The Potters Barn

The Potters Barn is a working pottery where you can just visit to have a look at the finished pottery on display and where it is made or even have a go yourself.
If you have longer you can take regular pottery classes or one of the craft courses such as longbow making, stone carving, silversmithing...... the choice is yours.
If you have a Birthday, Hen or Stag Party to arrange the pottery is the place to do something different. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old or if you have never seen a piece of clay, everyone enjoys a pottery party.


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Stone Setting Cabochon

This one day workshop teaches students how to master setting cabochon stones. This course is for students with some basic jewellery making skills but beginners are very welcome. It is anticipated that students will take home 2 completed items of jewellery.

Be a Silversmith for a Day Exploring Textures

Silversmith for a Day! These workshops offer an introduction to Silversmithing and allow you to experience many of the simple skills used by Silversmiths. As result you will produce several pieces of unique contemporary silver jewellery for you to take home. You will learn reticulation and granulation techniques too to create at...

Be a Silversmith for a Day - Shape and Form

Shape and form: During this workshop we will be learning the properties of sterling silver and how we can alter its shape using hammers, silversmithing stakes, mandrels and doming blocks. Students will learn how to fuse too and will cover the basic techniques of soldering, filing, drilling, sawing and polishing. Students...

Upholstery One or Two Day

The course is set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside and will take place on 2 days in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The course tutor will teach you how to : Strip a chair Use a web stretcher Use modern techniques to replace a chair seat with foam Use polyester wadding Use Fire – retardant...

Stone Carving

The courses will be run by Peter Price. They are suitable for everyone. Projects include Green Man Head and simple Celtic carving. If you have a project in mind Peter can help as long as he knows what you are thinking of well before the course. The fee includes tuition, lunch, refreshments, and finished sandstone...
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Longbow Making

The day takes you through from picking your timber, marking out, shaping to finishing and tilloring your bow. All equipment and materials are provided. Lunch and refreshments are also included.

Water Colour Day

The day will guide you through different techniques used by water colour artists. You will create several pieces of art on the day. What you need to bring on the day:- If you have some favourite brushes, paint, paper etc. please bring them. If you have no equipment we can supply all you will...

Digital Photography

Know your camera What focal length of Lens Exposing exposure issues Composing the image The World of Close-ups Lighting Collecting images and Travel Photography Richard Tucker, who has worked as a freelance professional photographer specialising in Audio Visual, will run the course. He has been the resident lecturer at the Nikon School and presented an 8 projector multi-vision show...


After making your own unique piece of felt from coloured wools and decorative materials you will then have the choice of turning it in to a wall hanging, a scarf or a handbag. You are limited only by your imagination! All materials and lunch included.

Silversmithing - Rings

Rings and Things: This course teaches you how to make silver rings using traditional Silversmithing techniques. Basic skills on finger measuring and ring sizing will be taught. Students will study various designs using sterling silver in sheet and wire form and will produce at least 2 rings of their own design...