Craft Skills Workshops by Guild Members

An exciting programme of workshops run by Guild members from their studios.

To book please follow instructions on individual entries.

24 November 2018


Ceramics Workshop – Adrian Bates 

Porcelain Tealights and Lanterns
One-day workshop with Adrian Bates at The Clay Loft, Gydynap Lane, Stroud GL5 5EZ
We’ll spend the day making porcelain tealights and Adrian will take you through the whole process (no previous experience is necessary, though if you have some you’ll be well placed to develop your ideas). Porcelain has the wonderful ability to reproduce surface detail and, once high-fired is translucent. We’ll be exploring and exploiting this and experimenting with shape, texture and pattern. There will be the opportunity to make several of these and may well have time to explore other forms as well. Work will be fired on site and available to collect the following week (postage can be arranged at cost if required).

This workshop is held at the Clayloft, so please book through that site.

throughout the year

Glass Fusing and Slumping – William Robson
Dichroic Glass Jewellery – William Robson

Weekend courses are held regularly throughout the year in Bill Robson‘s  professional studio, in his house, set in the beautiful North Gloucestershire countryside.

2 day weekday courses can also be booked.

Full details of courses are displayed on the Creative Breaks website –, or contact Bill direct on 01531 821277

January to March 2019

Pottery Courses – Bridget Williams

Guild Member Bridget Williams will be teaching pottery courses at New Brewery Arts.

Suitable for complete beginners and those wishing to improve their throwing skills, the courses will cover different handbuilding techniques, including pinching, coiling and slabwork, as well as surface decoration and glazing. Students will be guided through the different techniques with demonstrations, examples and individual tuition. The class aims to be informal, relaxed and fun!

If this is of interest, please book through the links below:

Friday mornings, 9:45am – 12:45pm

Friday afternoons: 2pm – 4:30pm


November and
December 2018

Textile Workshops – Jan Knibbs 

An Autumn/Winter workshop programme offered by Jan Knibbs of Atelier 19. Jan has turned the basement into a dedicated workshop area and is delighted to be sharing her skills.

Explore the workshop programme and book on Jan Knibbs’ website by clicking here.