2 day course: Make your own Pottery Pet - Camden Art Centre

Transform your pet into a clay sculpture in this 2 day course.

Make your own Pottery Pet is a 2 day course led by Alice Johnson. Alice has been creating bespoke customized sculptures of people’s pets for 5 years, uniquely capturing pet’s personalities in clay.

The course will guide students through creating their (or another’s) pet or animal in ceramics. Students will be guided through how to capture the essence and character of their pet or animal using techniques such as pinch pot, coil pot and hand sculpting.

Day 1 will involve building the animal from clay learning how to sculpt from photos and use different techniques to create surface texture. Day 2 will then guide students through decorating their bisque fired piece using underglazes.

Students will need to bring photos of their pet or the animal they would like to sculpt with them, including face and body shots with side profiles. It is recommended to bring photos of your pet/animal in the position you would like to create, sitting or lying positions are recommended.

This course will cover:

  • Hand building techniques
  • Decorating using underglazes
  • Development of a ceramic sculpture of a pet/animal
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Additional information

The building is fully wheelchair accessible. Please visit our access page on our website for more information on getting here, parking and facilities.

Adults’ courses are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

Evidence of concessionary status must be shown on the first day of the course.

Booking on a course at Camden Art Centre signifies your agreement to our terms and conditions as stated in our Learning Agreement.

All materials and firing costs are included. Size restrictions apply.

Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable, unless the course is cancelled by the Centre. See Learning Agreement for details.

For the safety and comfort of our course attendees and staff, and to ensure we are accessible to the most vulnerable we encourage:

  • Wearing a face covering in the building unless exempt.
  • Social distancing.
  • Following instructions given by a member of staff.
  • Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell.

The Artist

Alice Johnson is a British ceramicist based in London. Her aim is to evoke a sense of joy, humour and nostalgia is central to her work. She does this through a playful use of colour, shape and form; aiming to tell a story or simply put a smile on people’s faces through her work. Alice Johnson has also run Pottery Pets for 5 years; making bespoke customised sculptures of people’s pets, to uniquely capture pet’s personalities in clay.