Our Wild Pottery courses are held in Sussex woodland, where we dig our own clay. You’ll be given full guidance on making your pot from the clay you dig. And you’ll learn how to fire what you’ve made in either an open fire or a clamp kiln (depending on which course you take).
An exciting, elemental and alchemical process: earth, water, wood, fire- it’s all in there.
We currently offer 3 Wild Pottery Courses (follow the links for course descriptions and bookings):
- Level 1 Wild Pottery: the highly popular, original Wild Pottery course for adults
- Level 2 Wild Pottery: build on your experience of Level 1 and learn a more advanced firing technique (for adults)
- Family Wild Pottery: suitable for ages 6 and upwards
We aim to give you a satisfying learning experience as well as an enjoyable time away from it all. We always have a camp-fire, plenty of hot drinks, home-made cake, and some cover just in case. To support you in getting the most from your time, some simple and enjoyable nature connection activities are an integral part of the day.
There’s a camping option so that you can make a full weekend of it. And it’s great to do these courses with friends and loved ones.
Really, really enjoyed those two days – we all felt very refreshed and inspired. I have my little pot on my desk to remind me of the wonderful experience. Simon M, Brighton.
Like our Wild Basketry Courses, wild pottery is suitable for beginners as well as those with experience. Groups are kept small (max 12 people) to support your learning and ensure individual attention.
*16-18 year olds are welcome on the adult courses if accompanied by a participating, responsible adult.
See what’s on offer on our calendar page, and sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date with new courses etc.
Tutor Ruby Taylor: a qualified teacher with over 15 years experience, Ruby’s appreciated for her ability to teach the techniques of wild pottery with clarity, patience and humour. Her courses are popular for their relaxed and inclusive atmosphere. From both formal training and her own experimentation, Ruby has a breadth and depth of knowledge, and works mainly with hand-building techniques. Read more about Ruby.
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