Clay Modelling

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You take a piece of clay and make an item of your own exciting unique design. You can use a range of clays to mould a model with your hands or on the Potters Wheel.

What are the different types of clay?
There are two types: Air-Dry Clay and fired Clay.
Air-Dry Clay can be taken away on the same day. You cannot use Air-Dry Clay for food or drink items.
Fired Clay takes from 2 to 4 weeks as it needs to dry and be kilned. This process makes it stronger and more durable than Air-Dry Clay. Fired Clay can be used for drink and food items.
Do I need to be good at art to make clay models?
Not at all. For instance Toddlers have created some great pieces of work and people who have not used clay before have surprised themselves with amazing clay models.
Is it just for children?
No, people of all ages from toddlers to grandparents love making things from clay.
What does it cost?
Clay modelling is great value as it is an activity coupled with the fact that you walk away with your own special memento to treasure or a gift for a loved one.
For hand clay modelling prices start from £12 or you can try your hand on the Potters Wheel where prices start from £15.
Clay modelling sounds great, what do I do?
You can pop into our Studio in Loughborough in Leicestershire usually without booking, however, we do advise booking to avoid disappointment during busy periods.
You can book by phoning 07570 806 442 or emailing louise@creationspottery.co.uk
What do I do when I get to the Studio?
Come in and you will be guided to a seat. We will then explain everything to you. You then decide whether you want to hand model or whether you want to use the Potters Wheel. We will then set you up with the clay and any tools that may be required.
Then you make your item either by hand or on the Potters Wheel. You can paint your item.
If you have chosen Air-Dry Clay you can take away your item on the same day. If you have chosen to do Fired Clay then you leave your item with us for kilning.
What can I make?
Anything you like. The most popular creations are bowls, cups and animals.
Can I paint my clay item?
Yes you can. We will advise you what you can do.
If I am not sure can I get help?
Yes of course we can help you with advice about Clay Modelling and any finishing touches and colouring. You can paint finishing touches which are really effective. We will give you tuition on the Potters Wheel.Our aim is for you to relax and enjoy yourself. People have said how therapeutic and inspirational they have found Clay Modelling and come back time and time again. You can buy drinks and snacks to help your experience.
Can I come in on my own?
Of course you can, you will be made very welcome. There are many people who pop in on their own to enjoy some me-time.
Can I book a group of people in?
Yes you can, we have a range of party packages, but we also cater for social groups, work groups, schools, scouts, guides and brownies. Basically any group you want to get together can be catered for. We have seating for 32 people.We can arrange sessions outside of normal opening hours if you have a group of 6 or more people. If you are coming of an evening and you are old enough, you can bring alcoholic drinks with you to help your creative juices!So why not contact us now to book a place before you forget?Phone 075770 806 442
email: louise@creationspottery.co.uk