All courses are run at our well equipped Solway Ceramics Centre. The centre facilities are always available enabling individual early starts or late sessions to develop/continue your work if you wish.
All these courses include free breakfast, coffee & tea refreshments and a buffet lunch in the comfort of the Centre's Communal Area. Cooking and food storage facilities are available in the communal area for your own evening 'self catering' (or there are good pubs nearby that serve evening meals). W.C.'s and showers on site. Laundry facilities available. Comfortable leisure area open 24 hours.
In addition there are a limited number of basic camping huts available, free of charge. They have a simple bed, table and chair, carpet and battery lantern (no electricity). Alternatively, we can supply a list of good B&Bs and hotels in the local area.
For further details on any of these courses or to book, please email
September 2nd 2013 onwards..... Mondays - Drop-in Open Studio For anyone interested in developing (or beginning) their work with clay. Open 10am - 4pm Cost: £5 (+ materials used) Develop your own work or, if wished, one to one tuition with Ray Pearson can be pre-booked @ £10 per hour Please see our News page for further details.
Saturday 14th September An opportunity to watch Annie Kendall working with reclaimed and recycled wire to create her unique sculptures full of character and energy. See her website to be inspired! www.annieswireworks.co.uk
10.00 Coffee/tea for 10.30 start - 3.30 finish (light lunch included) Cost: £5
Please ring/email to pre-book places
July - August 2013 Course 1 'Throwing .......Taking it to the next level' with John Stroomer.
Monday, 29th July - Friday, August 2nd A five day course run by John Stroomer for participants of all levels - beginner to advanced. Using one to one and group tuition John's workshop will develop your skills to take you to the next level and beyond. John will cover a wide range of thrown shapes, lids, sections and attachments, while working on building individual strengths and resolving problems. Cost £360 For further details and booking form, please email
Please note the possibility of also booking a place on Course 2. See below (This also gives a weekend break between the 2 courses and an opportunity to visit Potfest in the Pens, Penrith (Aug.2nd - Aug.4th) and/or the beautiful surrounding Lake District and Borders countryside)
August 2013 Course 2 'Glazing and Firing...gas,electric,wood...a touch of salt & crystal' with John Stroomer
Monday, 5th August - Friday, 9th August A 5 day course run by John Stroomer. This is a hands on course giving tuition and experience in glaze preparation, glaze recipes, testing, application techniques and firing preparation together with kiln loading and firing using gas, electric and wood kilns - plus the opportunity to continue developing throwing skills with John's expertise always nearby. Cost £360 8 places available. For further details and booking form please email
Please note the possibility of also booking a place on Course 1. See above