Feedback from students
I really enjoyed the beginners course and would highly recommend it. We learnt loads about working with clay and glazes in a relaxed and friendly environment. Nadine was always there to offer help and support.
I am looking forward to fetching my fired mug and bowl." Anne Pearson, 22/05/22 via Facebook
"I did the mixed ability class with Nadine even though I was a complete beginner and we had so much fun. I've created some amazing pieces that I never thought possible before doing these classes. Lovey relaxed atmosphere. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Menston Pottery" Ashleigh Phillips, April 22 via Google reviews
"Can't recommend this class more, Nadine is a wonderful teacher. This is my happy place. Philippa Enever, 28/04/22 via Facebook
"Nadine's classes were fantastic. She is one of the kindest teachers I have met, in the most beautiful, relaxed setting. It has been a pleasure to spend time with somebody who is so clearly passionate about what they do, and wanting to show and teach others to pass it on! I never felt rushed and free to explore and have fun as opposed to making something perfect. Can't wait to come back, thank you Nadine :) x" Alex Edwards, July 2022 via Google reviews
About Menston Pottery
Hello, I am Nadine, a retired engineer and life-long clay enthusiast. I have a degree in Civil Engineering and International Management and have worked in the construction and transport industry for over 20 years.
In 2017 I decided to start my own Ceramic Brand, SolidagoCeramics (@solidagoceramics) and developed my hobby into a small business, whilst carrying on working part time. In 2021, I have handed in notice and have made pottery my main job. Ceramics for me is not just something I do, it is my elixir for life.
Menston Pottery came about, because of damp. I know, how weird! When my family and I moved to Menston in 2019, our new house had a small outbuilding that I earmarked to become my little studio. But, you guessed it, it was too damp for me to work in there. Being an engineer came in handy here and I now have a proper purpose build pottery studio across the yard from my house in Menston. The studio is equipped with a Shimpo wheel, a kiln and plenty of desk space to work.
I teach hand building techniques such as coiling, pinching and working with slabs and have a selection of clays available for you to explore.. You can also experiment with the wheel, if you have some previous knowledge or book one of my 121 sessions. To finish off your work, I stock a number of commercial glazes, as well as my own brush on and dip-in glazes.