Workshop Spotlight: Handbuilding Pottery Workshop with Peachy Keen


We're super excited to announce a brand new workshop with Lizzie (Peachy Keen)! In this class you will work with clay and learn about score, slip and moulding to create your very own toothbrush holder and soap dish. Perfect for beginners, all equipment will be provided, you will just need to bring an old apron. 

Lizzie (Peachy Keen) has attended pottery classes for 5 years and runs her own home studio and business. She enjoys collaborating with other artists and throwing on her wheel at home, in front of the window overlooking nearby sheep. We sat down with her to learn more about her practice and what her upcoming workshop entails.

Is this workshop for a particular skill level?

This is suitable for all levels, including beginners.  

What does this workshop entail? 

The workshop includes you creating a ceramic toothbrush holder pot and a ceramic soap dish, I will talk you through how do make these step by step.

What skills can be gained through this workshop?

Through this workshop you will gain knowledge of how to prepare clay and properties of stoneware clay, how to build forms using moulds and the slip and score technique. 

What's your favourite part about teaching workshops? 

I really enjoy seeing the joy that people get from learning a new skill and when they get the finished products back, I love seeing their happy faces! 

Could you tell us a bit about your practise and how you got into ceramics?

I started about 6 years ago, I was looking for a creative class I could do at the weekends and found a pottery course in Leeds. I bought myself a 6 week course, and my mum one too, so we could go to classes together. Since then I haven’t looked back, and last year bought my first proper kiln so I could make and fire pieces in my home studio. 

What projects are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on some dinnerware commissions, some porcelain earrings and a new collaboration with Christian from @Goldenhourcompany which I am really excited about. 

Where can people find you?

Over on my instagram page, @hellopeachykeen

Check out more details on the Handbuilding Pottery Workshop here.

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