We are lucky enough to be able to welcome you to our indoor/outdoor covered barn area which makes a great studio during this challenging period. The pottery wheels are spaced in accordance with the government guidelines so that different households can come and be comfortable whilst enjoying their pottery experience.
This course is perfect for those just wishing to have a go on the potters wheel. No experience is necessary as a demonstration will be given and guidance offered during the process.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Included in the course price is tea and coffee on arrival, demonstration, guidance, the clay, kiln firing and glazing of your best piece of work. You will be invited to choose a colour for your pot and will be notified when it is ready for collection.
2 hours (9:30am to 11:30am)
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2 hours (9:30am to 11:30am)
My mum and I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours with Richard, learning how to use a potter's wheel- neither of us had used one for years so we were both complete novices. We both managed to create three pots- not perfect but with their own rustic charm! We're looking forward to glazing our pots in the near future and then they'll take pride of place in our houses. Thank you for a lovely morning!
Response from Potterydayz:Many thanks Ellie, I am glad you and your mum enjoyed the throwing session. I look forward to helping you finish your rustic pieces.
A really enjoyable morning spent learning a new skill. Richard was very patient and spent plenty of time demonstrating techniques and giving help and advice individually. Enjoyable and absorbing.
Response from Potterydayz:Many thanks for the review Sarah, a pleasure to see yo here. Glad you enjoyed your visit.
Just brilliant day , Richard was fantastic, really great teacher , with loads of knowledge , would highly recommend, a must do for any age .
Response from Potterydayz:Delighted you had a good morning- a pleasure to meet you both.
Richard hosted a wonderful day. clear instructions. A real relaxing experience, no pressure to have perfect technique. He allowed us to make our own mistakes which was a right laugh.
Never had any experience with pottery before, and the tester session was all worth it. I enjoyed it throughout, I found it much easier and person centred than in any school/ college environment. Made two pots and definitely will be back for more. Highly recommended.
What a creatively therapeutic morning!
I spied this special offer over on Instagram a month back and thought what a great present for me and my husband to do together and how right I was!
This morning we travelled over to Kings Cliff to the pottery studio of Potterydayz and were greeted by Richard, our master potter, another couple; Juliet and Dion.. and not forgetting the resident cat and a cup of coffee.
Richard’s expertise is amazingly quick, not like us beginners, at the three basics on centralising, opening and lifting. He gives you slow instructions with his demonstrations to get you on your way with your own wheel to play on.
It looks so easy, especially after watching weeks on The Great British Pottery Throwdown! Alas, it’s not quite as easy as it looks; arms in - speed up - water here and there - remove the water - delicately on and delicately off as one quick move and it’s destroyed before your eyes, but it’s so much fun.
Richard guides you into getting the right techniques.. clay after clay as you try to learn by your mistakes. I failed on two attempts with one coming in half lol and the other ending up a wibbly wobbly mess... it’s all in the learning... and then with a bit of help you’ve got something. It’s time to stop and finish off.
It’s hard work but relaxing, it’s draining but exhilarating, it’s dirty (very dirty) but you don’t care! After you’ve pushed, squeezed, pulled, you eventually get your vase, jug, bowl or whatever your creation looks nearest to...😳, you obviously feel very proud.
The workshops are 2 hours give or take, and no rush to get you out the door when you’ve finished. It’s a great experience whether you do the experience with a partner, friends or on your own. I’ll be picking my half-vase up in a few weeks to glaze it.
Thanks Richard for a great morning.
Response from Potterydayz:Delighted you both got so much out of the workshop. Look forward to seeing you both again soon.