Throw a pot on a potters wheel experience

Potters wheel ‘Throw a Pot’ experience – April to July 2022

/ Potters wheel ‘Throw a Pot’ experience – April to July 2022

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

This is a fun, happy experience where you will get to go on one of two potters wheels in the pottery.  This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, you do not need to have had a go with clay before.

£55 per person

Purchase a voucher here!

Dates available – April-July 2022 daytime, weeknight and weekend dates

Afternoons 1-3pm
Sunday 10th April 2022 – 4 places
Thursday 26th May 2022 – 4 places
Friday 14th July 2022- 4 places
Saturday 23rd July 2022 – 4 places

Evenings 7-9pm
Monday 25th April 2022 – 4 places
Thursday 21st April 2022 – 4 places

Have a voucher? Book your experience here.

What will you do?
You will use a white earthenware clay, to make a bowl or a mug with the expert assistance of Louise.  Each person will have time to make at least one piece which will be dried carefully, fired and glazed white before ready for collection. All pieces are suitable for use and safe in the dishwasher.

All materials 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 4 people on my potters wheel workshops , and you will each help another to remember the skills you will be taught!

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 Café Bloc, a cake bakery -Butterwick, a 1940’s inspired tearoom called the Blitz Café and a lovely lounge bar called Kino Lounge.