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About Lark Lane Pottery

 Pouring jugs by Eniko Kovacs

Pouring jugs by Eniko Kovacs

Welcome

Lark Lane Pottery has a friendly community feel and is open to beginners, enthusiasts and developing potters. 

Where

The Pottery is part of the Lark Lane Community Centre at the Old Police Station on Lark Lane, postcode L17 8UU. The Pottery is accessed from the first door on the side street, Sefton Grove.  The pottery is located in the old cells  so the layout can be a little impractical, but workable, at busy times.

Who

The pottery is run by John Parker (who has been there for many years) and John Ayling (who joined relatively recently). 

What we offer

We provide space, tools and equipment for you to realise your projects in clay. We provide facilities for working on the wheel (7 spaces) and for hand-building by coiling, 'slabbing' or modelling (9-10 spaces). We use red earthenware clay body and generally try to offer this ‘soft’ for throwing and 'firm' for hand-building. 

We have a limited number of coloured slips that can be applied to a finished pot prior to drying in order to achieve a different surface colour. We have underglaze colours that can be painted onto 'biscuit-fired' white slip for use underneath a transparent glaze. We have about 8 glazes in use at any one time for achieving different colours and effects.

If you are a complete beginner we will be glad to help get you started by showing you basic techniques for making pots on the wheel and by hand-building. Please go to our New-Starters’ page for more information...

When

The pottery is open for sessions as follows :

Tuesday 7-9pm

Wednesday 10-12am and 1-3pm

Thursday 7-9pm

Saturday 12-2pm and 3-5pm