Ceramics Taster Session

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.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

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

Rebecca 0

After being an apprentice at two other pottery studios in Bristol previously Trylla managed to get Rebecca to come work for us here at Trylla. She's an all round creative withe a special place in her heart for pottery. She acts as our studio hand helping us with the day to day of clay work.

What people are saying

We thoroughly enjoyed this taster session. It was perfect for people who had literally never touched clay before. The teacher explained the basics and then always showed us one technique and let us have a go. Then next technique and we could play around with it again. She was there if we had questions but we had the freedom to explore and enjoy the session without feeling micromanaged. The amount of pieces you get out of it is pretty amazing too for a first session, we were so pleased! :)

Maria Lewis, Apr 2022

Had a great time and learnt some awesome techniques

Laura Hunter, Apr 2022

Could have easily carried in for another hour, was so much fun

Cags Diep, Apr 2022

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What people are saying

We thoroughly enjoyed this taster session. It was perfect for people who had literally never touched clay before. The teacher explained the basics and then always showed us one technique and let us have a go. Then next technique and we could play around with it again. She was there if we had questions but we had the freedom to explore and enjoy the session without feeling micromanaged. The amount of pieces you get out of it is pretty amazing too for a first session, we were so pleased! :)

Maria Lewis, Apr 2022

Had a great time and learnt some awesome techniques

Laura Hunter, Apr 2022

Could have easily carried in for another hour, was so much fun

Cags Diep, Apr 2022
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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.