Clay animal sculpting at the Crafty Potter



Hello, I'm Sharon, an experienced sculptor & clay artist and regularly host fun & informal sculpting sessions based from my Pottery Studio in the beautiful village of Heskin, Lancashire.

Come & Join me in making one of our Potter Animals in clay. We regularly make Dogs, Cats, Hares, Highland Cow, Llama's, sloth's or Foxes. The session lasts around 3 hours, there is no rush and I work at your pace. You will learn how to shape, mould and sculpt clay by hand, making fabulous Memories & a clay creation to treasure.

Once you've created your master piece it stays with us for firing & oxide finishing. Collection is 2-3 weeks later. You are also welcome to take the item home to air dry, should you wish.

All our classes are kept small with 1-4 persons unless you come as part of a larger group. They run every day except Mondays & Sundays. Full step by step tuition is given so the course is suitable for beginners and teens over 16 years.

The Crafty Potter studio is based within Heskin shopping Village, a unique retail and leisure destination featuring over 40 unique shops and businesses, With free parking we’re a perfect destination for you to make a great fun day out.

Feel free to bring a packed lunch with you, or there are numerous food outlets within the centre.

The class makes a fabulous gift for all occasions.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials needed
Use of the studios tools and equipment
Fired Finished Sculpture, finished in a black Oxide wash (collected 3-4 weeks after class)
Tea & Coffee during your session

Optional Extra: Should you wish you can return to the studio for a second visit and colour glaze your item instead of having an oxide wash applied. The cost of this is an additional £15.


Sharon Hart at The Crafty potter

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Heskin Hall Farm
Wood Lane
Heskin, Chorley

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


3 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Bev Jamieson - - #25432

Came on the sculpting day course with a friend for her birthday. We both made a very cute hare!! Sharon was lovely. She guided us through each stage and made her instructions very easy for us to follow. Neither of us had done this sort of thing before but we loved it and can’t wait to go back and make something else. We both loved our little hares. Thanks Sharon. We’ll be back!!

Response from The Crafty potter:

Thank you for your lovely review.Your hares where fabulous. Cant wait to see what you make next. Sxx

Linda Howcroft - - #25249

I was bought the animal sculpting course as a birthday present and what a fantastic day !! I actually made a hare and it looked fab. Sharon is a great teacher, patient and encouraging. My hare will be taking centre stage when I get it home. Would highly recommend this to anyone of any ability.

Response from The Crafty potter:

Thank you for your lovely review Linda, It was lovely having you join me in the studio, you did fantastic, see you in a few weeks x

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