Bristol gets its own Pottery Throw Down

May 30 2017

As the Great Pottery Throw Down comes to an end, the Crafts Council’s Hey Clay! weekend in April gave people the opportunity to get creative with clay at free pottery workshops across the country.

As the Great Pottery Throw Down comes to an end, the Crafts Council’s Hey Clay! weekend in April gave people the opportunity to get creative with clay at free pottery workshops across the country. 

Pottery on Wheels, a mobile pottery studio based in Bristol, was offering pottery wheel sessions on what was a fantastically sunny weekend. The beer garden of the Crafty Cowl was full of customers enjoying the good weather and the entertainment of the pottery wheels. It wasn't just the kids getting their hands dirty with some young women making some very attractive pots too. Some people were asking when Patrick Swayze would arrive? 

The sun was still shining at Caffe Clifton the next day when many hands got dirty, new skills were learnt, fun was had and some fantastic pots were created. Many of the pots made are being fired and glazed as keepsakes of the first time on the pottery wheel. If you haven't given throwing a go yet get in touch with Sarah at Pottery on Wheels. 

The Crafts Council commented that there were some pretty accomplished creations made. Wendy Stewart took part and said: “'I thoroughly enjoyed my first time on a wheel, Sarah was a very good teacher and I managed to make a reasonable pot.”