Wheelhouse Pottery

Things to do , Cultural centres Collier's Wood
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Merton Abbey Mills is one of those tranquil locations that have no business being associated with the frenetic city they are technically part of. Occupying a former mill on the banks of the River Wandle (once a hub for the textiles industry), the Mills offer an enclave of shops with an obvious focus on arts and crafts together with services (such as a stellar yoga centre) independent cafes and cosy pubs. There's an alternative market every weekend featuring hand-made goodies, as well as a calendar of live music and family fun days. One of the biggest draws, however, is the Wheelhouse Pottery. Beginners and more confident students (age 6+) are welcomed and instructed by longtime potters, Claire Bradfield and Stephen Llewellyn. Workshops are open all weekend and by appointment during the week. Prices start at a reasonable £15.
Venue name: Wheelhouse Pottery
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Address: Merton Abbey Mills
Merantun Way
SW19 2RD
Transport: Tube: Colliers Wood
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Audrey B

Beautiful, practical, affordable clayware items - from stir-fry bowls to jugs, dishes, plates, etc. - all made in the on-site pottery. (A few years ago he even made a set of encaustic tiles using patterns that would have been found in Merton Abbey, located about 100 metres away. It doesn't get any more local or knowledgeable than this!) The pottery also occupies an amazing historical building housing the last water wheel on the River Wandle (aka LB Merton's logo for many decades), and supports a mini-museum about it and the local area.

Maria B

Fantastic and small group lessons with the potters wheel powered by an ancient working waterwheel. A real step back in time in the historic setting of Abbey Mills, the old home of the Liberty fabric print works

John frazier

Good little workshop with lots of history and very friendly staff. Great way to spend an afternoon learning and making your own pottery.

Gloria

Wow best £15.00 I ever spent. It was a good way to spend the day that teaches you how to make a vase, mugs, pots or whatever it turns out to be!!! I learned a lot and made a wonderful vase which will be heated to set, glazed and painted within four weeks. I can't wait to go back and try again. you also get to take your work of art home yippie x