• Teaching with Halima

Master Class Ceramics Course 2024

Carving Clay with Halima Cassell

16 - 20 September 2024


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 (finishing 4pm on Friday)
  • £1,350 per person.

Requires a deposit of £200.00 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.

Booking Form - Master Class Ceramics Course 2024

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
16th September 2024 - 20th September 202409.00 - 18.00 (16.00 finish on Friday)Broome, Craven ArmsAvailable
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Workshop Location Details

Workshop Address:

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


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

  • 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

  • Plenty of delicious food prepared fresh and daily with or rather by an imaginative palate
    – Waltraud

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

  • 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

  • WERE YOU SATISFIED WITH YOUR OUTCOMES AND WHAT YOU ACHIEVED/LEARNT? - Yes, exceeded expectations. I achieved and learnt a lot
    – Anna

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

  • 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