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    Does anyone know where I could take a pottery class? I have always been interested in making bowls and vases on a pottery wheel but have no idea where to go.
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    Hey There;

    Used to do pottery myself in Waterloo - have not had time to really look into it here in London since we moved but here is a link http://londonpottersguild.org/ that may be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by totallyawake View Post
    Hey There;

    Used to do pottery myself in Waterloo - have not had time to really look into it here in London since we moved but here is a link http://londonpottersguild.org/ that may be helpful.

    Happy Sculpting....it is very relaxing but can be frustrating if you are 'product' oriented...sometimes you will have a cool thing going on and it will colapse...but if you go with it something more amazing always takes its place!
    Thanks. I will look into the site. I have never done this but have always wanted too.
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    No problem Shannon - good luck - I only tinkered for a few weeks through an introductory course... loved it - very theraputic...but as an ongoing hobbie it was a little out of my price range...hopefully again in the future

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    I took lessons through the potters guild. I found they were great! I only stopped because I was pregnant with dd#2 and couldn't bend over the wheel. I think it's around $150 for 8 lessons that last about 3 hours each. Hope that helps!

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    Funny you started this topic. I've arrange a tour this Sunday of the guild premises. I hope to take the beginners class soon, and hopefully more thereafter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by totallyawake View Post
    ...but as an ongoing hobbie it was a little out of my price range
    Ack. Sorry to hear that. I guess if it's really addictive and one wants to experiment a fair bit, buying supplies can add up fast (I imagine some major supplies - especially clays - are very expensive).
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    OH, this is something I have always wanted to do...learn. Pottery and stained glass. I am going now to check out the site, maybe I'll see you there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siana View Post
    Funny you started this topic. I've arrange a tour this Sunday of the guild premises. I hope to take the beginners class soon, and hopefully more thereafter.

    Is this a one person tour or a group thing?

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    It's a one-family tour.
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    The cost looks to be about $225 for a non member for a 10 week course but that includes supplies. I think I will look back into it for the spring as I might be a bit late to try and get my self organized for now.
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    I really want to go, but I'm a little concerned that when the weather is bad, I'll miss a session or two! It's not exactly convenient to have to take 3 buses and walk 2 block to get there, so perhaps I should just start in the spring/summer.
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