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Alex Allday Ceramics & Surface Pattern Design

1 Day Slip Casting & Surface Decoration Workshop

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Learn how to slip cast in porcelain and decorate your pieces with ceramic designer Alex Allday in her studio at Middleport Pottery.

During this 1 day workshop you will spend the morning learning the process of slip casting using plaster moulds to cast your own Stem Vase, tealight holder/ pen pot or planter pot and small tealight holder/plant pot in porcelain. You will have the opportunity to cast 3 pieces.

After a lunch break you will then learn how to decorate your casted pieces with a variety of different surface decoration techniques using coloured slips, stains and different tools to create sgraffito, textures and patterns. You will be able to practise your designs and the shown techniques onto clay tiles before decorating your pieces. To finish you will be shown how to fettle/ clean up all of your finished pieces ready to be fired.

Cost: £82 per person

Which includes all materials and firing


- Saturday 25th May

- Saturday 15th June 

- Saturday 20th July 


- Saturday 17th August


Time: 10am – 4pm

Max number of participants 5

Min age 16+

Held in Alex’s Studio – @ No.5, Middleport Pottery, Port Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 3PE

All abilities welcome and you do not need to have prior knowledge and experience in ceramics. With keeping it to a small group, you will each get one on one support and guidance throughout the workshop.


- Your pieces will be fired after the workshop and will be ready to collect from my studio the following week. I can post them out to you at an additional cost to cover P&P

- Lunch isn’t provided but there is a café on site or you are more than welcome to bring your own.

- Tea’s, Coffee’s and refreshments will be provided throughout the workshop.

- Aprons will be provided but wear old clothes and shoes

Any other info…
If you have any particular designs, patterns and objects for inspiration that you want to work from please bring them along.

T’s & C’s

If for any reason you need to cancel your booking then this needs to be done at least 14 days prior to the start of the workshop and a full refund will be given. Unfortunately any cancellations made within 14 days prior to the workshop start date are unable to be refunded.

If the workshop has to be cancelled due to covid-19 or illness then you will be offered the option to reschedule the workshop subject to my availability. 

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers can be sent if you are buying it as a gift for someone. Select the option with the gift voucher from the drop down menu if you would like one. They are an additional cost of £1.50 and will be sent out 2nd class within 2 workings days after ordering.  

Can’t make the date advertised but would like to do the workshop? then don’t hesitate to get in touch as I can arrange to do this workshop with yourself or a small group of you on a date that suits.

I run workshops Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm 

Contact details:, 07731921250