Last week two young students from a college in the north of Lancashire, spent time with us in the studios.
From Capernwray Hall winter school, came an American girl and an Irish girl.
Both already have had experience in art college .
It was interesting to watch and see what they would come up with in the short time that they had with us.
Rachel from Ireland, has a Master's degree in art.
This is the beginning of a landscape pot constructed by coiling the clay.
Eventually it is brought into a narrow opening before the modelling is added on.
Now the surface has been knocked and smoothed into a perfect gourd-type shape.
Emily formed a slab pot by placing it around a weight to hold the shape until the clay firmed up enough to allow it to be removed.
Pattern was pressed on with wooden tools and clay modelled into the shape needed.
When the pots are bone dry they will be fired to biscuit and then glazed and fired once again to a higher temperature.
Here at The Potters House Penketh, we are always glad of a little something away from the hum-drum of everyday doings. So thankyou to them for brightening our week.....and hope to see you again maybe sometime!