Regular classes take place between Tuesday and Saturday. You are welcome to join us at any time during the year.
New starters sign up for a term of between 5 and 7 weeks; we follow the local authority timetable which varies. You can then renew for further terms for as long as you wish. Some of our attendees have been with us for years!
If you wish to join us click here to provide your details and availability. Sometimes our classes are full but you will be added to our waiting list. When your place is confirmed you are invited to enrol in our Oxcombe Membership. This gives our regular attendees a range of additional benefits, including priority bookings and discounts for events and experiences.
The studio is a welcoming space, with a log fire in winter and lots of natural light in summer. We have numerous pottery wheels as well as all the other resources required for making, including electric kilns, a raku kiln and a gas-fired reduction kiln.
Group sizes are kept at 10 people maximum, and usually many of the group are engaged in developing their own practice having learned all the key techniques. This means that new starters get special support as they explore what is possible in clay. We high fire to stoneware temperature, so that your finished work is highly durable and frost-proof. If you make domestic ware it will also be safe for use in the oven and microwave as well as in the freezer and dishwasher.
We teach the basics of pottery – handbuilding, throwing, decorating and glazing – at the same time encouraging individual experimentation. We recognise that some participants come with prior experience and others come with none. We aim to meet you where you are and help you develop the skills to create work that you are proud of.
Prices are as follows:
3hr sessions: £28 + VAT
2hr sessions: £25 + VAT
All classes are invoiced termly (usually 6 / 7 weeks). Fired clay is charged as you go.
We provide everything you require for a pottery session, including hot drinks in a handmade mug and a fresh apron each time.
Artist Kate Westcott runs weekly drawing and painting classes in the Crewyard barn, making creative use of the wooded farming landscape and mature gardens at Oxcombe as inspiration. Beginners and more experienced artists are both welcome and well-supported in the class. Kate has a special interest in drawing and in figurative art, with experience in scenic art and surface pattern design, portraiture and nature.
Prices are as follows:
3hr sessions: £28
Held Thursdays 9.30am – 12.30pm, 1.00pm to 4.00pm
All classes are invoiced termly (usually 6 / 7 weeks).
We recommend bringing a starter kit of:
In addition, a range of papers in various sizes are supplied, suitable for drawing and watercolour/gouache painting. We also provide a selection of materials and equipment for a wide range of techniques so please don’t worry if you’re not sure about what to have with you.
Please fill out the contact information below, followed by selecting the dates and times you are interested in, and we will be in touch with availability.
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Art classes run on Thursday afternoons from 13:00pm to 16:00pm.