We’re sorry, this experience is not able to go ahead right now.
Due to the current Covid restrictions, this experience is unable to take place during December 2020.
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Ever wanted to experiment with creating your own ceramics? In this private experience for two you'll have the opportunity to learn the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel.
You'll start with how to centre the clay and then move the wheel to form small pots. Using a ‘practice pot’ guided by Alice, you’ll then create 2 pots each to perfect your throwing skills.
If there’s time, you’ll also be able to decorate your pots in your choice of coloured clay slip. Your pottery will be left with Trylla to dry and then be fired and glazed for you ready to pick up two weeks later.
In this private class you'll have your own potter's wheel to share, while Alice demonstrates on another wheel from a social distance.
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 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
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.