Makerspace

Print Room in DC2

The Print Room enables people to experience a variety of printmaking processes. The facility concentrates on relief and intaglio process, including mono-printing in various guises, as well as limited silk screen processes. The Print Room serves as a teaching facility to enable beginners and experienced practitioners to further their understanding of printmaking. The facility is also available for artists to produce limited editions.

The Print Room offers classes to small groups, as well as individuals on a one-to-one basis. It provides an ideal environment for students preparing for scholarships or entry into further education by extending their knowledge and portfolios.

Workshops include:

  • Beginners Linocut, Etching and Monoprinting
  • Intermediate Linocut and Etching
  • Multidispline Portfolio Building
  • School Holiday Art Activites

Workshops take place every afternoon 2-5pm, only £15 per session. Maximum 4.

The Print Room is run by professional artist Jan Turner. Jan was trained at St Martins School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He has been teaching art and printmaking for over 20 years.

To book your place, contact Jan Turner on 0774 2931618 or email jan@janturner.org

The Print Room is located at DC2 Makerspaces & Artist Studios, 137-139 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PG.

Eastbourne Studio Pottery

Ceramics Workshop at DC2

 

Eastbourne Studio Pottery is running a contemporary creative space for ceramics as a craft and art form, providing enjoyable and inspirational courses and expert guidance at all levels.

With a variety of short and longer courses focusing on a range of techniques including throwing, sculpture, slab and coil construction, decoration and more, the offer is responsive to and shaped by the users.

Fee paying courses and space/kiln hire are complemented by community grant aided and subsidised courses developed with local community partners.

Tutors;

Karen Peters

Graham Dean

Claire Shoosmith

Lindsay Talmud

Jennie Lathbury

Workshops include:

  •   Beginner’s Course
  •   Project development workshop
  •   Family workshops
  •   After school club
  •   Taster workshops

Courses listed by day of the week as follows;

The courses below are supported in our fully equipped studio and Kiln room. We have two large Kittec kilns; 3 new throwing wheels, 4 standard clays and a wide range of glazes, stains and oxides.

Monday 2pm – 5pm General pottery course with Karen Peters

Tuesday 1.30pm – 4.40pm General pottery course with Jennie Lathbury

Tuesday 6pm – 9pm General pottery course with Karen Peters

Wednesday 6pm – 9pm Project development with Karen Peters

Thursday 1.30pm – 4.30pm Throwing on the wheel with Lindsay Talmud

Thursday 5pm – 8pm Throwing on the wheel with Lindsay Talmud

Friday 7pm – 9pm Tiles and surface decoration with Claire Shoosmith

1st Sunday month 10.30am – 12.30pm Family workshop with Claire Shoosmith

General pottery course with Karen Peters
A general course for both beginners and those with more experience of working in clay. You will learn how to construct forms using a variety of hand building techniques including slab building, coiling and press moulds. The basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel will also be introduced. Surface decoration techniques using slips, underglazes, oxides and glazes will also be covered so that you are introduced to the different stages of ceramic processes. All materials are included in the course fee; there is a small additional charge for firing by weight of fired work. This course runs continuously dependent on numbers enrolled and you are welcome to join the course at any time, the course fee is payable in 4 week blocks in advance.
£120 for 4 x 3 hour classes, 15% discount for returning students. For further info and to book contact Karen on 07739 945576
Monday daytime 2pm – 5pm

General pottery course with Jennie Lathbury
A general course for both beginners and those with more experience of working in clay. You will learn how to construct forms using a variety of hand building techniques including slab building, coiling and press moulds. The basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel will also be introduced. Surface decoration techniques using slips, underglazes, oxides and glazes will also be covered so that you are introduced to the different stages of ceramic processes. All materials are included in the course fee; there is a small additional charge for firing by weight of fired work. This course runs continuously dependent on numbers enrolled and you are welcome to join the course at any time, the course fee is payable in 4 week blocks in advance.
£120 for 4 x 3 hour classes, 15% discount for returning students. For further info and to book call Jennie on 07960 764955
Tuesday daytime 1.30pm – 4.30pm
General pottery course with Karen Peters
A general course for both beginners and those with more experience of working in clay. You will learn how to construct forms using a variety of hand building techniques including slab building, coiling and press moulds. The basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel will also be introduced. Surface decoration techniques using slips, underglazes, oxides and glazes will also be covered so that you are introduced to the different stages of ceramic processes. All materials are included in the course fee; there is a small additional charge for firing by weight of fired work. This course runs continuously dependent on numbers enrolled and you are welcome to join the course at any time, the course fee is payable in 4 week blocks in advance.
£120 for 4 x 3 hour classes, 15% discount for returning students. For further info and to book contact Karen on 07739 945576
Tuesday evenings 6pm – 9pm
Project development with Karen Peters
A weekly three hour workshop for anyone with some experience of working with clay who would like to develop their projects independently. A basic range of clays and glazes are provided, advice is given depending on outcome desired. Should you require specialist clays eg. porcelain we can advise and/or purchase on your behalf. Whether a one off piece or an on-going functional or sculptural exploration, one to one support is assured. There is a small additional charge for finished and fired work calculated by weight of fired work (for rates please see the kiln hire tab under facilities).
£30 per 3 hour session, 15% discount if 4 or more sessions booked in advance. For further info and to book contact Karen on 07739 945576
Throwing on the wheel with Lindsay Talmud
​A course for beginners and those with some experience that concentrates on introducing and developing the fundamental techniques of throwing on the wheel. Lindsay Talmud will guide you from the first principles and show you how to rigorously assess and improve your throwing ability using a range of clay bodies. This class will be for a maximum of 5 students. There is a small additional charge for finished and fired work calculated by weight at the end of the course (for rates please see the kiln hire tab under facilities). This course runs continuously dependent on numbers enrolled and you are welcome to join the course at any time, the course fee is payable in 4 week blocks in advance.
£120.00 for 4 x 3 hour sessions, 15% discount for returning students. For further info and to book contact Graham on 07940 248990
Thursday daytime 1.30pm – 4.30pm and Thursday evenings 5pm – 8pm
Tile making and surface decoration with Claire Shoosmith
This evening course focuses on experimenting with a wide variety of surface decoration and clay body techniques to create a set of high quality original wall tiles that could form an accent to a larger tile installation or be a stand-alone decorative piece. We will look in depth at design and how to manipulate ceramic materials to realise your ideas using slips, stains, oxides, glazes, photo transfer, printing, masking and sgraffito with a range of clays. This course runs continuously dependent on numbers enrolled and you are welcome to join the course at any time, the course fee is payable in 5 week blocks in advance but sessions do not have to run consecutively.
£100 for 5 x 2 hour classes includes all materials and firing. For further info and to book contact Claire on 07847 166815
Friday evenings 7pm – 9pm
Family workshops with Claire Shoosmith
Family workshops where you can work alongside your children exploring loads of different ways of working with clay and developing ideas for creative projects. The studio is an Arts Award centre and you can choose to work towards the Explore and Discover Arts Awards or simply experiment, play and make! The workshop is limited to a maximum of 10 places. There is a small additional charge for finished and fired work calculated by weight at the end of the course (for rates please see the kiln hire tab under facilities).
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-workshop-tickets-51788422566
£8 per family member, payable in advance through Eventbrite. For further info contact Claire on 07847 166815
1st Sunday of each month 10.30am – 12.30pm

We also have:

A Kiln hire service with our two new electric Kittec kilns.

Studio space to rent for experienced ceramicists.

​For more information click the link to our website for contact details and prices for our courses and services. www.eastbournestudiopottery.com

See our Workshop section for information.

Please contact Eastbourne Studio Pottery for further information and to book on any of the courses, workshops and hire facilities.
Claire Shoosmith 07847 166815 claire.shoosmith@googlemail.com
Graham Dean 07940 248990 eastbournestudiopottery@gmail.com

See https://www.eastbournestudiopottery.com for more information about Eastbourne Studio Pottery