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Online Membership

The Hand Building Academy

Learning clay at home but would like some expert advice when you need it? Loving making in your own space at your own pace but getting frustrated at spending hours searching on YouTube for answers when you get stuck?  Then you’re in the right place!

The online membership is perfect if you love clay and are working at home or in your studio to develop your skills independently but would love to have access to an expert when you hit a tricky problem, or you want to try out a new technique but aren’t sure where to start, or you have a big idea but want to check out which technique to use. It’s also a great place to chat with others who love clay and find inspiration for new techniques.

With two levels of membership you can choose whether you just want the fabulous community and fantastic resources (lots of tutorial videos, clay notes and more!) or if you prefer having an mentor on hand to help you develop your making quickly or to work through a particular project or challenge.  Choose what works best for you!

Monthly Online Membership

Group Member £9 Per Month (approximately $12 US)

Mentorship £20.00 Per Month (approximately $27 US)

Limited to 20 places

Annual Online Membership

Group Member £99 Per Year (save 1 month) (approximately $134 US) 

Mentorship £220.00 Per Year (save 1 month) (approximately $298US)

The benefits of membership include:

  • Relaxed, supportive community with
  • Regular time to chat with others who love clay
  • Support to explore your creative voice and learn more about different ceramic techniques
  • Easy access to answers

Mentor membership means you also get:

  • Individual support with an expert you trust on hand to answer your questions and help when you come across a problem
  • A safe place to explore your own style and creative voice

What’s included:

  • Monthly Clay Chat events online
  • Access to WhatsApp community group
  • Monthly technique videos – each month I’ll explain a new technique
  • Access to an online membership area with news feed, lists of groups, books and useful resources as well as an expanding video library covering the basics of hand building in clay, H&S, Q&As, buying & firing a kiln, project makes, glaze reviews and more!

For Mentor members there’s also:

  • Limited to 20 places for exclusive support
  • Office hours access to me where you can ask me your questions either by email, or message
  • 1 hour video call each month to discuss progress, challenges and next steps

You can find out more about me and my history on the About Me page, you can get a feel for how I work from my YouTube channel and you can see more about what I make in my Gallery.

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat before joining feel free to get in touch.