Traditional earthenware Pottery workshops at Castle Hill Arts with Tony Hall & Lois Hopwood in Knucklas Wales

Pottery workshops for friends and families  at Castle Hill Pottery with Tony Hall and Lois Hopwood

 Throwing pots, decorating  hand pressed tiles, earthenware jugs and plates using the traditional slip carving method.



Earthenware Slip carving is  is made by scraping away the top layer of white slip leaving the dark earthenware body exposed.







We begin the day at 10a.m. by looking through lots of lovely books. I like textile books, but we have a lot of source material, lots of reference, or bring a design with you

Using tracing paper makes it easy to draw your design onto Tony’s earthenware tiles and jugs and plates, or free hand if you prefer.

 Begin with two tiles for practice, mirroring the design before moving on to a jug or a plate.It’s a very easy and absorbing process and you will easily finish the day with a completed project.

During the day there is the opportunity to throw pots on the wheel with Tony . Tony will demonstrate throwing, guide complete beginners and teach technique to competent potters.

If it’s nice weather arrive the night before and set up camp in our Hay field and stay on for the following night to make it a Marches mini break.

It’s camping in a field with a walk to the shower, but you will have the field to yourselves.

The tents are on the far left of this photo ,the pottery is in the middle below the site of Knucklas Castle .




Lunch and refreshments provided

The price for the day including all materials and firings is £100 per person, with a minimum of four people, deposit paid in advance to secure the date.

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Trish modelling a head in clay tutored by Tony who in 2013 won the Society of Portrait sculptors best in show!

Tony will fire your pots twice the second time with a honey glaze and we can arrange delivery.

 The studios are airy in summer and warm in winter easy access by car, one and a half hours from Birmingham. And Knucklas is on the Heart of Wales railway line from Shrewsbury to Swansea.

                            Call on 01547529670


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