About the Course
The Pottery Course is run by a professional potter who will give advice and help you to make dramatic improvements in your potting skills, whether you are a beginner or an experienced amateur potter.
The weekend courses are designed to cover every aspect of the making of pottery, with special emphasis on throwing pots from a lump of clay (usually stoneware) through all the stages of throwing, pulling handles and spouts, turning and modelling to the final finished glazed and fired pot.
We only take small numbers of students as this allows for individual attention to be given in an informal way.
Martin Homer trained as a potter at Bournville and Birmingham schools of art. As an established potter he makes a wide range of both domestic and individual pots, mainly in stoneware, selling these through his shop in the nearby town of Ludlow.
The Workshop of the Pottery School is housed on the ground floor of the barn with delightful brick arches spanning the length of the building. It is fully equipped with potters wheels, kilns, all the tools and machinery that a working pottery needs, leaving it only for you to bring an overall of some kind, a pair of jeans and an old towel.
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?
As well as your bed for the night the fee includes all home cooked food and cups of tea and coffee during the day.
Each student has his own equipment and seated kick wheel, but instructions will also be given in hand building by slab and coil as well as press moulding and decorating.
At the end of the week your five best pots will be chosen which will be fired and glazed for you. The only extra charge is made to cover post and packing or if you wish you can take your pots away free of charge and fire them yourselves.
Potting all day Monday to Friday. 10.00 till 1.00 p.m. Buffet lunch at Lower House then 2.00 till 5.00 p.m., with use of the Studios in the evening if you wish.
Buffet lunches are prepared by Tina selecting the most wholesome fresh produce locally sourced which includes vegetables naturally grown in her own garden without the use of pesticides and artificial fertilisers.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.