Ceramics (Tuesday pm)

Ten week course
Tuesdays, 1–3pm
Course Fee: £150.00
Additional Costs: Stoneware or Grog Clay, sold at £10.00 per 12kg bag

Booking for next term (September–December) open Monday 16 July 2018
Call for booking and enquries, including putting your name on the waiting list: 01908 608108

What to bring: A small sketchbook and pencil.
Materials and tools provided. Participants receive one 12.5kg bag of stoneware clay for the course. Additional bags of clay can be purchased at £10.00 per bag. Please note, ceramic ware is available to collect on Fridays and Saturdays, 1pm–4pm. You are responsible for collecting your own work.

Gift vouchers available
Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions carefully before booking.


‘Clay is the most amazing material and with patience, practice and perseverance can produce an endless variety and always unique results.’ – Tutor Kirsteen Holuj

Who is this class suitable for? 

The classes are suitable for all abilities from beginners to the more experienced. The beginners will be guided through the main making techniques, the more advanced students will be challenged to refine and develop their personal styles.

What will be covered in the class?

You will be introduced to all the basic hand building techniques. Subjects that will be covered include: Pinching, Coiling, Slab Building, Decoration techniques such as mark making and slip decoration, Glazing techniques

There are four potter’s wheels available for those who want to master throwing, and there are plaster molds that learners can use for slumping and press molding.

Tutor Details

Kirsteen Holuj has 20 years of pottery experience and has been teaching part time for 15 of those years. The focus of her practice currently is exploring how textures made on the surface of pots formed on the wheel can be enhanced by different firing techniques such as soda firing and raku.


What to Bring A small sketchbook and pencil.

Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications.  By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Learning Agreement
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Refunds and Cancellations
Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.