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Intermediate Pottery Workshop



Intermediate Pottery Workshop :

This is a fabulous two-hour pottery workshop focussing on how to ‘throw’ a pot. You will learn how to prepare clay and centre it on the wheel and pull up the clay to form cylinders and bowl shapes. This is a small informal class of up to 3 people, where you'll get lots of teaching time and have your own pottery wheel throughout the session.


You will also have to opportunity to practice ‘turning’ on pre-prepared leather hard pots. When the workshop is finished you can choose your favourite three pieces and they will be fired and glazed ready for you to collect within two or three weeks.


This workshop is particularly suitable for those that have previously attended the introduction to pottery workshop and will certainly provide you with the skills to take pottery making onto the next level.


What's included in the workshop:

  • All clay, tools etc are provided
  • Use of a Potters Wheel
  • Tea, Coffee 
  • 10% Discount off purchases made on the day in the Sew Me Something Shop
  • Free Parking
  • Firing Process - Pots to be collected from Longbarn a couple of weeks after the workshop


What you need to bring:

  • Pottery can be a messy game so please bring your own apron
  • It is advisable to tie long hair back


Join us at The Makers' Space in Longbarn Village, Alcester Heath, Alcester, BN49 5JJ for this wonderful workshop 


 About your Tutor:

Your tutor Selby Dickinson was first introduced to the world of ceramics when he undertook an apprenticeship in a studio pottery on the Wirral.  Having learnt all about production and the running of a busy studio pottery, he furthered his passion for ceramics and studied for a degree in Multi Disciplinary Design at Stoke On Trent. Following graduation, he opened his first studio in Cambridge, and during this time began to teach pottery to local community groups, schools and adult education.

Selby's work is all made on the wheel and he works extensively with coloured slips and engobes to produce his colour range. He would describe his work as contemporary, functional ware whilst keeping to the many disciplines that he first learnt as an apprentice.  Selby's great passion is passing on his skills and knowledge through teaching.


You can find some of his beautiful work for sale in our gallery at The Makers' Space.


How to contact us:

If you have any questions please contact us on or call us on 01789 713241. Our address is The Makers' Space, Longbarn Village, Alcester Heath, Alcester, BN49 5JJ

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