Hand building with Clay- Taster pottery class



Hello, I'm Sharon, an experienced Sculpture & clay artist, I regularly host fun and informal pottery sessions from my studio in the beautiful village in Heskin, Lancashire.

The Class runs everyday except Sunday & Monday and is a great introduction to the fabulous world of clay hand building. It's a great all rounder class that will suit the needs of many, its suitable for beginners. Those aged 14 years + can attend with accompanying adults.

Class Times: 10-12.30pm or 1.30-4pm

We use pinch pots, coils or slabs to make some fabulous clay creations by hand. You will be shown how to prepare, join & assemble the clay before adding texture & details, giving you step by step instructions during the build.

Planters, Vases, butter dish's, fruit strainers, lidded pots, pet dishes, lanterns, Gnomes & simple animals are all popular makes - there's loads of choice and ideas in the studio.

The class includes bisque firing ready painting with acrylics at home OR you may wish to return to the studio to glaze your creation. This is an optional extra, £15pp.

The Crafty Potter studio is based within Heskin shopping Village, a unique retail and leisure destination featuring over 40 unique shops and businesses. With free parking we’re a perfect destination for you to make a great fun day out.

The class makes a fabulous gift for all occasions

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Clay & Use of the Studio tools
1:1 tuition
Tea & coffee during the session
Firing ready for collection 3 weeks later


Sharon Hart at The Crafty potter

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Heskin Hall Farm
Wood Lane
Heskin, Chorley

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


2½ hours (flexible times to suit)

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Rachel - - #39451

A really enjoyable 3 hours creating our little coil pots. Great instruction & creative inspiration given. Friendly & organised.

Response from The Crafty potter:

Hi Rachel
Thank you for your fab review, you did an awesome job on your pots, see you when you collect

Sarah Moss - - #33629

Had a fantastic morning at our pottery class. Sharon was lovely, patient and guided us through the process beautifully. Would fully recommend to anyone who wishes to have a go at pottery, we ended with some lovely pieces! Thanks again Sharon :)

Response from The Crafty potter:

Thanks Sarah for your lovely review, you made some fabulous cups & saucers -there is nothing like drinking your first brew out of your own hand made cup. It was lovely having you both in the studio.

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