The new purpose built extension to my own studio proved itself a great success in the first year of running courses at Golden Valley Cottage. Each student has their own electric wheel to work on as well as having free use of all the facilities of my own studio. This year I will be holding a four day course, which will enable a small group to take their pots from , clay to kiln in four days.
The new purpose built extension to my own studio proved itself a great success in the first year of running courses at Golden Valley Cottage. Each student has their own electric wheel to work on as well as having free use of all the facilities of my own studio. This year I will be holding a four day course, which will enable a small group to take their pots from , clay to kiln in four days.
The new purpose built extension to my own studio proved itself a great success in the first year of running courses at Golden Valley Cottage. Each student has their own electric wheel to work on as well as having free use of all the facilities of my own studio. This year I will be holding a four day course, which will enable a small group to take their pots from , clay to kiln in four days.

In 2019 I will again be offering a unique opportunity to learn and experience the joy of handling clay, working on the potter's  wheel, trying different decorating techniques, and even firing a wood fired kiln.

In 2018 I finished the extension to my workshop, providing a purpose built space to host my summer courses. Student numbers are kept to four per course, each student will have access to a potters wheel and all the facilities of the workshop. Tea ,coffee and a vegetarian lunch is provided each day. Weather permitting the wood fired pizza oven will be lit on the Saturday for all students to enjoy a meal together.

 

"Dear Nigel,   Thank you for a lovely weekend ' feel very inspired to continue to learn to pot. I felt very well fed too and it was a very relaxing time." Rachel

 

"I wanted to tell you just how inspirational the weekend was, meeting you both in your tranquil home, garden and studios."

Two and a half day throwing and hand building  course suitable for beginners and those wanting to improve their skills. The course will run from 4:00 on Friday (introduction to Golden Valley Cottage) until 4:00 Sunday. All equipment provided, Limited to four students

COURSE FEE  £190

July 2019

Mugs and Jugs 

July 19th,20th and 21st

A two and a half day workshop that will introduce you to the pottery studio and give plenty of time to experience throwing on a potters wheel. Weather and time permitting on Sunday afternoon we will slip and decorate the pots you have made.

We will be focusing on throwing and hand building mugs and small jugs.

Nigel-Lambert_09072014_bb_025 copy

Two and a half day throwing and hand building  course suitable for beginners and those wanting to improve their skills. The course will run from 4:00 on Friday (introduction to Golden Valley Cottage) until 4:00 Sunday. All equipment provided, Limited to four students

COURSE FEE  £190

July 2019

In and out of the oven

July  26th,27th and 28th

A two and a half day workshop that will introduce you to the pottery studio and give plenty of time to experience throwing on a potters wheel.

We will be throwing bowls, shallow and deep forms, and learning how to make and use flop moulds for plates and dishes.

IMG_2872

A four day course , making and firing your own earthenware pots. The course will run from 10:00 on Thursday  until 4:00 Sunday. Limited to four students

COURSE FEE  £390

August 2019

FROM CLAY TO KILN

A four day course, making and firing earthenware pots

August  8th,9th,10th and 11th

This year I will be offering something special, a four day course in which each student will be able to make pots in the studio and at the end of the course we will fire my new Phoenix design wood fired kiln. Each student will be able to take home all the work that they have made and fired themselves.

 

IMG_1697

Two and a half day throwing and hand building  course suitable for beginners and those wanting to improve their skills. The course will run from 4:00 on Friday (introduction to Golden Valley Cottage) until 4:00 Sunday. All equipment provided, Limited to four students

COURSE FEE £190

August 2019

Slipware, decorating with brushes, found objects and fingers.

August  16th,17th and 18th

A two and a half day workshop that will introduce you to the pottery studio, and give plenty of time to experiment with various decorating techniques as well as giving the opportunity to work on the potters wheel.

.

IMG_2828

Two and a half day throwing and hand building  course suitable for beginners and those wanting to improve their skills. The course will run from 4:00 on Friday (introduction to Golden Valley Cottage) until 4:00 Sunday. All equipment provided, Limited to four students

COURSE FEE £190

August 2019

To the table

August 28th,29th and 30th

A two and a half day workshop that will introduce you to the pottery studio and give plenty of time to experience throwing on a potters wheel.

We will be throwing and hand building with an emphasis on making pots that will be taken to the table to serve food from. looking at handles and how they function, and which forms show food off to its best.

courses pots for food