Ceramics taster morning

Price
£50 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs 30 mins
Age restrictions
14+

What you'll do

Are you new to ceramics and wanna learn about it in a fun, relaxed environment? This pottery experience is designed to give you a taster of what's involved in making pottery from scratch, by hand and without the use of a wheel, known as hand-building. You’ll learn three hand-building techniques; pinch pots, coiling and slab building.

What will you make?

  • 1 or 2 small plant pots using the pinch pot technique
  • A small pot using the coiling technique
  • A dish or tea light holder using the slab building technique

If there’s time you’ll also have the opportunity to decorate all of your own work with your choice of brightly coloured slips. Once made, your pieces will be left with Trylla to be dried out and fired all ready for you to collect two - three weeks later.

Accessibility

There are two small steps into the entrance of the shop and then another step up to the back of the shop, where there is a non-gendered toilet. I have ramps that i can put out if you have difficulty with stairs. If the class is fully booked the session will be held in the basement studio, so please let me know if stairs are a problem when you book.

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What you'll do

Are you new to ceramics and wanna learn about it in a fun, relaxed environment? This pottery experience is designed to give you a taster of what's involved in making pottery from scratch, by hand and without the use of a wheel, known as hand-building. You’ll learn three hand-building techniques; pinch pots, coiling and slab building.

What will you make?

  • 1 or 2 small plant pots using the pinch pot technique
  • A small pot using the coiling technique
  • A dish or tea light holder using the slab building technique

If there’s time you’ll also have the opportunity to decorate all of your own work with your choice of brightly coloured slips. Once made, your pieces will be left with Trylla to be dried out and fired all ready for you to collect two - three weeks later.

Accessibility

There are two small steps into the entrance of the shop and then another step up to the back of the shop, where there is a non-gendered toilet. I have ramps that i can put out if you have difficulty with stairs. If the class is fully booked the session will be held in the basement studio, so please let me know if stairs are a problem when you book.

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Yuup extras

  • You’ll be given a button badge to prove to your pals that you’re now a real life pottery expert.

Facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

Group numbers will be limited for each experience to ensure you can all work from a social distance throughout. Freshly washed aprons and hand sanitiser will be provided, please don't forget to bring along your own mask.

On the day

You will be provided with aprons but it's advisable to wear clothes you don't mind getting a bit messy. Some of the clays can stain white clothing so avoid wearing white.

The shop is right near Bedminster Parade so it is easily accessible from the centre of Bristol on the bus via the M1/ 24 / 75 / 76 busses. There is also Bedmister train station a 15 minute walk away.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.

About Trylla

Trylla was created as a playful environment for people to experiment with ceramics and other crafts. It's run by Alice, Trylla's resident pottery nerd. Her goal with Trylla is to make ceramics more accessible to all budding potters in Bristol. It’s an emporium of weirdness, with walls covered in oddities in every colour you could imagine. Trylla has regular pottery experiences from wheel making to hand building, with a rainbow of glaze colours available. It also has a shop selling ceramics supplies and a range of handmade products from local makers.

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Your host

Ella B. Briggs

The hand building Qween. Ella has spent years perfecting her building skills by experimenting with texture, shape and colour through ceramics and also Textile work. She taught herself to use the wheel, and uses a refreshing 'lets give it a go, why not' approach to creating work. She is also an absolute WIZZ at stacking the kiln.

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What people are saying

Fun experience, we tried 3 different techniques and now waiting for our creations to be ready. Very friendly and helpful host

Anna Bulavina, Sep 2021

I had a great time at my ceramics taster session, Ella was really flexible in moving at the pace of the group and I did not feel I needed to rush to keep up. I would definitely recommend to a friend and would love to get more involved in ceramics after my taster session - thank you !

Imogen Mason-Evans, Sep 2021

Had a really nice day - host was very knowledgeable and easy going. Would highly recommend for any beginner or just anyone looking for something fun to do :)

Robb Webb, Jul 2021

Any questions?

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What people are saying

Fun experience, we tried 3 different techniques and now waiting for our creations to be ready. Very friendly and helpful host

Anna Bulavina, Sep 2021

I had a great time at my ceramics taster session, Ella was really flexible in moving at the pace of the group and I did not feel I needed to rush to keep up. I would definitely recommend to a friend and would love to get more involved in ceramics after my taster session - thank you !

Imogen Mason-Evans, Sep 2021

Had a really nice day - host was very knowledgeable and easy going. Would highly recommend for any beginner or just anyone looking for something fun to do :)

Robb Webb, Jul 2021
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Price
£50 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs 30 mins
Age restriction
14+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.