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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Fabulous day , creating and learning about the process of kiln firing in the wild. Lots of fun at a gentle unhurried pace with some interesting history thrown in.