Learning Pottery and Painting during your Holiday

by mariahardy

If you like to learn something new or improve your craft then take a holiday in Port Isaac, England. Daily free classes are held in pottery and art.

Classes in Pottery and Art

Potter Jon Witten and owner of Hale Farm (stkew@eclipse.co.uk) has converted a 18th-century stone building into a cottage and named it Pottery Cottage. It is a detached building with two bedrooms and oak flooring. The  surrounding glorious country side and the views are inspiring for the art class. There is also a pottery class. Both classes are held daily.

The courses are free, including materials and aprons. They are held from November to March. Guests can rent the cottage for seven nights from £387 and for three nights from £271. It is big enough for up to four people and self catering. The Golden Lion Pub serves a pint and good pasties. The pub is along the quay where you can sit and watch the world go by.  The nearby Padstow is definitely worth a visit.  At Watergate Bay and Newquay you experience the great surfing beaches.

As you see a holiday with a difference can be great fun and an unforgettable experience.. So much to do and to see that you will not be bored.



Pottery is a fascinating hobby and could also turn into a small money spinner. However, when you start, like I did, it is impossible to know what to do and which tools to buy. This set is a perfect selection for beginners. Furthermore, it comes in a handy vinyl pouch with a zip. All this is offered at very acceptable reduced price. $5.00

The next set is for advanced students who would like to do artistic pattern on their pottery. It is a 11-pc set and as you can see shaped on both sites.  It would be an ideal present for a student who mastered the basic pottery. It is also offered at a reduced price of $6.06.


The next tool to puchase is a pottery wheel but the most important tool is the WallMonkeys Peel and Stick Wall Decals for a size of a potter wheel of 48"W x 32"H. This pottery wheel peel and stick is of the highest quality. Believe you me it makes a vast difference. It makes the work easier and you produce a quality pottery.  The quality of the WallMonkeys wall graphics are printed on a re-positionable, self-adhesive fabric paper. To make sure the high quality is maintained they are printed in-house. It will be only made on-demand to avoid deterioration when it would be stored. Even with the highest quality the price is reasonable at $77.99


This rotary wheel is a must if you want to carve, cut, sawing, sharpening and filing.off hard material. It has such a high quality it can be used  on a great variety of material. Such as marble, concrete, brick, ceramic and porcelain. This would enable you to extent your ambition and try various other materials. Again for the high quality it comes at a more than reasonble price of $12.09 which was also reduced.





It doesn't matter whether you are gifted or not it is fun. Also very relaxing and enjoyable. At the beginning you feel clumsy and think you never get the hang of it. Like anything else the main thing is perseverance. In other words practice makes perfect. Believe you me when you achieved it you will have nothing but joy. This set of 12 oil paints and three brushes are perfect for beginners and professionals. It all comes with 6x9 inch painting boards. The reduced  price of over 50 per cent to $16.99 is very encouraging.


For beginners or advanced painters of watercolours this John Pike Watercolour Palette in plastic is ideal. The material has the advantage to be easily cleaned. There are  so many deep impression round the edges which leaves you with a great space for mixing the colours. I assure you it is a  fantastically useful tool. It was also reduced to $22.16 to make it affordable for Christmas.


After you had some practice you are.beginning to be a  good painter That is the time you need an easel. The Ravenna box easel is easily to unfold and stands steady on the ground. After use it is just as easily to fold and store it away. It answers all the demands. At half of the previous price of $49.79 it is a bargain.


This product is of the highest and safest quality. KiddyKraft is a well known name for good quality and safety. It is ideal for a growing child interested in art. One site they can paint to their hearts' delight and on the other site is a blackboard. Easily cleaned surface and stores well away. The price is not too high for the quality lasting forever. $99.99


Now this is definitely for the budding artist. You will be surprise how much they love doing it. It encourages their imagination which is a good thing.  Easily to store away and easy to clean are a great plus of the product. At a price of $55.20 for this high quality and safe easel is reasonable.

Updated: 12/04/2011, mariahardy
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mariahardy on 12/05/2011

Hello, Ethel, and thank you for your lovely comment. I too would love learning it.

ethelsmith on 12/05/2011

Lovely part of the country for the pottery. I would love to be able to throw a pot as they say :) Useful thanks

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