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

POTTERS WHEEL, HALF & FULL DAY                  EXPERIENCES

Our friendly Classes run everyday when open, all need to be booked in advance along with any spectators.

 

To book - Simply ring the studio or fill in the "book a session" tab, we check availability & provisionally book you in. The reservation is held for 48 hours whilst you pay your Class fee, once paid your booking is confirmed.

                          OUR WHEEL EXPERIENCES

  • Wheel Experience £25pp

Come & have some fun throwing pots. An Individual session lasts around an hour. You get a ball of clay and are guided through the basic steps to make a pot. Once you have done your first pot with assistance, you then get a second ball of clay and some time to practice on the wheel yourself.

 

DOUBLE SESSION: You can book double sessions, giving you 2 hours wheel time & 4 balls of clay for £50.

After Your session your pots are taken home to air dry, they can then be painted with acrylics.

 

OR you may decide you want to have them fired & return to the studio for glazing at a later date. This is an optional extra at a cost of £15pp.

 

Children must be aged 8 years and over so that they can reach the peddles safely & follow the instructions given to them.

There is maximum of 2 adult spectators during children's sessions.

  • Wheel & Decoration Experience £35pp

This combines the wheel class above with an extra hour & some more clay to add surface decoration to your creations. 2hr Class

 

You may want to add handles to make a cup or jug, or you may wish to change & alter the shape of your thrown pots. We have lots of cutters & stamps that can be used to make your pot personal & unique.

 

After the session you can take home your creations to air dry & paint with acrylics

OR

you may have them fired, then return to glaze them 3 weeks later at a cost of £15 pp.

  • Potters Wheel Tuition £75pp ( Adults Only)

A 3 hour class, where you will be shown various techniques to centre, pull and shape pots on the potters wheel. We work slowly through each step of the process giving you feedback and time to practice the techniques. Adults only class.

 

Bisque firing is included in the session fee, glazing is an optional extra at a cost of £15pp per session or you may decide to take them home & paint with acrylics.

OUR HALF DAY EXPERIENCE £45pp

The Half Day Pottery Experience is a great fun introduction to clay. The session starts by rolling your sleeves up & throwing some pots on the wheel, this is followed by a few hours of handbuilding, using either the tradional coiling or slab building methods.

 

You are shown the basic steps to mould, shape & assemble your clay, then left to create your masterpiece.

We have lots of ideas in the studio & help on hand by our friendly team. The session ususally lasts around 3 hours.

 

Vases, pet dishes, Cups, tea lights & lidded pots are all popular makes during this session. There are lots of ideas in the studio.

 

Bisque firing is included in the session fee, your creations can then be painted with acrylics OR if you wish you can return to glaze your creations in the studio at a later date at a cost of £15pp per session.

 

Children need to be 8 yrs & over 

OUR FULL DAY EXPERIENCE £70pp

This fabulous fun filled day explores lots of elements of pottery making.

 

We cover every thing within the half day - You will cover pot throwing on the wheel making 2-3 pots, followed by building an item by hand.

 

You will choose an item to make from our many ideas in the studio, then you are shown the pottery method to built it, showing you how to shape, blend & attach the clay together to form your masterpiece.

 

We stop for a small lunch break. Either bring a packed lunch with you, or sanwiches, hot barms & pies can be purchased from the food outlets on site (additional cost).

 

Hot drinks included and available during your session.

Once your creations are made, relax with some pottery glazing, you'll choose from our selection of bisque pots and get ideas from our glazing station. Its a lovely way to bring the day to an end.

 

10.15 - 4pm ish

Bisque firing is included in the session fee, your creations can then be painted with acrylics OR if you wish you can return to glaze your creations in the studio at a later date at a cost of £15pp per session.

FREE PARKING

OPENING HOURS - BY APPOINTMENT 

 

MON: CLOSED

TUES: 10-4pm*

WED: 10-4pm*

THUR: CLOSED

FRI: 10-4pm*

SAT: 10-4pm*

SUN:10.30-4pm*

 

* We may not be in the studio if no one is booked in.

ADDRESS

The Crafty Potter

Heskin Hall Shopping Village

Heskin Hall Estate

Wood Lane

chorley

PR7 5PA

 

CALL US

01257 453399

077 3239 3040

 Friendly Reminder:

 

Due to very limited storage space, I'm afraid I can only keep all your beatiful handmade & painted pots for 1 month.

 

After that point,sadly all Uncollected pots will be disposed off.

COLLECTING your pots...

 

If we are not in the studio when you collect your pots, dont worry, Simply take your ticket number to the sales desk just outside the studio, and the staff will kindly get your pots for you.

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