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Travel through space and time, dig for clay and create a vessel

from £70
Hosted by Lisa
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Overview

Experience Category

  • Classes & Workshops
  • Kids
  • Nature & Outdoor
  • Arts & Culture
  • Adventure

About the experience

Experience Duration : 4 hrs 30 mins
Experience Summary:

Do you love craft, history, geology and general adventure? Join me on an exploration into clay and making. We will embark on a walk exploring ancient history, geology, and dig for local clay. Once back, we will clean locally sourced clay and make a vessel with it! Once your pot has been fired, it will be posted to you.

Detailed description:

Captivated by my local landscape, I began digging for clay during my Masters in Ceramics. Further digging and research unearthed the Bell Beaker phenomenon, and many other Roman finds in the area. To imagine people 4,000 digging for clay and making vessels captured my imagination.

I would like to share this passion and inspiration with you, exploring where to find clay, looking through history, and journeying through finding and making a pot together.  The first part of the journey will involve a lovely walk through the hills, looking for and digging up clay. Once we are happy with the clay, we will bring it back to dry it. Using other locally sourced clay which has had time to dry, we will to clean the clay and make a vessel with it.

This experience begins in my local area, but it can be tailored to a location near you.

About the host

My name is Lisa and I love sharing my passion for clay. I love it so much that I recently had the opportunity to go to Saudi Arabia to develop designs, and work with Artisans in clay out there. Graduating with a Masters in Ceramics in September, my work developed once I began digging for local clay, and researching ancient 'local' cultures. I am passionate about sharing this knowledge and creating a memorable and inspired experience.

Places we'll visit

I live in a rural and hilly part of Essex, part of the ancient Icknield Way, and the land is part chalky, part clay.

Additional information

Items

What the Host will provide
  • tools to dig clay
  • tools to clean clay
  • tools to make vessels
  • refreshments
What the Host requires you to bring
  • decent walking shoes/wellies
  • water bottle
  • adequate outdoor equipment

Restrictions

  • Who can come Adults & Children
  • Activity level just enough
  • Skill level beginner

Languages

Primary Language : English
Secondary Language : Italian

Minimum age

Minimum age : 6 Years

Private groups

Does the Host accept Private Group : yes
Private groups minimum size : 4
Private groups maximum size : 8

Alternate Dates

If you would like to request for alternative dates not currently showing in availability, please contact the host directly via private message

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Location

Meet Up Location : Ickleton Rd, Elmdon, Saffron Walden CB11 4LT, UK, (CB11 4LT),

Co Hosts / Assistant

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