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Alison and Abi Firing Courses

Contact name: Alison West/Abi Higgins
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Saggar, barrel and raku firing weekend workshops in beautiful Devon
Next date: Oct 15th

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29 Jun 22'

Matt Ward reviewed: Saggar, barrel and raku firing weekend workshops in beautiful Devon

"Alison and Abi have extensive knowledge of these types of firings and were happy to share their experience. There were 8 people on my course which seemed like an ideal number and a nice group. I brought my own pots and probably most people who would want to do this course would have some pottery experience to get the most out of it, However, it would be possible for someone with no pottery experience to complete the course using bisqued pots which Alison and Abi sell and have a nice experience and a few lovely pots to take home. It was really exciting to see each others pots emerge from the different firings-the results were fantastic! So pleased with mine, completely surpassed my expectations. The setting is picturesque and the lunches excellent I've already ordered an oil drum on ebay to try some barrel firings of my own! I would highly recommend this course."

29 Jun 22'

Laura Grainger reviewed: Saggar, barrel and raku firing weekend workshops in beautiful Devon

"I really recommend this course and also feel it is suited to experienced potters, and those with no pottery experience. There were nice small numbers of about 8 students and we could fire 8-12 pieces. You could bring your own pots and good instructions were sent in how to prepare your pots. Or you could purchase pots. The course was well paced and in a gorgeous setting with lovely food served. I was so happy with my results. Abi and Alison are knowledgeable and helpful and I particularly liked how helpful they were in helping me select which pieces should go in which firing. I felt I received enough one to one attention to improve. My only feedback is that I wish I could have had a go at lifting my pots in and out of the raku kiln as I wanted to try this. Perhaps an advanced class could be made for those who have attended this course? Lovely location, be prepared for narrow roads if you are an inexperienced/city driver. Book accommodation ahead of time!"

31 Mar 22'

Terry reviewed: Saggar, barrel and raku firing weekend workshops in beautiful Devon

"The course was absolutely wonderful. Abi and Alison were so kind and generous with their time, their hospitality and sharing their knowledge and skills. We were all able to produce some fabulous results thanks to how hard they worked to ensure that the course was great fun, successful and safe. I have already recommended it to a number of people. My partner bought me the gift of the course for my birthday and it was the best gift ever. I learned so much too. Thank you so much Abi and Alison."

Alison and Abi Firing Courses responded:

" Hello Terry Many thanks for this lovely review. It was great to meet you and delighted to help you on your pottery journey. Hope you can join us for another weekend sometime. Happy potting and experimenting! with best wish Alison and Abi"

27 Oct 21'

Lee Cox reviewed: Saggar, barrel and raku firing weekend workshops in beautiful Devon

"I learnt loads on this enjoyable course about raku, barrel and saggar firing methods, not least because not everything was predictable. Thanks to Alison and Abi, I now feel confident to try these myself and experiment till I find my own preferences. I'm experienced in other forms of pottery and am very glad I've added to my knowledge through this course."

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