Bone China Paperclay Courses

Weekend Practical Course: ‘Working with Paperclay’

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Courses will resume in May 2018


During this intensive paperclay workshop participants will explore various techniques of working with Bone China paperclay through handbuilding and the use of plaster moulds.

Day One The day starts with coffee in the gallery with a chance to see examples of Angela’s work using paperclay and ask questions. There will be demonstrations of paperclay techniques in the studio in the morning before a break for lunch. Participants will have the chance to make a start on their own project in the afternoon.

Day Two The emphasis will be on practicing techniques and applying them to their
own designs.

Course Details

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Things to bring

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About the Tutor

Ceramist, Curator and Teacher, Angela graduated with an MA from Monash University, Victoria, Australia in 2000 following many years’ teaching in the UK. She set up her studio in Perth, Western Australia where she lived for ten years. She received a Crafts Council Grant to produce a new body of work in 2002. Angela has received Honourable Mentions in Japan and Korea and has won awards internationally, including the Silver Award for Ceramics in the craft&design Magazine Selected Makers Awards 2014 and 2015.

Returning from Australia in 2006, Angela ran her own gallery in Ely for a few years before deciding to concentrate on her own work. Her work is sold in galleries worldwide and she receives commissions from the UK and abroad.

Angela specialises in slipcast Bone China and pioneered working with Bone China paperclay during her academic research in Australia twenty years ago. She has continued to explore this fascinating medium, culminating in her most recent large scale handbuilt sculptural pieces.


Set in a historic C16th Grade II listed building, Angela’s own working Studio is on the ground floor adjacent to the gallery with a serene courtyard to the rear.

The studio is two minutes’ walk from Ely’s famous Cathedral, also known as the “Ship of the Fens” and opposite Oliver Cromwell’s House. Restaurants and shops are within easy walking distance.

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Ely is only 17 miles from Cambridge by car via the A10. Upon arrival, Ely has a free long stay car park on Barton Road or roadside parking along West Fen Road.

Ely station has direct connections to London King’s Cross. The station is a 15 minute walk from the studio or there is a taxis rank outside the station. A map of the area can be seen on the Contact page.


Accommodation may be found on the Visit Ely website.

How to Book

Courses are fully booked for 2017, but will resume in May 2018.