Have-A-Go!

There are various Have-A-Go activities taking place in the Museum Activity Space throughout the year, some are always available when we are open, others are on specific dates. Any pots or models made will not be fired but visitors are welcome to take away work made on the day (paper bags are provided to help carry them).

Having-A-Go on the Kick Wheel in the Old Pottery

Having-A-Go on the Kick Wheel in the Old Pottery

Activity Space in the Museum

Activity Space in the Museum

Have-A-Go Throwing: Supported

Throwing sessions on the old Leach kick wheels. Begins with a 15 minute demonstration by an experienced practitioner followed by a 15 minute throwing experience for up to 4 people at a time. Minimum height (140cm).

Where: Old Pottery Wheel Room (part of Museum)
When: Thursday mornings during school holidays;

30th May; 1st Aug; 8th Aug; 15th Aug; 22 Aug; 29Aug;

Session 1: 10:00am (demo); Group 1: 10:15am, Group 2: 10:30am
Session 2: 11:00am (demo); Group 1: 11:15am, Group 2: 11:30am

Cost: £15 for 30 minute session (*with free Museum Admission).

Have-A-Go Hand-Building: Self-Guided

There is always clay, tools and the opportunity to make small hand-built models or pinch pots in our Activity Space in the Old Pottery (*subject to Admission).

Where: Old Pottery Activity Space
When: 10am-4/5pm *see Museum opening times
Cost: FREE with Admission.

Have-A-Go Hand-Building: Supported

Drop-in sessions making pinch pots with Bob, one of our experienced volunteers. He also shows you the art of burnishing, a technique used instead of glazing.

Where: Old Pottery Activity Space
When: Every Thursday 10:30-12:3o
Cost: FREE with Admission.