Pottery – Grazyna Schweidler


Grazyna is not only a potter, but also a tutor, and she became interested in pottery whilst dabbling with many forms of art during a successful career as a qualified teacher of adults, early years and running the West Moors Pre-School. After attending pottery classes as a hobby for many years in Fordingbridge with Val Murphy, she decided to improve her skills in ceramics by concentrating on making pottery.

“I have been ‘playing with clay’ for about seven years during which time I’ve become really interested in pottery and ceramic sculpture. So back in 2008, I took the plunge and had a studio built in the garden by the amazing Terry Boyd whose purpose built design studio has been brilliant. Of course, garden studio sounds too posh so the family just refer to it endearingly as the “potting shed”.

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You can “have a go” at a pottery experience day where you can try throwing and hand building, designing whatever you want. This day very fun and creative and aims to interest beginners and new comers in taking regular pottery sessions tailored to how and what you want to learn. Everything you need is included.

All Woodside pottery is handmade and unique and their is an online shop in which you can buy pottery items made by Grazyna or even better, come for the “have a go” day and try and make them yourself!

The studio is fairly small and provides an excellent space to learn pottery, but it is open on a bookings only basis. So please get in touch before you come to visit us.

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