Make a Mug - Individual Pottery Experiences
If you’re as picky as I am when it comes to choosing a mug to drink your chosen hot beverage from, then come and learn how to make your very own mug to your exact specifications and make your new favourite mug!
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 mug
- Experiences for two by arrangement
- Flexible time and days
- Calming atmosphere
- Taught in working home ceramics studio
- Mug completed in three sessions
- Duration for an individual's session is about 6 hours in total
- Your back-up mug base will be turned into a plant pot by FICHceramics
Session 1 (2 hours):
First of all you will sit back and relax while watching a demonstration given by me, Fi. During this, I will go through every movement explaining what I am doing and why. After this, it will be your turn on the wheel, you don’t need to panic though because I will go over everything again to make sure you feel comfortable knowing you’re doing it right. In this session you will throw 2 mug bases to ensure you have a mug at the end to take home at the end.
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 (3 hours):
This session will need to be completed a week after session 1, this allows your mug bases to dry out sufficiently for the next stage. Firstly, you will pick your favourite base to make into a mug and turn it (carve excess clay off) to make it neater and lighter. You’ll then pull a handle and attach it onto the base to make it into a mug. This method ensures that you mug will be very comfortable to hold as the dimples created during the process make the perfect thumb rest. At this stage you can stamp your name at the base. The other mug base, now plant pot, will turned by FICHceramics whilst you’re finishing off your mug.
(If you would like to see how to pull a handle, follow this link to go to YouTube)
Session 3 (1 hour):
The final session is where we add colour to your mug and make it watertight with glaze. You can choose any colour out of my colour palette colours, past and present, totalling in approximately 20 different colours. Using the soft brushes, I use for painting on glazes for my work you will carefully add the colour(s) you would like to your mug. FICHceramics will glaze your plant pot at the same time as you’re glazing your mug, in the colour of your choice. After this session your mug and plant pot will be fired a second time and you can then collection your mug and plant pot or they can be posted to you.
Would you like to have a go at making your own mug?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com to book in your experience.
If the pottery experience is for a specific date:
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com before purchasing. If you would like to arrange a pottery experience for 3 or more people, please email me.
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