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Bus Stop Classes
Day Classes 10.00 - 13.00: Monday (full) / Tuesday - available / Wednesday - available
Evening Class: will be either Tuesday or Wednesday depending on popularity for a 3 hour class
Taster Day: on request £60 per person only 4 in the group. 10.00 - 15.00
- make your own coil pot and decorate with different slip techniques. Throwing a vase. Bring your own lunch and Hector (the cockerpoo) will welcome you!
Pottery is clay that is modeled, dried, and fired, usually with a glaze or finish, into a vessel or decorative object. Clay is a natural product dug from the earth, which has decomposed from rock within the earth's crust for millions of years. Decomposition occurs when water erodes the rock, breaks it down, and deposits them.
The potter can form his product in one of many ways. Clay may be modeled by hand or with the assistance of a potter's wheel, may be jiggered using a tool that copies the form of a master model onto a production piece, may be poured into a mold and dried, or cut or stamped into squares or slabs.
Pottery must be fired to a temperature high enough to mature the clay, meaning that the high temperature hardens the piece to enable it to hold water. An integral part of this firing is the addition of liquid glaze (it may be painted on or dipped in the glaze) to the surface of the unfired pot, which changes chemical composition and fuses to the surface of the fired pot.