Courses & Masterclasses

Ceramic Sculpture Master Classes

Hosted by Sculpture Lounge – home to Brendan`s studio and the leading sculpture academy he pioneered – set in the heart of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.

Based within in a busy working studio of successful artists and creative professional practitioners, we specialise in sculpture courses for the beginner, intermediate or experienced applicant. With a history of over five years of summer schools and workshops behind us we offer courses in a wide variety of media; inspiring, informing and involve all in the creation of work and the development of skills.

We will be leading 3, 4 & 5 day courses in sculpture, look out for our new 1 day taster courses also. For more information about our workshops and courses please contact us directly. To do this please refer to our booking page.

We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to the Sculpture Lounge.

Holmfirth is a popular tourist destination, and there are many places to stay to suit all budgets. An accommodation list will be sent on confirmation of booking.




Clay Sculpting Masterclass
July 2018



“Brendan asked a why I return year after year. I could come up a whole page of reasons but here are just a few:

Focus – whatever the length of the course chosen you get the chance to completely immerse yourself in working on your “masterpiece(s)”. Drinks and food appear on a regular basis to keep up your strength!

Progress – you will be supported and challenged in equal measure. Brendan’s demonstrations cover different techniques and ways of working and he and Tim work together well to provide individual tuition and guidance, with an emphasis on keeping the freshness of the clay.

Flexibility – there’s no insistence on producing one refined piece – make several studies if you want, change your mind several times, have another go – as long as you are learning.

Environment – not just the physical surroundings of the amazing mill, nor the stunning local landscape but also the learning environment Brendan has created. Everything you need is there – research resources, tools, great quality clay, expert tuition all mixed up with a healthy dose of fun!

Actually I’ll stop promoting the course now – if too many people sign up I might not get a place next year!”

Nichola Hanman