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Fun Afternoon Pottery Wheel Throwing Session-West Wales

Brynifor Pottery set in our 2 acre smallholding in beautiful west wales

About the Course

Hi I work out of my quirky onsite pottery studio Jackie Barber Ceramics at "Brynifor" set in the grounds of our 2 acre Cosy Quiet Welsh Cottage.

I set up the pottery 7 years ago after working in a local pottery for many years.
I have a B.A in Art Design and Aesthetics. I love working with clay and make colourful contemporary earthenware tableware. My background in textiles design gave me a love of bright colours, mark making, and liking of florals which inspires me to create my finished pots.

I also love being able to share and pass on skills that I have learnt having fun and working with clay.
On arrival which will usually be an afternoon you will be made to feel very welcome,relaxed and ready to have some fun. I will give you a quick tour of the studio and explain how I make,
design,decorate and fire my pots.
I will then give a short demo on throwing clay on the wheel and Ta Dah!!! Away you go...

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What's included in the price?

The session lasts approx. 2hrs and includes all the clay and use of tools and wheel plus the firing of one finished piece.
At the end of the session you will have made several pots and if you decide to keep more than one this can be arranged for a small fee.
The session is often done as a couple taking it in turns to throw on the wheel and makes for an enjoyable fun afternoon.
We will cover all the ways of preparing clay,learning to centre the clay and then throwing cylinders to achieve pots with even thickness walls, the key to moving on to tackle different shapes and forms and lastly wiring the pots off the wheel.
I will provide Apron /Towel and Tea /Coffee. Max 2 guests per session
The cost is £30 per person.
We also have accomodation for two "Cosy Quiet Welsh Cottage"set in our grounds if you would like a peaceful retreat and stay longer ..


Jackie Barber at Jackie Barber Ceramics Brynifor Pottery
SA39 9LZ
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Afternoon 2pm-4pm

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- - #29424

A wonderful afternoon with Jackie who took a complete novice and someone with a little experience and showed us how to throw pots in her lovely studio - we were thrilled with the results and look forward to receiving our finished work in a few weeks - Thankyou Jackie - we would recommend this workshop to everyone x

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- - #28443

Had a great time at this workshop. Jackie was fun to work with explained things in a very easy and friendly manner. Definitely recommend.

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- - #27839

Brilliant afternoon. Very relaxed and friendly. We learnt loads! We will be returning. Recommended!

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- - #24591

A very good few hours learning how to throw a pot on a wheel with excellent instructions and guidance from Jackie. She was very patient, helpful and knowledgeable and I felt like a professional by the end having successfully made a pot and a bowl. Would definitely recommend.

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- - #22508

Really nice atmosphere, and a really enjoyable experience for myself and my partner. Will definitely be recommending it to others!

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- - #19910

Jackie was a wonderful teacher, very patient and helpful whilst still making the whole experience light hearted and good fun! We’d love to do it again if we come back to west Wales!

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