Short Course Autumn 2021 Now live for bookings

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

Thanks for visiting my website. I am now taking bookings for extra courses in September  and October. If you wish to keep updated its best to subscribe to the newsletter. I AM CURRENTLY HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE ‘ENQUIRE’ LINKS ON THE WEBSITE NOT GETTING THROUGH SO BETTER TO MESSAGE ME DIRECTLY using instagram or Many thanks Ricky

One day Throwing Class
Saturday 23rd October
1030am to 430pm

This popular course is open to beginners and intermediate potters who would like time to improve and explore new shapes on the wheel. Throwing can be messy and fun so come prepared to get muddy.You will be shown how to prepare the clay and centre it on the wheel. Once centred you will learn how to open out to form in to bowls cups plates and vases. You can decide whether to keep or discard them. There is a small charge of £4 per kilo that you decide to keep and have fired. If you wish to explore surface decoration using glazing techniques there will also be a chance to book on one of the glazing extra time classes in September using the pots you have made.
You will need to bring your own apron hand towel and a mask
Cost £100
A deposit of £25 secures your place

Raku and Saggar Firing
25th September 2nd, 9th & 16th October 2pm to 5pm

I love the Autumn and all the falling leaves offer an abundance of material that i can use in my raku firings. In this class I will be demonstrating lots of different surface effects that you can achieve using the raku kiln. These vary from lustred and crackled glazed surfaces to softened smoked often with cloudy flashes in purples and pinks and many more. During the class you will be making pieces to be fired in all of the following weeks so you will be kept busy. Work made in the other classes can be fired if made from a suitable clay body.
You will need to bring your own apron hand towel, and a mask.
Cost £220
A deposit of £50 secures your place
2 spaces

Four Morning Beginners Course
25th September 2nd, 9th & 16th October 10am to 1pm

This is a new popular course for beginners to pottery. You will have a great all round introduction to building techniques including time on the wheel and hand building techniques. There will also be a chance to experience a raku firing and have your creations fired using this exciting technique. On the last day you will be decorating and glazing all your pieces for the final firing. Be prepared to get muddy.
You will need to bring your own apron hand towel, and a mask.
Cost £220 includes all materials and firing
A deposit of £50 secures your place
3 spaces

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Weekend and Weekly Courses

Weekday Courses

Due to Covid I have had to change my ongoing ceramics courses. They now run for 6 week blocks and are two hours and a half hours long. I clean thoroughly between each class. Participants get a chance to re enrol at the end of each term. When anything becomes available I post on the newsletter. Classes are small and friendly limited to 6 participants so everyone gets a bit of individual attention. A wide range of glazes and clay are available. Cost is £180 for the six weeks with clay sold separately by the bag including firing and glazing Times Monday Evenings 700pm to 930pm Tuesday Morning 915am to 1145am Tuesday Afternoon 1230pm to 3pm Tuesday Evening 7pm to 930pm Wednesday morning 10am to 1230pm Wednesday Evening 7pm to 930pm Thursday Evening 7pm to 930pm 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.

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 (at the moment only using five to keep social distance) so spaces are limited and plenty of individual attention is guaranteed. The classes run throughout the year usually once a month. Times are from 1030am to 430pm and cost is £100 for a one day course. There is a £4 per kg charge for pieces that you wish to keep and get fired.

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. Times 1030am to 430pm cost for the day £100. Limited to six participants

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.

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