Amanda Doidge

Experimental ceramic art


New Course in October 2018 !

I was so inspired by all I learned about the brain’s ability to change while taking part in the narrating plasticity project, that I am setting up ceramics classes.

Initially I am running a 5-week taster course this autumn; and then, starting next January, termly sessions throughout the year. If you would like to book a place on the 5-week taster course please click on the link below. If you are interested in the termly open-ended sessions in 2019, please contact me at and I shall let you know as soon as tickets go on sale to make sure you secure your place!

The Sculptural Vessel – 5 Week Taster Course

Unleash your creative potential in this relaxed and friendly five-week taster course for adults. You will work on your own project and create your own vessel which can either be functional or purely sculptural.

Suitable for a beginner or those with previous experience. You will learn all forms of handbuilding, such as working with slabs, coiling and pinching. Explore colour and texture, using textured surfaces, sprig moulds, coloured slips and glazes. Stuck for ideas? Don’t worry, you will also learn how to generate and develop ideas, so you can create work that is uniquely yours!

Booking options

Note: If you would like to do a class and spaces run out, let me know and I can alert you when I next run a class!

Fridays October 12,19, Nov 2,9,16 [2018]
Please note there is no session on Oct 26 due to half term!

Afternoon (1:00 - 4:00)
£199 - Click here to book

Evening (6:00 - 9:00)
£199 - Click here to book

Class fee to be paid in advance
Please note: there is a charge of £2 per 500g of clay before firing.

Please bring:

  • PVC apron
  • Any pottery tools you already have
  • A plain note book or sketch book

It is advisable to bring Images, drawings or photographs of shapes, textures or objects that inspire you as a starting point for your project.


Learning Lodge at Pimp Hall Nature Reserve
Kings Road,
E4 7H

Free car parking available.

I reserve the right to cancel the class, in which case you will be refunded.

Adventures In Ceramics And Neuroscience!

New ceramic art by Amanda Doidge, made in response to the latest developments in neuroscience, and philosophy of neuroplasticity. Also, ceramic work produced by the neuroscientists in a ceramic workshop. Throughout the exhibition the collaborators will be available to answer your questions.

Private View: February 2 Friday 2018 5-8pm (6pm project film, panel discussion and buffet)

February 3 Saturday 2018 11-6pm


The Anatomy Museum, Kings College

King's Building, King's College, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

Please register your free ticket here

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This is a collaborative project lead by Benjamin Dalton who is researching the concept of plasticity as articulated in French philosophy with a focus on the work of Catherine Malabou on the plastic brain. Benjamin, funded as part of Kings College London Collaborative Scheme for Early Career Researchers, brought together neuroscientists working on neuroplasticity from the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute and ceramic artist Amanda Doidge, to explore themes of plasticity from the different perspectives of art, science and philosophy. This project explores the artistic, clinical and philosophical cross fertilisations that might result from a reconnection of current neuroscience with its artistic and cultural roots, asking what innovations these dialogues might propose to both research and clinical practice in the neurosciences, and creative practices in the plastic arts.

Meet some of the collaborators, from left to right Amanda Doidge, Curie Kim, Chiara De Lucia, Andrea Du Preez, Demelza Smeeth, Benjamin Dalton.