Date: 
Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 9:30am to 1:30pm

Workshops are run in small groups with a limited number of attendees. You will learn throwing and hand-building techniques from one of our highly-skilled potters. We will then supervise the drying and firing of your items, which will take approximately six weeks.

Each workshop runs from 9:30 until 13:30 with a break for tea or coffee and homemade cake.

Cost includes tuition, materials, firing and refreshments.

£75 per person

BOOK HERE

Please be aware that we do not send out a physical ticket, instead your name will be added to our list. If you would like a physical ticket to give as a gift, they are available on demand.

Additionally we can provide a gift vouchers for workshops to allow the recipient to choose a date that suits them - please call us on 01608 684416 if you would like a workshop gift voucher. 

Date: 
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 2:30pm to Monday, 4 June 2018 - 1:00pm

The Brick Kiln Firing Dates

Loading: from 10th May
Firing: from 17th May
Top Temperature: 25th May
Unloading: 4th June

The May Firing of The Brick Kiln will be managed by Jim, with help from Kaz and the Whichford team.

Volunteers are once again gratefully encouraged and will receive FREE space in the kiln - £20 free space (sizes as per charges on table linked below). 

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE BRICK KILN FIRING

BOOK SPACE FOR YOUR OWN PIECES IN THE BRICK KILN AND VIEW CHARGES TABLE

If you would like to fire pieces in The Brick Kiln work must be delivered to Whichford Pottery by Tuesday 8th May or dropped off onsite at Wytham on Sunday 6th May. 

 

Date: 
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

A day to celebrate the skills and craftsmanship of the Whichford Team. 

    

Explore our Workshop - All day

A rare opportunity to see the pottery in full swing on a Saturday - from how we manufacture our own blend of clay to the ancient three-pull throwing technique. Dip in for a whistle-stop tour or take your time and immerse yourself in the making of our world-renowned flowerpots. Free and no need to book. Take home our complimentary celebration booklet.

Design and Decorate: A Practical Workshop - 9.45am to 11.15am 

With guidance from our Head Decorator Debs and her team, you will use your own design ideas to decorate a pre-thrown Whichford Pot (26cm high x 31cm wide) for collection once fired. £65 per person. Booking essential. 

TO BOOK CLICK HERE
 

Big & Bold Demonstration by Adam Keeling - 11.30am and 2.30pm

Adam Keeling throws our biggest pots. Watch and be astounded by the incredible skill involved in making some of the largest hand-thrown pots in Europe! Free demonstration but please book to reserve your place. Demonstrations last 45 minutes each.

TO BOOK CLICK HERE FOR 11.30AM SESSION

TO BOOK CLICK HERE FOR 2.30PM SESSION
 

Personal Pottery Tour with Jim Keeling

Jim & Dominique founded Whichford Pottery in 1976, and to kick off our Open Day Jim will be giving a personal tour of his beloved pottery. This will be followed by coffee, cake and a throwing demonstration in his private workshop. 

£45 per person. Limited places - booking essential. Tour begins at 9am.

TO BOOK CLICK HERE

Kazuya Ishida Top Ceramicist

Date: 
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Kaz is a leading Japanese potter who has apprenticed under Jim at Whichford and under Isezaki Jun, The Living National Treasure of Bizen, Japan. 

These rare tutorials offer you a unique chance for in-depth tuition tailored to suit your personal level of skill, be it beginner or professional.

Kaz teaches both throwing and hand-building techniques and is renowned for his ability to combine traditional techniques with modern aesthetics. 

Workshop Details
Tickets £150 - Limited space available on each workshop
so please call us on 01608 684416 or buy tickets below

Each Ticket Includes
Teas, Coffees, Biscuits etc and a light lunch at The Straw Kitchen
Plus, two of your pots will be fired in the May firing of the Oxford Anagama Kiln (more can be fired by arrangement). 

Click here to Book Your Ticket SOLD OUT

Date: 
Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for an inspirational day with top quality plants, pots and advice.  Take away the perfect ingredients for a splendid summer display.

Plants for sale by Cotswold Garden Flowers

Cotswold Garden Flowers are renowned for their good old-fashioned plants.  They specialise in easy and unusual perennials for the flower garden as well as new introductions from the wild.

At 11.30am - "Payback"

An informal talk in our marquee by renowned nurseryman Bob Brown with fresh material about the best plants for either pots or borders.

Tickets for talk - £5.00 each.

To book tickets to attend Bob Browns talk, click here

And much more... 

Splendid summer offers on pots;
Handmade British gifts in The Octagon; and​
Take in the British summertime from the terrace of The Straw Kitchen whilst tucking into your homemade lunch!

 

Date: 
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 9:30am to 1:30pm

Workshops are run in small groups with a limited number of attendees. You will learn throwing and hand-building techniques from one of our highly-skilled potters. We will then supervise the drying and firing of your items, which will take approximately six weeks.

Each workshop runs from 9:30 until 13:30 with a break for tea or coffee and homemade cake.
Cost includes tuition, materials, firing and refreshments.

£75 per person

BOOK HERE  SOLD OUT

Please be aware that we do not send out a physical ticket, instead your name will be added to our list. If you would like a physical ticket to give as a gift, they are available on demand.

Additionally we can provide a gift vouchers for workshops to allow the recipient to choose a date that suits them - please call us on 01608 684416 if you would like a workshop gift voucher. 

Date: 
Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Jim and Dominique's much acclaimed and romantic cottage garden will be open to our visitors from 11am to 3pm.

At 11.30am: Talk by Ursula Buchan
'Why on Earth do we Garden?'

In what promises to be a fascinating talk, Ursula will reflect on why humans have, since acient times, felt impelled to make gardens.  Ursula is an award-winning journalist as well as being a Kew-trained gardener.

​Tickets for talk - £12.50 each.  Booking is essential.

​To book tickets to attend Ursula Buchans talk click here.

Plants for sale by Miserden Nursery

Miserden Nursery offers a comprehensive range of plants including an unusual range or herbaceous perennials, alpines, clematis, climbers, ferns, shrubs and pelargoniums.

David Austin Roses for Sale

Hand-selected range of English roses from David Austin for sale.

And much more... 

Splendid summer offers on pots;
Handmade British gifts in The Octagon; and​
Take in the British summertime from the terrace of The Straw Kitchen whilst tucking into your homemade lunch!

Date: 
Sunday, 22 July 2018 - 9:30am to 1:30pm

Workshops are run in small groups with a limited number of attendees. You will learn throwing and hand-building techniques from one of our highly-skilled potters. We will then supervise the drying and firing of your items, which will take approximately six weeks.

Each workshop runs from 9:30 until 13:30 with a break for tea or coffee and homemade cake from The Straw Kitchen.

Cost includes tuition, materials, firing and refreshments.

£75 per person

BOOK HERE

Please be aware that we do not send out a physical ticket, instead your name will be added to our list. If you would like a physical ticket to give as a gift, they are available on demand.

Additionally we can provide a gift vouchers for workshops to allow the recipient to choose a date that suits them - please call us on 01608 684416 if you would like a workshop gift voucher.