World of Wedgwood Invites Aspiring Potters To Step Up To The Potters Wheel

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Fans of the Great Pottery Throw Down will be able to experience first hand the excitement of throwing their own pot on December 5th and 6th, when the World of Wedgwood will be inviting visitors to step up to the potter’s wheel and put their skills to the test.

The potter’s wheel will be located in the World of Wedgwood Decorating Studio and the activity is free for anyone young or old who would like to have a go. Once they have thrown their pot the clay will be put into a special machine to be recycled. For those who would like to take their pot away with them though, or even give it as a Christmas gift, the World of Wedgwood will arrange for their masterpiece to be fired and posted to them. The cost for this will be just £10 plus postage.

The Decorating Studio is a true hub of creativity and anyone inspired further to make his or her own work of art can expect to find a fun, hands-on experience. Visitors can choose a teapot, mug, plate or picture frame to decorate using digital printing and illustration techniques to create a treasured keepsake or unique gift for friends and family.

Part of the BBC’s ‘Hey Clay’ campaign, the event aims to inspire people to get creative with clay and unleash their inner potter.

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The World of Wedgwood will be open between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December and visitors can pop into the Decorating Studio at any time to try their hand at the potter’s wheel, places do not need to be pre-booked. The Decorating Studio is free to enter. Prices to create and decorate pieces or have a pot fired start from just £10. Postage charges also apply.

The potter’s wheel will only be located in the Decorating Studio on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December. At all other times visitors can create their own pot in the World of Wedgwood’s Master Craft Studio and there is a cost of £10 for throwing a pot and an additional £10 if they would also then like to try their hand at ornamenting it.

For more information about the World of Wedgwood please visit www.worldofwedgwood.com, call 01782 282 986 or email info@worldofwedgwood.com