Special event for Towersey residents – Make a clay animal with James Ort

Special event for Towersey residents - Make a clay animal with James Ort


A special event supported by TOWCAP (Towersey Community Arts Project)

Smiley JamesMake a Clay Animal evening with James Ort – 17th June 2016, 7.00 – 10pm.

Spend an evening learning how to make a clay animal with James Ort. He will share a clay modelling technique which is easy to learn and brings life, energy and grace to the creations.

This time you’ll be making the seated or reclined animal of your choice – your own dog or cat, perhaps, or something more exotic!

Once first-fired, you’ll return around a week later to glaze your creation. This will be fired again, and then will be yours to cherish.

Perfect for Beginners

Spaces are limited – book now 

£25 per person includes both evening sessions, tuition, tea, coffee, cake, clay, firings & glazes

The Phoenix Studio is fabulous – lovely surroundings, inspirational art all around, fantastically friendly, supportive atmosphere, great facilities and plenty of biscuits!

A pleasure…
“James has a talent for bringing out everyone’s creative side and encouraging them to achieve their best. As well as being pleased with my own efforts, it was a real pleasure seeing everyone else’s very varied creatures emerge”

£25 per session.

EASY TO BOOK NOW – Simply complete the booking form and make your payment securely with PAYPAL.


Suitable for?

Suitable for beginners and experienced artists alike, adults and children over the age of 11 years.

  • Two evenings making and creating
  • A printed course handout outlining the technique’s main principles
  • Clay, firings and glazes*
  • The return glazing session (8th April)
  • Tea, coffee, biscuits/cakes
  • Use of a beautiful, purpose built art studio with all the equipment & materials you will need
  • Beautiful countryside setting

This session is for you if:

  • You want to find out what goes on at the wonderful Phoenix Studio
  • You want to immerse yourself in a fun, creative environment
  • You’re curious about clay
  • You love animals


You need to do a little preparation beforehand.  Collect reference material from which your sculpture will be based (i.e. pictures of your subject matter from various angles).

Please read the following two documents:

Need to Know Information pack and the Choosing Reference Material Selecting Guide.

Return Glazing Session

Your creations from the evening will need to be dried & bisque fired before they can be glazed. This means that you will need to return for a glazing session around a week after the evening session.

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