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Welcome to HOLLY JOHNS CERAMICS; Holly is a ceramicist based in Devon who embraces the natural qualities of clay. Focusing on creating naked clay ceramics, Holly is inspired by the human body and the connection between material and maker throughout her work by subtly highlighting the person behind the piece. Through gestural slip decoration and textured surfaces Holly's work take on a soft, natural and organic aesthetic embracing the makers mark. 



Holly has been working with clay for a little over10 years, with a main focus on clay for the last 6. Graduating from the university of Brighton in 2020 Holly obtained a Masters in Craft and and undergraduate in 3D Design and Craft where she specialised in ceramic material throughout these years. Holly's work is predominently sculptural however, in recent years she has taken her organic style and place it into some functional pieces.


Holly has experience in teaching ceramics for over 4 years, and has been an associate lecturer in Pottery for Exeter College delivering set courses. As well as this, Holly has previous experience working in mental health, and continues to provide pottery courses through community interest companies and mental heath partnerships in Exeter and Devon.

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P O T T E R Y  C L A S S E S

Come and learn with me! From project evenings to long courses there is something for everyone. Project courses are a fun evening of making with clay to a specific object whereas longer courses provide you the chance to engage your creative flow and experiment and hone skills. 

Take a look below to see what courses I've got coming up!
If you are interested get in touch at the bottom of the page to see if there is availability and to book in!



For these classes please book in via the Contact form at the bottom of the page.

For more classes in MAY and for future classes please visit;

Sessions booked Through The Jolly Pottery Website may differ slightly to these sessions


Pottery Workshop

4 week


Thursdays throughout May starting on the 4th, 6.30 - 9pm  £140pp

Learn introductory techniques  to get you started with working with clay. 

You will learn hand building techniques, and be introduced to the potters wheel. 

You get to keep 4 items from the course. 

Up to 6 people in the class

Pottery Workshop

Experience the Potters Wheel 



 6.30-8.30pm -£35pp 

Spend the evening having a go on the potters wheel! Learn the basics and keep the 2 most successful at the end! 


Learn To Make Tapas Bowls 

30/05/2023  , 6.30 - 9pm


Spend the evening learning how to make hand built tapas bowls! Using slab and pinching techniques we we create 2 bowls that are unique and personalised to you! 


Ryan, Exeter

"Holly's classes are excellent - she provides clear instructions, is always there to work through any problems, and has helped to bring out a creativeness in me that I never thought I'd have!
Throughly would recommend!"

Please fill out the form for any enquiries.

If you're enquiring about evening classes please state which class you would like to attend and please fill in the phone number button - thank you! 

Thanks for submitting! I'll be in touch as soon as I can. 

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