|What||Pottery Experience Day|
|Where||Aylesford School of Ceramics, Aylesford Pottery, The Friars, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX|
|When||Throughout the year on selected Saturdays and Sundays|
|Places||11 attendees per session|
|Duration||10 am – 4pm with 1-hour lunch break (lunch not provided)|
|Suitable for||Adults of any age and young people aged 15+ when accompanied by a responsible, paying adult|
|Cost||£80 per person per session|
|Equipment and materials||Everything is provided, including an apron, tools, materials and tea and coffee.
UPDATE: November 2021. During the COVID-19 pandemic please use a mask that covers your nose and mouth whilst in the pottery studios and glaze room.
|Before the session||֍ Please wear old clothes and shoes.
֍ You’ll find working with clay easier if you cut your fingernails short, tie back long hair, and remove jewellery on your hands and wrists.
֍ Look at some photos of previous attendees’ work to gather inspiration.
֍ Charge your phone or camera to capture some memories of the day and shots of your work in progress.
|During the session||֍ In the morning your tutor will give you an introduction to preparing clay, centring clay on the wheel, and wheel throwing bowls and cylinders.
֍ In the afternoon you can choose to continue refining your technique on the wheel or try hand-building techniques including slab building, pulling a handle and coiling.
֍ You might make several small bowls on the wheel, and a mug, jug, vase or pen pot whilst hand-building – the choice is yours!
֍ At the end of the day, you will be shown a selection of different coloured glazes and choose which you would like applied to up to 5 of the pieces you make on the day. If you wish to have more than 5 pieces fired and glazed, you may do so at an additional cost of £5.00 for each extra piece.
|After the session||֍ Pieces will be fired, glazed and fired again, and will be ready for collection 1 month after the day you attended and held for a maximum of 6 months.
֍ Once glazed, you can use your pots for food and drink or anything else you can think of, they are oven proof, microwavable, hand washable and dishwasher safe.
֍ Unfortunately, we cannot post items to you, but friends and family can collect pots on your behalf.
To be confirmed…