Seven-weekly winter course

Starting Januari of 2022, we offer pottery courses for mixed level students, and one course for advanced students. In one morning/evening per week, you will get lots of demonstrations and personal tailored instructions on wheel throwing, trimming, attaching handles and glaze application, taught by the master potter Madeleine Vink, by Mendel de Kok and by Bernita Kootstra.

About the course

The ‘standard’ courses are open level, where instructions will be personal tailored to the level of each student. On Monday evenings there will be an Advanced course. This course is suitable for students who have followed two or more courses before, and are ready to learn advanced techniques, such as throwing larger pots (upto 5kg), closed shapes, teapots and perfect series. The courses on Monday morning, Monday evening and Friday morning, are taught by Madeleine, assisted by Bernita Kootstra. Wednesday evening will be taught by Mendel, assisted by Madeleine. 

All courses include clay preparation, trimming, and glaze application. The standard-courses include 20kg of clay, the advanced course 40kg of clay.   

The price of the standard-course is €275,- per person, the advanced course €325,- 

Available dates

Monday morning

10:00 AM till 13:00 PM

3/8 spots available

Januari
10
17
24
31

Februari
7
14
21

Monday evening [advanced]

Monday evening

| Advanced class |

20:00 till 22:00 PM

5/8 spots available

Januari
10
17
24
31

Februari
7
14
21

Wednesday evening

20:00 till 22:00 PM

4/8 spots available

Januari
12
19
26

Februari
2
9
16
23

Friday morning

10:00 AM till 13:00 PM

1/8 spots available

Januari
14
21
28

Februari
4
11
18
25

Monday morning

10:00 AM till 13:00 PM

3/8 spots available

Januari
10
17
24
31

Februari
7
14
21

Monday evening [advanced]

Monday evening

| Advanced class |

20:00 till 22:00 PM

5/8 spots available

Januari
10
17
24
31

Februari
7
14
21

Wednesday evening

20:00 till 22:00 PM

6/8 spots available

Januari
12
19
26

Februari
2
9
16
23

Friday morning

10:00 AM till 13:00 PM

1/8 spots available

Januari
14
21
28

Februari
4
11
18
25

what we offer

The content of the course

General info

Each course starts with warm welcome of coffee and tea. Parking is available in front of the Atelier.

Access to clay and materials

All use of materials are included and there will be a sufficient amount of clay: 20kg for the open-level courses and 40kg for the advanced. From our experience, this is more than enough for most students. If needed, we offer extra clay for €9,95 per 10kg.

All pots may be glazed

There will not be a limit on the amount of pots, plates, mugs and other works to be glazed and baked. You are free to create any artpiece you would like.

Personalised instructions

The intimate setting allows Madeleine and Mendel to provide lots and lots of personalized instructions and feedback. You are free to experiment and apply your own creative ideas.

Open-level courses

During open level courses on Monday morning, Wednesday evening and Friday morning, novice students will practice the basics of pottery. Such as clay handling, wheelthrowing and glazing. More experienced students will practice throwing medium-large pots, lids and series. Each student is free to ask for instructions on specific shapes.

The advanced course

This new course is meant specifically for students who are competent in the basics of pottery. They do not need help in centering small amounts of clay and know how to throw basic small shapes. In this course you will learn to throw (very) large pots with the proper techniques, and difficult shapes, such as teapots and closed shapes.

How to apply for the course

Fill in the form below, or contact us per phone or email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, check you spam-box. After confirming your application, you will receive extra instructions and an invoice for payment.

Reserve a spot

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Madeleine fo Gallery Nordeinde throwing pots in her atelier.

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Master potter // co-founder

Madeleine Vink

Madeleine started her training as a potter at the ‘Nederlandse Keramiekopleiding’, after which she was apprenticed to various potters. She has worked as a potter at Mobach ceramics in Utrecht, and at the renowned Heinen Delft Blue. She has been an instructor at Studio Pansa Amsterdam, and has been teaching monumental pottery making at her own studio.

Location

Groote woldweg 116
8079TG Noordeinde (GLD)
The Netherlands

Price

€275,- pp for open-level class

€325,- pp for advanced class.
(prices include VAT)

Contact

+31 (0)6 37 23 77 25 (Mendel)
info@gallerynordeinde.com

Instagram @gallerynordeinde