Pottery Experience Day

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
Booking Essential
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.

Level Novice, beginner
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.

2021 Dates

13th November
20th November
11th December
12th December

2022 Dates

22nd January
29th January
12th February
19th February
27th February
12th March
20th March
26th March
9th April
24th April
8th May
22nd May
28th May
11th June
19th June
26th June
3rd July
17th July
10th September
18th September
25th September
8th October
16th October
12th November
13th November
19th November
4th December
10th December

2023 Dates

To be confirmed…