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Parent and child friendly holiday and weekend pottery courses

Duration: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: £135

Run by: Richard Gibson
at Potterydayz

6 Station Road
Kings Cliffe

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About the Course

Ditch the devices! If your children spend too much time on their electronic devices and you would love to have more quality time with your children, look no further than our holiday, pot throwing and making courses. Imagine, a whole day during which your children and you share a unique experience, learning how to throw pots and produce some fantastic outcomes.

Enjoy the opportunity for you and your family to laugh, communicate and enjoy a journey of discovery together, without the stresses and strains of everyday life. Many young people report that after a day spent without the shackles of social media they love the feeling of being refreshed and the sense of freedom that learning a new skill provides. I am a qualified ceramicist with over 20 years' experience of throwing clay pots and producing all manner of objects in clay.

I regularly work in schools with primary and secondary children producing a range of models like wide mout frogs, puffer fish, spiders and many more. This course will give you and your family a head start on some of the essential techniques required to produce your very own first pot, of your own design.

Come along with your children, spouse or friends, or purchase a gift voucher and at last give a gift that really does thrill and ignite the imagination! Our day courses are designed for 2, 3 people or 4 people to enjoy together as a family-parents,children and grand parents alike. The course fee is for a child 6 years + and a parent or other senior family member. (*2nd child comes half price until Christmas)
We offer half a day (9:30 am - 12:30 pm or 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm) for parent and child at just £90.
It's huge fun to work at a new hobby together and to ditch the isolationism of electronic devices for a whole day. Children really love the novelty of speaking, doing and being in the real world for a change! Please contact me for any further details.

We are now taking bookings for the upcoming holidays. Please contact me for up to date information on dates remaining. There is a limit so please contact me soon so as not to be disappointed.

For additional info and to see previous happy potters click on the link above. Please not I am not a 'hobby' potter but a professional ceramicist.

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

What's included in the price?

Included in the price is a free lunch of home grown and made vegetable soup and locally baked bread or feel free to bring your own packed lunch if you prefer or have any dietary needs. There is also an inexhaustible supply of coffee, tea, water and biscuits.

There are no hidden charges -everything required for a fulfilling and memorable pot throwing and modelling experience is included in the price; that includes, tools, use of the potter's wheel, apron, clay, tuition etc.

At the end of your day, if you have a pot you'd like to keep you may leave it to be fired in my kiln and come and collect it when it's ready or I can send it on to you at a small charge of around £12-15.
The courses are designed for two - five people- I keep the classes small as I like to maximize the amount of personal tuition you receive and the amount of time you spend on the potter's wheel. This course is highly interactive, fun and you will learn lots!

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Course Start Dates

Thursday 25th April 2019
Friday 26th April 2019
Saturday 27th April 2019
Saturday 4th May 2019
Monday 6th May 2019
Sunday 26th May 2019
  • Child friendly
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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