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Kenninghall pottery studio offering taster sessions to help develop skills





With its new non-profit pottery studio and a series of taster sessions, you certainly cannot accuse the people behind Kenninghall’s Community Studio of being asleep at the wheel.

Breaking the mould would be more accurate, with the community studio setting up classes to help shape its students’ skills as they enjoy socialising and crafting together.

Opened by pottery enthusiast Angela Lane in July, the studio in Lopham Road currently has 10 paid members who use the facilities freely to create their work, regardless of ability level.

Kenninghall, Norfolk, 10/01/2024Angie Scott (left) and Angela Lane of the Kenninghall Community StudioPicture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2024
Kenninghall, Norfolk, 10/01/2024Angie Scott (left) and Angela Lane of the Kenninghall Community StudioPicture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2024

“Trying to run it alongside my day job was a struggle, to be honest,” said Angela, a mum-of-two and part-time vet’s receptionist.

“Desperate not to give up on the studio, I offered the option of a more relaxed membership with 24-hour access to the studio for a fixed monthly fee. This meant the studio could continue to function and I could look at other options.

“Then, in November, my own previous pottery tutor, Dawny Christien, contacted me about becoming a member herself.

“After we talked, we realised that she could play a big part in helping the studio grow, and the studio could help to extend her teaching possibilities.

“Since then, we have been working together to look at what we can offer in the way of workshops and classes.

“We are now very excited to be able to look forward to 2024 and welcome many more current or potential potters into the studio and we are looking at new memberships, which means the studio can continue to grow.”

New throwing taster sessions will be hosted by Dawny Christien every Thursday from January 18, between 10am and 1pm, and 1.30pm and 4.30pm.

Prices are £40 for a three-hour mixed ability class aimed at those starting out or who have some ability already, and £30 per three-hour session aimed at those with knowledge who need support.

To book a place, or for more information on the studio, email kenninghallpottery@hotmail.com.



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