The Crafty Potter 077 3239 3040 01257 453399
The Crafty Potter 077 3239 3040       01257 453399                        


  • Four week pottery introduction course & the
  • Four week Enhanced pottery course 

These fantastic Four week course's are a great fun introduction to working with clay, they can be completed, as and when you wish over a six month period. With no set times, it is perfect for those with busy schedules or those that cant commit to set days.


Once purchased you simply ring the studio and let us know when you are coming for a session. (24 hours minimum notice needed). Each session is around 2.5 hours, however there is no fixed time limit and you can take as long as needed to create your work.


During your session you are welcome to purchase drinks & snacks from the Potters Corner Cafe next to the studio, alternively you are welcome to bring your own.

Each of your masterpieces can be taken home to air dry and later decorated with acrylics. Alternatively you can have your all your creations kiln fired at a cost of £15.00, this includes a return visit to paint all your creations.

The four week introduction course 

Great for beginners. The course covers... 

Coil Pots

You will learn the traditional method of coil pot assembly.These pots can be finished in a thousand different ways. During the session you will explore some of these and use them to create your own masterpiece.

Potters Wheel

You will be guided through the techniques to throw,centre and pull pots. Your first pot will be made with the assistance of the crafty potter, you then get 5 balls of clay to practice the technique and make your own pots.

Slab Rolling

In this session you will make a simple slab Cup or lidded pot. You will be shown how to roll and assemble the clay,along with some different finishes that can be applied to your pot.

Figure Making

You will learn how to shape ,form and assemble a model in clay. In this session we work together during each step of the process to create either a face sculpture,highland cow or a moon gazing hare. As with all the sessions you can add your own creativity and finishes to the project.

Four week Enhanced pottery course

A great course for those who have completed the introduction course and wish to develop their skills.

Slab Building

In this session we use mutilple slabs to form a vase or planter. You will be shown how to assemble your piece along with some texture & decoration finishes that can be applied to your creation.

Potters Wheel

You will be shown how to throw, centre and pull bowls during this session along with how to form a curved bottom. You will then have 5 balls of clay to practice the technique.

Plates & Platters

In this session you will make a couple of unique plates or platters using GR forms. You will be shown the process along with various techniques to decorate & texture your creations

Figure making

You will learn how to shape, mould and assemble clay to make a figure of choice. We work step by step together during this session to make your figure. Choose from ideas in the studio or bring your own pictures


The Crafty Potter

Heskin Hall Shopping Village

Heskin Hall Estate

Wood Lane





01257 453399

077 3239 3040




TUES: 10-3pm

WED: 10-3pm

THUR: 10-3pm

Fri :10-3pm

SAT: 10 - 4.30pm

SUN: 10.30- 4pm


Last entry 60 minutes before closing time.

If no guests are painting during this time we may leave early.








We are a learning destination for

Childrens University

 Friendly Reminder:


All handmade & painted pots are only kept in the studio for aprox

6 weeks after throwing or painting. please let us know if you are unable to collect your pot & need us to keep it a little longer for you


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