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Pottery Class: Pinchpot Pumpkin
Pottery Class: Pinchpot Pumpkin

Sun, 22 Sept

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St Neots

Pottery Class: Pinchpot Pumpkin

Get into the autumnal spirit with our pottery pumpkin making workshop! Roll up your sleeves and be prepared to get your hands dirty while discovering the therapeutic benefits of playing with clay!

Time & Location

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22 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 12:00

St Neots, 12 Moore's Walk, St Neots, Saint Neots PE19 1AG, UK

About the Event

Get into the Autumnal spirit and join us for this fun and creative Clay Pumpkin hand building pottery workshop! 

Come discover the therapeutic benefits of working with clay and learn basic hand-building pottery techniques while sculpting your very own unique pumpkin!  Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some pottery experience, our workshops are designed to accommodate and inspire everyone. If you like being creative, want to learn a new craft or just looking for fun activities to do, come and dabble in the world of ceramics at Crafty Monkey Pottery Studio.

FAQ's

What can I expect from a pottery workshop at Crafty Monkey?

  • Step-by-Step Guidance: We will guide you through the entire process, from sculpting your pumpkin to adding intricate details using pottery tools.
  • All Materials Included: We provide all the clay, tools, and materials you’ll need. Just bring your creativity and an apron if you wish!
  • Chilled Atmosphere: Enjoy a relaxed and friendly environment.
  • Small group sizes:  Class sizes are small to ensure everyone gets the assistance where needed.
  • Take Home Your Creation: Once your pumpkin has been fired (please allow 3-5 weeks for it to dry and go through the kiln) you'll have a beautiful, handcrafted piece to take home and display. 

What types of pottery techniques will I learn in this class?

  1. Basic clay handbuilding and sculpting techniques such as:
  • Wedging
  • Pinch Pot Technique
  • Slip and Scoring

       2. How to create textures and patterns on clay

       3. Tips for painting and glazing your finished piece

What are the benefits of taking a pottery class with Crafty Monkey?

  • Therapeutic and Relaxing: Working with clay is a calming and therapeutic activity that helps reduce stress and promotes mindfulness.
  • Boosts Creativity: Explore new creative techniques and discover the joy of making something with your own hands.
  • Creative Fun: Unleash your creativity and craft something unique.
  • Perfect for Autumn: Get into the season with a handmade decoration.

Is this pottery class suitable for beginners?

This class is aimed at beginners and you will be taught the basic techniques needed but all levels are welcome and it's intended to be a fun session.

What age is this pottery workshop aimed at?

While the class is aimed at adults,  age 8+ years can attend but if aged under 12 years they will need to be accompanied by a paying participating adult. 

What should I wear to a pottery class?

Playing with clay can be messy as you're basically playing with mud!  Like mud, clay and our underglazes wash easily out of clothing but we advise wearing something comfortable that you don't mind getting mucky.  

Feel free to bring an apron.

Will I get to use underglazes on my piece?

If time allows and your piece is stable and dry enough enough you may be able to add colour with our pottery underglazes to your pumpkin. If it's not possible your instructor will go through the options of painting it at a later date or you can decide to just have it clear glazed.

Should I be aware of anything?

Due to the nature of clay, problems can arise such as cracks and pieces becoming detatched during the making, drying and firing process.  These can be greatly minimised by following the instruction given.  If in the unfortunate event something happens to your piece we will do our best to fix it but please be aware it's not always possible.

Spaces are limited so don’t miss out on the opportunity to make your own clay pumpkin and book your spot now!

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