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Create a bowl on the potter's wheel

2 reviewsNewbridge on Wye, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Alex

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

When you get to my Beautiful 200 year old welsh stone mill: where my pottery is in the heart of the Welsh Village of Newbridge on Wye: we will have a cu of tea: and I will show you around, the kilns, wheels etc... Talk you through what clays you will be using and all my tools. Then I will do a short but important demo of hand building, and wheel throwing: Then you will get one to one hands on experience and tuition on my wheel, I have 4 so students get their own wheel. Then I show you a bit about hand building slab, souls and coil work. Then in the afternoon, you glaze and select your pots for firing.
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When you get to my Beautiful 200 year old welsh stone mill: where my pottery is in the heart of the Welsh Village of Newbridge on Wye: we will have a cu of tea: and I will show you around, the kilns, wheels etc... Talk you through what clays you will be using and all my tools. Then I will do a short but important demo of hand building, and wheel throwing: Then you will get one to one hands on experience and tuition on my wheel, I have 4 so studen…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    you can use my small kitchen to make drinks tea / coffee
  • Equipment
    clay, tools, glazes use my wheel and kilns.
    Pottery Wheel
    1-on-1...
From ₹2,973
/ person
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Meet your host, Alex

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 2 Reviews
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Alex Allpress established his Ceramics business and pottery school in 1999. Since moving to Mid Wales 10 years ago we have made the Mill in Newbridge the home of the CLAY TO KILN experience in Mid Wales. We only work with British stoneware and earthenware, teaching all skills and ages how to make their own work. We don’t use moulds and pre-fired pottery to glaze. This is the real thing! When you ring to book, we arrange a bespoke 2 hours, or FULL day for you and partner of family to have a great FULL EXPERIENCE of trying throwing on the potters wheel, hand building with coil or slab work. Then moving on to our extensive palette of slips and glazes. We want you to relax, create and enjoy our wee family studio and make yourself at home. It is as much about enjoying making and learning a new skill, as having your work fired and using it when
Alex Allpress established his Ceramics business and pottery school in 1999. Since moving to Mid Wales 10 years ago we have made the Mill in Newbridge the home of the CLAY TO KILN experience in Mid Wales. We only work with British stoneware and earthenware, teaching all skills and ages how to make their own work. We don’t use moulds and pre-fired pottery to glaze. This is the real thing! When you ring to book, we arrange a bespoke 2 hours, or FULL day for you and partner of family to have a great…
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Where you'll be

My stunning 200 year old welsh mill studio, kilns, wheel and glaze rooms. I have a kitchen and small garden for outdoor work and lunch when it's sunny.

2 reviews

Rachel
October 2019
A unique experience for everyone of all ages. We are so glad we booked in with Alex and managed to visit his studio. Rain or shine, it’s fun and different if you aren’t a walker or if you’ve had enough. Extremely accommodating and friendly. Highly recommended.
A unique experience for everyone of all ages. We are so glad we booked in with Alex and managed to visit his studio. Rain or shine, it’s fun and different if you aren’t a walker or…
Chia
September 2019
Great activity. Really good fun would definitely do it again.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

This is an amazing once in a lifetime experience: I have a 5 STAR rating on tripadvisor and I have loved teaching since I graduated. You may want 1 hour you may want a whole day: email/ring me first to book.

What to bring

comfortable clothes / apron / or towel to cover your lap.

no jewellery on your hands, fingers or wrists for ease of work on wheel