Short Courses For Summer 2024

All my classes are held in my fully equipped North London Studio (See map below)

Thanks for visiting my website. The classes are very popular and fill quickly. To secure a place you will need to send a 50% deposit.  If you wish to keep updated its best to subscribe to the newsletter. 

I will be having two three day throwing courses a taster session, a large scale ceramic course and a one day throwing class. I may be adding to these dates . The raku and saggar fires I will be starting again in the autumn. If you are interested please get in touch

All the best, Ricky

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Three Day Throwing Course
22nd, 23rd and 24th July
10am to 4pm

This three day throwing course aimed at anyone who wants to improve their throwing skills, get bigger pots and increase their range of skills. You can learn how to make teapots, lidded jars and how to assemble and join thrown pieces to make new altered shapes. The studio is equipped with seven wheels so you all will get individual tuition and lots of time to practice. Clay is sold by the bag and you can recycle any as you go. We have and a choice of white stoneware, white earthenware,toasted stoneware and porcelain.
With all the throwing courses I offer a choice to come back on a glazing afternoon class or you can take any bisque pieces away after they have gone through a firing to glaze elsewhere. There are a wide range of glazes to choose from and plenty of test pieces to show how they look.
You will need to bring a towel and an apron and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. If you would like more information please get in touch.

Cost £300

A deposit of £150 secures your place.
Tutor Ricky Grimes

Please read the course booking and cancellation terms and conditions.
four spaces

Three Day Throwing Course
15th, 16th and 17th August
10am to 4pm

This three day throwing course is suitable both for complete beginners to more experienced potters who would like more time to improve on the wheel. The studio is equipped with seven wheels so you all will get individual tuition and lots of time to practice. Clay is sold by the bag and you can recycle any as you go. We have a choice of white stoneware, toasted stoneware, a white earthenware and porcelain.
With all the throwing courses I offer a choice to come back on a glazing afternoon class or you can take any bisque pieces away after they have gone through a firing to glaze elsewhere. There are a wide range of glazes to choose from and plenty of test pieces to show how they look.
You will need to bring a towel and an apron and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. If you would like more information please get in touch.

Cost £300

A deposit of £150 secures your place.
Tutor Jenny Williamson

Please read the course booking and cancellation terms and conditions.
two spaces

Four Day Big Build Course
27th 28th 29th 30th August
10am to 4pm

This is a very popular course which gives you a chance to let your imagination go wild and make something huge for your garden. This could be a planter, a fountain a chair or a fantastical sculpture. We will use slabs coiling and/or throwing if you wish to go big scale. We also can build spontaneous formers from wood to help with trickier shapes. You will need to have had a bit of experience of pottery making. I have lots of source materials around to spark ideas and have a lot of experience in building on big public projects with community groups. Tea and coffee will be provided. If you would like more information please get in touch.

Cost £375

A deposit of £150 secures your place.
Tutor Ricky Grimes

Please read the course booking and cancellation terms and conditions.
four spaces

One Day Throwing Course
21st sep
10:30am to 4:30pm

The one day throwing course is open tor anyone whether a complete novice who wants to give throwing a bash or if you want a bit more time to improve. The studio is equipped with six wheels so you all will get individual tuition and lots of time to practice. Any pots you keep will be fired and dipped in a glaze for a small charge of £2.50 per item.
With all the throwing courses I offer a choice to come back on a glazing afternoon class or you can take any bisque pieces away after they have gone through a firing to glaze elsewhere.
You will need to bring a towel and an apron and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. If you would like more information please get in touch.

Cost £110

A deposit of £55 secures your place.
Tutor Jenny Williamson

Please read the course booking and cancellation terms and conditions.
one space

Pottery Taster session
10th August
10am to 1pm

If you have never tried working with clay before and are interested in giving it a try then this introduction to hand building is a fun and enjoyable way to play with the material. you will use pinching coiling slab making and moulds to form pots and mini sculptural pieces. Any pieces you decide to keep will be fired and glazed for a small charge.
You will need to bring a towel and an apron and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. If you would like more information please get in touch.

Cost £60

A deposit of £30 secures your place.
Tutor Ricky Grimes

Please read the course booking and cancellation terms and conditions.
four spaces

Weekend and Weekly Courses

Weekday Courses

The weekday classes are small and friendly limited to 8 participants. They are very popular and participants get a chance to re enrol at the end of each term. For this reason spaces only become free very occasionally. I do not keep a waiting list. A wide range of glazes and clay are available.

Cost is £310 for the ten weeks with clay sold separately by the bag including firing and glazing.

Times

Mon 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Tue 9:15am to 11:45am
Tue 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Tue 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Wed 10:00am to 12:30pm
Wed 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Thur 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Please note that when you sign up for the ongoing courses you are committing to be there for the term. Classes cannot be transferred to other days to make up for times when you cannot attend. I also cannot issue refunds once the course has started.

Please read the course booking and cancellation terms and conditions.

Weekend Course - Throwing

The throwing classes are open to all levels and are a great way to make big improvements on your wheel ability. There are six wheels so spaces are limited and plenty of individual attention is guaranteed.

The classes run throughout the year.

Times are from 10:30am to 4:30pm and cost is £110 for a one day course. You can select up to three pieces at the end of the day to be fired and glazed.

Please read the course booking and cancellation terms and conditions.

One Day Throwing Course
22nd June
10:30am to 4:30pm

The one day throwing course is open tor anyone whether a complete novice who wants to give throwing a bash or if you want a bit more time to improve. The studio is equipped with six wheels so you all will get individual tuition and lots of time to practice. Any pots you keep will be fired and dipped in a glaze for a small charge of £2.50 per item.
With all the throwing courses I offer a choice to come back on a glazing afternoon class or you can take any bisque pieces away after they have gone through a firing to glaze elsewhere.
You will need to bring a towel and an apron and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. If you would like more information please get in touch.

Cost £110

A deposit of £55 secures your place.
Tutor Jenny Williamson

Please read the course booking and cancellation terms and conditions.
five spaces

One Day Throwing Course
22nd June
10:30am to 4:30pm

The one day throwing course is open tor anyone whether a complete novice who wants to give throwing a bash or if you want a bit more time to improve. The studio is equipped with six wheels so you all will get individual tuition and lots of time to practice. Any pots you keep will be fired and dipped in a glaze for a small charge of £2.50 per item.
With all the throwing courses I offer a choice to come back on a glazing afternoon class or you can take any bisque pieces away after they have gone through a firing to glaze elsewhere.
You will need to bring a towel and an apron and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. If you would like more information please get in touch.

Cost £110

A deposit of £55 secures your place.
Tutor Jenny Williamson

Please read the course booking and cancellation terms and conditions.
two spaces

One Day Throwing Course
22nd June
10:30am to 4:30pm

The one day throwing course is open tor anyone whether a complete novice who wants to give throwing a bash or if you want a bit more time to improve. The studio is equipped with six wheels so you all will get individual tuition and lots of time to practice. Any pots you keep will be fired and dipped in a glaze for a small charge of £2.50 per item.
With all the throwing courses I offer a choice to come back on a glazing afternoon class or you can take any bisque pieces away after they have gone through a firing to glaze elsewhere.
You will need to bring a towel and an apron and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. If you would like more information please get in touch.

Cost £110

A deposit of £55 secures your place.
Tutor Jenny Williamson

Please read the course booking and cancellation terms and conditions.
two spaces

Weekend Course - Raku Firing

The raku process is fast and exciting. There is something very satisfying about seeing the glazes melt and the kiln opening with glowing bright orange pots then covering with leaves and sawdust.

In the raku day classes you bring your own pieces to be fired. This is restricted to five small to medium pieces per person.
The next raku will not be until the autumn.

Times 10:30am to 4:30pm cost for the day £110. Limited to eight participants

Please read the course booking and cancellation terms and conditions.

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Location Of Ricky Grimes Ceramics Studio

Directions to Studio 104 Alexandra Rd N10 2EX

The studio is off the main roads in a residential area in Muswell Hill next to the golf course and near the North Circular. It takes about ten minutes from the nearest bus stop to walk here. If driving there are usually spaces across from the house. I request that if you can to park here. Please do not block the driveway. If coming for the first time you will find, to the right of the house a gate. Follow the path around to the rear of the house and you will find the studio.

From Highgate Station catch bus 134 or 43 to Muswell Hill and get off at Wilton Rd stop on Colney Hatch Lane. Cross at the zebra crossing and follow Sydney Rd all the way to Oak Avenue. Turn right on to Oak Avenue then turn left at the top on to Alexandra Rd. 104 is about 200m down on your left

From Bounds Green Station catch bus 102 or 299 to Muswell Hill getting off at St Andrews Church. Cross here and take Windermere Rd to the end and turn left on to Grosvenor Rd. At the top of the road there is a barrier to prevent cars passing. You can either turn right down Forest Walk taking the footpath leading you on to Alexandra Rd, or continue down Wetherill Rd and turn right on Sydney Rd. From here follow directions above

From North Circular take junction for B550 signed Muswell Hill. Go in direction of Muswell hill then take second turn on left Hampden Rd. Follow all the way to the end then take a left on to Sydney Rd. At the end of Sydney Rd take a right on to Alexandra Rd and 104 is 300m along on the right.