Short Courses Summer 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 July and August. 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 rickygrimes67@gmail.com. Many thanks Ricky

One day Throwing Class
Saturday 14th August
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
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Three day Throwing Class
22nd 23rd & 24th July
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. You will be shown how to prepare the clay, centre it on the wheel, and finish your pots ready to bisque fire. You will be able to try a variety of shapes, like bowls, cups, plates, and vases. Three days will enable you time to develop and tune in to the process. Once your pots are finished you can decide which to keep or discard. There is a small charge of £4 per kilo for the pots you decide to keep and have fired. Throwing can be messy and fun so come prepared to get muddy. 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, lunch and a mask.
Cost £270
A deposit of £50 secures your place
full

Three day Throwing Class
19th 20th & 21st August
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. You will be shown how to prepare the clay, centre it on the wheel, and finish your pots ready to bisque fire. You will be able to try a variety of shapes, like bowls, cups, plates, and vases. Three days will enable you time to develop and tune in to the process. Once your pots are finished you can decide which to keep or discard. There is a small charge of £4 per kilo for the pots you decide to keep and have fired. Throwing can be messy and fun so come prepared to get muddy. 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, lunch and a mask.
Cost £270
A deposit of £50 secures your place
full

One day Throwing Class
Saturday 17th July
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
full

Glazing Extra Time
3 Hour Glaze class
Friday 3rd September
1pm to 4pm

This is a new extra class for participants from the summer courses who would like to be able to glaze their own pieces with guided demonstrations and advise on colours and textures. There are a wide range of glazes made here at the studio and there are examples to look at to see what they look like if combined. With more time and patience you will get better results from your glazing.
Cost £45
3 spaces

Glazing Extra Time
3 Hour Glaze class
Saturday 4th September
1pm to 4pm

This is a new extra class for participants from the summer courses who would like to be able to glaze their own pieces with guided demonstrations and advise on colours and textures. There are a wide range of glazes made here at the studio and there are examples to look at to see what they look like if combined. With more time and patience you will get better results from your glazing.
Cost £45
3 spaces

Large Scale Ceramics For The garden
Friday 30th & 31st July
1st August
1030am to 430pm

This is another popular class that i run most summers. Often there is not enough time or space to go really big in normal class time. Here you will be able to make giant pieces that can be used as a feature for the garden. Bird baths, fountains, stools giant planters and lanterns are some of the things you can do. There will be a range of sculptural clay that you can use to build your pieces. I have had a lot of experience building giant pieces for schools and public spaces and will be able to advise on how best to approach your projects. Clay is sold by the bag and includes firing and glazing
Cost £270
full

Three day Throwing Class
6th 7th & 8th August
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. You will be shown how to prepare the clay, centre it on the wheel, and finish your pots ready to bisque fire. You will be able to try a variety of shapes, like bowls, cups, plates, and vases. Three days will enable you time to develop and tune in to the process. Once your pots are finished you can decide which to keep or discard. There is a small charge of £4 per kilo for the pots you decide to keep and have fired. Throwing can be messy and fun so come prepared to get muddy. 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, lunch and a mask.
Cost £270
A deposit of £50 secures your place
full

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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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