Ceramics

A male client etches on a clay figure.

Our exciting Ceramics group offers  great opportunities to create beautiful works that, thanks to our kiln, will stand the test of time.

It is so rewarding to take a lump of brown clay and craft it into something unique and lovely. Pots can be built or thrown on one of our potters’ wheels, with trained Pure staff providing guidance and support. No previous experience is required!

From rolling and shaping the clay to applying the final glaze, everyone exercises their personal creativity.

The colours of  the decorated objects appear as chalky pastels before they go in the kiln. However, firing transforms them to vivid, glossy loveliness. There is always a ‘Wow’ effect when it emerges from the kiln.

Here are some of the fabulous pieces created by Pure artists.

Most importantly, firing strengthens the clay and stops it from crumbling with time unlike air dried clay.

The kiln was bought with a generous grant from the Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund and it is opening up wonderful new avenues of creativity for our artists.

Our ceramics project is for artists with a learning difficulty or  disability. It runs every weekday at Pure Art Studio in Vernon House, Vernon Park in Stockport.

If you think it may be suitable for you or someone you know, do contact us to find out how to get involved.