Travel through space and time while digging for clay, and creating a vessel with it! > Let's GoDo - Let's GoDo

Travel through space and time while digging for clay, and creating a vessel with it!

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Hosted by Lisa
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Overview

Experience Category

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

About the experience

Experience Duration : 4 hrs 30 mins
Experience Summary:

Do you love craft, history, geology and general adventure? Join me on a two part exploration into clay and making. On the first day we will embark on a walk exploring and digging for local clay. On the second day, we will clean the clay and make a vessel with your locally sourced clay!

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 experience will be on two seperate days. The first day will involve a lovely walk through the hills, and looking for and digging up clay. Once we are happy with the clay, we will bring it back to dry it. After that, once it is dry, we will meet again 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

If you choose to come to my location, I live in a rural and hilly part of Essex.

Additional information

Items

What the Host will provide
  • refreshments
  • bags to put clay into
  • shovels
  • kiln
  • tools to clean clay
  • tools to make vessels
What the Host requires you to bring
  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable walking shoes/boots
  • Appropriate clothing which is weather dependant
  • A sense of adventure

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

Special Considerations

Bring energy and waterproofs if needed. Definitely be prepared to get muddy as we search for the best clay! The experience will be divide in two different days, The first day we will explore and dig for clay, learning about the local history and geology. on the second day- a week or so later, we will spend the time cleaning the clay, preparing it and using it to make something!

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Location

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

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