Pottery experiences


 

 

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                                                                                 Kasia Fiszer Photography 

 

Individual pottery experiences

I run pottery experiences from my home studio in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

 

What can I expect?

The process to make a pot is in two parts.

Firstly, relax with a cup of tea/coffee and a few tasty biscuits in the calming, incense infused atmosphere of my studio while I demonstrate the art of pot throwing , take you through the process and answer any questions.

Next, you’ll be up and experiencing first hand the fun and therapeutic benefits of working with clay whilst creating your very own hand thrown pot – and, I’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure you have a pot to take home at the end of our time together.

Lessons usually last for ninety minutes on a one to one basis. Experiences for two people can be arranged as well, these will last around 2 hours. We wont stop until you have made your very own pot so if it takes you longer than this, that's no problem. 

The second part of the process happens a few days later, when the pot has had a chance to dry out a bit, it will need to be turned (put upside down on the wheel and carve excess clay off the bottom) and stamped with your name. After your pot has completely dried out, your pot will be fired, glazed and then it will need it's final firing. You can either return to do this or, having agreed the glaze in your initial lesson, or I can complete this stage for you at no extra cost so all you have to do is come and pick up your beautiful, individual pot! There is also the option for me to post your pot to you for a small fee. 

 

When can I do it?

Please email with a time and date preference and I will do my best to fulfil your request!

 

How much does it cost?

 

£70 per person

 

How do I book?

In the first instance please contact me at info@FICHceramics.com with contact details and date you would like to book a lesson. I will then contact you to confirm and take payment.

 

Looking forward to meeting you, 

Fi x 

 

Pottery Experience Testimonials 

 

“Me and my mum had a throwing lesson yesterday with Fi and we LOVED it so much! Fi is an awesome teacher and overall lovely person. It's lovely to see an old friend from school doing what she loves and being an absolute pro at it. I can't believe she taught me how to make a pot in basically an hour and I had never even done anything like this before! So happy with the pot that I made.   Great fun, Great teacher and great person. Going to be booking more sessions for sure!!   Thanks so much Fi! Xxx”
            “I second that! She is a fabulous teacher, so patient! I too am so happy with my pot. What a fabulous evening! Thank you Fi! Xx”
 
Had so much fun with Jon today! Did another session with Fi Chappelle I managed to make a bowl today!”
“I got my hubby a pottery lesson for his recent BIG birthday and I also got one for me as it sounded like fun. We had lots of giggles watching each other's efforts. We both really enjoyed our lesson and made fab- in our opinion- pots. Fi guided us extremely tactfully! Fi was lovely and is a bubbly, fun person. She even gave us choccy biscuits. A pottery lesson with Fi was a very successful present for a very difficult to buy for person. I would fully recommend for anyone.”
 
“My boyfriend and I had a lesson and it was the best experience! So much fun and I was v proud of our little pots. If you're in the Oxfordshire area definitely look her up, a really great unique gift idea, or just a fun weekend activity! Thanks so much Fi, can't wait for the end result :) x”
“My Mum thoroughly enjoyed her Ceramics workshop yesterday with the fab @fichceramics | I bought the gift voucher as her Christmas present. Highly recommended! I may have made a little purchase for myself while I was there ~ cheeky!”
 
“I had so much fun yesterday at the lovely @fichceramics 😊 learning how to throw clay, we had lots of laughs and a cute little pot at the end of it. Thank u so much for having us Fi”.
 
Had a brilliant session with Fiona today - looking forward to the next one
 
“I had such a great time with Fi learning how to throw!! She was a very patient and helpful teacher, and I'm so happy with what I managed to create. Recommend this class to anyone, it was brilliant to try something new, and is so much fun! Huge thanks Fi xxxx”
 “Thanks so much for the lesson and for your patience. I loved it!”
 
“Had great fun tonight learning how to throw a pot with Fiona. Adrenaline crafting!”
 
“Had a brilliant session with Fiona today - looking forward to the next one"
"I was bought a FICH for my Christmas present and I had a wonderful time learning all new and exciting techniques for throwing a pot. I'd done it once before and wasn't very good so was very new to it all. Fi is an awesome teacher and great to have a chat and a cuppa tea with. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars!!

“I had such a great time with Fi learning how to throw!! She was a very patient and helpful teacher, and I'm so happy with what I managed to create. Recommend this class to anyone, it was brilliant to try something new, and is so much fun! Huge thanks Fi xxxx”
 
“Thanks so much Fi! I've had so much fun doing my one to one pottery class. I loved learning every part of the process and we've had a great giggle too! So friendly and such a lovely inspiring environment surrounded by your beautiful work. Would definitely recommend! X”
 
“My wife and I did one of Fi's classes last night and it was loads of fun. Neither of us had done any kind of pottery before so it was a challenge but amazingly we both managed to make a pot! Fi is a really good teacher and makes the whole class a great experience. Looking forward to doing another one!”

 

"I just want to say a big thank you to Fi for giving myself and Annie a wonderful pot making session yesterday. I may have produced something, ahem, a little more original, but I am really looking forward to seeing the finished piece. Thanks again. I may well come back for another go. 😁😘"

 

"Such an awesome and satisfying experience. Thanks Fi!"