This fantastic four week course runs from The crafty Potter Studio in the beautiful village of Heskin, Lancashire. The course that can be spread over a six month period, days & times to suit you. The class is taught in small groups of 1-4 unless you come as part of a larger group. This is great for those that have busy schedules or can't commit to set days. The classes run every day except Mondays, including weekends.
The course is suitable for all ages & beginners, more advanced potters welcome. The course is a great introduction to clay & the various methods used by potters. Children must be 8 years or over to attend the class.
After your first session with us, you simply book in for your next session. You can come any day or time when the studio is open.
You will learn how to make various items in clay using a variety of pottery techniques, all taught by Sharon an experienced sculptor & clay artist.
Week/Session 1: Coiling (2.5-3 hrs)
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 a thousand different ways. You will be shown the technique & will make your own pot during the session.
Week/Session 2: Potter's wheel (2hrs)
You will be shown how to throw, centre and pull a pot on the potters wheel. After being shown and helped with your first two pots, you then have time to practice the various techniques by yourself.
Week/Session 3: Slab Work (2.5-3 hrs)
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: Modelling/sculpture (3-4 hrs)
In this session you will learn how to shape, mould, blend and assemble an animal figure in clay. You can either choose your own animal or choose from our potter creations : Highland cow, Hares, Pigs, Dogs, Donkeys to name a few.
Once you have attended this course there is the option of becoming a Potter Member.
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
COVID UPDATE August 21
To keep our studio safe we continue to have sanitisers & reduced numbers, alongside Deep cleaning and disinfecting. Group bookings are for a maximum of 8 persons. You will need to wear a face mask for the wheel throwing part of the course.
I cant wait to see you all again, Sharon xx
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials & equipment to use during the session.
Tea & coffee during the session
Your favourite item Glazed & fired - All other items made can be taken home to air dry and painted or decorated as you wish with acrylics.
Optional extra: Alternatively you can have any of your creations kiln fired at a cost of £5 per item (this includes a return visit to paint the item in the studio) or you may wish to have all your creations fired at a cost of £20 (includes 2-3 return visits for glazing)
4 days (flexible times to suit)
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