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Plate making with Gavin



Learn the art of ceramic plate making and decorating them with Gavin Houghton at his studio in Stockwell, an experienced ceramic maker with a passion for hand made pieces. Discover the techniques he uses to create beautiful and unique plates and other shapes. Sign up for the one and a half days course today and

get your hands dirty!


A few pieces of work to inspire you, I hope.

  • DAY ONE We start at 10am for a coffee and an introduction in plate making.

  • After coffee I would discus with you what you'd like to make and show you different techniques and designs so that you can get inspired.

  • At 1pm we'd stop for lunch prepared by me. Let me know if you have any dietary requests.

  • After lunch we would put our aprons on and. I will teach you how to hand build your plate and mug. Bring your aprons.

Day one you would make the pieces to be bisque fired, this I would do, so that when you come back a week later for the final morning you will have your pieces ready to decorate.​

  • DAY TWO We start at 10am to discuss the decoration you'd like to do, I have lots of reference books, we would sketch a few ideas on paper first. Bring a sketch book.

  • When you are happy with the design I will show you how to glazes and paint your pieces finishing around 1pm

After you have decorated the piece I would do the final fireing then you can either come back and pick them up or I can post when cooled .


The plate making course costs £550 per person for one and a

half days. 

There is a cost for extra plates you may want to decorate, I have lots of blanks.

The dates of the two day workshop:

  • 20th Feb &  27th Feb 

For more information, contact me 00 44 0 7939150776

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