Alice has shared her pottery skills with people all over Bristol, and in this experience at Trylla you'll get her undivided attention, learning the techniques to start your pottery journey or simply have a fun few hours creating your own clay pieces.
You will start with a ‘practice pot’ guided by Alice, and will then you'll have the chance to create 3 additional pots, with the focus being on perfecting your throwing.
We aim for you to be able to throw solo by the last pot. Generally forming the pots will take us to the end of the experience but if there is time you will also be able to decorate your pots with coloured clay slip. Your pottery will be left with Alice until the clay has completely dried, they will then be fired and glazed with a transparent top coat, ready for you to pick up.
Group numbers will be limited for each experience to ensure you can all work from a social distancing throughout. Freshly watched aprons and hand sanitiser will be provided, bring along your own mask.
You will be provided with aprons but it is advisable to wear clothes you don't mind getting a bit messy! Some of the clays can stain white clothing so avoid wearing white to your class. Don't forget to bring a mask with you - as you will need to wear it for the session.
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
Katie and her degree in fine Art, but discovered her true passion in ceramics two years after she graduated. Since falling head over heels for pottery Katie has spent all of her free time learning about and practising her craft. At the heart of Katie's love for pottery is a burning curiosity about the chemistry of the clay and the glazes she uses. She daydreams about geology often.
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