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Pottery Course:

Big Pot Making Week

22nd-26th July 
16th - 20th September 

COST: £675


Double the size of your pots in one week.

Now in it's 26th year, these summer pottery courses are designed to enable anyone with basic pot throwing or hand building skills to increase the size of pots they can make. John Huggins, famed for his rhubarb forcers, has been making a wide range of handthrown terracotta plant pots for over 40 years.


We will concentrate on:



  • It's condition and quality.


  • Various techniques.

  • How to use body structure not just muscles.

Hand Building:

  • Use of plasters and other formers.

  • Use of large slab roller.

  • Surface decoration.


Confidence and familiarity with clay and techniques comes with repetition so most of the week will be spent in production using steadily increasing weights of clay. The week will be quite hard and tiring but also, I'm sure, great fun. You can keep up to 10 pots (up to 15 cubic foot of kiln space) and collect them after a few weeks when they have fired, but more importantly you will leave with increased confidence and skill. Materials are charged at cost price based on weight and volume. If you would like to discuss anything about the course ring me on 07752900328.


Cost: The cost of the course is £675. This includes tea/coffee at mid-morning and mid-afternoon, and bread, cheese, salad and fruit lunches. Workshop sessions will run from 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm.


Payment: £200 on reservation plus £475 by July 1st. If the course is oversubscribed or cancelled all the money will be refunded in full.

Accommodation: There are various B+B's and guest houses in the area. If you would like further details we suggest you consult

Ruardean is a small working village on the northern edge of the Forest of Dean perched on the high slopes of the beautiful Wye Valley. It is not a picture postcard village but the walks and cycle rides in the Forest and Wye Valley are wonderful.

Terms & Conditions:

In the event of having to cancel a booked place, you will always be offered alternative dates. Please, however, give us as much notice as possible.

£50 of each place booked will be regarded as a non-refundable deposit. In the event of cancellation, all the remaining money will be refunded, provided we are notified more than 30 days before the start date of the class.

In the that event we need to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be provided, or alternative dates offered. However, our liability will not extend to bookings made with third parties e.g. travel/accommodation etc.

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