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Pottery Class inspires creativity and future day out!

Pottery Class inspires creativity and future day out!

In November we were blessed to welcome Wendy, the director of Manchester Ceramics Enterprise. Over the course of three weekly visits she taught our Arts and Crafts group to make a plate, a cup and even how to throw a bowl on the potter’s wheel. The group had a great time recalling instances when they had tried making things with clay at school and they had a lot of fun with the potter’s wheel. The clay can really wobble on the wheel and it took a lot of concentration to make a bowl that didn’t collapse or break off half way up. Some items were made by hand rolling the clay; the plates and cups look really good and surprisingly can even be washed in a dishwasher.

In February the group were invited to the Ceramics Enterprise Studio. They looked at the work done in the studio and were amazed at the standards achieved. The work is sold at exhibitions and craft fairs around the North West. Some of our group are hoping to join the Ceramics Enterprise Group where they will learn to design and make high quality ceramics. They will also learn all aspects of social enterprise including sourcing materials, selling their wares and advertising exhibitions.

In the summer we hope to have the funds to provide a day out in the historic Potteries visiting the museum, art gallery and one of the famous ceramics factories.

Published on Thursday 13th December 2012

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