Exploring Drawing onto Clay

With Artist/Ceramicist Alison Waters

This is a 1 day workshop. You will use the beautiful Cheshire countryside around our farm as inspiration. We will explore different techniques of drawing onto hand made clay plates.

You will spend the first hour exploring the countryside around our farm, collecting a variety of natural objects to draw from. On returning to the studio, 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.


You will then roll out clay slabs and use forms to create 2 plates. Alison will then guide you in experimenting with tools and slip to re-create drawings onto the clay. Once dry, plates will 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



Exploring drawing onto clay | Pottery workshop

Workshop Duration – 5hrs (10:30am – 3:30pm)

What you need to bring along

  • Lunch/snacks/drinks
  • Comfortable shoes/outdoor wear
  • Enthusiasm and a smile

Suitable for – Beginners and upwards (min age 16)

Price per Person – £80

Dates – Sunday 9th October 2022

Please Note –

  • Due to health and safety rules, food and drink is not permitted in the studio. There is an outdoor area for you to eat and drink.
  • There are no convenience shops within walking distance of the farm.
Clay drawing workshop
clay drawing workshop
drawing onto clay
drawing onto clay workshop

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.