Ceramics and Sculpture

We have a huge variety of ceramics and sculpture courses to offer.

PSAD Courses 2018 - 2019

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Illustration
  • Digital Design
  • Printmaking
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Pastels and Watercolour
  • Diploma
  • Art and Design for Young People
  • Specialist Courses



The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in working with clay.

All levels Mondays   |   10am to 1pm   |   1.30 to 4.30pm   |   6.45 to 9.45pm

All levels Tuesdays | 10am to 1pm | 2 to 5pm

All levels Wednesdays | 10am to 1pm | 1.30 to 4.30pm | 6.45 to 9.45pm

All levels Thursdays   |   10am to 1pm   |   2 to 5pm   |   6.45 to 9.45pm

All levels Saturdays   |   10am to 1pm   |   1.30 to 4.30pm

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Friday Project – Pottery

An interview is required for this course, please contact PSAD directly.

Fridays   |   5.30 to 8pm


Pottery Open Studio (PAYG)

The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in working with clay.

Wednesdays   |   4.15 to 6.30pm

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Sculpture in Ceramics, from life model

All levels Fridays   |   10am to 1pm

Fridays   |   3 to 5pm

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Experimental Art and Media

All levels Tuesdays   |   6.45 to 9.45pm

Intermediate to advanced Thursdays   |   10am to 1pm

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Regina Heinz   |   Ceramic Sculptures

Regina Heinz is known internationally for her tactile ceramic sculptures with highly distinctive abstract designs.

Born in Austria, Regina Heinz studied Fine Art and Ceramics in Vienna, Geneva and London, where she has lived and worked since 1989. Her three-dimensional feature walls, created for the world of interiors, are highly sought after for corporate and private spaces.

She has lectured worldwide including the International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth, Wales.

Her award–winning work is represented in museum-collections around the world such as the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the Centre of Ceramic Art in York and the Museum of Contemporary Ceramics in Gifu, Japan.

Eithne Healy   |   Sculpture in Ceramics, from life model and Art and Design for 14-17 years

Since the completion of her doctorate 2002 – 2008 Eithne (Ethna) has explored themes surrounding notions of home, identity and belonging. Central to these concerns and mediated through multi – media agencies, she examines concepts that relate to mortality, absence/presence, and our relationship to the natural world.

Whilst preoccupied with the subject of belief systems she is interested in the construction of a visual poetry that implicitly embodies questions pertaining to ‘the self’ and spiritual longing.

John Dawson   |   Ceramics

In the 1970’s John came from New Zealand, where a strong and active movement of studio pottery dominated the crafts. Having dabbled in ceramics before leaving, with the intention of studying the harpsichord and the organ at Trinity College of Music London, the desire to return to working with clay was still very strong.

Now having graduated from Goldsmiths’ College, his work in ceramics has very strong parallels with his work as a professional musician. While at Trinity College John was drawn to the music of the Baroque period. With baroque music, the form is usually very simple: a theme, containing just a few notes, is embellished or decorated to enhance the simplicity or to sustain the melodic line. Often the composer determined the structure in terms of chords, and it was up to the performer to extemporise his ideas, emotions and feelings with embellishments.

John has used porcelain clay to express these feelings. A simple bowl form is made and is then altered to create an impression of movement.

Current work: Thrown porcelain, altered and glazed with a celadon crackle glaze.
Other Information: Member of the London Potters lecture list and available for workshops and demonstrations.
Collections: Auckland Museum New Zealand national collection.

Simon Ashworth   |   Ceramics

After studying for a BA Ceramics (Hons) at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, Simon then went on to working for Putney School of Art & Design from 1998 as the main Ceramic Technician.

Recently Simon teaches on the Wednesday evening ceramics/pottery class for all levels. He also runs the Wednesday Pay As You Go Pottery Open Studio sessions as well as during Summer School for experienced ceramicists. He also assists the two Ceramic Sculpture classes on Fridays with extra glaze knowledge and application.

Simon is an all rounder in the ceramic studio but specialises in larger wheel thrown work.