*NEW* Make a Yarn 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 a new bowl for your favourite yarn.
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 yarn 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 completed in three sessions
- Duration for an individual's session is about 5.5 hours in total
What can I expect?
The process to make a pot is in three parts.
Session 1 (2 hours)
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 3.5 hours.
Session 2 (2.5 hours)
The second part of the process happens a week later, when the bowl 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’. You'll then use a potter's knife to cut out a pattern which you'll eventually feed your yarn through. To finish it off, you’ll stamp it with your name using some letter stamps. Your bowl will then be left to dry out slowly before being fired. Your bowl will then be fired and it will then be glazed, in your final session.
Session 3 (1 hours)
For this session you will glaze your yarn bowl. You have the choice of any colour that has been in any of my colour palettes, past and present, totalling in approximately 20 different colours. 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 no extra charge.
And finally, go home and create a new jumper using your new yarn bowl!
Would you like to have a go at making your very own yarn 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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