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My husband, Chris Greening, runs classes in pottery and I run classes in glass fusing separately (you can find our other classes on Craft Courses). Jointly, we offer a combined 1-day course (half-days are also available - please ask) in our workshop/studio in Worcester. This makes a great activity for families or friends - we often get generations of family booking a day out together or groups of friends for a birthday celebration or couples wanting a shared experience for an anniversary etc. (Ages 10+ accompanied)
The day (10am-4pm) will include a pottery class of approx 2.5 hours (Max. 4 people in each class with a wheel each) and a glass class of approx 2.5 hours with a ploughman’s type buffet lunch and breaks for tea/coffee.
Pottery: You will have a wheel each with full tuition. In the 2.5 hour session you'll have time to make a few bowls on the wheel and then decorate them with coloured slips. Chris will fire them once dried and glazed which takes 2-3 weeks.
Glass: You will be shown the basics of glass fusing and a wide array of materials available. In the 2.5 hour session you'll have time to create about 4 items of your choice: jewellery, coaster, sun-catcher, Christmas decorations, cocktail stirrers etc. Sarah will fire them for you and fix jewellery bails which takes about 1-2 weeks.
You can choose:
- a bespoke day for a group of 2 to 8 people (max. 4 in each class) on a date to be arranged between us
- to join one of our set dates (max. 8 people, 4 in each class). (please ask for dates, tbc due to Covid)
The cost for the whole day is £130 per person including all materials and the firing of your pieces (for collection in approximately 2-3 weeks)(postage can be arrange at a cost). Each day will need a minimum of 2 people in order to run. If you would prefer a half day course please ask.
Please see our other listings ('See more from this course organiser' link below) for details of our half-day course.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
For the whole day course lunch is included (help yourself buffet-style: breads, cheeses, salads, pate etc) and tea and coffee throughout the day.
All materials and equipment are provided.
Pottery can get a bit messy (aprons are provided) so bring clothes you don't mind getting dirty!
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This day was shared with my husband and me, both being complete novices.
Sarah provided a very positive day for me. She clearly explained the techniques and options available for my project and was always on hand supporting (but in an inobtrusive way) so I could try my own creative ideas whenever possible. I was amazed that I was able to make a range of items beyond what I had anticipated, and can't wait to collect the fired items in a few weeks. Would recommend this day course to anyone who wants to bring out their inner artisan. Barbara.
I opted for a complete day of pottery with Chris. Obviously very experienced in running courses, he began with the necessary health and safety briefing. After a short demonstration, it was straight into throwing pots, which was just great. He gave just the right balance of advice and intervention and I completed numerous examples refining the shapes and gaining confidence during the morning. There was a chance to reflect over lunch and a much-needed coffee break. The afternoon was spent finalising each pot and decorating with liquid slip.
I found the whole day both therapeutic and incredibly rewarding.
I'm looking forward to seeing the finished products. Very much recommended. Mike
Response from Sarah Greening Glass:Thank you so much to you both for leaving such a comprehensive and glowing review! Very much appreciated - we'll be in touch as soon as your pieces are finished. Sarah & Chris