Hello all, we hope everyone has been doing as best as they can during these times. We have been quiet recently, for obvious reasons, as there have been so many unknowns. Moving forward, we currently are unable to say when we might be able to start lessons again. The building we are situated in has a list of problems to overcome to be able to confidently reopen. Currently only having one wheel causes some social-distancing issues and we need to reconfigure our workshop space quite radically. We are working behind the scenes on new plans, from some slightly out-there ones to more subdued ideas to make it possible to allow people to enjoy wheel-throwing pottery lessons again, but in a safe way following the official guidance.
We have missed you all and the kind messages we have been receiving have really helped pick us up. The world is always changing and we will do everything we can to keep evolving with it. Fingers crossed we will have some more news soon but until then keep safe and look after each other.
Wow what a busy few weeks, it has been an absolute delight meeting so many lovely people who have tried their hands at wheel thrown pottery. Lots of amazing pots have been made and hopefully ceramic journeys started for them.
We have been so busy we haven’t had a chance to update social media or on here. Over the summer booking in advance via our website is advisable but it is always worth popping in. We will try to accommodate as many people as possible and have had a few early starts and lots of evenings so far.
We have freed up some days over the next month when the pottery wouldn’t normally be open to try to let as many people as possible create fun memories and hopefully start new pottery lives.
Wow, time is flying at the moment; lots and lots going on and we have been covered in clay quite a lot so our blog has been quiet.
We had a full and fun-packed Easter and May. It has been a pleasure meeting so many people and getting them on the potter’s wheel for the first time. It’s also been really great having people come back for longer lessions after trying for the first time last year. Fingers crossed, lots of future potters have now gone back all over the UK.
The pottery area has undergone a lot of rearranging and planning to make space for our brand new kiln. We have just completed its second firing and are now playing with glazes in between lessons. We will also be offering more options with our pottery lessons including firing customers’ masterpieces. Something we keep getting asked to do is a block of lessons which could be split up over a week or two for people who want to have more time on the wheel. This is something we have thought of and will be working on options to share soon.
As always we have been busy behind the scenes working towards growing and developing the pottery. We had been hoping to have a kiln in the space by now, unfortunately due to some sudden changes in possible funding in West Cornwall, this has been delayed and we are looking at other options. Angela’s creations are filling up the shelves so we are thinking of a possible Kickstarter campaign to help. In the meantime we have got some St. Ives Pottery uniform for Angela to wear!
The pottery wheel-throwing experiences are going well with loads of children and families so far this holiday; it is great fun seeing all the different creations that people make. The way clay behaves on the wheel often surprises people.
This is a very exciting time as a new pottery is opening in St. Ives where you can have wheel-throwing workshops. St. Ives is famous for its ceramic and art history and worldwide influence and now you can be part of it as well. There are lots of great experiences and ceramic workshops in St. Ives already but at this time nowhere just to have a wheel-throwing experience. The last few pieces are coming together and we will soon be ready.
Also our resident pottery will be creating and selling her own ceramic items made in the creative heart of our famous town.
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