Make and paint a fairy door using terracotta clay pressed in to a mold .Then you can personalise your fairy door for yourself or as a gift , you will hand model leaves , flowers/small creatures , acorns, whatever u can think of ! You will be using real clay and coloring it at the "leather hard " stage . I ll explaine how all the tools work and get you to choose from 2 basic fairy door shapes. I will go through the process with you , show you your color options , get you started and put the kettle on for tea or coffee. Once youve finished I will need to dry and fire /glaze the work which can be picked up 8 to 10 days approximately or posted to you for five pounds extra . Aprons , tea and coffee provided .Suitable for families , beginners or some experience .
Im a local artist and have been teaching pottery for 15 years . My work is focused on color and textures in the form of shallow bowls designed to help bees get safe clean water to drink, without the risk of drowning as they can do in bird baths and swimming pools. I have a wheel and like to use what are called "press molds " this is where you press the clay into various mold shapes to easily form pottery pieces . I often use a mixture of techniques to make my pieces .
Various pottery tools , aprons etc
Workshops take place in my shop which is literally 2 mins from the beach and local beach cafe s , a short 20 mins walk from me to hengistbury head and christchurch .
please wear clothes you dont mind getting clay or paint on , i have aprons , but just in case !
Dont worry if you cant think of a decoration for your pot i have lots of pics and ideas books to inspire you .
Fairy doors for fun