Individual Pottery Experiences - Make a plant pot
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 a new home for your favourite little plant.
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 pot 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
- Pot completed in three sessions
- Duration for an individual's session is about 3.5 hours in total
What can I expect?
The process to make a pot is in three parts.
Session 1 (1.5 hour)
Firstly, you will watch the art of throwing a pot 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 pot 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 pot 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 pot 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 pot 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 repot your plant into it’s new home!
Would you like to have a go at making your very own plant pot? 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.
Here are some FAQs, if you don’t see the answer to your question, please feel free to send me an email; Fi@FICHceramics.co.uk.
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?
£100 per person
This is going to be a gift for someone, do you do gift cards?
Yes, we do gift cards and are available upon request. Gift cards are valid for a year from the date of purchase.*
*However this has been extended to 2 years if purchased between March 2020-May 2021
How many sessions is it?
This experience lasts a total of 3 sessions with a week or so between the first two and the final one will be slightly longer as your pot will need to completely dry out and fired before you come back to glazed it (add colour).
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 your first session. At each session you will book the following one so please bring a diary with you when you come or have a few dates in mind that you could do. Once you have contacted me we will arrange a date and I will send over the terms and conditions and the address of my studio.
Looking forward to meeting you,
Pottery Experience Testimonials
“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”
"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!"