What’s it about
Clay is a readily available material that our hunter gatherer ancestors used for millenia to turn into a wide variety of both functional and decorative items. Join us at our ancient woodland camp for a relaxing woodland pottery day and find out all about collecting and refining clay as well as how to transform this wonderful material into beautiful items.
What will I do on this woodland pottery course?
You will learn how to make your own beautiful clay items from start to finish. You will:
- Gather local raw clay
- Learn how to refine the clay and make ready for use
- Make a variety of small, simple clay items like: bowls, pendants and beads
- Make a clay brick to be used for kiln building
- Build a primitive kiln
- Fire your clay pieces in the kiln
- Take home what you’ve made
All tools and materials are included in the cost of our woodland pottery course.
You can see our complete course schedule here.
Location: Westwell, Kent
Duration: 1 day
Course size: Maximum of 8
Catering: We’ll provide tea & coffee, you’ll need to bring a packed lunch
Note: There is a short walk from the meeting point to the camp. We’ll transport your bags in our 4×4.
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Absolutely brilliant day with Lily 10, Woodland Pottery in May. Lots learnt and great fun was had. Thanks as always to Gary, Nicola and the crew, I think I can now get Lily to do some more courses, in the words of H E Bates “Perfick”.
A lovely day spent with the Jack Raven Bushcraft team. I've been inspired to build my own kiln.
loved being at their base camp too.
Thoroughly enjoyed this day, learning about different clays and sourcing local clay. The new kiln is a work of art and the results really goo. Dee is a really good tutor too. Brilliant day. 😁
Thanks to all the team for a fun and educational day !
A well organised and run course from the initial booking to the finish of the day. Our small friendly group learned about the finding and preparation of clay and how early humans would have made pots. A primitive, but effective kiln was built and our simple work was fired. We awaited the results pumping the bellows and digging more local clay. A beautiful location. Highly recommended.