Friday, 30 June 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

and free places in John Chamberlain's class....

....6 places left at the 4.30 session, and 6 places available on the 7.30 pm session. 4 weeks x 2 1/2 hour, £50.
(including some throwing tuition) with renowned potter, John Chamberlain. Please contact us to book your place.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

still places in Julia's class

Places still available for Julia's Pottery for Beginners and Improvers, Tuesday 2-4pm. June 6th- July 18th. Don't worry that you've missed the first session, still welcome! Will be £54 for remaining 6 weeks. Work from Julia's students:

Monday, 15 May 2017

Introducing Samantha Krankpod & her family pottery course, starting May 20

We are happy to offer this wonderful course which still has free spaces:

Family pottery with Samantha Krankpod:
Saturdays 11.30 - 13.30.
Ages 6-14, 5wk course.
Dates: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17.
Costs: £ 45.
Contact us to book your place:
or contact sam directly: phone:  07989755330 email:

Course description:
"Come and celebrate Summer with a course of beautiful pottery hand coiled honey pots, leaf embossed  slab built vases, decorated nature tiles, bird/lovely bug sculptures and glazing techniques. Suitable for all abilities."

PLEASE NOTE: My course of pottery sessions are for adults and children. Children aged 15 and under cannot attend alone. Thanks.

About Samantha:

"Samantha Krankpod is a ceramic artist and Staffordshire University graduate, specialising in handmade ceramics. She has 15 years experience as a creative facilitator working with children, adults and families."

I started exploring art and design at Bournville School of Art. I specialised in pottery because it was excitingly unpredictable. I was facinated by the way the raw material could be infinitely manipulated and transformed into something amazing. 

I handmake embossed bowls, tiles and jewellery using terracotta clay and rich earthenware glazes. My work is very tactile and is nature inspired with reference to pods, seeds, leaves, flowers and birds. 

One of my favourite ceramic artists is Magdalene Odundo. She hand coils pots to perfection and makes pieces you instinctively want to touch.

Amendments to Olga's Sunday children's course

 updated correct dates:

I am now doing 10 week or 5 week courses starting from 14/5/17-23/7/17 10 weeks or 5 week course 14/5/17-18/6/17 to offer flexibility.

Dates are as follows
Week 1   14/5/17
Week2   21/5/17
Week3   28/5/17

Half term 29/5/17-4/6/17

Week 4. 11/6/17
Week5   18/6/17
Week6   25/6/17
Week7    2/7/17
Week 8   9/7/17
Week9   16/7/17
Week10  23/7/17

Costing 10 week course £113.30 for adult and child £90 for additional children.
5 week course £56.50 adult and child £45 for additional child.


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

updated coursepage for the rest of the year

Note & new: we also offer one to one/two lessons in throwing (Ian - 07989389811 - Times /dates to be arranged convenient for both instructor and pupil), 1st lesson 2hr minimum £20/hr.

updated studio and membership fees

Monday, 24 April 2017

Fiona has pots in an exhibition

Exhibition at: Number 8 Gallery, Pershore, Worcs Thursday 13th April to Weds 24th May 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017


Images from our women's day pottery activities at The Springfield Project :)
(images courtesy of Springfield Project)

Friday, 17 March 2017

Still free places Thursday 2-4pm course

Julia's Introduction to Pottery Course (Thursdays 2-4pm) still has some free places, if you want to join (pro rata) in just send us a mail, it's not too late and you're very welcome.

Fiona's coursedates

Fiona moves to a 7 weeks course structure, that means every 7 weeks new people can join. The total cost for a 7 weeks course are £ 63. The course takes place either on Tuesdays 10.30-12.30 or Sundays 11.00-13.00. Contact us to reserve your place

Here are the dates:


Sunday course.
June ~ 11th 18th 25th
July ~ 2nd 9th 16th 23rd

Summer Tues course.
June ~ 6th 13 20th 27th
July ~ 4th 11th 18th

First autumn

Sunday course.
Sept ~ 10th 17th 24th
Oct ~ 1st 8th 15th 22nd

First autumn

Tues course.
Sept ~ 5th 12th 19th 26th
Oct ~ 3rd 10th 17th Half term

Second autumn

Sunday course.
Nov ~,5th 12th 19th 26th
Dec ~ 3rd, 10th 17th

Second autumn

Tues course.
Oct ~ 31st
Nov ~ 7th 14th 21st 28th
Dec ~ 5th 12th

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Throwing course starting in May


Starting Monday 15th May 2017  1-3pm
8 week course  £72.00

Tutor: Amanda Cairney
Qualification: Degree in Design ( ceramics)

- Learn to throw on the wheel
-Beginners, intermediate all welcome.
-Learn to alter a thrown pot.
-Throw, decorate and glaze your very own pot to take home.

What you need to bring
All materials and equipment are provided. Bring your own apron/overall and hand towel.
The cost of your finished piece will be charged by its weight 30p per 100g.

For more information or to book a place
Call Amanda Cairney: 07904241495

Monday, 6 March 2017

Friday, 3 March 2017

....come and collect your things....

Boatful of long neglected figures sailing off to storage at Sundragon Pottery. If you recognise any of them as one of yours come and claim it.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

New courses in March

 clay toy (c3,000 BC), source
 We have a few new courses starting this week or in a few weeks and there are still some free places:
 -- A beginners course, Introduction to pottery, taught by Julia, on Thursdays 2-4pm, starting March 9th, 10 weeks, £90.
(The equivalent Tuesday course is full)

-- A 5 weeks taster course, Thursdays 7-9.30pm, starting March 2nd, £57.

--  Two courses pottery for beginners and improvers taught by Fiona, on Sundays, 11am-1pm starting 19th March and on Tuesdays, 10.30-12.30pm, starting 21th March.
8 weeks for both, with a break at Easter £72.

Please contact us to reserve your place or with any further questions. We look very much forward to seeing you. Pottery is such good fun.

See this link for further information on times and prices (the images will enlarge if you click on them):

Friday, 17 February 2017

we tidy up. come and collect your things until feb 24th!

Dear all,

Sundragon have been having a clear out!

If you did a course with us at St Paul's, or with Austin Gannon at The Old Print Works, or in The Sundragon Studio itself ... in the last three years, AND if you know your work was glazed, it is available to collect, NOW!!  It is in the Reception/Drawing room at the Old Print Works.

Please come anytime to collect it ... ring any bell. and if you'd like to leave a small donation to the upkeep of The Old Print Works, there is a donations bucket beside the pottery items.

If you can't find your work, then please come to the studio and make some more, as everything left behind is now out for collection in the reception/drawing room! :)

Any work left there after the 24th February will be disposed of.

Thank you for you ongoing support and please share so that everyone gets the message.

Many many thanks,

becky sundragon

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

course information update

Julia will teach two Introduction to Pottery Courses in March, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The Tuesday course is now full, but we still have places for our Thursday course and in our other courses.

look here for our other courses and contact us to reserve your place.

turning :)

enjoy this lovely video brought to you by steven r. he'll run marathon for mulitple sclerosis society, you might want to support this.

Monday, 30 January 2017

What Fiona's students are up to :)

Work from students on my pottery for beginners class. They're very inventive and skilled. So far covered slab pots, pinch pots and tiles but such variety and style already!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

still some free spaces in our courses

We still have some free spaces in our courses:

wednesday 1-3 intermediate and advanced ceramics

....and there are still free spaces in our wheelwork courses, they take place on Mondays and Fridays 2pm - 6pm.  You can book them here: Monday and Friday.

This is what you will learn in this course.

Learn how to throw a pot on the wheel.
By the end of the course you will.....
-Have thrown your very own pot.
-Learned how to alter thrown work.
-Have explored different decorating techniques and will have a finished glazed pot to take home.
Starting Monday 23rd January 2017
11 week 2 hour course, late joining accepted ( pro rata)

Please get in touch to book (we also accept cash or cheques or direct banktransfer) and in case you have any questions:

check our coursepage for more details and further courses.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Introducing our Potters: Amanda Cairney

I fell in love with clay after joining a local pottery group about 15 years ago, I loved it as soon as I touch it, the possibilities of what you can make are endless. Wanting to learn more I studied for my degree in ceramics at Glasgow school of art and after graduation I set up my own studio at my then home in Yorkshire. After moving to Birmingham I joined the fabulous group at Sundragon Pottery and have potted there very happily ever since.

Amanda's Work: