Make a Bowl - Individual Pottery Experience
Make yourself a bowl to eat your favourite nibbles out of!
To do this course you don’t need to have any previous experience.
- North Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
- One to one tuition
- Make and keep your very own hand-thrown bowl that has been neatened up and is watertight
- Experiences for two by arrangement
- Flexible time and days
- Calming atmosphere
- Taught in working home ceramics studio
- Bowl is completed in three sessions
- Duration for an individual's session is about 4 hours in total
What can I expect?
The process to make a bowl is in three parts.
Session 1 (1.5 hour)
Firstly, you will watch the art of throwing a bowl while drinking either an english breakfast or herbal tea. During the demonstration I will go through each movement to explain what I’m doing and why, but don’t panic, when it’s your turn on the wheel I will go through everything again so that you feel comfortable. We will make one bowl together and if this takes a couple of attempts, that’s no problem at all.
This session usually lasts for an hour and a half on a one to one basis. Experiences for two people can be arranged as well, these will last around two hours.
My friendly studio pup, Inca, happily sleeps through the whole experience, only waking up at the beginning and end for cuddles. She wont be offended if you'd prefer not to though!
Session 2 (1.5 hours)
The second part of the process happens a few days later, when the pot has had a chance to dry out a bit. Your bowl will be put upside down on the wheel and the excess clay will be carved off to create a ‘foot’ and you’ll stamp it with your name for the finishing touch. Your bowl will then be left to completely dry out before being fired. In this session I will ask you what glaze you’d like to use so that I can ensure your favourite glaze is available. You can choose any of the colours that have been in any of my colour palette colours, past and present, totalling in approximately 20 different colours.
Session 3 (1 hour)
The third and final session will be where you add colour to your bowl and make it watertight. The glaze will be applied with soft paintbrushes and 3 layers will be applied in total. After this session your pot will be fired again and then you can either collect your pot or have it posted to you for a small fee.
And finally, go home and eat all of your favourite things out of your new bowl!
Would you like to have a go at making your very own bowl?
How to purchase/book your pottery experience
If the pottery experience is a gift:
Please purchase the pottery experience you would like to gift from the shop. Once purchased, if you would like digital gift card emailed to you, email me at email@example.com.
If the pottery experience is for yourself:
Once you have picked which pottery experience you would like to do, please purchase the pottery experience, and then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book in your experience.
If the pottery experience is for a specific date:
Please email me at email@example.com before purchasing your pottery experience so I can check it is available.
If the pottery experience is for two people:
Please purchase two of the desired pottery experiences from the shop, as it is done per person. Additional people can be added onto the experiences up until 24hours before the pottery experience is due to start, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org before purchasing. If you would like to arrange a pottery experience for 3 or more people, please email me.
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