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About Me

Welcome to my page, my name is Claire Griffiths. I live in the beautiful seaside town of Whitstable, Kent. With over 25 years experience of teaching Ceramics and Art and Design I now teach in my purpose built studio space. After completing my BA in Ceramics at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, I gained a PGCE in teaching. Whilst teaching Art and Design and A level Ceramics in Further Education at Mid Kent College, I studied Fine Art at UCA in Canterbury, gaining an MA in Fine Art. I have both made and sold my work through a variety of galleries in London, including Blackheath Gallery London , Keams Yard Gallery Kent and online. In September 2018 I opened up my studio and began running workshops to the public. I currently run single session workshops as well as six week courses introducing students to throwing, sculpting, a range of hand-building techniques and glazing. I also run one day courses in Raku and Life Sculpture in clay.


Living in Whitstable, Kent I draw inspiration from my surroundings using dry glazes and incorporating sea glass.



Raku has been a part of my life for many years. I first started at Ravensboune College of Art and Design in 1986 and since then have run workshops and sold my work both at Greenwich Market and through galleries in London and Kent. The process is exciting and unpredictable, and beautiful outcomes can be achieved, if you would like to take part in one of my one off workshops, please contact me.





the studio


After gaining my degree in Ceramics I taught adults and families a range of pottery courses at Greenwich Community College for 5 years, and after moving to Whitstable I taught Art and Design level 3 and A-level Ceramics at Mid Kent College for 12 years before returning to Adult Education, and now run my own private teaching studio in Whitstable where I run very small classes (max 5) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with 6 weeks of continuing classes for beginners and experienced students.

I teach all making and decorating skills and work in a very student centred way, encouraging students to build their own style based on their interests and tastes. I run one-off taster days where students can have a go at throwing a pot on the wheel and can make a clay sculpture, I then fire their work and people can come to collect it a couple of weeks later If you would like to know more, please contact me.


Contact Me

6 Seeshill Close, Whitstable. CT5 4JT


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