Pottery course: Taster session - make a pot on the wheel!

Duration: 1.5 hours

Price: £20

Run by: Rachael Stanley
at Pottery Pastimes


Holywell Art and Craft Mill
Greenfield Street

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About the Course

POTTERY SESSIONS £20 or share for £30.00
Make a simple vase or bowl (with no handles or decoration). The simpler it is the more likely it is to survive.

You are guaranteed to make a successful pot if you accept full instruction from the potter. The pot will not fly off the wheel here! I attach the clay securely to the wheel and guide you step-by-step.

The price is for the session and one pot per person, fired and glazed. If you wish to keep any extra pots made in these sessions, they are £2.50 each. The cost per pot includes glazing and firing but painting is separate.

Pots made in these sessions are not painted on the day. Your pots need firing first– this is always at least one week after your session. Please wait to hear from the potter before booking to paint.

A simple clear glaze is included in the original price if you cannot return to paint them.

Pottery sessions run weekly:
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
10:30 – 12:00 / 1:30 – 3:00
Monday evenings
7:00 – 8:30

Potter, Rachael Stanley
I have worked as a potter for over 20 years, recently in the mental health sector and with the general public providing various activities such as paint-a-pot, children’s parties and pottery courses. Here are just some of the conditions that have not stopped me helping people make a pot:

Rheumatoid arthritis.

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

What's included in the price?

The price is for the session and one pot, fired and clear-glazed. The cost per pot includes glazing and firing but painting is separate.

For lunch and refreshments, Holywell Art and Craft Mill has its own tearoom which offers a wide range of teas and gluten-free options. Ample free parking available in front of the centre and behind.

Long Fingernails
It is difficult to make a pot with long fingernails. Wearing marigold gloves is a suitable alternative to cutting them but this may affect the size and shape of the finished pot. No refunds for booked places can be given on the day in respect of any disappointment due to this.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

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