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26th September 2022
New pottery for the garden class and autumn adult classes at Puddletown village hall.
Puddletown village hall
7th October 2022 - Figurative ceramics £25
Will you make Mary Anning, a wizard or an angel?
11th November 2022 £25
Porcelain paper clay decorations or hangers
Use the contact page to book. Pre booking only.

A range of workshops at Careys Secret Garden Wimborne, click here for details.
Back at East Dorset Heritage Trust, Wimborne, click here for details.

28th April 2021
Creative Clay for All has won an award! Unique workshops of the year. The studio will be open for Dorset Arts Weeks. A new tab has been added to the website with further details on DAW.
​For all the latest news you can now sign up for a newsletter straight to your email. Go to the bottom of the contact page and sign up to hear about everything that has been happening recently

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10th November 2020
You can now sign up for a newsletter straight to your email. Go to the bottom of the contact page and sign up to hear about everything that has been happening recently. Classes, takeaway clay and even a mention on the radio!
In September twenty air drying takeaway packages went over to AceArts in Somerton to hand out to people in sheltered accommodation. These were adapted to be suitable for a range of people. 10 had a portion of clay in a container and 10 had pre rolled clay for those with restrictive movement in their hands. An animal theme was designed suitable for those with dementia. A few specially designed instructions were created for the visually impaired. Lots of textures were also included. In October Nina from AceArts gave an interview to Frome Fm. The interview is about 23 minutes in. Feedback was very positive and another 20 takeaway packages are being dispatched in November. Listen to the podcast here

1st October 2020
In person workshops are starting again in October with the first in Wool, followed by Martinstown, Stratton and Wimborne. All are pre booking only. Please contact me for further details.
11/10/20Beach huts,Wool 2-4pm
08/11/20 Sunflower bowls, Wool 2-4pm
06/11/20 Hand building Mugs/Vases, Martinstown 9.30 - 11.30am
25/11/20 Porcelain paper clay Christmas decorations ,Martinstown 9.30 -11.30
20/11/20 All day porcelain paper clay class,Walford Mill 10.30 - 4pm

17th June 2020
Creative Clay For All celebrated it's 5th anniversary on Tuesday.
Braille printed worksheets have arrived for clay takeaway packages. These are on non rip, wipe clean paper bound booklets. They are available in takeaway packages across Dorset on request.
The first group takeaway packages went out to Bournemouth and Poole last week. One to an assisted living for physically disabled and one to a care home specializing in learning disabilities. I had good feedback from both and the creations look brilliant.

8th June 2020
Have you seen the new #Stayathome tab? Making ideas, takeaway clay packages and virtual demos. I am now excited to announce that we will have clay worksheets available in braille later this month. These will be in non tear, wipe clean paper, making the clay takeaway workshops even more inclusive.

6th June 2020
You may have enjoyed making at Lyme Regis Museum. While the museum is closed they have some crafting fun to create at home. Click on the link below to find paper fun from Darrell Wakelam and clay fun from Creative Clay For All.

30th March 2020
An update for you all. Dorset Arts Weeks is postponed until 2021. All my classes up to 30th April are cancelled. Mid April I hope there will be more details of the length of time we will be on lockdown. At that point I hope to reschedule any classes that can not run to new dates with possibly new venues.
I am regularly posting on Facebook and Twitter any resources you may find interesting including podcasts and free access to crafts magazine. On Instagram I am slowly posting pictures of March's workshops. If you are lucky enough to have clay in your house and are currently making please keep finished pieces wrapped and at leather hard stage if you wish to transport to a kiln for firing. They are less likely to break during transportation and can be repaired if they break. When lockdown is over I will be posting kiln firing charges if you need some firings done. Please stay safe, learn new skills, virtually explore new things.

Latest blog post 30.03.2020

10th December 2019
Winter dinosaur family clay workshop at Lyme Regis Museum on 28th December, workshop included in the admission price.
Weekly pottery classes start back on 13th January at Milton Abbas
Beach huts workshop at Martinstown Village Store on 23rd January, contact for further details and to book.
Lots of exciting workshops and events coming in 2020, more details to follow. Creative Clay For All is now on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

30th September 2019
So much has happened over the summer I have popped it into a newsletter/blog. Please click the button to read and see lots of great clay images.

Summer blog / newsletter

29th September 2019
Below is some of the clay workshops happening in October and November. I am also taking bookings for schools, residential care homes and community groups.

Regular Monday Pottery class Mondays term time only
Dorset's Crafty Barn, Milton Abbas
Regular morning sessions teaching hand building skills and giving the opportunity to make your own creations with technical help. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced who just want a space to continue enjoying clay and have their creations kiln fired.
£136 for 6 weeks or £26 per week including kiln firings. Booking essential.

5th October
Fun palaces at Weymouth Library. 11am to 1pm
Drop in air drying clay session to make ammonites as part of the fun palaces library event.

12th & 19th October
Family clay sessions at Lyme Regis Museum, clay fun included in the admission price.

6th November 10.30 to noon
Porcelain Christmas Decorations workshop, Martinstown Village Store and cafe
Explore textures and create three decorations which will be kiln fired. Booking essential.

9th November 10.30 to noon
Family Clay Christmas decoration workshop. Martinstown Village Store and café
Using a range of Christmas cutters, stamps and textures create three decorations from earthenware clay, Kiln fired and returned two weeks later. Booking essential.

(Video) 2022 December 5th Board Workshop

10th November 10am to 12noon
Family clay Christmas decoration workshop. Drop in session at Puddletown community café at Puddletown Village Hall
Decorations will be fired and returned to the next café session on 1st December

11th November 10am to 1pm
Porcelain paper clay hand building session. Dorset's Crafty Barn, Milton Abbas
As part of the regular pottery class you have the opportunity to explore a unique type of clay ideal to make jewellery and decorations.
Booking essential.
For full details do contact me.

7th August 2019
While at the Dorset Arts and Crafts Association show I entered two pieces in the open and was awarded the Pottery Challenge Cup!

Below are some dates for your diary of air drying clay summer workshops.
27th July - Dragons morning workshop at Sting in the Tale Festival, Wimborne
27th July - Crocodiles afternoon workshop at Sting in the Tale Festival, Wimborne

1st August – Dinosaurs at Lyme Regis Museum
2nd August – Ammonites at Lyme Regis Museum
3rd August – Ammonites in the morning, Dorset Arts & craft show, Purbeck School
3rd August – Turtles in the afternoon, Dorset Arts & craft show, Purbeck School
17th August – Beatrice Potter inspired rabbits at Lyme Regis Museum
19th August – Turtles at the Arts & Environment Day, Portland Marina, Osprey Quay
​(19th Aug - weather dependant)

22nd August – Beach huts at Lyme Regis Museum
23rd August – Octopus in clay at Lyme Regis Museum
24th August - Aliens space installation, participation event at the Anonymous festival, Maumbury Rings, Dorchester

11th June 2019
Open for Arts has finished, you may have seen me and a Pliosaur in the Echo. Lots happening and being organised for the summer. I will be at Dorset Arts and Crafts show, Wareham on 3rd August for some children's activities, I will be at Sting in the tale festival for crocodiles and dragons workshops. I will be at Exeter potters market selling my own creations and I am just in the processes of arranging some regular ceramic classes for adults starting in September and some family classes in August. If you would like to look at images of recent workshops please have a look at Instagram or Facebook. You can also book a clay workshop for your community group. Below is some posters of future events and pictures from the after school clay club and Open For Art

3rd May 2019
It has been a busy April with some great projects. I have been to Somerset for a day with year 2 pupils working on clay inspired by Henry Moore. Two sessions at the Dorset History Centre inspired by Elizabeth Frink for dementia friendly sessions. Wednesday I was in Hampshire, in Highcliffe for another dementia friendly session making hedgehogs inspired by the gardens at the Redhouse and using herbs to press into the clay. In May I will be back at Lyme Regis Museum for two sessions on 30th and 31st. I am in Child Okeford tonight for a turtle workshop before the Rubber Jellyfish film showing. Please look at the workshops tab for Open for Art happening in Dorset later this month. I shall be running workshops and exhibiting.

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27th March 2019
Lots happening in the next few months. Please follow me on Facebook or email me for a current list. This is where I will be over Easter.

6th April Weldmar Craft for Care Fair, Sunninghill Prep, Dorchester
8th April Dorset Crafty Barn, Milton Abbas. Family workshops making bunnies and llamas
11th April Lyme Regis Museum for Amazing Ammonites in clay
12th April Lyme Regis Museum, for Ferocious Pliosaurs in clay
13th April Gillingham Library, family bunny drop in session
15th April Dorset History Centre Dementia friendly session

(Video) Checking out Smashed Clay Art Studio

26th March 2019
I am facilitating a workshop as part of Weldmar Hospice's Crafting Week. The workshop is now fully booked At the end of the crafting week (6th April) there is a craft fair at Sunninghill Prep School. Please pop in and support this fantastic charity.

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14th February 2019
I am exhibiting at a range of events and craft shows this year having spent January in the studio working on my own pieces. You can also find some of my pieces on my Etsy. Please click the button below for the link.

26th February 2019
​I am included in a blog by Allday Pa on social media. Do click on the button below to read and find out more.

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10th November 2018
I moved into a new studio in August. Located in rural Dorset in converted farm buildings. There are other studios on site with some amazing independent businesses and crafters. Find out more in my latest blog.

Studio Blog

4th October 2018 - Update
So many great workshops I have popped them in a blog. Click to find out more

workshop blog

20th August 2018 - Update
Lots happened over the summer. I have moved into a new studio space last week. It still needs more time to get everything set up but it is coming together nicely. I have had some great workshops across Dorset this summer. Below are some images of the amazing creations photographed in my new photo boxes.

25th July 2018 - Update
Just had a fantastic interview blog post from Craft with Cartwright. Click on the link below to have a read

20th July 2018 - Update
My first blog post. How you can support artists, crafters and local businesses without spending a penny. Click below to have a read.

Blog Post

21st June 2018 - Update
​Over the summer holidays I will be running a range of clay workshops for families to enjoy. Below is a list of confirmed dates so far. You can also book a clay workshop for your community group, nursery or holiday club.
​Etches Collection, Kimmeridge - 28th July and 22nd August
Science Zone, Boscombe - 30th June, 31st June and 21st August
Lyme Regis Museum - 17th August and 18th August
​Further information on times, costs and themes are available on the venues website or will be updated shortly.

19th June 2018 - Update
​This weekend I will be Artslink Fizz, Digby Hall, Sherborne on the Saturday 11am to 3pm with clay fun making bugs. On the Sunday you can find Creative Clay For All at Sutton Poyntz Victorian Street Fayre. Look out for the gazebo and I will be dressed in Victorian style!

22nd May 2018 - Update

The privacy policy has been updated. Please find Creative Clay For All's Privacy Policy by clicking on the link below. The policy can also be found at the bottom of the Home page and Contact page

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2nd May 2018 - Update

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​I am pleased to announce I am one of the four finalist in the Successful
Women in Business Creative Award. I will find out next Friday the winner
of the award at the awards ceremony. Fingers crossed.

15th April 2018 - Update

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​​I have enjoyed seeing Dippy on Tour at Dorset County Museum and
have been part of the Natural History Adventures in Dorset at The
Etches Collection. Some fantastic ammonites and dinosaurs were
created by families having fun with air drying clay during the school
holidays. Images can be found on the Facebook page. There are some
great events across Dorset and more information on these can be found
on the Natural History Museum website. Please click on the Natural
History Adventure logo to go to the what's on page. The next brilliant
event is 'Dip into Arts and Crafts' at Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts.
​I look forward to seeing what Dippy inspired creations you will make.

21st February 2018 - Update​
​Creative Clay for all is proud to be an Artsmark Partner. Click on the logo below to find out more.

31st January 2018 - Update
Thank you Arts4Dementia for featuring Creative Clay For All on your Instagram today.

26th January 2018 - Update
Just found this lovely article on my clay workshops

20th January 2018 - Update
​Feb half term - 13th Feb, kids workshop The Etches Collection

Feb half term - Walford Mill Crafts Wimborne 16th Feb Kids workshops

Adult Craft event at Oakdale 24th Feb (clay fully booked)

(Video) Philadelphia pottery artist Roberto Lugo

Dorset Wildlife adult handbuilding class, Kingcombe Centre 3rd March

Womens Day at Dorford Centre, Dorchester 10th March

Easter Walford Mill on 6th and 9th April Some fun kids workshops.

Dino day 21st April, a dino-tastic day for both adults and children
Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Dorset Potters Market 2nd June Dorset Centre for Creative Arts

Dorset Midsummer Music Festival 16th June

Sutton Poyntz Victorian Street Fayre 2018 24th June

8th November 2017 - Update
Lots of events coming up this year and next. I also take private bookings for schools, community groups and residential care homes. Please email me or check out the facebook page for full details
​11th November 2017 - Adult clay present making at Milborne St Andrews
​17th November 2017 - 9.30am Adult class, 11am toddler drop in at Tolpuddle
22nd November 2017 - Christmas decoration making at Puddletown first school craft fair
2nd December 2017 - Air drying clay at St Mary's middle school craft fair
8th/9th December 2017 - Artisan Fair at Dorset Centre for Creative Arts
9th January 2018 - Surface decoration 5 week adult class at Dorset Centre for Creative Arts
​16th January 2018 - Home school Greek mythology clay class at Dorset Centre for Creative Arts
26th January 2018 - Story & clay at Cheeky Monkeys
​16th February 2018 - Age 5+ and age 10+ clay workshops at Walford Mill (Booking not open yet)​

1st November 2017 - Update
Pleased to announce that Creative Clay For All will be back at the Dorset Mid Summer Music Festival next year. A great event 16th June 2018. Save the date. Families can also book to camp at the site.

8th September 2017 - Update
Now taking bookings for Christmas workshops. I have stocked up on specialist decorative efffects for you including Fairy Dust-a glitter glaze and Snowfall- a puffy snow effect when kiln fired.

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1st September 2017 - Update
Course dates for Dorset Centre For Creative Arts are listed below. There are handbuilding classes suitable for beginners and improvers. There are two home school classes. The first is handbuilding tealights to fit in with the themes of Diwali and light festivals. The second is endangered animals- penguins and polar bears. This also ties in with the enviroment and arctic regions.

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27th May 2017 - update
Lots of pop up events coming up.
​6th June 2017, Pinch pot animal adult workshop at All Fired Up, Bournemouth - pre book

16th June 2017, Bishop Aldhelms Summer Fete, Branksome, 3.30pm

24th June 2017, Clay at Dorset Midsummer Music Festival.

​1st July 2017, Clay at Chettle fete

​8th July 2017, Clay at Dorchester Community Nursery fete, TheGreat Field, Poundbury

​3rd August 2017, Clay fun for age 7+ for those staying at Longthorns Farm. 11.30am every Thursday in August

​28th August 2017, Clay activities at Athelhampton House Five Churches Fete

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16th May 2017 - Update
​Lovely write up from Dorset Mid Summer Music Festival. To have a read click on the image.

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​13th May 2017 - Update
As well as running workshops I am a practising ceramicist. My new body of work based on the Jurassic coast has been delivered to Ilminster Arts Centre ready for a group exhibition with East Dorset Potters and John Gammans. Starts 15th May. Do pop in and take a look.

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