Our Pottery Experience Day is a thorough and fun introduction to working with clay. Starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm, this is a full day covering a range of hand-building techniques and is also a chance to get acquainted with the pottery wheel. The day costs £150 and includes a delicious two course lunch, as well as other refreshments throughout the day.
After a quick tour of the studio you’ll be shown a variety of different hand building techniques, including slab building and using moulds. You’ll get the chance to make something, such as a mug or vase, which will be a great way to help you get used to handling clay. There’ll be a quick break for refreshments (tea, coffee etc and a selection of homemade cakes) and then you’ll explore ways to personalise your work by adding colour and texture.
Following a relaxed two course lunch you will move on to throwing. You’ll be shown the fundamentals of working on the wheel including centring, lifting and turning. Our tutor will demonstrate throwing a cylinder and then you’ll get the chance to try for yourself. After a refreshment break, you’ll be shown how to throw a bowl, and then there’ll be plenty of time for you to really get used to working with clay on the wheel. You’ll be encouraged to keep one or two pieces from this session.
Any work you make, and wish to keep, will be fired and can be picked up at a later stage. Please note that this is a long process and will probably take up to four weeks to be ready for collection. We will get in touch with you once your work is ready. We can post your pots, but this will be at an additional cost.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
All materials and equipment. A two course lunch, tea/coffee, cakes and biscuits.
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Such a great experience. Everyone was really friendly and there was a lovely atmosphere. I really enjoyed the hand building and learning how to decorate my work. The food was very good and the lunch break was relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable. Throwing was challenging, but fun!
Faultless! We had an amazing day. It was really fun getting to try throwing which was much harder than I'd thought. The lunch was absolutely delicious and everyone was really friendly and helpful. I definitely want to sign up for a course now.
Located in beautiful countryside, the studio is bright and cheerful, as are the tutors. We were made welcome and whenever we had a difficulty while working someone was close at hand to help. The lunch was much more/better than I was expecting and because there weren't too many of us we were pretty much able to get to know everyone.