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Workshops and Special Events

Details of workshops run during the Upwey Potters Annual Exhibition
are set out below.

The exhibition runs from 26th May to 10th June 2018 at the
Upwey Old School Village Hall.

There is an email link below, which enables you to easily sign up
for getting on a workshop session.
You can use that link to tell us which session(s) you would prefer
to come on, we can then get back to you with a confirmation.

We have groups coming in on Mondays and Tuesdays and Thursday 31st May, so no sessions are available then.

Fil Cooke and Laurence Eastwood should be unloading the Soda Firing kiln in the playground, to reveal the 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.

Laurence Eastwood Master Class Demonstration - Sunday 3rd June 11am and 3pm

Laurence will be staging demonstrations of his pottery making skills, based on his experiences working for the last three years at the Leach Pottery in St.Ives, Cornwall, which is the home of British Studio pottery. A chance to watch him throw large pots and hear him explain his production methods. He will pass his hat around afterwards.

Painting With Clay Sessions Wed 30th May and Friday 1st June 11am and 3pm

Maggie and Pat are running one hour sessions using natural pigments to create pictures and patterns on card. This is suitable for people of all ages. The cost is £6 per person.

Raku Firing Workshops

There will be opportunities for anyone to have a go at decorating a small bowl and watching it being fired in the raku kiln and then after cleaning it take it home. The cost is £20 per person including the bowl. Sessions run for 3 hours, starting at 10am and 2pm

Throwing Workshops

There will be pottery throwing workshops.
The cost is £20 per person including all the clay, but no subsequent firing. Sessions run for 3 hours, starting at 10am and 2pm.

Booking sessions

Young and vunerable people must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult (because we don't have any available!).
Send an email to enquire about booking, state prefered dates and am/pm - We will return an email to confirm bookings (done each evening)
You can phone the hall  01305 815216 during the event to book sessions.