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july, 2024

Crafting with Clay: Coil and Pinch Pot Workshop

18jul7:00 pm10:00 pm7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Crafting with Clay: Coil and Pinch Pot WorkshopUsing a variety of pottery techniques create a decorative vessel using a pinch and shaped coils.Course CategoryClay,Photography, Pottery & Printing TutorLola Swain


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Details

Join us for an informative journey into the art of working with clay as we guide you through the process of creating beautiful clay pots using two classic techniques – coiling and pinching.

What to Expect:

Our workshop offers a unique opportunity to get your hands dirty and delve into the world of pottery. No prior experience is necessary; Lola will be there to support and inspire you throughout the creative process. We provide all the necessary materials, including high-quality clay, tools, and aprons, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone.

The Process: You will learn the ancient pinch pottery technique, which involves shaping clay by hand using your fingers and thumbs. This method allows you to create beautiful organic forms and adds a personal touch to your vessel.

Next explore the art of coiling, a method of building pots by stacking and joining successive rings of clay. Learn how to roll and shape coils effectively, ensuring a sturdy and well-structured pot.

A Dash of Indulgence: What’s a creative endeavor without a little indulgence? We believe in nourishing not just your artistic side but your taste buds as well! As part of the workshop, you’ll be treated to a delectable slice of cake and a choice of a hot drink, helping you to relax and immerse yourself fully in the creative process.

Finishing Touches: Once your masterpiece is complete, Lola will take over. She will carefully fire and glaze your vessel, bringing out its true beauty and ensuring its longevity. After a few weeks, you can return to collect your finished piece, ready to take home and proudly display as a testament to your newfound pottery prowess.

Benefits of the Workshop: Apart from the joy of creating something beautiful with your hands, our workshop offers numerous benefits:

  1. Stress Relief: Pottery is known for its therapeutic qualities, allowing you to unwind and focus on the creative process, leaving the worries of the day behind.
  2. Creative Expression: Embrace your inner artist and explore your unique style through clay sculpting and design.
  3. Social Experience: Meet like-minded individuals, share ideas, and make new friends in a warm and welcoming environment.
  4. Memorable Souvenir: Your decorative vessel will be a cherished memento, a tangible reminder of the wonderful time spent during the workshop.



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Lola Swain

I am a qualified teacher (BED Hons) and have been working in education for over twenty-five years. During this time, I have taught both children and adults in schools, colleges and workshops at various levels and abilities including those with special needs. I am an exhibiting potter and book artist. The natural world is a major source of inspiration. Nevertheless, I find other things influencing my work such as the incorporation of architectural or cultural inspired detail informed by my travels. My pots are hand-built using traditional coil methods with a surface decoration of coloured and burnished slips. Much of my book artwork combines a variety of techniques including lino, collagraph, marbling, waxed etching, letterpress and paper cuts. I exhibit in various regional exhibitions and art fairs and belong to a number of artists’ groups

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