Details of workshops run during the Upwey Potters Annual Exhibition are set out below.
The exhibition runs from 27th May to 11th June 2017 at the Upwey Old School Village Hall.
We will have groups coming in on some of the days, so the available dates for the public
to come and play with us are set out below.
People who are on our emailing list will be sent details and given booking priority!
So follow the link to get on that list.
Fil Cooke will unload the Soda Firing kiln in the playground, to reveal his current batch of pottery and explain how the firing is done. There are pages on this website about soda firing at this link and at this link.
During the show, when not doing anything else, the potters will be demonstrating their various skills and methods of making their work. They are happy to talk to our visitors and explain the processes and motivations.
The following details are from 2016 - the 2017 activities will be similar - the dates will be filled in when they have been sorted out.
The Throwing Sessions run for two hours starting at 10.30am and 2.00pm. For the £10 fee you get as much clay as you need, a demonstration and some help learning the basics of throwing on the wheel. Wear old clothes and bring a camera!
The pots you make can be taken away unfired for no further cost
or if you book another session you can turn the bases yourself ready for firing and then glazing
or you can leave pots for us to turn and fire at an additional £5 per pot (paid on the day and collected a few weeks later).
You can also buy clay for £2/kg to take home and play with.
Only 6 places are available for each session. There are currently spaces on the following dates :-
May :- ??th am & pm ; ??th am & pm
June :- ??th am & pm; ??th am & pm; ??th am & pm;
To book a place Click here to send an email or phone Bill on 01305 812030 (probable answerphone) please state your preferences for dates and am/pm.
You can phone the hall 01305 815216 during the event to book sessions, but the demand will be high.
The Painting With Clay Sessions run for two hours starting at 2pm. There is no fixed fee, but a donation is expected!
You will be shown how to create images using coloured clays and natural pigments to build up pictures on card.
There is no pre-booking - just turn up before 2pm!
Dates of sessions are June :- ??