Primitive Pottery Day

Primitive Pottery Day


Join Paul Smith as he takes you on an ancient journey through the process of making primitive clay pots and other clay items like beads, and pendants.

You will learn about clay and what it is, the different types and how to find them, as well as the many different ways it can be used, to produce items that would have proved invaluable to our ancient ancestors!

You will learn to make pots in different styles and be able to make your own and customise them, as well as firing some pottery that has been pre prepared for you!

At the end of the day you will have all the skills needed to go out, collect, process, work, and fire your own pots as well as having the things you have crafted during the day to take home with you as well as a pot made by Paul himself that you will fire!

Paul is a primitive Bushcraft instructor from the north west coast of Scotland, he runs Paul Smith Primitive Bushcraft, as well as being the Scottish ambassador for the popular group Living to Learn. He has been practicing and developing his skills over several years and focuses primarily on Primitive technology and techniques, he has taught all over the UK and continues to grow and share his passion for the past.

What is provided;

All tools will be provided (please bring your own if you wish).

Tea, Coffee, Water.

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Start Time: 10.00

Finish Time: 17.00

Duration: 1 day

Location:Basingstoke, Hampshire

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Age range: 16+ Unless accompanied by a full paying adult.

No previous experience required

Please enquire here with any questions or for private group bookings

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?

All course materials are provided aswell as refreshments.


Chris Larsen at Bushcraft UK Wilderness Living Skills Ltd
Private Woodland
Old Basing, Basingstoke
RG24 7JL

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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