Archive for August, 2012

Tuesday evening class, Autumn term

Monday, August 20th, 2012

We have a new evening class beginning in September, and a new tutor Ana Simmons, recently graduated with a first class BA(Hons) in Ceramics from Cardiff. Ana joins Wobage very shortly, where she plans to continue with her range of reduction fired porcelain and to begin teaching on the course programme. This 10 week course in wheel throwing begins on 18th September and is perfect for those with some previous experience with clay, or for complete beginners. For further details on the course, please add your details to the availability check via Booking, from which point we will forward further details along with a booking form. Your place is secured upon receipt of the form and a deposit cheque. Already there are only a few places left, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Jug-making, late availability

Monday, August 20th, 2012

The summer courses season at Wobage is drawing to a close, with our final 5 day course beginning this coming Wednesday 22nd August. We still have a couple of places available and it’s still not too late to book! The course is suited to those with some previous experience in wheel-throwing and  includes visiting demonstration from Nigel Lambert. Nigel will cover throwing, altering and articulating jug forms; squares and oval. Also applied hand-built lips from templates. Further demonstration from Jeremy will include basic good practice to improve throwing techniques, the use of throwing ribs and bellying out rounder forms. We shall also experiment with lidded jugs: coffee pots & soup or hot-milk jugs. Oh and not forgetting a party evening on Friday with wood-fired pizza’s from the outside oven. For further details, please view the individual course page, or to check on current availability go to booking

Testimonials 2012

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

“A very stimulating course. Excellent facilities and very generous provision of materials. Yummy lunches. There was a really good balance allowing me to explore the materials myself and ask for help whenever. The tutors worked hard all the time.” 5-day ‘Porcelain’, with Patia Davis & Matt Blakely

Just to let you know that I had a great time as a guest tutor on your course and to say again how impressed I am with the way you manage both the students and their varying skills and needs.” Mark Griffiths, guest demonstrator & tutor on 5-Day Big-Improvers 2012

“I achieved much, much more from the course than I expected. A Good balance of demonstration, everything was great, I loved the clay especially. Fantastic value for money!” 3-day ‘Improvers’, with Jeremy Steward

“Home from fantastic Improvers course – thanks Jeremy, had a brill time. Back in 3 weeks for Patia’s porcelain. Great food, great teaching, great company in lovely surroundings. Perfect!

“Just finished an inspiring introduction to wheel throwing with Jeremy Steward, assisted by Jack Welbourne. Thank you both for all your encouragement which helped me enormously through the bumpy early stages of the ‘complete beginner’s process. I am now 2 bowls and 2 mugs better off!

“Studios, facilities and materials are excellent. To be able to see another potter’s own unique approach to handling and throwing clay (in addition to that of the main tutor), is an advantage and an inspiration, and an added attraction of the course. As in this case, Matt was excellent and shed some much needed light (in my case) on the complexities of glaze formulation and testing. His explanations were clear and interesting.” 5-day ‘Porcelain’, with Patia Davis & Matt Blakely