pottery classes in The Farmer’s Arms workshops. All abilities are welcome from absolute beginners to those familiar with working in clay.
Taught by The Farmer’s Arms Pub Potter, Francis Lloyd-Jones, over six-weeks students will gain a comprehensive introduction to ceramics covering all the basics from clay to kiln.
Each week, you’ll be introduced to different methods of working including coiling, slab building and throwing on the potters wheel. You’ll be guided through the making process from start to finish – building, finishing, decorating, firing and glazing – taking home your finished products at the end of the course.
Session 1: 4th January, 6pm – 8pm
An introduction to working with clay.
Session 2: 11th January, 6pm – 8pm
Coiling and hand building and an introduction to throwing on the potters wheel.
Session 3: 18th January, 6pm – 8pm
Development of work from previous weeks. Turning and finishing.
Session 4: 25th January, 6pm – 8pm
Further making based on development of skills so far.
Session 5: 1st February, 6pm – 8pm
Turning, finishing and decorating your work.
Session 6: 8th February, 6pm – 8pm
Final finishing and glazing.
About the Tutor:
Francis Lloyd-Jones joined The Farmer’s Arms team in February 2022 as Pub Potter. Originally studying Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, Francis graduated in 2013. He then completed the Ceramics Skills and Design course in Thomastown, Ireland and undertook a 2-year apprenticeship at Maze Hill Pottery with Lisa Hammand MBE. His work has been exhibited widely with recent exhibitions at Make: Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Clay College Stoke and Joanna Bird Contemporary.