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  • Pottery Courses | Sparrows Nest Ceramics

    Serenity Serenity: 'the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.' This workshop invites you to tune into your calm self, be still, connect with clay which is essentially is the earth in your hands. Using techniques of potters of the past, primitive hand building methods of pinching and coiling clay to create a large vessel such a jug, bowl or vase. Learn your creative rhythm and let your fingers dance across the clay. This workshop is perfect for those with no ceramic experience, full support will be given thorough the course. The workshop is held by Cara in our barn studio and the gardens and woodlands of our home, near Chacewater, Cornwall. We welcome you to join us for a full day session. The full day is 5 hours £125 per person 25% non refundable deposit at time of booking. Email to book: carafitzmaurice@icloud.com or message through website, Instagram or Facebook. Perfect for hen dos, workplace parties, birthday experiences and family/friend groups and well deserved time out of the everyday. 'Cara was so supportive, enthusiastic, a calm and inspirational tutor, she helped me feel confident about my pieces, I don’t feel I’m creative but Cara has helped me realise I am’ '| enjoyed the calmness of the workshop, so laid back its a great environment to learn new skills' After the day your piece will be left to dry for about a week maybe more depending on the size of the piece, then bisque fired to 1040 degrees Celsius over several hours, then I shall add a glaze of your choice over your piece, your vessel will be fired to 1225 degrees Celsius. I will then message you for collection arrangements or postage can be arranged at additional cost.

  • Pottery Courses | Sparrows Nest Ceramics

    Bloom Among the wildflowers oh, how she bloomed. This workshop invites you to deeper your connection to nature, to pause in a busy world, to notice the beauty of the world around us. To ground and connect with the Earth through clay and experience its therapeutic benefits as you get lost in the process of creating something truly beautiful through hand forming clay (no wheel just hands). Forage to find flowers, herbs, leaves and weeds that you feel drawn to to help create your ceramic piece. This workshop is perfect for those with no ceramic experience, full support will be given thorough the course. The workshop is held in our barn studio and the gardens and woodlands of our home, near Chacewater, Cornwall. We welcome you to join us for a half day or full day session. The half day is 2 hours (you will get to make one piece) £45 per person The full day is 5 hours (you will get the make more than one piece, i.e a large plate and a jug/vase/mug). £90 per person 25% non refundable deposit at time of booking. Email to book: carafitzmaurice@icloud.com or message through website, Instagram or Facebook. Perfect for hen dos, workplace parties, birthday experiences and family/friend groups and well deserved time out of the everyday. '| enjoyed the calmness of the workshop, so laid back its a great environment to learn new skills' 'Cara was so supportive, enthusiastic, a calm and inspirational tutor, she helped me feel confident about my pieces, I don’t feel I’m creative but Cara has helped me realise I am’ After the day your piece will be left to dry for about a week, then bisque fired to 1040 degrees Celsius over several hours, then I shall add a glaze of your choice over your piece and over any underglaze colours you have decorated with, your piece will be fired to 1225 degrees Celsius. I will then message you for collection arrangements or postage can be arranged at additional cost. Adding Leaf Detail to Hand Built Bowl

  • Workshops | Sparrows Nest Ceramics

    Workshops 2022 will see some changes due to prioritising renovating and a move to our new studio barn, I will not be holding my beginners 6 week courses for the foreseeable future, but stayed tuned as this may change. I will also be introducing several new experience sessions, once we are in our new studio. For those with vouchers for workshops we look forward to welcoming you, please make contact to arrange a date. ‘Had a brilliant time, so much fun, can’t wait to come back and do another workshop’ ​ ‘I didn’t think I was creative, I can’t believe it, my family think my vase is amazing too’ ​ ‘We had an amazing time, so relaxing and although I thought our vases would look good, they are just WOW!’ 2021 Workshops ​ Hedgerow Vase Workshop: Make your own botanical porcelain vase. These workshops are absolutely perfect for beginners and guidance will be given throughout the workshop. The workshop lasts approx 2 hours. The workshops will be held at: Sparrows Nest Studio in Treskerby, Redruth (Directions will be given on booking). You will make a slab porcelain (white clay) vase with imprinted flowers and hedgerow finds, you will then apply oxide (blue or green). After the workshop I shall dry your pieces and they will undergo two firings and transparent glaze applied inside your vase should you wish for it to be able to hold water. I will message you once your vase is ready for collection or if you prefer to pay for delivery that can be arranged. The cost of the session is £45. A non-refundable deposit of £20 is due at time of booking in order to secure your place and allow for ordering of your materials and remaining balance due on the day. ​ Sign up to my newsletters to ensure you hear of new dates in 2022/2023. To book a session please message through contacts or email Carafitzmaurice@icloud.com Or PM on Instagram or Facebook

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