Cornwall

Arty Afternoons at Leach Pottery, St Ives

If you’re feeling creative during your getaway, why not try your hand at an artistic skill and take home a little piece of Cornish inspiration? At Leach Pottery St Ives, you can take a journey of discovery through the history and adventure of clay throwing, as well as making your very own keepsake. The pottery studio is home to a plethora of talented potters, whose vast experience and intriguing journeys are detailed in a noteworthy read on the Leach Pottery website. With no prior experience required, you can throw yourself into this new skill carefree - no inhibitions necessary!

Is there anything more gratifying than handcrafting something unique and imperfectly beautiful? We think not. Whether you’re looking for a throwing taster session to sample this creative skill or if you’re feeling artsy and prefer an in-depth experience, there’s a range of classes to entice your imagination. For family friendly fun, there’s ‘Clay for Kids’ and ‘Baby Clay’; activities thoughtfully crafted for your little ones, these 1 hour sessions held during the school holidays are just perfect for rainy days. With the October half term on the horizon, what better way to keep their little hands busy? Priced at £8 per child, parents can ‘get messy for free’ and join in the fun!

Feeling curious? Take a snoop around the museum trail to discover the history of Leach Pottery or take part in the ‘Have-A-Go’ activities for a glance into the riveting realm of pottery. Originally founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach, the ethos of each potter is inspired by this famed figure, who played a vital role in ‘creating an identity for artist potters across the world’. The Leach Pottery studio proudly supports the training and experience of potters, students and apprentices from around the world; let the culture enthuse you!

Feeling tempted? Take a look at the Leach Pottery website to explore the range of classes available to you. If you have specialist skills already under your belt, you can immerse yourself in an exciting new experience; challenge yourself with teapot making, design its beautiful glaze and you’re set with a charming memento from your Cornish retreat.

Visit Leach Pottery for information on classes and how to book.

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Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2HE | 01736 799703 | office@leachpottery.com

 

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