Garden Bird Pottery Ornament Louise Crookenden-Johnson

Make your own Garden Bird Ornament – March to August 2023

Pottery workshop– 2hr Experience– 133 Headlands, Kettering, Northants NN156AE with Louise Crookenden-Johnson

This is a fun, happy experience where you will get to make your very own Pottery Garden Bird mini sculpture.  This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, you do not need to have had a go with clay before.

£45 per person

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Book dates 2023
Friday 31st March 1-3pm -10 places available
Monday 24th April 7-9pm – 10 places available
Saturday 13th May 1-3pm – 4 places available
Thursday 8th June 7-9pm – 10 places available
Saturday 8th  July 10-2 am – 10 places available

What will you do?
You will use a rich black stoneware clay, to hand shape hollow bird forms, add beak, wings and then pattern and decorate them with textures and add high firing wire to make the perfect little bird for your garden or as a gift for friends and family.  Each person will have time to make one bird, suitable for outdoors or in the home

All materials –  clay and wire – and firing your masterpiece after the pieces have dried carefully, are covered in the costs. There will be lots of support and advice to help you on your way.  You will need to arrange to collect ( in about two weeks time) once fired or your pieces can easily be posted at cost.

Who will I be taught by?
You will be learning from me, Louise Crookenden-Johnson, potter and clay enthusiast. I have been working with clay since my teens – 40 years ago! – in many different forms and in my Kettering pottery for the last 4 years. I adore being able to pass on new skills and inspire others. My approach is friendly and relaxed and I have seen that everyone has creative spirit, just not always the confidence, I love helping that emerge and seeing proud new potters.

Who is this workshop suitable for?
Everyone can do this – and so far people that have come have given fab feedback on my pottery experiences. My workshops are for adults – minimum age is 16 years old.

How many people will be on the course?
I usually keep to 10 people on my workshops so that you have plenty of space for making lovely things.

Refreshments
Tea, coffee and water will be provided.

Where is Kettering, Northamptonshire?
Kettering is beautifully located in the Midlands on great transport routes, we are 40 mins from London St Pancras, an hour from Nottingham by train. We are just off the A14 and 25 mins from Junction 19 of the M1. Parking outside the pottery is free just outside on quiet Cranleigh Road off Headlands. Kettering has some lovely independent shops, you could take lunch before or have a drink after your pottery experience at one of them, just 10 mins away at this end of Kettering in the market square we have a Deli and coffee shop Kafé Bloc, a cake bakery -Butterwick, a 1940’s inspired tearoom called the Blitz Café and a lovely lounge bar called Kino Lounge, and a don’t miss the wonderful Gelato shop Rocky’s