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Have Fun While Learning a New Skill
Aylesford Pottery is set in the beautiful, historic grounds of The Friars in Aylesford. It is a wonderful location for learning a new skill, meeting people and making something special which you can keep for yourself or gift to friends and family. Many of our students even go on to sell their pottery.
Aylesford School of Ceramics offers several experience and course options which are suitable for people who have never touched clay as well as more advanced potters looking for expert guidance to perfect the craft.
Master potters Alan and Billy look forward to welcoming you – teaching you as much or as little as you want to know about the different processes involved in making pottery objects and guiding you as you choose your own clay projects – you have the freedom to make whatever you choose.
About Aylesford School of Ceramics
Aylesford School of Ceramics is owned and run by master potters, Alan Parris, and Mark ‘Billy’ Byles. Alan and Billy have been teaching ceramics courses for many years and they have designed their courses to be both good fun and informative. They are entertaining and energetic teachers who want you to enjoy your time with them, as well as learn new pottery skills.
The teaching classroom at Aylesford School of Ceramics has 18 pottery wheels and plenty of space for hand building your creations. A separate glazing room is next door, well stocked with many glazes, oxides and other materials for adding colour and finish to your creations.
Alan and Billy have been producing fine studio pottery together for over 30 years and create their ceramics in Aylesford Pottery. Everything in the Aylesford Pottery showroom is created by hand, combining traditional methods with the occasional modern twist. Visitors are always welcome to watch them work in their studio at the back of their gallery. The pottery is adjacent to the classroom and glaze room. You can read more about Aylesford Pottery and its history here.