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About Lark Lane Pottery Classes in Liverpool

Pouring jugs by Eniko Kovacs

Pouring jugs by Eniko Kovacs

Welcome

Lark Lane Pottery daytime and evening pottery classes have a friendly community feel and are open to beginners and experienced 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 classes are run by John Parker (who has been there for many years) and John Ayling (who joined relatively recently). Between us we have over 60 years experience.

What we offer

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

We offer a range of glazes and techniques for applying colour to your work.

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 on New-Starter Blocks . . .

Limitations

Many people attend the pottery classes each week and we do our best to make sure everybody’s work is fired withing a week or two of being put in the kiln room. From time to time we may need to ask that you bear with us as our kilns may be full to capacity. In general we are unable to fire large volumes of repeat work from skilled throwers. Please talk to us before embarking on particularly large items.

When

The pottery is open for sessions as follows :

Tuesday 7-9pm

Wednesday 10-12am and 1-3pm

Thursday 7-9pm

Saturday 12.30-2.30pm and 3-5pm