This has been a strange and worrying time for us all. With the current advice being that we should practice social distancing and stay at home I have started an online pottery club for children. The idea of this online club is to keep their creativity flowing and some of the worries away.

 

Please be aware that an adult is needed for supervision. The adult is welcome to help and participate with the child/children.

 

How does it work?

  1. A pottery kit will be provided by Jose Carvalho to be collected by the parent from Jose’s studio, located by Ravenscourt Park.

  2. Weekly or bi-weekly online (using zoom technology) session of 60 minutes run by Jose Carvalho.

  3. When dried, work to be returned by the parents to Jose’s studio to be bisque and glaze fired.

  4. When work is fired and ready, parents to collect from Jose's studio.

What is covered in a session?

  1. Go through the basics of hand-building in pottery with those that haven’t done pottery before

  2. We will have different themes to explore such as, seasons, gardens etc.

What will you need for your child to be able to attend the session?

  1. Internet connection access

  2. Computer, iPad or smart phone 

  3. Download ZOOM software/app

  4. A quiet area in the house with a table

What is included in the pottery kits?

  • 3kg stoneware clay (enough for four sessions)

  • 1 brush

  • 1 paper cup

  • 1 wooden tool

  • 1 plastic rib

  • 1 rolling pin

  • 1 piece of fabric

  • 1 small portion of dry clay to make slip

  • 5 different glaze colours - 10ml each pot

How many week does the pottery kit lasts?

  • The kit is designed to last for four sessions. The first three weeks we will be creating work with clay and the last session will be to decorate/glaze the work.

What is the total cost for the four sessions and kit?

  • The total cost, including the kit and firing the work is £150 per child.

When will the online sessions start?

  • Week of 02 June 2020

How many Children in a class?

  • Maximum of 12 children

Which days will the club run?

  • Tuesday's or Wednesday's

What happens when the four sessions end?

  • If you would like to continue, you just need to pay for extra clay, glazes, firing costs and extra session(s). Each extra 60 minutes session costs £20 per student.

IMPORTANT: For a child to be able to complete all the stages of pottery process - create, decorate and glaze - it is important that your child is committed to all four sessions. In order to attend later sessions, the child must have first attended the earlier sessions.

If you are interested, please book below. If your child has friends that would like to attend, please feel free to share this link with them. I require a minimum of eight children to run the club. Once I have responses, I will confirm your child’s place. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Lastly, I would like to thank you for all of your kindness and warm messages of support at this time. I sincerely look forward to welcoming you all to my new studio in the future when things have settled. 

I urge all of you to stay safe, positive and be creative.