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Pottery Wheel clay Experience

Pottery Wheel clay Experience

BASED IN PONTEFRACT WEST YORKSHIRE

POTTERY WHEEL EXPERIENCE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

At Fired Art Designs Pottery in Pontefract West Yorkshire we run one to one pottery wheel experiences  for adults and young children from 6 years as well as small groups and events for up to 16 people. We also go mobile with our smaller shimpo wheel.

Who want to throw a pot on the wheel well our most senior potter was 95 years old and it had been on her bucket list for 50 years, the youngest was 7 months.

Rachel has been teaching the wheel for over 25 years and has a real passion for it no matter how young or old you are. She has endless passions, and nothing is too much trouble.

On all the below experiences you make 1 to 8 pots depending on which one you book and in all cases,  you paint it on the same day. All your pots are then fired to bisque temperatures making them food safe and funtual. They are then glazed for you to pick up within 8 days. Alternatively, you can have them posted out to you for an additional cost.

Half and all-day events for Corporate, Hen, Stage does, are all available tailor made with or without food to suit your needs at an additional cost.

NOTE A FREE VOUCHER CAN BE POSTED OUT TO YOU OR EMAILED THE SAME DAY SO ITS NEVER TO LATE TO BUY THAT SPECIAL

EXPERIENCE. PLEASE MAKE A NOTE ON YOUR ORDER WHICH YOU WOULD LIKE

WHAT’S AVAILABLE?

1 hour pottery wheel Session any time to suit you recommended for children 
Have a go on the Potter’s Electric Wheel with guidance from Rachel, for 1 to 4 people with painting time afterwards £30 each.  (note if there are more than 1 person your time in the studio will be up to 1.5 hours) You will create 1 pot and paint it.

This is available anytime but you do have to book one of the 4 wheels for your lesson which are normally every hour on the hour

2 Hours On The pottery Wheel any time to suit you
You will have a demonstration on how to do a pot from Rachel making for a more detailed experience and lesson.

Rachel will then guide you to make your one pot of  your own on your own wheel and then paint it, this is an average stay 2 hours  cost £50 each. (if there are 4 people on the 4 wheels it may be up to 2.5 hours maximum

Your pot is then glazed and fired ready to post or collect within a week

4 Hours on the Pottery Wheel any time to suit you
4 hours on wheel £90 for one person  ( there is a discount of £25 a head if you bring a group of 2 to 4 people.

The session includes demonstration from Rachel working side by side for the duration of the class, follow your leader step by step all the way.  You will make 3 to 4 pots and then learn how to turn the pots and paint them. All your pots will be glazed and fired for you ready to post or collect within a week. Maximum stay 4 hours

Suitable for total beginners from 10 years to adults

Full Day any time to suit you

first person £150  up to  4 can attend and have a wheel each cost of additional potters  £75 each.

This includes make and turning several pots and have a go on a slab roller or use the clay extruder to make other style pottery if you wish. Rachel works side by side demonstrating and guiding you all the way to achieve outstanding jugs, bowls and vases.

To mix the day – Lunch, tea and coffee is included. Ready within 8 days.

 

Should you want more time to paint them you can return another day for £8 for up to 2 hours.

The Baby Wheel Experience week days only
From when they can sit-up. Rachel will throw a pot then put your baby on the wheel to have great messy play experience and paint it. Get some great pictures of them having fun and interacting with nature and loving it.

watch our video 

Baby on the Potters Wheel

Birthday parties/ events for Adults or children over 8 years old
Includes:

  • 2 to 3 hours exclusive studio time depending on numbers 6 to 12 people at £25 a head.
  • Party invitations
  • Demonstration by Rachel on how to throw a pot
  • 4 at a time go on the 4 wheels and Rachel shows them step by step how to achieve a great pot
  • While 4 are doing the wheel, the others paint a readymade pot for free
  • Separate room for you to bring food
  • Cost £25 a head

Available anytime

Two and a half hours Pottery Wheel Experience set dates

Twice a month we do 2 and a half hours on the Pottery wheel experiences lessons for £50 per person, the dates are set and there can be 1 to 4 people on these courses.  (sorry no room for just watching) The cost includes all materials firing and drinks.

Includes full demonstration by Rachel working alongside you and you make your own pot, learn how to finish/ turn it and paint it with our very own special colour-2-clay underglaze colours which goes directly onto unfired clay. You will make 1 pot colour it and have it fired within a week to go home

NEW DATES

APRIL

  • Good Friday 19th 10.am to 12.30pm 4 place left
  • Good Friday 19th 1pm to 3.30pm 4 place left 

May dates

Saturday 4th May 10 am to 12.30pm 4 place left

Saturday 4th May 1 pm to 3.30pm 4 place left

To book click the buy voucher button and name your time and date. Confirmation will come within a day. Clearly state your name, address and telephone number for the voucher to be

Full Pottery Wheel Experience at a reduced price as there a 2 to 4 on a set time and date

Twice a month we do full Pottery wheel experiences for £100 per person, saving £50 each the dates are set and there can be 2 to 4 people on these courses.  (sorry no room for just watching) The cost includes all materials firing. We start at 10am to 4pm and normally make 4/5 pots and paint them.

New courses for on the wheel. Includes full demonstration by Rachel working alongside you and you make your own pot, learn how to finish/ turn it and paint it with our very own special colour-2-clay underglaze colours which goes directly onto unfired clay.

(note please bring a sandwich for lunch we do drinks and cookies only)

The pot is then fired for you and glazed and re fired within a week.

DATES

Sunday 24th March

Sunday 7th April

Saturday 4th May

Sunday 5th May

Saturday June 1st

Sunday June 2nd

OUR NEW RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

We have a two bedroom, sleeps six apartments opposite the pottery studio so 15 steps to walk over. The accommodation comprises of 2 bedrooms one with 2 single beds the other with a double bed. Bathroom, L shaped lounge with sofa bed in and a dining area and fully fitted kitchen all to a very high standard. The apartment has two car spaces and a garden. (The pottery has 8 spaces) We also have a second apartment 5 minutes away that sleeps 4

The link is https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/25365203?preview_for_ml=true&guests=1&adults=1

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

The course includes 2 nights’ accommodation on Friday and Saturday with continental breakfast. It has everything for self catering.

Refreshments and light lunch Saturday and Sunday are also included, Tuition Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm, All materials and firings.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • How to wedge clay
  • Centre clay
  • Make a Cylinders
  • Make a Vase
  • Footed bowl that you alter the round shape and put handles on
  • Plant pot.
  • Jug with a handle
  • Paint all your pots ready for firing

Your pots can then all be fired for you and posted out to you if you wish (£12 extra). Alternatively, you may have your own kiln to fire it in and wish to take them home

We have 5 wheels. If you wish you can also go one the slab roller and make a pot. Maximum pots made and fire 8.

Cost per head is £270 or if you are happy to share a room with a colleague or friend the cost is £470 for two. We can tailor make this weekend for a group of friends or a hen weekend with both apartments for up to 10/12 as we also have a friend with a sleeps two 2 miles away on airbnb.

 

Should you only want 1 day and 1 night the fees are half

 

To book call Rachel on 07970793727  dates to suit you.

BUY A GIFT VOUCHER

Why not buy a Gift Voucher for the Wheel dates in 2019

TRIP ADVISOR TESTIMONIAL

Reviewed by Vicki E
22 Oct 2018
My daughter booked for her and I to come one afternoon for 2 hrs of fun. We LOVED it! A couple were in finishing off their accomplishments (for her 40th), a party were booked in for the weekend (there’s a flat you can book too!)- for someone’s 50th, -Rachel has had every event, and even a 90 yr old. Rachel is incredibly skilled and talented- she is a wonderful teacher. Katie and I made wide dishes, each being given the tricks of the trade and so much help as required, then the crowning glory was to use paints and streak them up the sides whilst on the spinner! Hilarious. I can only say you will have such a whale of a time, lots of fun and have something to show for your efforts- I can’t wait to return to collect after it’s been in the kiln!

WHERE TO FIND US:

The Firs
17 Mill Hill Lane
Pontefract
WF8 4JA
West Yorkshire
Rachel@firedartdesigns.co.uk
07970 793 727

Fired Art Designs opened a “Paint Your Own Pottery Studio” in 1986 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire by owner Rachel Byass.

     

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