In-person course
in Devizes

Potting and hand bulilding 4 week course



So you have always fancied having a go at potting, but not sure where to start. For beginners Geri's small friendly classes build your skills level through a number of projects each using a different technique for working in clay including working on the potter's wheel. From these foundations you will gradually gain in confidence and be ready to go on to develop your own projects. After the initial 4 weeks you may continue if you wish. Classes are for 3 hours which allows you to get to grips with projects without rushing. If you already have experience in potting you are welcome to join the group and work on your own projects confident that you have expert help on hand to guide you through to a successful conclusion for your creation. Young people under 25 may use the course for Arts Award National Qualification in the Arts and as part of the D of E developing new skills section.

What's included in the price?

All standard clays earthenware and stoneware, decorating slips, underglazes and glazes, firings.


8 hours (10:00am to 12:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.


Geraldine Francis is a ceramacist whoruns tutored classes in Market Lavington near Devizes in Wiltshire. She has many years of experience in teaching ceramics and works from the studio as well as in the community, bringing the opportunity to work in clay to many people. From those in care homes to children's nurseries Geraldine delivers ceramics and pottery sessions to suit all ages and abilities. She offers tuition in all aspects of working in clay including sculpture and throwing on the wheel. Geraldine is from a fine art ceramics background and her own work is on display in the studio and includes thrown work as well as sculpture and tiles.


Fired Thoughts Arts Studio, Unit1 Woodlands Yard, Market Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 4AF

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Tutor can travel
  • Qualification offered
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
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