Have a go on a potters wheel

Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Chris

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.

What you'll do

I specialise in slipware pottery thrown on a potters wheel (of which there are 4). The pots are decorated with the coloured liquid clay (slip) that provides a wonderful fluid palette to create a wide range of decorative styles.

The great benefit of this course is that by using slips we are able to make and decorate the pots in the same lesson as the pots are decorated in their raw, unfired state. You therefore don't need to return to decorate the pots at another lesson, unless you want to of course!

The one-off lesson is suitable for adult 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) then we will discuss how you can achieve that in the time available but feel free to let me know beforehand with ideas / pictures.

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 some pots of different styles / forms.

The aim will be to have made at least one decorated pot you can either take home (in raw clay state) at the end of the lesson or wait for it to be fired (approx. 3 weeks) for collection or posted at cost.
Other things to note
Clay can be a messy business!
I have aprons and towels but you may want to consider the following:
• Clothes - the oldest you have. We’ll be using earthenware clay which is quite unforgiving on clothing.
• Nails - best if cut but not a real issue.
I specialise in slipware pottery thrown on a potters wheel (of which there are 4). The pots are decorated with the coloured liquid clay (slip) that provides a wonderful fluid palette to create a wide range of decorative styles.

The great benefit of this course is that by using slips we are able to make and decorate the pots in the same lesson as the pots are decorated in their raw, unfired state. You therefore don't need to return…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Tea, coffee and water is available.
  • Equipment
    All equipment and materials are provided.

Meet your Host, Chris

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 32 Reviews
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I have 25 years of experience in ceramics in its various formats (including hand building and throwing on a potters wheel) and have taught for 10 years. I love sharing the experience of handling clay by teaching small classes from my workshop which is situated next to my wife's fused glass studio where she also runs classes.
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Where you'll be

The lesson takes place in a fully functioning, professional pottery studio based at the end of my garden. This is situated next to my wife's fused glass studio where she also runs classes. If you'd like to do both or split a class with a group feel free to drop me a message.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 32 reviews.

Cami
January 2022
This has been an amazing experience! Chris was an amazing teacher, very patient and he made us feel comfortable throughout the experience. Highly recommended!
Ellis
December 2021
We had a great experience with Chris! And walked away with some lovely bowls! (In time when they dry!) Chris was amazing and a great teacher!
Christopher
December 2021
Myself and my girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed the experience. First time I’ve tried pottery and was happily surprised how much fun it was! Chris was excellent at explaining and giving us a clear demonstration before we had a go at making our own pots. He was great at guiding us and made the whole learning experience fun, creative and enjoyable. I absolutely would recommend his workshop for others to give a go and after doing it am up for doing more pottery! Really looking forward to receiving in the post the pots we made.
Emma
December 2021
We had a great pottery session with Chris who guided us through making three small pots and decorating them. He put us at ease as first timers and really helped by explaining the processes clearly and providing encouraging words. Thanks!
Clayton
October 2021
Chris was great ! Very welcoming , very professional and passionate which is shown in his teachings . Me and my partner attended a session as beginners and left as professionals 😂 with a interest to continue another lesson in the future. Would 100% recommend. P.S I HOLD THE TROPHY FOR TALLEST POT ! Try and beat me 😃
Gemma
September 2021
Really great experience. Chris is friendly and professional. Supports you with your pottery and answers any questions you may have. Highly recommend. Would definitely plan future experiences

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

During the COVID19 period, please bring a face mask. I have hand sanitiser and washing facilities.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.