25 July | Family Wheel Time (age 7+)

Date: Monday 25 July
Times: 10.00 – 12:00 and 14.00 -16:00
Tutor: Andy Glass

Each session £25 per child* £20 per adult who is accompanying child (children)
Each session £50 adult without a child
Biscuit firing: £18

Glazing by studio: please see studio notice board for prices. Please note if you would like us to glaze, you will need to book biscuit firing.


Finn Bush – family sculpture courses

This course is an ideal opportunity for the whole family to become familiar with throwing on the potter’s wheel or to improve existing skills. In these sessions we invite children *aged 7+ and their adults to come along and to have fun together creating and getting messy.

Andy Glass is Messums Creative technical expert and pottery tutor. Andy completed his degree in Ceramics in 1996 at the University of Derby. After university he worked as a production thrower for several years and consequently in the early 00’s developed his ceramic practice through a series of Artistic Residencies at Cranleigh Arts Centre in Surrey, South Hill Park Arts Centre, and Wysning Arts Centre. His career includes a wide teaching portfolio as well as kiln and pottery equipment engineering. Andy has decided to step away from his engineering job in order to concentrate on returning to developing his own creative voice.

Bring: Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring an apron.

Materials explained: Clay will be provided as part of the course. There is no extra charge if you wish to take home your unfired pieces. If you would like us to fire your work for you to have as a forever keepsake or to use in order later to learn about how to glaze, please add into your basket the biscuit firing option. If you would like to attend our glaze session please also add into your basked the glaze session. In studio ceramics we refer to the first firing as ‘biscuit’ (or ‘bisque’) firing. This firing turns clay into hard ceramic material upon which glaze is applied ready for the second firing which is called gloss or glaze firing. Clay is fired to approximately 1000 C for the first Biscuit firing. The second, glaze firing is either fired at Stoneware temperature (approximately 1250 C) or Earthenware to approximately 1050C. At Messums Creative we embrace sustainable creative learning practice and our system is designed to enable our students to make the best choice for them.

This course is for families with children aged 7+ to come together with their adults.