Budding potters can choose what they make while being guided to discover the different pottery techniques.
While children's sessions focus on hand building, adult can also have a go on the potter's wheel.
Clay can be rolled out flat and then laid in a mould ready to decorate; or the flat clay can be decorated as a house or room sign with raised lettering or decoration. The rolled clay can also be made into a vase or mug.
Pinch pots turn into all manner of creatures, faces etc., or there is the coil pot technique. There is usually time to put some colour decoration on the creations. The pots are fired and glazed once they are dry. They are usually ready to collect in about 3 to 4 weeks.
Classes are kept small; 6 to 8 is an optimum number. Old clothes are advisable but t-shirts which can act as cover-alls are available. Warm clothes in the winter months are a necessity. The emphasis is to have fun, get mucky and not to have to worry about it.
Pots will be fired and ready for collection a few weeks later.
A gift voucher for a pottery session or two makes an original birthday, Christmas or special occasion present. These can be easily arranged via our email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Costs include all materials and firings in group sessions.
While the number of pots made in a session is not limited it may be necessary to limit the number of pots fired (3 pots per person). Extras will be charged at £3.50 per lb fired weight.
Regular shared classes are charged at £20 per person per hour. An initial 1:1 session is highly recommended before joining a group class (£40). A charge is made for materials of £3.50 per lb fired weight.
The prices for 'two sessions' are the combined prices of both sessions - the second session is used to finish your pots.