Exploring Drawing onto Clay

With Artist/Ceramicist Alison Waters

This is a 6 hour workshop spread over two days, which uses the beautiful Cheshire countryside around our farm as inspiration, we will explore different techniques of drawing onto hand built clay plates.

Day one – 3 hours

You will spend the first hour exploring the country lanes around our farm collecting a variety of natural objects to draw from. On returning to the workshop, you will be led through a series of drawing activities, exploring non-traditional ways of drawing onto paper and looking at how to create exciting marks that can be transferred onto clay.

Day two – 3 hours

Participants will roll out clay slabs and use forms to create a pair of 2 plates. Participants will experiment with tools and slip to re-create drawings onto the clay. Once dry, plates with be fired and glazed in transparent glaze, ready for collection in 2-3 weeks.

Benefits to Participants
To explore non traditional ways of drawing
To learn new skills – hand building with clay / surface
pattern – drawing onto clay
Meet like minded people
Emotional well being & relaxation


Workshop Duration – 6 Hours over 2 days

What you need to bring along – Enthusiasm and a smile

Suitable for – Beginners and upwards (min age 16)

Price per Person – £90

Dates – Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 and lockdown, this course is not currently running. As soon as we are able to, dates will be made available.

Classes & Workshops

Endfield Farm Pottery offers regular classes and workshops for all abilities from beginners and upwards. You can view and book any of our classes and workshops by clicking the button below…

Special Events

Our studio can be booked for workplace groups, outreach programmes , birthday/special occasions, or Ceramic teachers looking for a venue to run specialist workshops.


The art of pottery is oftentimes described as therapeutic and relaxing. This thoughtful, artistic activity can open up the mind and relieve you of outside worries.


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