Pottery Experiences FAQs

Masks are optional, if you would like me to wear one please request on the day.

 

No food or drink in the studio please.

My studio is in my home, address below. Please park in front of the house.

 

1 St Botolph Lane

Peterborough, PE2 7DG

(just behind Co-Op on Oundle Road, first house on your left)

Firing and glazing up to 3 pieces of your work is included in the cost of the course. Extra charges will apply for particularly large handbuilt work that take up more than half of a kiln shelf. 

You will have the choice of glazing your work in any of my three studio glazes (Marshmallow, Vanilla or Duck Egg), plus on the day I usually have some other glazes in the studio. 

The pieces you make on the day will be trimmed by me after drying a day or so, and I will attach any handles you have made. They then will be slow dried for a week or more before going into the kiln when I have enough pieces to fill the kiln. Once out I will glaze in the colour you requested and fire in the kiln again. 

Pieces will be ready to collect (or post if arranged) in 4-6 weeks.

Throwing on the Wheel

Be prepared to get messy! Clay will get on you and your clothes. Please wear short sleeves and bring a apron to wear. 

Long hair should be tied up.

You'll find throwing on the wheel is easier with short nails, if possible cut them before coming.

Handbuilding

Handbuilding is not as messy as being on the wheel, but you may find wearing an apron helpful. 

When handbuilding in a course, it is helpful to come with some ideas of what you'd like to make so I can show you technique for it. I'll also have ideas of makes on the day, but I have found sometimes deciding takes up time on the day, and I want you to use as much time to be making as possible.

Pinterest is a good idea to start, I've got a board with ideas for you saved HERE