Wirral’s Very Own Pottery Throw Down

THE fruits of Wirral’s only weekly run pottery courses are on show at the Rathbone Studio, Birkenhead. Students who have been attending the Rathbone Studio pottery session are holding an exhibition with pottery of all types on display, from thrown pieces to coil and slab work, including very practical pieces such as mugs to very experimental sculptural creations. The pottery workshops have been running since the Studio opened in May 2012 on the site of the historic Della Robbia pottery. The course has been so popular that there are now over thirty students and a waiting list to join “Some of the people who come to the workshops have been potting for a few years and exhibit their work independently; also in the same workshop are complete beginners. The diversity of the work produced is fantastic. It really shows how versatile clay is.” says Janet Holmes, the owner of the Rathbone Studio. The special opening of the exhibition is on Friday 27 November 4.00pm – 7.00pm and visitors are welcome to come along and meet the students and talk about their work on display and festive refreshments are also available. The exhibition is open from Saturday 28th November until 9th January  Open Tuesday – Saturdays 2.00pm – 5.00pm until 7 January 2016, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. For more information you can contact Janet Holmes, Rathbone Studio, 28 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, CH41 6AE or phone 0790 333 7995 www.rathbonestudio.com