Ceramic plate, courtesy Louise Gridley

Nature in ceramics

Redgrave & Lopham Fen: Design, make and decorate a clay plate inspired by natural forms, with local artist Louise Gridley.

Event details


A static map of Nature in ceramics

About the event

Using the slab technique, you will make a plate using clay. You will apply your design using coloured slips and a variety of surface decoration techniques including sgraffito, stencilling and impressing. All decorated ware will be bisque fired and glazed with a transparent glaze. This workshop is suitable for all abilities. Louise will support everyone to tap into their creative juices and produce their own nature-inspired plate for use at home.

Louise has taught young people and adults since 2001 within schools, colleges, and the local community. She has a ceramics studio in Elmswell where she practices her figure-based artwork and delivers ceramics workshops to the public.

All ceramic outcomes will be delivered back to the venue (within 2 weeks) for participants to collect. A postal service can be organised by prior arrangement if you are happy to cover the full cost of the postage.


In order to run activity sessions safely while the COVID-19 pandemic is still in effect, there are a number of restrictions put in place, which are in the best interest of our participants, staff and volunteers. We appreciate you following the guidelines we have set out.

More detailed information will be outlined in your confirmation email once you have booked onto this course, however, it is important that you read and agree to the following information before you book.

  • During the session you will be required to socially distance at the Government recommended 2m. 
  • All participants will be required to use sanitising hand gel on arrival. This will be provided and will be available for you to use at any additional points during the day, should you wish to. 
  • If you are showing ANY signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or you have been told by NHS Track and Trace to isolate, you must not attend this event.
  • We ask that everyone wear a face covering while inside the centre.

All equipment used on the day will be cleaned before and after use and where possible everyone will have their own set of tools for the duration. 

We will unfortunately be unable to serve refreshments. Please feel free to bring your own drinks. Thank you for your understanding.

You will need:

A packed lunch & refreshments
An apron 

When booking please ensure your email/contact address is correct as it will be used to send event joining instructions. If you do not receive these instructions after booking, please contact: wildlearning@suffolkwildlifetrust.org

If any of the courses you wish to attend are full or you cannot make the date, please let us know so that we can register your interest and let you know of opportunities planned for the future. You can contact us on: info@suffolkwildlifetrust.org or Tel: 01473 890 089.


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£70 + £20 materials

Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


No dogs permitted


People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance

Parking information

Free car park


Picnic area
Accessible toilet

Contact us

Contact number: 01473890089