Grey-Green standing vase with topper.

3 Day Course: Fermentation – Crock & Kimchi Making

Saturdays, 29 January – 26 February 2022
29 January, 11.00am – 5.00pm (incl. lunch break)
12 February, 11.00am-1.00pm
26 February, 11.00am-2.00pm

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Over this 3 day course led by Lyson Marchessault, you will learn how to build a fermenting crock, which will be able to hold any kind of ferment/pickles. You will learn how to hand-build a container with a mote, to create a water-sealed piece with a lid. Participants will have the opportunity to build their piece, glaze it and finally participate in a kimchi making tutorial in the final session.

This course will encompass the entire process, from learning how to hand build a crock; making your own fermentation inside the crock; and finally discussing how pickling and fermentation can help develop a balanced diet and gut health.


Lyson Marchessault is a French-Canadian and British artist based in London, primarily focusing on ceramics. Her work has an interest in ancient techniques and forms, incorporating folklore and ritual into raw materials and clay that she harvests herself from the landscape. Part of her practice also involves ecology, fermentation and regenerative art.

This course is made possible by the generous support of Cass Art.


Additional information

  • This course is suitable for beginners and intermediates, a basic knowledge of hand-building with clay is required.
  • All materials and firing costs are included. Size restrictions apply.
  • Booking on a course at Camden Art Centre signifies your agreement to our terms and conditions as stated in our Learning Agreement.
  • Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable, unless the course is cancelled by the Centre. See Learning Agreement for details.
  • Evidence of concessionary status must be shown on the first day of the course.
  • Please note we require course attendees to have undertaken a lateral flow test (that produced a negative test result) within the preceding 48 hours before a session.
  • Course attendees must adhere to our Covid-19 safety measures as stated in our Learning Agreement.
  • Adults’ courses are 18+ unless otherwise stated.
  • The building is fully wheelchair accessible. Please visit our access page on our website for more information on getting here, parking and facilities.