The Great Pottery Throw Down, Stokey Style

Written by: Sophie Taylor

Hands up, who watched The Great Pottery Throwdown? Didn’t you love it when Ryan kept smashing his final show piece and barely even reacted?

Did you also think it was mildly inappropriate when Sara Cox kept asking Richard if he wanted to touch the model’s bare torso?

Also, also, how lovely was it when Keith got teary judging Richard’s lamp thing?

Keep your hands up if it all made you want to get your hands on some wet clay, stat. This Saturday, you can try those very hands at throwing, glazing and occasionally air punching as you create some clay based masterpieces.

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The talented Mandee Gage, a trained ceramicist and teacher, will be taking the pottery class at 1 Bouverie Road, Stoke Newington from 12 – 2pm for the cack handed beginner to the Grayson Perry prophets alike.

Learn to hand-build by pinching, coiling or using slabs with the opportunity to recreate the infamous Ghost scene and try throwing on the wheel. You will be branded an irritating cliche for the duration of the class, but it will be worth it.

You can learn to throw cups, mugs, plates or plant pots on said wheel. No need for that trip to Ikea you’ve been putting off. Did you hear they’re opening another one in London? Yeah, I’m not sure where either. If it’s North you know I will let you know asap.

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Once you’ve created your pottery de resistance, it’s cherry on the cake time with underglaze decorations or post bisque firing glazes. Mandee has a lot of experience wth mixed media as she uses in her own work, so don’t be shy when it comes to experimenting. This is totally code for modelling a pair of boob lights based on your own magnificent fiery biscuits, ready to wire up and hang on the wall for all to see and worship.

Tickets are £25 and available here and you can choose different dates if you’ve missed out.

(You can put your hands down now).

Pottery Class- throwing and hand-building with Mandee Gage

Saturday April 8th and 15th, 12 noon – 2pm

1 Bouverie Rd, Stoke Newington, N16 5BS

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