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Enigma Pottery

Enigma School of Pottery

Pottery classes and workshops are run in Frome by Jenny Barton (BA Hons Ceramic Design)  in our spacious, well equipped studio near Bath (see map).

If you have always wanted to try your hand at making a pot or sculpture, or want a new hobby then we run a range of classes and workshops for adults and children.  Adult classes last for 2 hours and are suitable for beginners and experienced potters alike. We also run pottery parties for either adults or children, and occasional seasonal workshops ideal for anyone who loves craft.  Details of all classes and workshops can be found below – you can be assured that all our classes and workshops are fun and creative!  Read some exciting blogs from some of my students here

Fees are payable in advance to secure a place.
There is a small charge for fired work.
For more information about pottery classes in Frome call Jenny directly on 07791699770

Enigma pottery classes, Bath

Due to the popularity of the BBC television series The Great Pottery Throw-down and subsequent high demand, I am re-introducing private throwing tuition.  You can learn to throw a pot on the wheel or refresh your throwing skills.  Telephone or email to book a time slot or buy a voucher.

1 hour individual session £55
2 hour individual session £95
1 hour for 2 people £85
2 hours for 2 people £150

Select and have two pots fired and glazed for each hour of tuition

Alternatively book a follow-up session to learn the art of turning and slip decorating your pots at £15 per pot.

throwing demo

Pottery making parties are a popular choice for  adults whether it is a birthday, hen party or family get-together.
Your group of any ability can enjoy making and decorating their own pot or creative sculpture at a time and date to suit you.

Pottery parties are held at the studio in Frome, near Bath.
One hour £15.00 per head – One and a half hours £20 – Two hours £25 per head
All materials and firings included.  A £5 deposit per head is required on booking.

For groups of 4-12 people
Contact Jenny to arrange a suitable date.

adult pottery parties, Enigma studio Bath

Jenny holds regular adults pottery classes at the Enigma studio in Frome. The classes are suitable for beginners or experienced potters as Jenny will always be on hand to offer guidance to inexperienced members.

Mondays 7pm to 9pm
Tuesdays  10am to 12 noon, 7pm to 9pm
Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm
Thursdays 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Fridays 10am to 12 noon
Maxiumum 6 per class
Pottery Classes For Adults – FEE £96 plus a charge for fired work based on weight.
The next block of 6 sessions start 5th September 2017 (for August see seasonal workshops)

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for available places please give me a call

adult pottery classes Frome, Enigma Pottery

Jenny holds regular children’s pottery classes at the Enigma studio and holds a current CRB check. Each child is encouraged to be creative as well as learning the skills of hands-on 3d construction in clay.  Although projects may be set, children are able to work at their own pace.
Mondays 4pm to 5pm
Tuesdays 4pm to 5pm

NEW – Teen’s after school club, offering a more advanced class which can
relate to and enhance school projects.
Thursdays 5:00 to 6:00 pm

The fee is £48 for a 6 week block plus a charge for fired work based on weight.

The next block of classes start on the 5th September 2017 (for August see Seasonal Workshops)


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Pottery making parties are a popular choice for children as an alternative birthday treat.
Your children will enjoy the hands-on making and decorating their own pot or creat animal of their choice.

One hour £15.00 per head
One and a half hours £20 per head
Two hours £25 per head
All materials and firings included

For groups of 4-12 people
Contact Jenny to arrange a suitable date.

Childrens pottery workshop Frome, Enigma Pottery

FROME FESTIVAL, FROME OPEN STUDIOS

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July
11am until 4pm daily
POP UP POTTERY CAFE
serving light refreshments whilst you pot
Come along and join the pottery painting or making sessions or simply enjoy the wall garden with your pot of tea
(Pottery making £10 per item fired, £5 unfired)
(pottery painting priced per item)

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SUMMER HOLIDAY POTTERY 2017 – each session can be booked individually

Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
JULY 31 AUGUST 1 AUGUST 2  AUGUST 3 AUGUST 4 AUGUST 5 AUGUST 6
 

 

 

7 pm – 9 Adult

10am-12 Adult

 

 

7 pm – 9 Adult

11am–12 Family FULL

10am-12:30 Pottery Painting

7 pm – 9 Adult

10am–11 Family

12:30- 2:30 Adult

 

10am–12 Adult 10am-12:30

Pottery Painting drop-in

FREE – throw a pot on the wheel

11am – 3pm

AUGUST 7 AUGUST 8 AUGUST 9 AUGUST 10 AUGUST 11 AUGUST 12 AUGUST 13
 

 

 

7-9 pm Adult

10am-12 Adult

 

 

7-9 pm Adult

11am-12 Family FULL

10am-12:30 Pottery Painting

7-9 pm Adult

 

12:30 –2:30 Adult

10am–12 Adult 10am-12:30

Pottery Painting drop-in

POTTERY PAINTING PARTIES NOW AVAILABLE

Book a date and time    4-10 people

AUGUST 14 AUGUST 15 AUGUST 16 AUGUST 17 AUGUST 18 AUGUST 19 AUGUST 20
 

 

 

7-9 pm Adult

10am-12 Adult

 

 

7-9 pm Adult

11am-12 Family

10am-12:30 Pottery Painting

7-9 pm Adult

10am-11 Family

12:30–2:30 Adult

 

10am–12 Adult 10am-12:30

Pottery Painting drop-in

RAKU FIRING DEMO*

11am – 4pm

AUGUST 21 AUGUST 22 AUGUST 23 AUGUST 24 AUGUST 25 AUGUST 26 AUGUST 27
 

 

 

7-9 pm Adult

10am–12 Adult

 

 

7-9 pm Adult

11am–12 Family

10am-12:30 Pottery Painting

7-9 pm Adult

10am-11 Family

12:30–2:30 Adult

 

10am–12 Adult 10am-12:30

Pottery Painting drop-in

 
AUGUST 28

 

 

 

7pm-9 Adult

AUGUST 29

10am-12 Adult

 

 

7pm-9 Adult

AUGUST 30

11am-12 Family

10am-12:30 Pottery Painting

7pm-9 Adult

AUGUST 31

10am-11 Family

12:30-2:30 Adult

 

SEPT 1

10am-12 Adult

SEPT 2

10am-12:30

Pottery Painting drop-in

SEPT 3
POTTERY MAKING PARTIES CAN BE BOOKED AT ANY OTHER TIME       4-12 PEOPLE

Notes

Family sessions are hand-building only at £15 for one hour and £25 for 2 hours including materials and firings

Adult sessions are hand-building with restricted use of the potter’s wheel at £25 for 2 hours inc materials and firings

Pottery Painting – items prices individually – NO STUDIO FEES – Booking required for Wednesdays or parties

FREE Pottery Wheel Taster Throwing –- £10 per person to have the pot fired and glazed or use in the Raku Firing

Fire a pot in the RAKU KILN with Laurence or come along to watch the demos – NO BOOKING REQUIRED £10 per pot

ENIGMA POTTERY STUDIO, 15 VICARAGE STREET, FROME, BA11 1PX    07791699770     info@nullenigmapottery.co.uk

*RAKU FIRING EXPLAINED

Bring along your own bisque fired piece (max size 10cm); you can use one you threw during the FREE throwing session or choose one of our hand thrown pots especially made for the event and decorate with specially formulated glazes.  Your pot will be placed in the RAKU KILN in the courtyard garden for firing which takes about 45 minutes.  When the kiln reaches approximately 1000oc, the pots are removed whilst red hot and sealed into sawdust to form a reduction atmosphere.  After 10 minutes, whilst still hot, plunged into cold water.  You then need to scrub the carbon deposits off to reveal an array of metallic colours and crackle glazes.  Cost £10 per pot

Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm – drop in session

Saturdays 2pm – 5pm – bookings only, please call to reserve a place

Children’s Parties, Family Get-together*, Hen Parties*
for groups of 4 or more – at a time and date to suit you

Choose the piece to decorate with glaze and leave it with us to be fired
Each piece priced individually, no studio fees

*non-alcoholic refreshments served (you are welcome to bring your own alcoholic drinks)