I run a drop-in pottery session around once per month at Thrybergh Country Park. All ages are welcome. I also undertake workshops in a variety of contexts from workshops in schools to paint-a-pot sessions or make Christmas tree decorations. One-to-one tutoring is available. I am committed to providing high quality workshops. I have a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and many years of experience in teaching ceramics in a variety of contexts including college evening classes, classes for the Workers' Educational Association, bespoke infant, primary and secondary school workshops (including family learning classes) and workshops in various places such as the local museum. I have taught people of all ages and abilities including those with physical difficulties, complex needs as well as people with mental health difficulties in a hospital environment and pepole on probation. I can deliver theme-based workshops and am happy to suggest themes.
Alternatively I can work closely to tailor my workshops to fit in with your chosen theme or scheme of work. I have a portable throwing wheel and a kiln in my workshop. I can offer a firing service as extra. I also have a portable Raku kiln. As well as workshops I can offer demonstrations. I am happy to offer CPD / training in ceramics, for example for art teachers and technicians. Twilights can be catered for. I have an enhanced disclosure check. Please contact me by this form for full CV and prices or you can ring me on 01709 542507 or 07785505008.
"Had a fantastic time with Caroline and the children are so very thrilled with their pots. Would highly recommend her to anyone." Paula M Chapman, Y3 Teacher, Maltby Lilly Hall Academy, July 2015
"A fantastic day Caroline. Well done. Really well organised. We had a lovely time." Angie Hardwick, participant in Raku firing workshop at Thrybergh Country Park, September 2014
"I would highly recommend Caroline Lee Ceramics for delivering any pottery events for children and families. The Family Fun Day event that she delivered for us on making Rockingham Pots and Firing them on our Raku Kiln was extremely well organised and planned thoroughly including risks assessments of the site, the Kiln and all materials. The session plans were very well thought out and detailed covering all aspects of making pots and glazing. The event was fun and enjoyable for both adults and children and met all our objectives for the Family Fun Day ." Christine Evans, Senior Officer Programming and Audience Development, Heritage Services, Environment and Development Services, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, August 2013
"During the last school year Caroline Lee has delivered 6 fantastic after school pottery clubs throughout the Brinsworth Learning Community. The clubs were run as family learning activities which we found was a great way of getting positive and fulfilling interaction between parents/carers and children. Over 5 weeks Caroline instructed the class on how to make a variety of interesting and creative objects. The clubs were very well organised, specifically designed to suit the needs, requirements and ability levels of each participant. I would definitely recommend Caroline if you are thinking about starting a pottery club in your school or if you need support during lessons." John Bell – Extended Services Partnership Officer, June 2013
"I did not think I could do this all because I am not an arty person but I really learned something new and turned out some bold pieces. Really enjoyed it." and "Amazing, really enjoyed it much to my amazement, really therapeutic" and "I've never done pottery before, and I was surprised at how easy it is to create some simple designs / pieces of work. I really enjoyed the sessions." and "Made new friends, gave me a new look into going out and meeting people. I loved the pottery work."and "I really enjoyed doing pottery today and it was nice to help out charities as well." Participants in workshops held at Rotherham Open Arts Rennaisance, Westgate Chambers, Feb 2013.
"I loved the clay club." and "I liked painting my clay." and "Many thanks, we have both enjoyed the classes." Participants in family learning pottery class at Brinsworth Manor Infant School Feb 2013.
"A fantastic course. helped to relax and be creative." and "It was lovely to see parents and children working so well together." and "Very well organised. I enjoyed every session. Thanks Mrs Lee." and "Thank you so much for your pottery lessons, both (name given) and myself have enyoyed it so much and have learned a lot. You have been so instructive and precise in your teaching. Thank you again." Participants in family learning pottery class at Brinsworth Whitehill Primary School Feb 2013.
"Dear Mrs Lee, Thank you for teaching me all the wonderful stuff you know! It has been a pleasure having you, not once, but twice! When I have had you I have made some beautiful things. I love art so these skills will definitely help me later on in life. I am so glad we had you teaching us." Y6 pupil, Wickersley Northfield Primary School, Dec 2012.
"Me and my daughter had a great time together. We would definitely come again." and "Absolutely loved it." and "Thoroughly enjoyed this course. Excellent teaching and very informative." Participants in family learning pottery class at Catcliffe Primary School, Dec 2012.
"Caroline has been a wonderful teacher who, through her enthusiasm has inspired the children in our after school pottery classes. She is a very creative and professional person and the classes have been such a success that we are delighted to be able to run them again in the new term." A. Lundy, teacher, Wickersley Northfield Primary School, July 2012