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  • Hedgerow vase workshops

    Make your own botanical porcelain vase. 2 hour session This workshop is absolutely perfect for beginners and guidance will be given throughout the workshop. 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 The workshops will be held at: Sparrows Nest Ceramics Home Studio Treskerby Redruth 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 take your vase back to my studio where it will be fired, and transparent glaze applied inside your vase should you wish for it to be able to hold water, it will then receive a second firing. Your vases will be available for collection from my studio or arrangements can be made to post at an additional cost. The cost of the session is £45. A deposit of £20 is due at time of booking and remaining balance due on the day. To book please email Carafitzmaurice@icloud.com Or call 07772492544 PM on Instagram @sparrows_nest_ceramics Or Message on FB

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  • 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. 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 ‘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!’

  • Pottery Courses | Sparrows Nest Ceramics

    Handbuilding Pottery Course Purchase Course ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS - 6 weeks pottery hand building course. ​ ‘I enjoyed the hedgerow vase workshop so much that I signed up for a 6 week hand building beginners course. Its allowed me to express my ideas’ ​ ‘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’ ​ ‘I enjoyed the calmness of the workshop, so laid back its a great environment to learn new skills, I intend to start another course’ ​ By providing the learning in a home studio environment I create a relaxed and informal approach to learning and exploring your creativity. ​ All my classes are purely for hand building, using techniques such as coiling, pinching, slab and moulds. Over 6 weeks you will learn the basic skills from making, decorating to firing. You will leave the course with some lovely creations handmade by you and a new set of skills. ​ You can purchase a set of 6 weeks from my web shop, or arrangements can be made to pay in instalments. Please make contact to discuss a suitable days/time for your sessions. A 25% non refundable deposit will be required at booking in order to secure your place and order supplies in materials in for you. The courses are held in Treskerby, Redruth Cornwall. Continuing your learning: Many students will continue to with a further 6 week course to build on the skills they have developed, other will want to dip in and out of workshops/course sessions. Stay in touch will upcoming events through my newsletters. ​ ​ Studio Student Course Work In Progress Peaceful, Calm Space Beautiful Hare Sculpture made by a beginner Studio Student Course Work In Progress 1/13 Student Course Work In Progress Adding Leaf Detail to Hand Built Bowl COUPLES SESSION / PRIVATE SESSIONS Please contact to discuss further RAKU EXPERIENCE I will also be hosting several Raku experiences. This will run over two days (approx a week apart to allow for first firing).

  • Trade | Sparrows Nest Ceramics

    I am inspired by the beauty of the natural world around me, I take my inspiration from places such as the hedgerow, the woodland and coastal paths in Cornwall. ​ I provide small batch items, with no minimum amount for each product on your order. I recognise each customers need is different and happy to accommodate your business needs. Trade list provided upon request by email. If you have seen something on my social media or website you are interested in then a screen shot or link is helpful. ​ All my pieces are loving hand built using slab, coiling and moulding techniques. No two pieces are the same; I love how hand build pieces connect you to the process and the maker. ​ I am happy to discuss any ideas you may have as a business for a product or adding stamps or logos to the pieces to make them your own. ​ If you wish for me to design and create an exclusive design for your company such commissioned pieces will start from a £50 up front payment to cover initial design and making as well as purchasing any test materials such as glazes and other resources. I provide a free half an hour consultation to discuss your needs, contact to arrange. ​ Please do note that prices do not include postage which will be added to your order. For bespoke orders a non refundable deposit of 50% of total cost is to be made at time of placing the order. For all other orders a deposit maybe requested and all payments to be made prior to collection/ delivery. ​ Please email for my current small batch trade list. ​ Thank you for supporting independent artisans ​ Cara carafitzmaurice@icloud.com

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