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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Earth Wool Fire | Ceramics Taster Session

One thing I’ve always wanted to do is have a go at pottery. In fact every year for Christmas I would ask my Mam for a potter’s wheel but she knew how messy I was and wisely made the decision not to get me one.

My childhood dream came true when I popped along to the Earth Wool Fire ceramics taster session at Make and The Craft Kitchen. Earth Wool Fire are a Portsmouth based business specialising in handcrafted ceramic and knitted items and they have just launched tutorial sessions!

During the taster session I was shown how to model clay by manipulating it with various tools and was talked through hand building techniques. We were asked to make a bowl each, but me being the overambitious person that I am, quickly got bored of making bowls and decided to make a little puffin! Granted, he looks a bit like a halloween mask but I’m pretty proud of him! (I’ve named him Nooner after the Urban Decay eyeshadow haha).

Alan, our tutor for the day, also brought along his potter’s wheel for those who were brave enough to give wheel throwing a go. I could hardly contain my excitement and jumped at the chance to have a go.

I was shown how to use the pedal, and quickly found out that pressing down hard really does make a mess (sorry Alan). Again, I was asked to make a bowl but I slowly transformed a bowl into a vase, much to Alan’s dismay. I did eventually make the bowl that he asked for but it’s safe to say I had a lot of fun before hand.

I actually found it really therapeutic to just sit and use the potter’s wheel. There’s something quite relaxing about modelling the clay and putting full concentration into it. It did help that Make and The Craft kitchen is a really bright and positive environment to be in anyway.

The whole session including materials, tutoring and firing (the pots) cost just £5! Unfortunately the full Earth, Wool, Fire course was a little too expensive for me but I’d love to give it a go in the future.

Have you had a go at pottery?

Tell me in the comments below


- A x
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  1. Aw this looks like so much fun and I love what you created! Your puffin is adorable <3 I've always wanted to have a go at pottery but my mother never let me have a potter's wheel either for the same reason, haha! I'm gonna keep an eye out for local taster sessions! :)

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    1. Lol Mother's know best - I did indeed make a huge mess as an adult so goodness knows what kind of mess I would've made as a child.

      - A x

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  2. Aw this looks amazing! My Great Uncle had his own pottery barn in the countryside, my mum took my dad there as a date when they first got together - but unfortunately he died when I was very young so I never got the opportunity to go!
    It's something I've always wanted to do but never had the chance - I think I might add this to my day zero project now,
    thanks for sharing!

    May
    www.DropsofBrandy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That sounds amazing! Such a shame you never got to visit the pottery barn yourself bet that would've been such an amazing experience. What is the day zero project? Sounds fun!

      - A x

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  3. Your puffin is too adorable!! I'd love to give pottery a go, I used to do a kiddies version when I was young but I really want to try it properly again!

    Teri-May xx
    Www.acupoft.co.uk

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    1. Haha thanks T! I soo would've to go to a kids pottery club when I was little!! Very jealous x

      - A x

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  4. Oh, man this looks like so much fun! I've always wanted to take a class too!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Christian | http://www.mysimplemodestchic.com/

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  5. So cool! this really does look therapeutic.

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