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A voucher for a 1.5 hour pottery course with me for a date to be agreed between myself and 2 people when booked together.
When purchased I will send the buyer a code and some more detail about the course for the recipient(s) to use when booking with me.
Some outline details of the course are as follows:
Lessons include approximately 5lb of clay and the firing of two of your pieces per session, which will be ready approximately 3 weeks after the session.
One-Off Introduction to Clay
The one-off lesson is suitable for absolute beginners as well as those revisiting skills that may have got rusty.
If you have a particular project you want to try out (e.g. flower pot, mug, jug, tile, plate, hanging decoration) then we will discuss how you can achieve that in the time available.
Pottery is a very broad subject and it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start, but if you just want to “have a go at pottery” then we can generally fit in a go at throwing a pot (or two) as well as trying some hand building techniques, such as a tile or plate. The aim will be to have made something you can either take home (in raw clay state) at the end of the lesson or wait for it to be fired.
The workshop is equipped with a potter’s wheel, slab roller (good for making tiles and platters), extruder (for squeezing clay shapes), kiln and a range of tools which will be available for you to try out.
All you have to bring is an idea of what you might like to have a go at making, as well as old clothes—you will get covered in clay! Aprons and towels are available.
We will use earthenware (the clay used in garden pots) clay which gives a wide range of decorative options.
If Multiple Sessions are Booked:
If you book multiple sessions then we will discuss what you want to achieve over the number of lessons booked.
A few examples of courses are provided below:
If you are new to clay or are a bit rusty we can get you back up to speed on the basic skills of throwing and hand building. We can investigate how texture and colour, via slips (coloured liquid clay), can add a variety of finishes to the pots you make.
Developing throwing skills from cylinders into mugs, jugs and vases as well as bowl forms (shallow to deep).
Considering the use of slabs of clay to make single (e.g. tiles and platters) and composite forms (e.g. boxes) and how those can be developed into a range of altered shapes.
Please Note (Horrid Small Print Alert!): Below is my standard small print. However, during the current pandemic there is a greater degree of flexibility being exercised - if you have any concerns please contact me beforehand.
Cancellation / Postponement Policy: If you cancel your booking over 30 days from the course date you will be refunded 50% of the course fee less a £10 administration fee. If you cancel 30 days or less from the course date, I reserve the right to charge in full for the course unless a replacement person is booked for that specific course date. If you wish to postpone your course then I reserve the right to refuse this if I cannot fill the date. The cancellation policy then applies.
Collection of Pots: Due to lack of storage space I'm afraid I can only hold on to your beautiful pots for a month after they come out of the kiln. After that point they will be disposed of. If you are unable to collect them please contact me to discuss postage of your pots and a cost for that.