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Alex Allpress Pottery School
The Lion House, Main Street, Newbridge on Wye, LD1 6LN
16-Sep-15 to 16-Sep-20
Sat, Sun, 10am-5pm
The workshop starts at 10am. After tea/coffee, introductions and initial demonstration you will be taken as a group, step by step, through the pot throwing process. Once you have got the hang of things, you will be encouraged to develop at your own pace with individual tutoring as and when required. Around 1pm, a light lunch consisting of bread, cheese, salad and fruit is served. In the afternoon there will be further demonstrations after which you will work larger lumps of clay, make bigger pots and explore different shapes and forms. At the end of the day and once the wheels have been cleaned, you will select 1 or 2 of your best pots to be left at the Pottery for firing and glazing. The remaining wet pots can either be re-claimed or taken away on the day at cost.If you are participating in the weekend workshop, the results of your labour from day one will be left to dry overnight.
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
My friend, her 14 year old daughter and I were on holiday in Llandrindod Wells, Wales and we spent a day throwing pots with Alex Allpress at Newbridge-on-Wye. We were beginners but were all throwing pots within a short time although some were a bit lopsided. Disasters yes! but a lot of fun anyway. We were treated to a home cooked vegetarian lunch by Alex's wife Blue as lunch was included in the one day course and the hospitality was excellent, with lots of refreshments offered throughout the day. We got to pick out our best 2 pottery efforts, which we glazed ready for firing which should be posted out to us in the next few weeks. The day was quite expensive but we all agreed it was worth the extra cost as it was thoroughly enjoyed by us all!
Visited August 2015
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