For those who are completely new to throwing pots, Seven Limes Pottery is a perfect environment to have a go at creating, decorating and experimenting with ceramics for the first time. Their taster sessions allow you to have a go at a variety of techniques. With the expert guidance of a Seven Limes pottery teacher, you’ll walk away from the session with something you’ll be proud to say you’ve made. Each class involves 8 people of varying abilities and ages from 18 and over. The sessions last around two and a half hours, with all necessary materials and tools provided by the studio. After the pottery has been made, Seven Limes Glaze and twice fire the pots for them to be picked up a few weeks later.
If you find yourself wanting more than just a taster there are weekly classes and courses available, more information can be found on the Seven Limes website. With the small class size and friendly atmosphere, each session is intended to be a space for people to embrace their creativity and express themselves through pottery. Seven Limes is run by ceramicist and teacher Wendy Andrew, who’s personal creative practice is diverse and continually evolving. As Wendy put it ‘making things with your hands gets rid of the tension in your head’, a sentiment which is becoming more important as our busy lives get in the way of finding that time to unwind. Learning new skills in an open setting is the perfect bit of urban escapism during the Winter months.
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.