Ceramic Workshops for all in Accrington - Weekly sessions


Duration: 2 hours

Price: £16

Run by: Marion (tutor)
at Blue Butterfly Crafts

07890 616520

37 Tunstall Drive
Tunstall Drive
Accrington
Lancashire
BB5 5DG

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About the Course

The sessions are tailored to every individual's needs. With beginners, I usually start with a few set projects to teach the various techniques. You will learn slabbing, coiling and pinching and make items such as a poppy, hanging ornaments, an owl, a tea-light holder, a snowman, a vase etc.

Later on, you will have the opportunity to develop your own project using the techniques learned in a relaxed informal atmosphere. You can pick ideas from my books and magazines or me or other learners. I take a maximum of 4 at a time so everyone can get the help they need.

I am flexible with the number of sessions you attend.

£16.00 is for 'pay as you go', but I also offer discounted block bookings. For instance the next block is 6-week long, and it is £86.40 paid up front (= £14.40/session).

There are opportunities to catch up as there's a 'catch up' week at the end of each block.

You may start at any time within a block.

Advanced potters also welcome to work on your own projects (discount).

Groups and family sessions available, see separate listing.

Workshop Times
Wednesday: 1.00pm - 3.00pm and 7.15pm - 9.15pm
Thursday: 6.15pm - 8.15pm
Friday: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

No workshops on the following dates:
18-21 October, 22 December - 13 January 19

Family/Group sessions can be booked too. I can accommodate up to 4 people, please see separate listing.

Please book by email or phone (details above) to make sure the class is running that day and that there's space for you.

Tutor : Marion Walsh from Blue Butterfly Crafts.

Please note that at this time unfortunately we do not have disabled facilities (2 steps to get in workshop), but there are downstairs toilets in my house, next to the workshop.

Check up my other course, here on Craft Courses or my website.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tools, material and refreshments included. There might be a small charge for firing large items. You may want to bring an apron or old T-shirt (some available).



Want to review this course?

I loved the way the session was taught, and very welcoming atmosphere. I loved working with the wide range of materials. It was easy even for a beginner to do the class. I would recommend!

- - #14207

Excellent and well prepared class. Went to the "rooster workshop" and everything we could possibly need had been laid out for us - clay, tools and even templates to make it easier to shape a sculpture. Marion is extremely patient and really good at explaining and demonstrating procedures. I am a complete beginner and not a particularly 'crafty' person, and hadn't expected to be so pleased with the finished sculpture. There are lots of lovely pottery items made by Marion to look at for inspiration too. Hoping to find the time for more classes!

- - #12885

Such a wonderful experience from start to finish! Was made to feel so comfortable, enjoy something new, meet the amazing Marion, and watch your creations come to life!

Would highly recommend for those totally new to pottery and glaze, or even those more experienced;
You will not be left disappointed.

- - #5213

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