Alison McGechie

Artist Maker

Fun with clay workshops

All day workshops for adults

10am - 4pm Adults

By arrangement

Fee: £50 per person


Children's parties

By arrangement


Materials included for all sessions


For more details on any of these workshops and courses, please email.

I'm loving having my own space to display my work, make new work and run workshops.


It's stimulating to be working in the market environment and a delight to chat to people about what I do as they come to look around.


Here (right), I am demonstrating making a coil pot in the market plaza. It was great fun. Visitors to the market stopped to watch and talk about the work, and some were even inspired to have a go themselves.


When I'm in my own space, Studio 5, upstairs on the mezzanine level, I can get on with creating pieces in clay, stone and wood. Below I'm decorating a handbuilt bowl.


And every week I run classes and workshops for children and adults to learn how to make lovely objects in clay themselves. Take a look through the two galleries on this page to see some of the participants and their excellent pieces.


11am-12pm Children 6-12 years

2-4pm Adults


£10 per 1 hour children's workshop

£20 per 2 hour adult workshop


After-school 'Fun with Clay' club

Monday: 4-5pm Children 6-12 years

Fee: £80 for 8 week term (payment in advance) or £12 on pro rata basis


6 week course: an Introduction to working in clay covering all the basic handbuilding skills

Wednesday: 4-6pm Adults

Fee: £150 for 6 x 2 hour sessions

Dates to be arranged. Please email to express interest or to find out more.

Open workshops

The studio

Had a wonderful hour working with clay - Jenny Madley


The clay was so fun – squidgy and sandy - Joya Lowne


What fun! - Bea Lelic

So lovely to work with clay again! -   Sarah Hopkins


Inspired to go back to my creative side - Sian Weinsten


Had an amazing day - Eileen Hockley


Great afternoon. Lots of fun! - Ellie Wilson