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One day Course:

or book two days and make it a weekend course

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we found that one day saturday courses were the most popular. But if you would like to do a 2 day weekend course just let us know and you can use spaces on both weekend days


We can bespoke any workshop for YOU!

Potter’s Wheel Workshops
Create and relax in rural tranquility.

The Pottery is situated in the Upper Elan Valley in the Radnor Hills amidst the idyllic Wye valley villages and walkways. The perfect environment to unwind, learn a new skill and discover hidden talents.

“Brilliant birthday treat”
We had a wonderful time creating pottery with Alex. It was booked as a birthday treat and Alex and Blue were so flexible and helpful when we were sorting out the details. Both adults and children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and Alex Mareli21
St Albans, United Kingdomwas a great teacher. Highly recommended. Visited October 2015

“A fab day throwing pots”
I bought this as a surprise birthday gift for my husband and we both really enjoyed it. The 2 of us had a good 6 hours at the wheel, first being shown the ropes by Alex then being let loose to make our own items whilst still under his close supervision. We made about 8 things each and at the end of the day chose our favourite 2 each which we painted with slip to be left with Alex for glazing and firing. A lovely lunch was provided by Alex's wife Blue and drinks were on hand all day. We're really looking forward to receiving our mugs and bowls in the post in a months time. My husband seemed to have a natural flare for it but even I managed to produce a reasonable bowl and mug, and above all we had a great day, one which we would recommend to anyone who would like to try something a bit different. Well worth the money. mandy6981
west mids. Visited November 2015

Potter’s Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops
Spend a relaxing day or weekend making pots on the potter’s wheel.

Small friendly groups and 4 electric potter‟s wheels ensure plenty of individual attention and guidance. You will explore a whole range of making techniques based upon the potters wheel including: throwing, turning, attaching handles & motifs and decorating methods using under-glaze and coloured slip.


Day 1

The workshop starts at 10am. After tea/coffee, introductions and initial demonstration you will be taken as a group, step by step, through the pot throwing process. Once you have got the hang of things, you will be encouraged to develop at your own pace with individual tutoring as and when required. Around 1pm, a light lunch consisting of bread, cheese, salad and fruit is served. In the afternoon there will be further demonstrations after which you will work larger lumps of clay, make bigger pots and explore different shapes and forms. At the end of the day and once the wheels have been cleaned, you will select 1 or 2 of your best pots to be left at the Pottery for firing and glazing. The remaining wet pots can either be re-claimed or taken away on the day at cost.

If you are participating in the weekend workshop, the results of your labour from day one will be left to dry overnight.

Day 2

Your pots from Saturday are now “leather-hard‟ and ready to be turned. After a demonstration you will learn how to throw foot-rings, add handles and other motifs. Colour can be added at this stage using an exciting range of coloured under-glazes and decorating slips. Following lunch participants choose from the range of demonstrated techniques to finish 3-5 pots (dependant on weight) to be left for firing and glazing. The workshop concludes with a brief review of each others achievements and creativity. The weekend ends at 5pm.

Your fabulous creations will be left with us to dry thoroughly before they go into the kiln. Once they have been fired and glazed, we‟ll carefully wrap and dispatch your finished pots to your home address. You will be delighted at the professional results when they arrive on your doorstep approximately one month later.

Cost: £95 a day £165 weekend. Includes refreshments, lunch, all materials, firing, glazing and the cost of posting your finished masterpieces.

How to book: Please contact the Pottery to check availability and make a provisional booking Tel: 01597860127.

Once you have checked availability, please print & complete the booking form and send it along with a cheque for the full amount to: The Lion House, Newbridge on Wye, LD1 6LN, Powys, Mid Wales.

We will then write to you to confirm your place.

examples of potter’s wheel workshops