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FIRE & FLUX
CERAMICS

On the ground floor:

Of this Contemporary Ceramics Gallery we have available a wide and varied range of outstanding studio pottery from highly respected and renowned British Ceramicists with a large selection from local artists.

     

The first and second floors:

On the first and second floors there are fully equipped working pottery studios, with work stations available to rent on a daily or half daily basis, these are booked on a on a rolling 4 weekly basis. 


Pottery Lessons:

We also offer pottery workshops for beginners, as well as more advanced tuition.

 

Gift vouchers:

Are available for any amount and can be redeemed in the gallery or against any of our pottery courses or classes.

The voucher can be emailed to you or you can collect from the gallery at

21 Lower Goat Lane Norwich NR2 1EL.

 

Covid-19

To all our wonderful visitors & potters.

We are pleased to say that the Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10 to 5pm with all the necessary safety measures remaining in place.


However, if you would like to visit at any other time please ring to make on appointment and we'll be happy to open for a private visit at your convenience. 

Teaching.

Keeping everyone safe is our priority.

We have now re-starting most of our teaching with a reduced number of people in a class, We have made the decision to keep all social distancing and MASK to be warn at all times for the foreseeable future in our teaching and studio areas. 

All participants are asked to keep their masks on at all times and sanitise hands on arrival  and before going into the studios, all work stations and tools are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between sessions. 

Please contact us for more details

~~~Our Cancelation Policy~~~

We are happy to offer a full refund up-to two weeks (14 days) before the date of your workshop and a transfer of dates up-to one week (7 days) before.

Unfortunately after this time we are unable to offer any refund or transfer, we run very small classes and we are unlikely to be able to fill your place.

We will obviously be flexible if Covid illness or isolation is involved. 

 
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Gwyn and Karen

Fire and Flux Is an artist run selling Gallery with Studios and Workshops at 21 Lower Goat Lane, in the heart of Norwich Lanes.

Owned and run by Gwyn Durand-Grace and Karen Kavanagh, who exhibit their own work along side work by prominent and renowned ceramicists. 

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A little About us

We opened Fire and Flux Ceramics in 2016 with the intentions of developing a centre dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of Studio Ceramics.

In 2019 we moved to the larger more central premises at 21 Lower Goat Lane in the heart of Norwich Lanes.

We are proud to have such talented potters exhibiting in the gallery. 

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Gwyn Durand-Grace

Geode Collection

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The Fire and Flux

Domestic Range

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Karen Kavanagh

Smoke Fired Collection

Get in Touch
 

Exclusively Ceramics

If you'd like to be kept up to date on new work and new artists,  drop us an email and we'll keep you upto date,

fireandfluxceramics@gmail.com

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HIRE POTTERY WORK-STATION BY THE HALF OR FULL DAY.

 On a Rolling 4 weekly basis

We don't all have or want our own studios, they are expensive and can be a little daunting to set up, but we all need a place to work where we can gain inspiration and be creative; most of us find this easier when we are with like-minded people, and there are numerous advantages to working in a shared space such as: improved development of individual skills and the opportunities to meet like minded people and foster creative exchanges, and of course to take inspiration from the work in our gallery.

The main pottery studio has six work stations and a smaller studio with 3 work stations.

The Studio facilities:

* Personal work area:

* Personal shelf space:

* 5 wheels:

* Slab roller:

* Kiln facilities:

* Clay and Tool sales:

These spaces are available to hire from as little as a half day a week. Session times are 10am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm on a rolling 4 weekly basis and are available for potters able to work independently.

Contact the gallery for further details or to book your place.

Tell: 01603 322796

 fireandfluxceramics@gmail.com

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COURSES AND WORKSHOPS AT FIRE AND FLUX

FIRE AND FLUX COURSES

Our courses and classes are running with a reduced number of people due to Covid restrictions, so places fill very quickly.

As we work in close proximity during our sessions, Face-masks are required to be kept on at all times and please sanitise hands on arrival  and before going into the studios.


Our current courses:


Taster Sessions:  £65pp. New dates added:

June 20th: (Monday)10am-12.30. Full

June 26th: (Sunday)10am-12.30. Full

July 5th: (Tuesday) 2pm-4.30 places - or - 5.30pm-8pm places

July 24th: (Sunday)10am-12.30. places

All the above sessions run for 2.5 hours and are designed for the beginner or people wishing to refresh their techniques. As an introduction to pottery, you will have the opportunity to make a small bowl on the potters wheel, hand-building a piece and have a go at tile-making. Included in the price is one small piece of work which we will bisque fire, glaze and re-fire for you. This will be ready for you to collect at a later date, additional pieces can be fired at a small additional cost.

Individual tuition - Half-day:  £95 + £85per additional person, if you wish to bring a friend.

Running 10am-12.30 or 2pm-4.30.

During this session you will get individual tuition, focus can be on either throwing or hand-building or a combination of both, alternatively we are happy to work  with you on your own projects. Included in the price is one small piece of work each, you are very welcome to keep as much work as you’d like at a small additional cost, with collection at a later date. 

Individual tuition - Full-day:  £175 + £140 per additional person, if you wish to bring a friend.

Running 10am-4pm

As above, with a longer and more intense tuition period.
The full day consists of approximately five hours tuition with a short lunch brake. Included in the price are two small pieces of work each, you are very welcome to keep as much work as you’d like at a small additional cost, with collection at a later date. 

Individual Make and Decorate 3 session Workshops:  £285 any additional person £256.

Running 10am-12.30

This Make, Decorate & Glaze course, gives the student the opportunity to start from scratch and be taken through the main stages of pottery making, starting with plastic clay through to the finished glazed work. In the first week they will learn about clay and be taken through a range of making techniques - including hand building and the potters wheel.  In the second session they will decorate the pieces, again using various techniques - slips, sgraffito, stain and finish all work ready for glazing in the final session, which will be several weeks latter once the work has thoroughly dried and been bisqued fired. There will then have the opportunity to use use oxides, underglazes and glazes to finish work before the final glaze firing.

Each session is 2.5 hours long. Three pieces of work are included in the price and a small fee is charged for any additional pieces you may wish to keep.

Specialist Teaching


Throwing Workshops with Ray Auker: Half-day £150

 These One-to-One workshops can be  designed to accommodate all level, but are particulate beneficial for people how are already proficient throwers and who wish to improve their existing skills.

Throwing Demonstration: Half-day with Ray Auker£25

Ray also does Demonstration half days at the gallery, please enquire about dates.

Sculptural workshops with Christine Pike.

Dates - To be confirmed

Workshops are run by Christine Pike, MA, a professional sculptor of many years’ standing, whose work includes public and private commissions, and can be seen in galleries throughout the UK.

Christine takes her inspiration from the natural world and from folklore. Her work tells stories about what it is to be human, although sometimes her figures disguise themselves as animals. Occasionally they are caught in the act of transformation, halfway between human and beast…

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Half Day Workshop - Animal Heads (beginners/intermediate) - £95

So many sculptures start with a thumb/pinch pot! In this fun workshop you will learn how to turn a basic thumb pot into different furred and feathered animal head studies. You will also be given tips on how to colour and present your finished pieces.
This workshop is a useful introduction for anyone who has always wanted to try their hand at clay sculpting but never given it a go.

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Half Day Workshop - Fantasy Mask* (beginners/intermediate) - £95

In this three-hour workshop you will learn the basics of facial anatomy for sculpting a face in clay. Please note: this is not a life sculpting class - instead you will be shown how to create a face from your imagination (so useful when you don’t have a willing model to hand!) By the end of the session you should be able to have completed at least one medium-sized face and have gained the necessary techniques to develop your skills further.

*A full day workshop is also available to make a larger head which you can turn into a contemporary sculpture or even a lovely planter or lidded container.

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One Day - Hare Sculpture Workshop (beginners/intermediate) - £155

In this one-day workshop you will be introduced to various hand-building techniques, which should enable you to complete a small reclining hare sculpture by the end of the day. 

Suitable for anyone who has some experience of working with clay (even if it was many years ago, at school or college!).

One Day - Human Head Workshop* (intermediate/advanced) - £155

In this one-day workshop you will be shown how to create a medium to life-sized head

which you can make into a contemporary sculpture or even, (once you have hollowed it out), into a beautiful planter or lidded container.
Please note: this is not a life sculpting class - instead you will be shown how to create a head from your imagination. If you have never sculpted a head before we suggest you consider the half-day “Fantasy Mask” workshop first.

*If you would like to develop your skills further, we offer a special two-day masterclass to create a contemporary figure. Using Christine’s techniques you will be guided to create a special sculpture that has personal significance to you.
See details for the “Fantastic Figures” workshop.

Two Day - Animal Sculpture Workshop (intermediate) - £300

In this two-day workshop you will learn how to make a medium-sized standing hare sculpture, using solid and hollow-building techniques.

We will explore ideas for addling character through gesture and expression to breathe ‘life’ into your work.

This workshop is best suited to those with some previous experience of working with clay, or who have been to one of my beginners/intermediate workshops.

Two Day - Fantastic Figures Workshop (advanced) - £300

Be encouraged to see with your inner eye and create a contemporary figure inspired by your imagination, using different clay hand-building techniques. 

Some sculpting experience preferred, but more important is a willingness to let the clay take you on a journey of discovery to make a sculpture that has personal significance to you. In this two-day workshop you will be introduced to many different techniques to help you create a sculpture out of your own imagination.

Please prepare by thinking about what you would like to create, and bring along with you any material that inspires you - it could be a picture, a photograph, a small object, or a piece of text or poem.

This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced students.

Included in all  course is:

One piece of work fired to bisque, additional pieces can be fired at a small additional cost.

All tools will be supplied but we ask that you bring your own apron and Face masks to be on at all times.

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Call us to find out more about our classes.

 
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Meet some of the very talented Potters who's work we are delighted to have in the Gallery at the moment.

 
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Ros Arrowsmith

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Phil Arthur

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Ray Auker

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Harvey Bradley

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Jeremy Clark

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Nicki Darrell

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Jennie Durant

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Paddy Deans

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Peter Deans

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Toby Duncan

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Antja Ernestus

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Fiona Fitzgerald

Pottery Teacher

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June Gentle

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Martin George

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Moira Goodall

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Clare Goodman

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Georgie Gardiner

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Ashraf Hanna

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Matt Horne

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Margaret Hope

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Terry Larwood

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Frank Logan

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Diana Ng

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Anja Penger-Onyett

Lead Instructor

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Stephen Parry

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Christine Pike

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Rob Rutterford

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Pam Schomberg

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Nicky Sheales

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Diane Silsby

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Usch Spettigue

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Tina Stark

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Anton Todd

Anton Todd

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Pat Todd

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Ruthanne Tudball

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Kim Turner

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Ian Vance

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JJ Vincent

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Peter Warren

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Jackie Watson

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Paul Westley

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Estelle Westlake

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Alex Watson

Potter

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Mary Wyatt

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Gallery Opening Hours
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Covid -19

Fire and Flux Ceramics.

Your safety and the safety of the people who work at Fire and Flux is very important to us.

To help us protect everyone, all areas are regularly and thoroughly cleaned and sprayed, and wearing face coverings is mandatory when visiting the gallery or studios, unless you are medically exempt.



SUN & MON - By appointment only. 

TUESDAY - SATURDAY: 10am - 5pm

Tel: Studio -01603 322796

 

Drop in and see some beautiful ceramics.

Or

Send us a email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

21 Lower Goat Lane

Norwich, NR2 1EL

United Kingdom


Tel: Studio: 01603 322796

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