As the Autumn evenings draw in and thoughts turn to indoor pursuits and activities, here’s a timely reminder of the clay, sun and summer fun we had in August at Lakefest.
We offered drop-in potter’s wheel sessions to festival goers, working with approximately 100 or so families and individuals over the weekend. We also took some lovely pics.
There’s nothing quite like throwing pots on the potter’s wheel to bring people together. We enjoy the way complete strangers bond and forge relationships with each other on our weekend and one day workshops.
Participants form a creative and supportive community and although, by its very nature a transient one, the workshops are always a joy and a life affirming environment in which to work.
Here are some pictorial examples of our recent potter’s wheel communities:
30 Sept & 1 Oct Weekend
16 Sept Day
5 & 6 Aug Weekend
Traditionally, June is a quiet month for our potter’s wheel weekends and one day workshops as the great British public’s attention is drawn towards the garden and other outside pursuits. Normally, we see a lull in the number of ‘would be potters’ and adjust the frequency of workshops accordingly. Not so this year! June has been as busy as any other month with hoards of participants beating a trail to our door.
We provide a complimentary lunch and participants have really enjoyed picnicking on the Pottery lawn in the Summer sunshine.
Here’s photo evidence of the potting public’s unwavering desire to make pottery in flaming June.
Potter’s wheel weekend 3&4 June 2017
Potter’s wheel weekend 10&11 June 2017
Potter’s wheel day 17 June 2017
Husband and ‘keeper of secrets’ Geoff, arranged for himself and wife Julie to spend the day making pots on the potter’s wheel as a birthday surprise. Julie had always harboured a desire to try the potter’s wheel and we were delighted when Geoff approached us to help fulfil her ambition.
He did such an excellent job of concealing the activity from Julie, even when they were yards from the Pottery she still had no idea of what they were going to be doing for the day.
The pair thoroughly enjoyed their experience and we’re sure we’ll be seeing both of them again in the not too distant future.
These guys were on an extended honeymoon when they recently attended one of our potter’s wheel weekend workshops. They quite literally stepped off a plane, into the Pottery and onto the potter’s wheels.
The pair spent a brilliant day with seven other potter’s wheel newbies making loads of terracotta pots, plates and bowls.
The newly weds even found the energy to re-enact ‘that scene’ from ‘that movie’ – I think you know the one!