Make a Ceramic Bollington Bear

Sunday Mornings 10-1pm

Come along and join Claire at the Periwinkle & Clay Creative Studio to build & decorate your very own Ceramic Bollington Bear. With Claire's guidance, you'll be provided with some white earthenware clay, tools and inspiration to create your very own bear.

During your time together, you'll learn how to:

  • Build a form using a pinch pot and add a slab-built base & features
  • Fettling and cleaning up your work
  • Using decoration techniques such as using slips and underglaze
  • Decoration techniques such as stencilling, painting and scraffito

The course is split over two Sundays. The first session will be building the form and adding features and decoration. In the second session, you'll come back to fettle and clean up your bears and decorate.

Once complete, they will be bisque-fired and dipped in a clear glaze. They'll be fired a second time and then ready to collect.

No experience in ceramics or working with clay is needed. Children from 8 upwards are welcome but an adult will also have to participate, so it would be two tickets/ two seats.