Classes





Taster Classes


This class is a chance for you to have a play with clay, learn more about ceramics, and gain practical experience of hand building techniques. Your pieces will be fired and glazed for you to collect 1 month later.

10.30am-1pm
£45 per person
(includes all materials/firings)


Saturday 20th July - Book here
Saturday 28th September - Book here






Weekend Beginners Throwing Course


This two-day course provides a hands-on introduction to the basic skills of throwing on the potter's wheel. The first day begins with a demonstration and guidance on clay preparation and tools. For the rest of the day, you will be throwing on an electric wheel. Everyone has their own wheel for the course, which is limited to five students. On the second day you will be able to trim and decorate your pots ready for drying and then firing. Your pieces will be fired and glazed for you to collect 1 month later or can be posted to you via arrangement.

Each day a vegetarian lunch, tea/coffee will be provided.


Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June  
10am-4pm
£220 per person
(includes all materials/firings/lunch)

Book here

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September  
10am-4pm
£220 per person
(includes all materials/firings/lunch)

Book here






Wild Clay Woodland Gathering

Clay, Yoga and Meditation  26-28 July - Book here


Join us for a weekend of creativity, simplicity and rejuvenation in an off-grid woodland setting. Enjoy ceramics, yoga, meditation and wild camping with delicious seasonal food, all designed to nurture your mind and body. Guided by ceramicists Carla Wright and Lily Arnold you'll learn techniques of how to sculpt with locally sourced clay and then how to fire your pieces in an open wood fire.

Each morning and evening there will be yoga and meditation sessions for all levels of experience taught by Karen Simnett (Yoga By The Sea). Explore mindfulness and meditation techniques to quiet the mind and deepen your connection to the earth.

This back-to-basics woodland gathering is designed for a small group of people, fostering a sense of community and shared learning. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a beginner, our weekend offers a supportive and inclusive environment where you can explore, create, and unwind at your own pace.

- Clay workshop using local clay to create your own pieces which will then be wood firedready to take home on Sunday.

- Yoga sessions morning and evening both dynamic and restorative to suit all levels.

- Daily meditation classes.

- Delicious seasonal food cooked for you in the woodland kitchen.

- Evening Cacao circle.

£280 per person
 
Arrive Friday 26th July 6pm
Depart Sunday 28th July 4pm

Location - Warren Rd, off Battery Hill, Fairlight, East Sussex  

Accommodation -
Camping with your own tents on site is free and encouraged. There is a compost toilet but please note that there are no shower facilities.

You are welcome to find accommodation nearby. Please get in contact if you would like help with this - commonclaybexhill@gmail.com

Wild Clay Woodland Gathering 2024 - Book here



 


6 Week Courses


These 6 week courses are a great way to learn different hand building techniques, throwing on the wheel, slip decoration and glazing. All materials and firings are included.

 
Monday Mornings for Beginners
 24/06 - 29/07
10 - 12.30
£170 per person
Book here

Wednesday Evenings for Intermediates
26/06 - 31/07
£170 per person
Book here



Common Clay, Unit 8b, Beeching Rd Studios, Beeching Rd, Bexhill, East Sussex. TN39 3LJ (Next to Screwfix)



Group Bookings


We can host private group sessions on evenings or weekends from £45 per person (min. 8 people).
Please get in touch for more information.






Common Clay, Unit 8b, Beeching Rd Studios. Beeching Rd, Bexhill. TN39 3LJ