Starter Kit

Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class

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Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
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Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
clay-White Clay && paint-set-White only
clay-White Clay && paint-set-White only
clay-Terracotta Clay && paint-set-White only
clay-White Clay && paint-set-Primary
clay-Terracotta Clay && paint-set-Primary
clay-White Clay && paint-set-Pastel
clay-Terracotta Clay && paint-set-Pastel
clay-Terracotta Clay && paint-set-Neon
clay-White Clay && paint-set-Metallic
clay-Terracotta Clay && paint-set-Metallic
clay-Terracotta Clay
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
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paint-set-Pastel
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Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class
Starter Kit

Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class

Carve, sculpt, and paint your way through our Pottery Starter Kit, with the help of our resident pottery expert, Cameron Bentley.

This product comes with a 45 minute live online class.

After you've bought this product, Cameron will be in touch by email to organise a time that works for both parties. He is extremely flexible with days and times, and classes are available 7 days/week, during the morning, afternoon or evenings.

Pottery Starter Kit contains:

  • 2x Packs of Air-Dry Clay
  • 8pc Pottery Tool Set
  • Set of 3 Paint Brushes
  • 1x White Acrylic Paint
  • 1x Clear Varnish
  • 6pc Colour Paint set of your choice (optional)
  • A Pottery Beginners Guide

1 Kit is more than enough fun for up to 2 people.

Class Overview

0 - 15 mins: Introduction to the clay, overview of techniques (pinch, coil and slab building), best practice (slipping & scoring etc.), health and safety.

15 - 20 mins: Making a simple pinchpot.

20 - 35 mins: Attaching coils to add volume, attaching additions to make a face, using the tools to add detail and texture.

35 - 45 mins: How to dry your piece and any last questions.

Next Day Delivery:

  • FREE if your order is over £30, otherwise it's £5. Weekdays & UK mainland only.

  • Change the time, book redelivery or select to leave with a neighbour for maximum flexibility.

    Cut-off time for Next Day Delivery is 12pm.

    Nominated Day:

  • FREE if your order is over £30, otherwise it's £5. Weekdays & UK mainland only.

  • Saturday & Sunday:

  • £10 for orders under £30
  • £5 for orders over £30

  • Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and UK Isles:

  • £13 for orders under £30
  • £8 for orders over £30
  • Clay:

    Paint Set:

    Details

    Carve, sculpt, and paint your way through our Pottery Starter Kit, with the help of our resident pottery expert, Cameron Bentley.

    This product comes with a 45 minute live online class.

    After you've bought this product, Cameron will be in touch by email to organise a time that works for both parties. He is extremely flexible with days and times, and classes are available 7 days/week, during the morning, afternoon or evenings.

    Pottery Starter Kit contains:

    • 2x Packs of Air-Dry Clay
    • 8pc Pottery Tool Set
    • Set of 3 Paint Brushes
    • 1x White Acrylic Paint
    • 1x Clear Varnish
    • 6pc Colour Paint set of your choice (optional)
    • A Pottery Beginners Guide

    1 Kit is more than enough fun for up to 2 people.

    Highlights

    Class Overview

    0 - 15 mins: Introduction to the clay, overview of techniques (pinch, coil and slab building), best practice (slipping & scoring etc.), health and safety.

    15 - 20 mins: Making a simple pinchpot.

    20 - 35 mins: Attaching coils to add volume, attaching additions to make a face, using the tools to add detail and texture.

    35 - 45 mins: How to dry your piece and any last questions.

    Delivery
    Next Day Delivery:

  • FREE if your order is over £30, otherwise it's £5. Weekdays & UK mainland only.

  • Change the time, book redelivery or select to leave with a neighbour for maximum flexibility.

    Cut-off time for Next Day Delivery is 12pm.

    Nominated Day:

  • FREE if your order is over £30, otherwise it's £5. Weekdays & UK mainland only.

  • Saturday & Sunday:

  • £10 for orders under £30
  • £5 for orders over £30

  • Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and UK Isles:

  • £13 for orders under £30
  • £8 for orders over £30
  • See why people love the Pottery Starter Kit & Live Online Class

    WHAT'S IN THE KIT

    Clay Time

    All the bits and bobs you need for an online pottery class!

    45 Minute Live Online Class
    2x Air-Dry Clay - White
    8pc Pottery Tool Set
    Set of 3 Paint Brushes
    Clear Varnish & White Acrylic Paint
    Acrylic Paint Set - Primary
    Acrylic Paint Set - Pastel
    Acrylic Paint Set - Metallic

    Who is cameron bentley?

    Cameron is a London-based professional potter who has been working with clay for 5 years after leaving a career in marketing.

    Primarily making wheel-thrown homewares, he also dabbles in handbuilt sculpture as well as teaching others how to start their own journey with clay.

    Cameron Bentley

    Cameron is a London-based professional potter who has been working with clay for 5 years after leaving a career in marketing.

    Primarily making wheel-thrown homewares, he also dabbles in handbuilt sculpture as well as teaching others how to start their own journey with clay.

    What will the class involve?

    Let us guide you through the clay

    We will cover the 3 core building techniques to make sure you have the basics covered & you can fully immerse yourself in the creative process. This class is developed for beginners for a maximum of 2-3 people. If there are some specific things you want to learn, please feel free to ask Cameron when he gets in touch with your booking.

    We think a 45 minute session is the perfect amount of time to learn the basics to get you going. By the end of the class, you will have plenty of clay left to carry on moulding your own creations.

    If you're interested in arranging a bigger event, either for a team night out or a birthday party, either online or in person, then please click here.

    We will cover the 3 core building techniques to make sure you have the basics covered & you can fully immerse yourself in the creative process. This class is developed for beginners for a maximum of 2-3 people. If there are some specific things you want to learn, please feel free to ask Cameron when he gets in touch with your booking.

    We think a 45 minute session is the perfect amount of time to learn the basics to get you going. By the end of the class, you will have plenty of clay left to carry on moulding your own creations.

    If you're interested in arranging a bigger event, either for a team night out or a birthday party, either online or in person, then please click here.

    • How do we schedule our online private class?

      After you've paid for this product, Cameron will be in touch via email to organise a time that works for both parties.

      Cameron is extremely flexible in terms of days and times as he can adapt his studio work around the classes, so don't worry, we'll find a time!

      Please note, your private class can only be rescheduled if you cancel with at least 24 hours notice.

    • Do I need to bring anything with me?

      Yes, to make sure you get the most out of your class, please prepare the following before your class:

      - Make sure you're on a large flat surface. Cover it with newspaper so you don't get clay everywhere

      - Wear an apron or clothing you don't mind getting messy

      - A small pot of water

      - Bring bags of enthusiasm!

    • Do I need a kiln?

      Air-dry clay is designed to let you unleash your ceramic creativity at home without a kiln. It will naturally harden over 3-5 days without needing to be fired, making it perfect for home use.

      That said, if you would like a more resilient final piece, this clay can be fired up to 1250°C. We suggest reaching out to local pottery studios and asking if they will fire your piece for a small fee. Your work will need to be fired twice - first as a 'bisque' at around 1000°C which hardens the clay to prepare it for glazing, then again after applying a glaze. If you're firing the kiln yourself, follow all manufacturer instructions and please make sure that the kiln is well vented (i.e. suitable extraction fan and canopy fitted allowing fumes to be safely removed from the kiln room).

    • Is the Kit suitable for kids & pregnant women?

      The paints and clay are non toxic and safe for pregnant women & kids but don’t eat any clay and always avoid inhaling any clay dust. The Kit itself is suitable for kids over 3 years and it’s a great activity to do together. However, our Kit is not a toy and requires careful supervision from an adult at all times, and please be extra careful when using the tools (we recommend removing the Metal Needle Tool when using the Kit with children).

    • Is air-dry clay waterproof?

      No, air-dry clay is not waterproof or food safe. Don't let that stop you from making vases or mugs though! Just use them with dried flowers or holding pens.

      Paint and varnish adds a layer of water resistance which is great for plant pots or other things that risk occasionally getting damp. That said, the best way to make plant pots is to keep the plants in their own plastic pot which can be removed during watering and returned once excess water has drained out.

    • How long does the wet clay last?

      The clay will last for up to 6 months stored in its original packaging and once opened we advise wrapping tightly in cling film and storing any left over clay inside an airtight container. If it dries out too much, simply spray it with a little water and seal the clay tightly to let it slowly rehydrate.

    • How long does it take to dry?

      Drying time will vary depending on the thickness of your piece and the temperature of your home, but on average it will dry by itself within 24-48 hours. You can tell it's fully dry when it turns completely white.

      The clay will shrink a little as it dries introducing stress points so let your work air dry naturally and evenly without help from the sun or a hairdryer to reduce the risk of cracks. If you're especially concerned about cracking or your house is particularly warm, leave the piece in a cooler area away from drafts or cover it loosely with plastic to slow the drying process.

    Kit Specifications
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    CLAY
      • 2 x Air-Dry Clay in White
    PAINTBRUSH SET
      • 1 x 13mm Flat Brush for coverage (total length 203mm)
      • 1 x 13mm Flat Brush for coverage (total length 203mm)
      • 1 x 6mm Flat Brush for detail (total length 188mm)
      • 1 x Size 4 Round Brush for fine detail (total length 180mm)
    8PC TOOL SET
      • 1 x Round Sponge - 70mm
      • 1 x Wire Cutter With Handles - 560mm
      • 1 x Metal Needle Tool - 150mm
      • 1 x Boxwood Potter’s Rib - 114mm
      • 1 x Birch Wood Loop Tool - 135mm
      • 1 x Birch Wood Ribbon cutter tool - 200mm
      • 1 x Metal Scraper - 95x5mm
      • 1 x Boxwood modelling tool - 210mm
    PAINT AND VARNISH (COMES WITH ALL SETS)
      • 1 x 59ml bottle of varnish
      • 1 x 59ml bottle of white acrylic paint
    ACRYLIC PAINT SET OF 6 X 59ML - METALLIC

    The paint is water-based, non-toxic, and water-resistant once dry.

      • 1 x Metallic Silver
      • 1 x Metallic Antique Gold
      • 1 x Metallic Classic Gold
      • 1 x Metallic Bronze
      • 1 x Metallic Titanium Gold
      • 1 x Metallic White
    ACRYLIC PAINT SET OF 6 X 59ML - NEON
      • 1 x Neon Pink
      • 1 x Neon Yellow
      • 1 x Neon Red
      • 1 x Neon Orange
      • 1 x Neon Blue
      • 1 x Neon Green
    ACRYLIC PAINT SET OF 6 X 59ML - PASTELS
      • 1 x Baby Blue
      • 1 x Sea Spray
      • 1 x Rose Pink
      • 1 x Iris
      • 1 x Buttermilk
      • 1 x Soft Green
      • Testing Test 3
    ACRYLIC PAINT SET OF 6 X 59ML - PRIMARY
      • 1 x Blanc
      • 1 x Christmas Green
      • 1 x Lagoon
      • 1 x Canary Yellow
      • 1 x Cherry Red
      • 1 x Noir