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Fancy a turn at the wheel?

Monday, 24th April 2017

The Old Stables at Hipping Hall, in Lancashire is set to launch a selection of creative mid-week getaways…

The top foodie bolthole has teamed up with a selection of leading artisan crafts people, to offer guests the opportunity to mix good food with the chance to learn some new skills…

Hipping’s first creative break launches this summer on 11th June with a residential pottery masterclass led by leading ceramicists Martin and Siobhan Miles-Moore…

It doesn't matter how much potting experience you have - total beginner or happy hobby potter Martin and Siobhan have heaps of experience and will be on hand to offer one to one guidance throughout.

There are just ten places on each pottery class, which means you get plenty of opportunity to learn under the watchful eye of experienced potters Martin Miles-Moore and his wife Siobhan.

The course is structured to encourage everyone to think about their surroundings and to use their senses to help them create unique pieces of work during their stay in this beautiful part of the world.

Each potter will get one to one tuition using the wheel to create and finish a piece, as well as having the opportunity to hand build a piece too. During their stay students, will have the opportunity to pick up hints and tips from the experts and put them into practice, including techniques such as Raku and Sgraffito. 

During the course, each student will:

•         decorate and fire a Raku vase
•         throw and finish a bowl
•         make and decorate a bonbon dish
•         make and decorate tiles/coasters

Course Schedule:

11th June - guests arrive at Hipping Hall at 3pm, followed by a drinks reception with tutors Martin and Siobhan Miles-Moore 6.30pm and a four-course dinner in the Old Stables private dining room

12th June - morning one breakfast, tuition commences at 9.00am, lunch at 1.00pm, tuition, followed by a six-course dinner commencing at 7.30pm in the Old Stables private dining room

13th June - morning two breakfast, tuition commences at 9.00am, lunch at 1.00pm, after which guests depart.


Prices as follows 2 nights, 1½ days pottery course, staying in the Old Stables, Hipping Hall.

The price for an individual participant based on single occupancy, including accommodation for 2 nights, all food, and all tuition and materials during the course is £460

The price for a couple staying with only one person participating in the course based on double occupancy, including accommodation for 2 nights, all food, all tuition and materials during the course is £610

The price for two people participating based on double occupancy, including accommodation for 2 nights, all food, and all tuition and materials during the course is £790.

To book a place contact or call 015242 71187

We will be running a range of creative breaks throughout the year with subjects, including silversmithing, an introduction to mixed media, calligraphy, food photography and many more.

Keep an eye on for details and dates. To book a place

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01772 426450.