Welcome to my Stonehenge Pottery Blog. We'll have the latest news here, keeping you up to date on all that's happening around the Pottery, Classes and Workshops.
By Sarah Holtby, Feb 17 2019 03:24PM
Spring feels like it is just around the corner. Snowdrops are up and the daff''s heads are peaking through the soil. We are busy at the pottery preparing for our under fives friday at Salisbury Musuem, weekender workshops and our upcoming exhibition. If that was not enough lambing is imminent......with all its anticipation and excitment.. Look forward to seeing you all soon!
Here is Alfie beginning to embrace spring!
By Sarah Holtby, Sep 26 2018 02:36PM
Our next weekender course will be on Saturday 27th Ocotber 2018 and Saturday 3rd November 2018. Our weekender course consists of two Satruday morning sessions, from 10am till 12.30pm. Within these sessions you will see the whole process of pottery, including throwing and turning on the wheel, hand-building, decorating and glazing. I will fire the pieces in between sessions for their first firing and once they are decorated, following the second morning, i will glaze fire them. You can then come and collect your two finished pieces at your earliest convenience. Since its getting quite chilly the wood burning fire will be lit and i provide cake, tea and coffee throughout each session to keep the inspiration flowing. The weekender course cost is £85 per person. This is payable as an initial deposit of £40 and then a final payment of £45. I have already had good interest in this course so get in touch if you are interested and i can email you a booking form. Look forward to seeing you in October!
By Sarah Holtby, May 26 2017 03:32PM
We've had a really wonderful time running a series of workshops for the Stonehenge Visitor Centre. We decided to base it around the very real vision of a mum handing her child a piece of clay to play with while she built her pots. We encouraged everyone to use everything at their disposal - twigs, stones and any unsual textures they could find to make their own impressions on the clay. Really beautiful pieces of work came out as an end result - see the photos below.
Sarah's slightly indisposed as we speak due to an injury but she's recovering fast and we're doing our best to keep normal service running as far as possible. Workshops are running as planned and we look forward to seeing everyone in this glorious summer that's arriving.
By Sarah Holtby, Mar 31 2017 11:44AM
We've had some beautiful results with the latest experiments for Easter decorations and all manner of other creations in our inspiring Thursday workshops.
I'm pleased to announce that we've got a fantastic Family Weekender coming up in June, at £65 per person for two Saturday mornings of complete immersion in all things clay. Hand-building and wheel techniques will be taught, along with a chance to experiment with hand-painting and glazing techniques. Suitable for ages 10 - 99.
We've also got our new Summer Term Thursday day time and evening workshops starting on 27th April, so book now to get involved. We're trying a new, broader split-term format, learning primarily earthenware techniques in the first half term and stoneware techniques in the second half of the term. If you're late starting, no problem - contact us by email to find out about availability. Have a great week and enjoy the Spring sun!
By Sarah Holtby, Mar 9 2017 07:37PM
A wonderful Weekender Class finished, and what fun! All the students managed to create both a hand-built piece and a wheel thrown work of art. A lovely group, great fun and great makes. All in all it's proven to be an extremely rewarding format which works well for everyone.
Have a great weekend,