*NEW* Make a Bowl - Individual Pottery Experience
I am so excited to announce that have I started up my pottery experiences again with social distancing measures in place (see more information below). Please get in touch to book your space!
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 a tea or coffee with a chocolate biscuit. 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.
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? Email me at Fi@FICHceramics.co.uk.
Social distancing measures;
I am so excited to announce that I have started my pottery experiences up again! There will be social distancing measures in place to ensure you feel safe and relaxed during your experience. There will be sufficient time between each pottery experiences, everyone in the studio will need to wear a mask at all times, there will also be hand sanitiser which will need to be used when you arrive for your experience. Everyone, including myself will need to do a lateral flow test minimum 30 minutes before your pottery experience. During this time, there will not be any hot beverages or biscuits provided but you are more than welcome to bring a drink with you. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
I will look forward to hearing from you,
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