Woodland Pottery


woodland pottery | course | traditional pottery course | Kent | south east | London

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.

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Other information

Location: Westwell, Kent

Duration: 1 day

Start: 10am

End: 4pm

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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Jack Raven Bushcraft
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 4 reviews
 by Jacquie
Woodland pottery

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. 😁

 by Alan Wright
A great day making and learning about pottery

Thanks to all the team for a fun and educational day !

 by Carole
Great Day of Learning about Real Pot Making

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.

 by Jacquie Hall
Woodland Pottery

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.