We’re sorry, this experience is not able to go ahead right now.
Due to the current lockdown measures, this experience is unable to take place between Thursday 4 November and Tuesday 2 December.
Every booking - regardless of when this takes place, will play a part in helping our local businesses to survive this challenging time and help them bounce back when we are able to visit them in person again.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.View more experiences by Trylla
Your host is Alice, Trylla’s resident pottery nerd. She's been creating ceramics for 7 years now and has as much love and enthusiasm for it as when she started out. She has worked in many different studios over the years and now runs the studio at Trylla as its technician and teacher. Alice welcomes any questions you have during classes and is always happy to chat clay with you outside of class too!
Ask your question directly to Trylla.