Ceramics & Sculpture Courses with Diana Pattenden in Newbury

Ceramics & Sculpture Courses with Diana Pattenden

Diana Pattenden is a popular teacher and sculptor of bronze and ceramic limited-edition pieces, animals, portraits, abstract form and commissioned work. She also offers practical classes for people wishing to learn about sculpture and ceramics. 

Have a go yourself by attending one of Diana’s classes to learn how to work with clay, use materials, tools and facilities and gain knowledge which is both therapeutic and satisfying.

Autumn 2022 Classes

Mondays 7 – 9pm from Mon 5 Sept. 12 weeks total £300
Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm from Tues 13 Sept. 11 weeks total £275.
Wednesdays 7 – 9pm from Weds 7 Sept. 12 weeks total £300
Fridays 10.30am – 12.30pm from Fri 9 Sept. 12 weeks total £300
Saturdays 11am – 1pm from Sat 10 Sept. 12 weeks total £300

Mondays Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10 = 6 classes = £150
Oct 17 & Half term Oct 24 – no classes

Mondays Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5 = 6 classes = £150
Total Autumn Term Fees = £300

Tuesdays Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11,18 = 5 classes = £125
Half term Oct 25 – no classes

Tuesdays Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6 = 6 classes = £150
Total Autumn Term Fees = £275 

Wednesdays Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12 = 6 classes = £150
Oct 19 & Half term Oct 26 – no classes

Wednesdays Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7 = 6 classes = £150
Total Autumn Term Fees = £300 

Fridays Sept 9,16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14 = 6 classes = £150
Oct 21 & Half Term Oct 28 – no classes

Fridays Nov 4, 11,18, 25, Dec 2, 9 = 6 classes = £150
Total Autumn Term Fees = £300 

Saturdays Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15 = 6 classes = £150
Oct 22 & Half term Oct 29 – no classes

Saturdays Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3,10 = 6 classes = £150
Total Autumn Term Fees = £300

There is an extra charge for clay and extra glaze used.

For more information or to book please contact Diana on:

E: diana@dianapattenden.co.uk
W: www.dianapattenden.co.uk
T: 07887 844 981
Fb: facebook.com/dianapattendensculptor


“Diana’s relaxed and friendly style has helped me get back into pottery – more than 30 years after last enjoying this at school I am now creating all manner of pots, bowls on the wheel each week and a growing group of friends and family are all asking for a handmade creation from me! Thoroughly recommend Diana, with great facilities in a well-appointed studio along with practical help and advice to give you the confidence to experiment, make mistakes but ultimately create work to be proud of. Great, satisfying, therapeutic, have-a-go hobby in a relaxed and friendly environment.” James, Newbury

“Diana is a wonderful teacher who is endlessly encouraging and enthusiastic. She has the great ability to offer incisive help when I need it without ever taking over in any way. I absolutely love coming to her class.” Sally, Bucklebury

“We all had a fabulous night with Diana at her Prosecco and Clay evenings. We arrived to find the kettle was on, the Prosecco was poured and we could sit down to a blissful couple of hours of total immersion in what we were doing. It was a lovely way to catch up with friends and enjoy some creativity! Would highly recommend it for a small group which wants to do something fun, educational, relaxing and creative together!” Victoria, Newbury

“In June 2017, after my husband gained enthusiasm for pottery by watching the TV show The Pottery Throw Down, I booked an evening with Diana. My husband and I were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. She welcomed us with a bottle of Prosecco and flowers on the table – a lovely touch! We have since booked a sculpting party for our son’s 8th birthday in Feb 2018 and he and his friends thoroughly enjoyed the experience.” Alexis, Newbury


“Having never done ceramics before, Diana’s classes have opened my eyes. Her new studio is a lovely, warm environment and has all that you need to make your creation. Diana is cool, calm and informative; her passion and talent only enthuses you more. She is open to all ideas and willing to help you no matter what your project is, the only restrictions are your own imagination or if it’s too big for the kiln!” Georgina, Lambourn

Parties and Events and Commissions

Diana also hosts parties for children allowing them to play with clay and organises Prosecco and Clay evenings, giving people an opportunity to try out clay modelling with a group of friends or families Diana will do also do hand casting for couples or family groups and has even cast babies’ feet.

Art is both special and everyday. You might like to commission something to celebrate an occasion or commemorate the life of a special person. Your reflection and absorption in a work of art will lift you up both in looking, owning and practicing art. I am drawn to shape and form, I like anatomy and love animals. It’s just great to start a project and work with clients closely. We have an initial consultation to decide the subject, material, budget then regular meetings ensure that every step along the way is approved and enjoyed.

About Diana Pattenden

It all started when my mum gave me some play dough, just flour and water, for me to play with when I was a child. I loved my felt tips pens for drawing and from these small beginnings I have forged a career in Art.

I did an Art Foundation course at Winchester School of Art and went on to do a degree in Fine Art, Sculpture at Cheltenham College of Art.

Newbury is my home town and I returned after graduation and worked in publishing and for Vodafone but always with a studio practice alongside these money-earning jobs. The Open Studio scheme brought clients to see me at work in my studio. Lots of local exhibitions has meant that my name is well known. With a new studio located in my garden the day is spent absorbed in work on commissions, preparation for exhibitions or teaching.

Click here to listen to our radio interview with Diana (from 18 mins 30 seconds)


For more information, including details of courses and workshops, contact Diana on:

E: diana@dianapattenden.co.uk
W: www.dianapattenden.co.uk
T: 07887 844 981


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