Six Week Pottery Course at The Crafty Potter



This fantastic six week course runs from The crafty Potter Studio in the beautiful village of Heskin, Lancashire. This beginners course runs either six consecutive or alternate weeks and can be attended by up to 5 persons. The course runs every day except Sunday & Monday and is for adults aged 16+ The class lasts however long it takes to make your item, to a maximum duration of 2.5hrs. The course is a great introduction to clay & the various methods used by potters. You will learn how to make various items in clay using a variety of pottery techniques. Each week we make 1 item from our many studio examples, these have been chosen for the purpose of teaching the basic skills. They can be adapted to make them unique to you. Session 1: Coils You will learn how to coil clay and assemble a pot that can either be functional or decorative. The coiling of pots is just a term for the method of construction & they can be finished in many different ways. You will be shown the technique & will make your own pot during the session. Week/Session 2: Potter's wheel You will be shown how to throw, centre and pull a pot on the potters wheel, then have time to have a go by yourself. you will then explore altered shapes, using your wheel creations. Week/Session 3: Slab Work using 1 or multi slabs. Slab pots can take a variety of forms from pots, boxes and vases, we will explore these and the different finishes and you will learn how to roll and assemble clay using this method, to create your own clay creation. Week/session 4 In this week we explore clay sculpting. We make either a Hare, Fox, Dog, highland cow, Cat, Elephant or a dragon. Week/session 5 Sculpture: In this week you'll explore your own ideas, making 1 clay creation, using the skills learned in the first 4 weeks. This session isn't tutor lead but help & support is on hand. Week/Session 6: Is a glazing session exploring glazes- you will glaze your 2 favourite items from the course. Once you have attended this course there is the option of becoming a Potter Member, where you can further explore your own ideas & hone those pottery skills. 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. The course makes a fabulous gift for all occasions

What's included in the price?

Bisque firing of all your items Glazing & re firing of 2 of your creations Use of the studio tools Take home your creations at a later date Tea & coffee throughout the session


6 weeks

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Weekends
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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Heskin Hall Farm, Wood Lane, Heskin, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 5PA

Booking options

six week course
10:00 - 12:30
£165.00 See dates
six week pottery course
13:30 - 16:00
£165.00 See dates