Winter Clay Workshops

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Manchester Urban Diggers

Winter Clay Workshops at Platt Fields Park, Manchester, 28 November–19 December 2021, from £65.00 - Book now

Manchester Urban Diggers (MUD) have been finding solutions to problems within local food systems since 2019. Their projects are fuelled by volunteers and often see accessible food being grown for the communities in which it’s growing. Based in the horticultural haven of Platt Fields Market Garden they are opening up The Frog House (the garden’s indoor space) for a number of winter clay workshops.

hand building can be a slow and satisfying process

Over the course of two weeks, you’ll have the chance to learn the techniques involved with hand building a clay pot, before returning to decorate your finished design. Your pot will then be glazed, fired and ready for you to collect from the Market Garden 3 weeks after your last session. Hand building can be a slow and satisfying process of pot building. It gives you a chance to slow down and appreciate the calmness of winter, which is often easy to forget as we approach the Christmas buzz.

be well supplied with hot drinks and biscuits throughout the two sessions

MUD do recommend dressing up warm, as The Frog House only has one heater and the unpredictable cold of winter could make for a chilly session. You’ll be well supplied with hot drinks and biscuits throughout the two sessions, making the workshop a great space to meet some new people, learn a new skill and have fun.

If winter clay workshops aren’t your thing but you are interested in finding out more about the social enterprise’s work, head to their website where you’ll find details of the community gardens, growing projects, courses and volunteer opportunities to get involved with. You can also order veg boxes filled with produce grown from the market garden as well as other local gardens. Alongside the seasonal produce you can order mushrooms from Myco the Manchester Mushroom Coop and fresh bread from Albert Street Bakery. All of this is also just £10 per box!

Winter Clay Workshops at Platt Fields Park, Manchester

28 November–19 December 2021
From £65.00

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