Pottery breaks at Valley View are a great way to combine a relaxing break near the beautiful Jurassic Coast near Lyme Regis and to learn a new and fun skill.
Whether you’re a beginner or a happy hobby potter, have fun trying techniques including, slab building, tile making, decorating with textures, slips, glazes and sprigs. As our resident potter, Penny, is mainly a hand builder, we will concentrate on slab techniques to create various functional and decorative pieces. Some time can also be spent having fun on the potter’s wheel (available by prior request).
Our pottery breaks include demonstrations of techniques using a slip mould, coiling, basic slab building and seasonal project ideas are given regularly, whilst encouraging you to work on your own projects and interests. Practical help and support is provided individually throughout the course. An optional follow-up day looking at decorative techniques and preparing your own pieces for a glaze firing will also be available.
Classes are relaxed and friendly, and can be held over a 2 or 3 day period, or afternoons/evenings on dates to suit your requirements. Residents and non-residents are all welcome. For residential courses, check that Penny and the Annexe or Barn are available on the dates you require. Please then book accommodation separately. The cost of the courses: £20 per person for the first 2 hours and £20 per any extra hours. This is for a minimum of 2 people. One-to-one sessions: £20 per person per hour.
On residential courses your work will be fired and glazed by Penny and sent to you if you wish.
This includes basic material, but firing, glazing and postage are extra.