Pottery can certainly be a famly affair!
These guys came and each had a go on the potter’s wheel as part of our drop-in service aimed at individuals and small groups.
I’m loving the variation of the pot shapes – everybody holds their hands in a different way so you can repeat this activity with a thousand participants and get a different result every time.
Another weekend and another delightful bunch of pottery hen party participants making exquisite coil pots.
Our hen party guests spend an average of 2hrs at the studio depending which project they select from our wide ranging and fun menu of pottery activities, including the potter’s wheel.
More details about our pottery hen parties can be found here.
Here are some more photographs of these ladies getting creative with their clay.
As part of my continuing work with the innovative & creative Washwood Heath Nursery school, a group of parents visited the studio to learn all about clay, pottery and Maths!
The Birmingham Nursery School offers its children a week of activities designed to explore numeracy within the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
The Pottery workshop for parents gives the adults an insight into how measuring, counting and comparing etc. can be easily incorporated into play, in this instance, with clay.
We were delighted to host Colwall Guides at the Pottery the other evening.
Apprentice Ethan showed the group one of his pieces made on the potters wheel and decorated by flicking coloured slip at the surface.
The technique obviously inspired the girls as the majority chose to decorate their coil pots (and the immediate vacinity!) in this manner.
We launched a brand new potters wheel workshop option at the beginning of the year. Basically, small groups can hire a wheel between two participants and take turns to make pots for an hour and a half.
The first customers to take us up on the offer visited the studio to celebrate a 50th Birthday. Three couples had great fun making shapes and watching each other spin wet clay.
More photos from the potter’s wheel workshop here.