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Bill Moore - Potter

Bill Moore produces a range of contemporary porcelain and stoneware pottery from his studio here at The Walled Garden. The pottery is all hand thrown and glazed in his unique manganese gold glaze.

Bill Moore is also offering a range of pottery activities - parties, courses, family gifts, educational workshops and corporate entertainment.

After taking a B.A. Hon's in ceramics at the University of West of England, Bill served an apprenticeship at the Poterie de Bourzolles, South France. Living and working in France and more recently travelling in New Zealand have been a great source of inspiration for the pottery and the work he produces today.

Another source of inspiration comes from the problem solving in the making process, from throwing the clay onto the wheel, to the application of the glaze and the firing. There are so many processes to be considered and thought through. The form of the pot is most important, looking at the balance of line in relationship to the different elements within the shape, the rim to the foot ring.

Contact Bill Moore for more information
tel:01934 863377


Studio 5, Barley Wood Walled Garden, Long Lane, Wrington, North Somerset, BS40 5SA







Have you ever wanted to have a go on a potter's wheel? Well now you can - as well as learning how to hand-build in clay. Anyone can do it!

Amongst other things, Clayability offers pottery courses from beginners to intermediate, one to one tuition, family sessions and also parties for both children and adults.

Clayability brings you entertainment, creativity and learning with expert advice and satisfying results.

A Pottery Party!
For children and adultsWe offer pottery parties for children aged 7+ and adults - a unique way of celebrating that special occasion (Birthdays, Hen Parties)

Children's Option 1 £14 per person
Making two items: a tile / picture frame and animal

Children's Option 2 £18 per person
Making three items: have a go on the potters wheel, a tile / picture frame and animal

Adult Option 1 - £25 per person
Making four items: have a go on the potters wheel, a face, a tile / picture frame and animal

The parties run between 1.5 to 3 hoursapproximately, depending on which option you choose, and can start either in the morning 10am to 12.30pm or the afternoon 2pm to 4.30pm but we are very flexible, it just depends on availability.We take a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 people.

A unique family gift
Relax together and have a go on the potter's wheel!

Your family can make six pots on the potter's wheel in a one-hour session. With expert tuition from potter Bill Moore you'll all be able to create pottery that will last a lifetime. The pots will be marked with your names and the date underneath, then fired and glazed. Your family's pots will be ready to collect in approx. 3 weeks. A family session costs - £60 (including all materials)

The Walled Garden also has a highly recommended restaurant which is an idea place to have tea and cake or lunch before or after a pottery event.

Pottery Courses
Bill runs a number of pottery courses , 10 week course, Raku workshop and One day Throwing Masterclasses. Please go to the you can get further information from the clayability website

Educational Workshops
Another service provided by Bill Moore is the running of educational workshops in schools. Bill has experience teaching in a number of schools and educational environments, from Year 2 right through to Sixth Form

Corporate Events
We are very experienced in holding corporate events and team building pottery sessions, also offering day pottery taster courses and have worked with many companies and businesses; John Lewis, Lloyds TSB, Microsoft, Price Waterhouse, Bevan's Solicitors, Environmental Agency, B skyb.



Pots of fun!!!


Barley Wood Walled Garden
Long Lane
BS40 5SA
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