'Have a go' with Penny Varley

Venue, Timing, Cost

Venue: 
Garden Studio Tysoe
Date(s): 
Monday, 7 March, 2022 to Tuesday, 7 March, 2023
Timing: 
10-1, 1-5 or 10-4pm
Cost: 
From £50 per person plus firing charge.
'Have a go' on the potters wheel.

The aim of my 'have a go' days is just that. Whether you have potted before or this is your first time, everyone is very welcome.
My garden studio is not very big so in the winter I can offer places to 2 students, in the summer the numbers can increase to 4 as I can put up a gazebo in the garden.
Fun and relaxation is the name of the game. I am an experienced tutor and want students to have fun. My workshops are for adults only. 'Getting away everything for a few hours' has been a constant comment from my students.
So what can I achieve? I give you an insight into the process of making pots. You can then have a go on the potters wheel or have a go at handbuilding (slab or coil). You can make what ever you like (I would suggest something simple to start with if you have not done pottery before). Once made you can make the decision as to whether you want your work to be fired. If so it has to dry in the studio and then I will fire it for you and apply a transparent glaze if required. When everything is complete I will contact you to arrange collection.
I have lots of equipment, tools and items that can be used, including items from the garden.
I can offer half days 10-1, 2-5 or whole days 10-4. You can book directly with me or I can offer gift vouchers. These have proved very popular..
I ask students to wear old clothes, remove any valuable jewellery and to trim their nails (gouged pots are not such a good look).
If you would like to know anything more please just contact me for an informal chat.

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Penny Varley