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Services for the Less Abled, Residential Homes, Retirement Villages & Trusts

 

Long Term pottery classes for Homes and Trusts

 

I have long term pottery classes with some mental health homes that run all year round, when I come into a room the clients are calm for the session and it is a way for them to express their feelings in a different way.
Pottery has a way of letting you forget your surroundings and make you focus on what your trying to make. Clay can be demanding so your full attention is needed, but I am always near by to give a hand. It is very good for bringing people together. Although you are in a class with other people each student receives one on one attention.

 

Pottery Class topic: Making and Painting Pottery

 

Pottery Class Length: This pottery class can be for 1 hour or 2 hour sessions.
Pottery Class Content:

 

This is a fun, hands-on pottery class where each person will work to their own ability with help close at hand. Although you are in a class with other students you are taught on a one-to-one basis. The classes will contain a maximum of eight students to ensure that each student gets attention. There is a relaxed atmosphere and the workshop is within an art gallery.
The students will learn the basic hand-building technique of working with clay called pinching followed by the other pottery techniques coiling & slab work. You will also learn how to create texture in clay and how to apply colour through the use of coloured slips and glazes and how to work the three techniques together.

 

Tutors:

 

This pottery class is taught by Patrick Esson a traditional potter that trained at Prinknash Abbey Potteries Ltd in the late 1970's in the beautiful setting of Painswick, Gloucestershire. Patrick has taught pottery for over 20 years to schools, less abled and adults. Patrick is also the manager of Aliqua Art Gallery where the classes are held.

 

Fees for your pottery class:

 

Concession cost available, please contact for details.