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We look forward to welcoming you Woodsetton Pottery, established 1986. PLEASE MESSAGE THE POTTER FIRST IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A BOOKING to discuss numbers and date availability; workshops are only set to request as we don’t have a set timetable. We enjoy your visit as our day off from our normal pottery production! Taster workshops sessions are held at 10am morning and 2pm afternoon, accommodating anything from sessions for single people up to 14 sharing 7 wheels in summer. YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH US... Allow up to 2 hours for your visit. People of any age can throw up to about 3 pots on their own wheel in a fun hour plus. The remaining time is taken up with demonstrations by the potter and finishing (spouts on jugs for example) and learning how to preserve your favourite 3 pots to take home. All tools and clay included, just bring an apron. Please enquire about accessibility up ahead; two of our wheels are wheelchair accessible. In addition you can opt to have any or all of your pots expertly dried and expertly finished then bisque fired, then dipped in your choice of stoneware glaze and then fired again to make them oven/microwave/dishwasher/garden proof to last a life time. This extra service is charged at £10 per item to cover the time taken by the potters and 30 plus hours of electrical firing. Available to collect at a later date. Complementary refreshments of tea/fruit tea/green and black teas/coffee/hot chocolate are on hand. Safe free parking for up to 4 cars. Enquire about day and evening courses, taster sessions at Woodsetton Art Pottery, West Midlands. WHO WE ARE... We are Woodsetton Art Pottery established 1986. Our Victorian walled garden studio is in The Black Country of The West Midlands. We are 15 miles from Birmingham close to Dudley and Wolverhamton, right on the Eastern edge of South Staffordshire and Shropshire. Your tutor Lorraine, a graduate of Ceramics from Bath Academy of Art, with post graduate teaching qualification and full DBS check. She has worked in as a production thrower in a Black Country factory, in technical ceramics in Stoke, and for the last 25 years as a degree lecturer and award winning designer maker, for numerous customers including the Victoria and Albert Museum. Enquire about full course information and booking details including discount packages, exclusive workshops for your group, Children and returning students.

What's included in the price?

All clay, tools and individual electric potters wheel. Use of your own adjustable wheel (including wheelchair accessible). Expert tuition from postgraduate trained teacher and full time production potter of 30 years. Complementary hot drinks while you work.

Duration

2 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

Maker

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Woodsetton Art Pottery

with Craft Courses since 2014

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Lorraine trained at Bath Academy of Art, spent 8 years working in The Potteries in Stoke & twenty years experience as a designer maker. Woodsetton also hosts a ceramic gallery & clay & materials shop with kiln firing service. Lorraine has design & made pieces for museums & art galleries at home & abroad including the Victoria & Albert Museum. Currently designing pieces for Kelmscott Manor, the country home of William Morris & Rossetti, Keswick Museum & Art Gallery & Lapworth Museum of Geology.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Father's Day
  • Evenings
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Romantic
  • Hen dos
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Stag dos
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Weekends
  • Pet lovers
  • Intermediate level
  • Easter
  • UK Holiday
  • Public transport
  • Tutor can travel
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Spooky
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • School holiday workshops & activities
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Venue

159 Tipton Road, Woodsetton, Dudley, West Midlands, DY3 1AA