Make a Clay Coil Pot at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Join us for some pottery at home and make your own coil clay pot.

Rachel Akers
Rachel Akers
5.0 (6)

2 hours Class size 5 to 20     label £40 - £70 (£40 per Class only, no box, £70 per Class and box)
How it works
Request your preferred time
We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping in the UK is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days. We ship nationwide.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.
If you need fun things to do at home that will relax you, try playing with some clay! This online pottery class will teach you how to create a clay coil pot.
Your friendly teacher will guide you through the pottery kit and teach you a coiling technique to create a beautiful pot or vase for your home. You will also learn how to keep your pot together so that it doesn't fall apart once it dries.
We use air-dry clay which doesn't need a kiln or oven to dry. It's super easy and great for beginners. You can choose between terracotta and grey clay. Terracotta clay is good if you want a more natural look. The grey clay is best if you want to paint your pot once it is dry, although it can be left natural as well. The DIY kit will include enough clay to make at least two pots.
This live online class is excellent if you need some time to refresh your mind. Making pottery at home is a peaceful indoor activity that is fun and relaxing. Art is a fantastic stress reliever as being creative is great for mindfulness.
Stress is a huge factor in lost workdays and reduced productivity. If you need team building activities for your hardworking crew try this pottery starter kit. It's a perfect opportunity to get your team bonding and feeling more refreshed.
There is a minimum booking requirement of 5 people. If this number is not reached, you may be contacted to reschedule to a date with more participants.
Knowledge required
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • 1.5kg of air drying clay in terracotta or grey
  • A set of clay tools
  • A metal ruler
  • An A4 wooden board for working on
  • A small rolling pin
  • A plastic pot for slip (I will show you how to make this at the start of the workshop)
What you'll need
  • small pot of water
  • newspaper or cloth to cover the workspace and put the board on.
More about this class

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Your teacher
Rachel Akers
Rachel Akers

5.0 (6)

I draw my inspiration from my home town of Birmingham but also my travels all over the world. Having lived in New Zealand for 8 years, spending 6 months of my university time on an exchange in Connecticut USA and many travels in Europe and worldwide.
I find, in cities, the juxtaposition of architecture to green spaces quite beautiful, it is surprising how much woodland is still left untouched in a big city like Birmingham. There are some incredible new and unique buildings going up all around the city but also some stunning old buildings. Dotted between these buildings you will always find trees and plants to keep us all in touch with nature. This is true in many big cities around the world, like Auckland in New Zealand, Sydney in Australia and Barcelona in Spain. I could go on. There are so many stunning unique architectural and natural combinations in these places. It is easy to create wonderful artwork with all this inspiration, much of it on my doorstep.
In my sculptures I use various thicknesses of wire and semi-precious gemstones to create bespoke and unusual pieces that are fluid and winding like a beautiful tree but also have the rigidity and structure of the angular frame like the architecture I see all around me. I manipulate the wire into the form of the tree trunk and branches so each piece is unique. I don’t always use a frame and let the tree flow naturally into unusual forms. I love the use of the wire to create the wood like texture and when the light bounces off the metal and gemstones it creates an ethereal like quality.
I also create jewellery and other sculptural forms using the wire and gemstones but the trees are my signature pieces. I create bespoke wearable jewellery often using flowers and trees as my inspiration, using the same style and techniques.
I have taught art in both the UK and New Zealand, mainly drawing techniques and clay workshops. I am looking forward to teaching you many different artistic skills with my unique workshops in Clay creation, Jewellery making and mural painting.

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