The ClaynGlaze studio hosts a number of fantastic courses. If you are looking to develop your skills, learn a technical area or just have some creative fun, then please read some of the exciting courses we offer below.

We also offer bespoke courses completely tailored to your needs, please click on the 'Enquire About Bespoke Courses' button below and let us know what you are interested in.

Scheduled Courses

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  • Raised Ceramic Tile Design

  • Tutor: Wendy

On the first day, you will create your own design with guidance and then learn how to transfer it onto clay creating raised edges around the design using the centuries old Cuenca technique. You will then turn this into a mould using plaster of Paris. On the second day, you will learn how to enhance this pattern working into the plaster raising the edges of the design. The mould can produce hundreds of cast tiles. Contextual reference will consist of a short talk on the development of tiles made this way, a video and a demonstration on casting and pressing out from a finished mould.

A light lunch is included each day and all refreshments, you will be able to work into the evening in the studio once the course day is over on both days and dates. The studio closes at 7.

  • Enquire to Book This course runs over a weekend 10-4pm
  • 4 Places £195

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  • Making Ceramic Tiles

  • Tutor: Wendy

You will be able to a create a set of tiles or mosaic for yourself by the end of this course which will be glazed and fired ready for collection at your convenience.

We will explore methods for using your own designs and include relief work carving, and slip decorating techniques including scraffitto and wax resist.

You can bring your own designs or use designs from sources of inspiration in the studio, stencils or sprigs (mini moulds) You will learn how to make tile moulds for repetitive patterns, tile mosaic, and try out majolica painting on tiles produced and fired on the first day.

  • Course Itinary:

  • Day 1
  • Cutting tiles, making Informed decisions about choice of clay, ensuring backs are patterned for adhesive grip.
  • Drying 6 tiles for day 3 Majolica painting
  • Relief work and sprigging onto tiles
  • Relief work is created by either carving clay or building on top. It can be a combination of both. Springs are moulds created from relief work which enable the process of repeat designs identical to each other.
  • You will be able to make a mould of one of these tiles for repeat pattern
  • Day 2
  • Creating 6 tiles for slip work, various techniques-wax resist, scraffitto, inlay, slip trailing and marbling.
  • Day 3
  • Using your mould to create tiles for repetitive pattern
  • Demonstration on casting and press moulding
  • The basics of, Majolica painting,
  • Majolica is a type of pottery in which an earthenware clay body (usually a red earthenware) is covered with an opaque white glaze then painted with stains or glazes and fired.
  • The course will include some insight into the history of tile making with examples of tiles and a short video.

  • Enquire to Book 10am-4pm
  • 4 places £325