It's very much a hands on experience, and you're encouraged to just give things a go.
The first week I started with a pinch pot - ok easy I know, but I've not done this before!
I also made a platter and some spoons ( of all things!)
On the second week I cleaned up the stuff I made the first week, then I had a go at the potters wheel. I LOVED it.
I made a right mess, but I loved it.
Today, half of my stuff had been fired, so that got glazed and I also cleaned and tidied up my wee potters wheel pots.
Every time I go I feel so totally chilled when I get home.
I'm now so hooked that I've been looking at second hand potters wheels and kilns. I have space, because now that I have my greenhouse I can use my old 'potting shed' as a wee studio - I wouldn't even have to make a new sign for it!!
Obviously this is sometime in the distant future!!
Anyway, here's my efforts.
The pots made on the wheel. Not the daintiest of things. And not exactly the most symmetrical either, but I love them anyway.
This is the stuff I made the first week which has been cleaned and fired.
And now glazed.
The wee lumps are actually glass crystals ( not, as I thought, lumps in the glaze that I needed to flick off!) In the kiln they explode and create a pattern. The glaze is a dark midnight blue colour.
Oh! and this is a wee soap dish - I found it on pintrest - I've glazed it in a creamy colour