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Starter Pottery Course – 8 Weeks: Tuesday Evening

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Learn the basics of pottery from preparing clay to understanding different techniques in creating pinch pots, coil work, slab building and throwing. Participants are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing.

This course runs from Tuesday 21st January 2020 until Tuesday 17th March 2020 (1 – week half term break w/c 17.2.20). This will be ideal for anyone who would prefer a smaller group to gain more in-depth knowledge with our Pottery tutor, David Stocks (Midlands Potters Association). For this reason, spaces are limited.

The £85.00 course fee includes all equipment, materials and firing of work for the duration of the 8 weeks. On completion of this course, please allow a 2 – week window for final pottery pieces to be fired and collected.

This course is for Adults 18 +, with or without disabilities. Please note: We do not provide additional support.

To book your space please click here