for if you can't get to my pottery 

Create beautiful objects for your home and friends without a kiln! Air drying clay is perfect for home projects where you can't get to my pottery and want to be creative. Join up with friends for a fun creative session.

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​How does it work?

  • place your order - click on button below or go to SHOP

  • I send a box of materials to your door , including the clay and any specialist tools and materials

  • gather a few household items together  

  • click on the video link using the password I send in the box and you're away!

  • for Live zoom calls I'll offer dates via email - minimum 3 people required, numbers restricted to 8

  • make, decorate and paint your ceramic piece

  • light candles and enjoy!

Using clay and working with your hands is a brilliant way to get creative. and feel inspired. 

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In this online workshop I take you through the stages of making two pretty candle holders. The workshop uses air drying clay - no need for a kiln - so it's perfect for this home project. The candle holders have a shiny metallic gold finish on the inside that glows when the candles are lit - perfect for creating a lovely ambience on an evening. The pierced hole design allow light to flicker through, make the heart design or create your own.

 Workshops can be great ways to connect with friends and family and make something together. 
Available as a pre-recorded video Cost £45 plus p+p   or  Live zoom call. Cost £50 plus p+p

To buy now press button below or go to SHOP

What you get in the box
wooden batts for rolling out
sticky label
white acrylic paint
gold metallic acrylic paint
step by step guide and extra notes
p&p delivered to your door 

link to exclusive youtube video or Live zoom call date tba


What you'll need from the kitchen
a former - this is a straight sided pot - I give notes to help you select your former 
paper, pen, scissors
pot of water , sponge
rolling pin
mat - tea towel is good or a wooden cutting board

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Moon Gazing Hare 2 Jill Ford

Make this delightful little hare that sits and gazes wistfully at the moon.

This class uses air drying clay – so no kiln required. I will guide you through the stages of making the hare.  I have some super techniques for making very realistic eyes and ears that will add the finishing touches to your hare – plus a little fluffy tail.  After the model has dried out – either by leaving for a day or using a hairdryer if, like me you’re too impatient to wait!, I’ll demonstrate how to paint the brown fur and huge dark eyes and ears with pale rims.There’s a lot of scope to use your own creativity in this class by making a realistic looking hare – or a very stylised Disney type one with exaggerated features. Both very endearing. All materials delivered to your door .

This workshop is delivered via Live Zoom call - link and dates will be sent in your box with all the materials you need. min 3 people - maximum 8 people

Order below or visit SHOP

Price £45

What you get in the box
brown acrylic paint
black  acrylic paint

white acrylic paint for highlights
p&p delivered to your door 

step by step instruction sheet

link to exclusive Live Zoom call - date to be arranged

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Hare head in progress 

in the raw clay

CLICK AND COLLECT WORKSHOPS                       

Click and Collect workshops are ideal for people who live close to my pottery in Ellerton  (YO42 4PB) and can collect their work.  I supply all the materials you will need, a step by step worksheet plus a 15 min video call to check in on progress. So you can be creative, make beautiful ceramics you can use everyday, all in the comfort of your own home. 

This service has no direct contact involved so all within official guidelines.  Delivery is an optional extra. 

How does it work?
  • choose what you'd like to make - a textured jug, 3 small plates or Green Man

  • email Jill

  • collect your pack from the box in my drive

  • make your masterpiece at home -we chat on a video call then you return your work

  • I bisque (first) fire, glaze and then glaze fire your work

  • you collect  from my drive - or I can deliver or post finished pots

Cost £40

What can I make?
textured jug
three small plates
Green Man plaque


Here are a few words from Kira who did the small plates workshop 

     "I had the best Sunday since lockdown, so happily engrossed in my plates. It gave me such respite from the horrors of  Covid  

     and this last year. I cannot thank you enough. Everything was perfect, the materials, the clay and the instructions, all really great."

Can't collect/deliver work? No worries!

I offer local delivery - within 15 mile radius of YO42 4PB.  Cost £5 per trip

The Materials pack can be posted out and also finished work can be posted. Cost £5  

IN PERSON  WORKSHOPS                       




Sample for yourself the joy of using pots that you have made with your own hands.

Or give your handmade pots to loved ones and friends as a special gift. 

In a 3 hour lesson I will take you through all the stages needed to throw a bowl or vase on the wheel.  You will learn how to

centre the clay

cone the clay - to condition it

open up the ball of clay

form the base

pull up the wall of the pots


3 hours session - will be able to make 2-3 pots 

full day session - you will make 4-5 pots perhaps adding a handle to make a mug



3 hour session - £90

full day session - £175


Lessons are 1:1 or 1:2 if you'd like to come with a friend . This ensures you have expert intensive tuition. 

A session with 2 people has a special 20% reduction so it's fun and affordable. Just head to the SHOP to buy or email me at 

No experience necessary - just enthusiasm .

Please bring a mask to wear whilst throwing and an apron. 

Lessons are arranged at a mutually agreed date and time, just email to discuss and book a workshop.










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