Pottery for Kids at Home: Play with Clay

With DIY craft box delivered to you

Try this online pottery class to let your kids imagination run wild!



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 20     label £55


This is a ClassBento LiveBox class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. As seen on The Guardian, GQ, Daily Mirror, The Metro, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft box containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. You'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. On the day of the class, use that link to join the class. Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

Do you need indoor activities for kids to keep them engaged? Try this online workshop for children to create a clay monster or animal pot.

This live online class offers a fun and experimental experience for children of all abilities to have a play with clay. It's a gentle sensory experience that engages the mind. It can soothe them if they feel stressed and lets them solve problems in a friendly environment.

There are so many exciting things for your kids to play with inside of the pottery kit. They could create a monster pot with googlie eyes, a sculpture of their favourite animal or a fish with sequins for scales. This pottery starter kit is all about having fun and being creative.

The clay that comes in the DIY kit is air drying and doesn't need a kiln or oven to dry it. Just leave it out for a few days and their creation is ready to be painted or left natural if they want. It's a great class for beginners as it is so easy and they will learn basic clay techniques, like how to join two pieces of clay together.

You should have enough clay to create two items. You can also choose which colour clay you want to use.

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
Beginner-friendly.
 
What you'll get in your craft box
  • 1.5kg of air drying clay
  • 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)
  • 20 googlie eyes
  • A bag of sequins
What you'll need
  • Small pot of water
  • Newspaper or cloth to cover the workspace and put the board on
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 4 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Your teacher
Rachel Akers
 
Rachel Akers



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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