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Alex Allpress Pottery School

The Lion House | The Lion House, Main Street, Newbridge-on-Wye, Llandrindod Wells LD1 6LN, Wales
+44 1982 552854
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A Creative Birthday Activity

I booked a morning’s tuition as a birthday surprise for my parter,we had a great time learning to... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Kate N
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Fun morning with Aex

Great time with the kids doing some coil pottery and throwing some clay in Alex's studio. Kids... read more

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Reviewed 4 May 2018
Rajan S
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Potter's Wheel WorkshopsCreate and relax in rural tranquility.The Pottery is situated in the Upper Elan Valley in the Radnor Hills amidst the idyllic Wye valley villages and walkways. The perfect environment to unwind, learn a new skill and discover hidden talents. Everybody can do it. there are no mistakes in pottery, just happy accidents and learning experiences! Weekend Special Price All inclu with Lunch and firings: £165 Full Day throwing on the wheel by speciality tutors and ONLY small groups of up to Max. 4 p. Only £95. All skill level from 12 years, mixed clay workshop, slab and hand building from 6 years of age. Bespoke days possible and visits to you: Large groups possible: email for quotes
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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The Lion House | The Lion House, Main Street, Newbridge-on-Wye, Llandrindod Wells LD1 6LN, Wales
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I booked a morning’s tuition as a birthday surprise for my parter,we had a great time learning to use the potters wheel. Alex was a patient and friendly teacher and kindly helped to organise an experience which suited our budget and meant we could both...More

Thank Kate N
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Great time with the kids doing some coil pottery and throwing some clay in Alex's studio. Kids loved it.

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Thank Rajan S
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

3 hours went far too quickly we really enjoyed ourselves. We did some work on the wheel and hand building. Alex was patient and interesting. Would be great for any ability level or age.

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BlueEmmaMac, Owner at Alex Allpress Pottery School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank You for your review. Hopefully see you again. Best wishes Alex and Blue Allpress

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Spent the day with great friend at Alex Allpress Pottery School today as a birthday treat. Amazing experience with great tuition. Such a fun rewarding day making various bowls and shapes. I can't wait to see my finished products once the 'baking/cooking' is completed. Thank...More

2  Thank Clara602017
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Just spent a fantastic 2 hours with Alex in the studio. All 6 of us had a go on the potters wheel with great results. And we also made some lovely coil pots. Highly recommend.

1  Thank vicfra72
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This was a spur of the moment thing to do. Alex was brilliant and gave 4 adults 2 children aged 12 and 14 2 hrs of fun We all had a go on the wheel making fabulous pots. We also hand made small pots using...More

1  Thank njones60
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BlueEmmaMac, Owner at Alex Allpress Pottery School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank You so much for coming, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday! Come and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

As a works outing, we recently spent an afternoon with Alex in his workshop. We all really enjoyed our time with him in his ancient loft. Alex is a patient master who takes the time to explain and show you how and what to do...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great day very informative and great fun will definitely be going again this is an excellent day out

Thank Anna R
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BlueEmmaMac, Owner at Alex Allpress Pottery School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank You for coming Anna, it was great to meet you! You got lots of beautiful pots made, can't wait to see them out of the kiln. Thanks Again See You Soon, Alex and Blue Allpress

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing day today with the very talented, wonderful Alex! The day more than lived up to my expectations, a very patient teacher in a very relaxed atmosphere, perfect!

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BlueEmmaMac, Owner at Alex Allpress Pottery School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank You Lisa, You looked very at home, could you be getting a wheel for your Birthday perhaps??? See You Again Soon, Best Alex and Blue Allpress

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

We visited Alex after seeing him on TripAdvisor, we were having a week away in wales and thought it would be fun, we were not disappointed. Both of us have never done any type of pottery before so just wanted to try with a 3...More

Thank Jonathan M
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Pancake2017
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Yes, a whole day is a good idea, it's only in a whole day can you really get your hand in and enjoy the whole experience. a weekend is better, or a week 2 day session. Half a day is a good taster. £90 for a day. £160 for 2... More
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