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

POTTERS WHEEL, HALF & FULL DAY                  EXPERIENCES

Our Experiences run everyday when we are open, they just need to be booked in advance.

                           WHEEL EXPERIENCES

  • 1hr Wheel Experience £25pp (14yrs +)

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.

 

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 £3 per pot.You then have the option of returning to glaze them 3 weeks later, £15pp.

  • 2hr Potters Wheel Class £50pp (14yrs +)

In this 2 hour class there is plenty of hands on support, verbal prompts and time to  practice by yourself.

We start by showing you with assistance how centre and pull a pot - you then have time to practice alone before we explore adding shape and volume.

 

You have 4-5 balls of clay during the session, the aim is about practicing the skills apose to completing lots of finished pots.

 

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 £3 per pot. You then have the option of returning to glaze them 3 weeks later, £15pp. 

  • 3hr Adult Potters Wheel Class £75pp (16yrs +)

 

In this 3 hour class we work slowly through the various steps, giving backback along the way. There is plenty of hands on support, verbal prompts and time to  practice by yourself. 

 

We start by showing you with assistance how centre and pull a cylinder - you then have time to practice alone before we explore adding shape and volume. The last hour of the session is spent learning & practising how to throw bowls.

 

You have 6-7 balls of clay during the session, the aim is about practicing the skills apose to completing lots of finished pots.

 

 

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

 

OR you may decide you want them fired £3 per pot. You then have the option to return to the studio to glaze them, £15pp. 

  • 2 hr Wheel & Decoration Experience £35pp  (14yrs +)

This combines the 1 hour wheel class  with an extra hour & some more clay to add surface decoration to your creations.

 

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 £3 per pot. You then have the option to return to glaze them 3 weeks later, £15 pp.

OUR HALF DAY EXPERIENCE £50pp (14 years +)

The Half Day Pottery Experience is a great fun introduction to clay, and lasts 3.5 hours.

 

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 traditional coiling or slab building methods.

 

You will have a choice of item you want to make, we then demonstrate & Show you the basic steps of how to mould, shape & assemble your clay. You will be able to add texture and surface decorations to your piece.

Help is on hand by our friendly team through out the session, along with free flowing tea & coffee and perhaps a biscuit or two!

 

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.

OUR FULL DAY EXPERIENCE £75pp (14 years +)

10-3.30pm

 

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.

 

After deciding what to make you are shown the pottery method to built it, we demonstrate how to shape, blend & attach the clay together to form your masterpiece. You will be able to add texture & surface decoration to your piece.

 

Support is on hand through out the session by our friendly team, along with free flowing tea, coffee & a biscuit or two!

 

We stop for a 30 minute lunch break. Your welcome to bring a packed lunch with you, or sandwiches, hot barms & pies etc can be purchased from the food outlets on site (additional cost).

 

Having made our creations in the morning the afternoon is spent relaxing with some pottery painting.

 

You will you'll choose a piece of pottery to glaze from our bisque ware. You can even try your hand at silkscreens, stamping or bubble glazing techniques. Its a lovely way to bring the day to an end.

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: 10-4pm

FRI: 10-4pm*

SAT: 10-4pm*

SUN:CLOSED

 

We have changed our opening days, please dont worry if you are booked in on a Sunday- We haven't forgotten you, the classes are going ahead as planned

 

* 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                   During Opening Hours... 

01257 453399

OR Email 

wheekandsleep@gmail.com

When classes are running, we cant always get to the phone.We answer mail & messages before & after classes. We endeavour to get back to you within 24hrs during opening times.

 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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