Master Class Ceramics Course 2020

Master Class - Carving Clay with Halima Cassell.

This course is for anyone who is interested in working with their hands - beginners and the more experienced alike. It is set within a large purpose-built studio within our grounds which allows you plenty of space in order to develop your work and achieve your sculptural aims.

Come with your own ideas of what you wish to create or be inspired by the skills and knowledge that the course has to offer. There will be plenty of source materials available for inspiration and just being in stimulating surroundings will fire your imagination.

The course is taught by myself along with assistants. I specialise in pushing the clay to its limits – there are several processes, which are easy to learn. These techniques will bring life to your two-dimensional ideas as we develop them into three-dimensional creations, bringing excitement and dynamism to your forms.

The principles of the technique are introduced through a series of short demonstrations. The rest of the time will be spent making your own clay piece with guidance and support. Help will be on hand every step of the way. Once completed, your pieces will need to dry out and then be fired in the kilns. Please note that this does mean that you will not be able to take completed work away with you, but we will notify you once your work has been fired and is available to collect.

  • Five days course
  • Course is suitable for all - for beginners, intermediates and advanced
  • 9.00am - 6.00pm

Requires a deposit of £150.00 per person, which is refundable only if I am given notice of cancellation thirty days before the commencement of my course. The balance is due one month prior to the course date. 

Click to Download Full Course Details.


Booking Form - Master Class Ceramics Course 2020

Please choose the date of the workshop you would like to attend and the number of people that would like to attend:

  Date Time Location Availability
Sorry, there are no available dates at this time
Please leave this field blank


Workshop Location Details

Workshop Address:

The Old Station, Broome, Aston-on-Clun, Craven Arms, Shropshire.
SY7 0NT

52.423515/-2.884552


Master Class Ceramics Course 2020 - Downloads


Back to Workshops


  • Designing, preparing the material, familiarising with it, getting the shape right, learning about the quality and needs of clay before translating the design onto the material
    – Waltraud

  • My accommodation was very comfortable in the idyllic hamlet of Hopesay, just 15 minutes away from Halima's place, and very affordable
    – Waltraud

  • Excellent venue very inspiring and friendly. Lovely gardens and places to sit. Clean and pleasant, excellent toilet facilities
    – Anna

  • This was an exceptionally well run course, beautifully executed by Halima and her family. The environment is conducive to to collaborative working and interacting
    – Waltraud

  • Carry on doing what you are doing. It is fabulous and personable and a real pleasure to attend
    – Kelly

  • Great homemade food: plenty of choice and abundant. Martin was an excellent cook! Loved the spreads.
    – Anna

  • The food variety was wonderful and plenty. Buffet style is fab as people can help themselves and pick as much or as little as they like. Martin is a fantastic cook!
    – Kelly

  • FACILITIES AND TOOLS AVAILABLE - Fabulous working place, light and airy, plenty of tools, etc. Great to have candles and music (classical)
    – Anna

  • Wonderful experience, I feel very fortunate to have been able to attend. Good atmosphere and enjoyed meeting the other students
    – Olivia

  • OVERVIEW: OVERALL/INDIVIDUAL SESSION/BREAKS? - The five days is a great duration, I feel that it is very good tuition and value for money, both personal and group tuition very good and felt very personable
    – Kelly