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Pottery Weekend - Wheel Throwing

A whole weekend of pottery class!

  • Starts 21 Sept
  • 225 British pounds
  • Keynsham, Bristol

Available spots

Service Description

Indulge in a creative and relaxing weekend with Scarab Pots, at The Chocolate Quarter in Keynsham, with our first ever Pottery Weekend. There are 3 options for this weekend: handbuilding, wheel throwing, or sculpting. This booking is for the WHEEL THROWING option. The wheel throwing course is with Ellie Bartlett, in our welcoming, fully accessible studio. We will be learning the fundamentals of wheel throwing: - preparing and weighing out the clay - centering the clay on the potter's wheel - opening up the clay - pulling up the walls of the pot - finessing the shape of your pot You will also learn how to trim your pots when they have dried a little, to neaten them up and refine the shape and the base. You might also add handles or lugs at this stage. The focus of the weekend is to create a set of tapas / snack dishes. These will be really useful bowls of differing sizes, which are also oven, dishwasher and microwave proof, for hot or cold snacks. You'll also learn surface decoration techniques to make your pottery truly unique. This is a lovely activity to do with a family member or friend - perhaps even someone visiting for the weekend. It's also a nice way to meet new people in a safe and friendly environment. The sessions will run 9.30am until 5.30pm on both Saturday 21st Sept. and 22nd Sept. There will be an hour's break for lunch. You will make and decorate your tapas dishes over the weekend. Your pieces will then be left to dry out, be bisque fired, then glazed and fired again. You'll be able to pick up your finished set from the studio a few weeks later. If you think handbuilding or sculpting might be more your cup of tea, they will be happening in the same studio this weekend, so check out the other bookings! If you're coming with someone, you don't have to choose the same option.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • The Chocolate Quarter, Keynsham, Bristol, UK


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