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Amanda Cotton Workshop learning how to coil at home

Earlier on in the year I went along to learn how to make a bowl using a potters wheel courtesy of Amanda Cotton Workshop and I enjoyed it so much. So when I heard that she was giving pottery coiling classes during lock-down which can be done at home via online I just had to book a class along with friends.

Pottery is a great way to relieve you of any stresses and worries in life and also is a great health benefit as crafting can help those who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain. It can may also ease stress, increase happiness and protect the brain from damage caused by ageing.

Pottery is also a great exercise for the hands, wrists, and arms. The movement of making pottery is gentle yet strengthening to the hands, wrists, and arms. This can be beneficial to those prone to arthritis in the hands, as it promotes joint movement and dexterity.

Amanda Cotton Workshop

Amanad Cotton

Amanda is an artist creating mementos for the inspired teaching creative skills to those wishing to learn how to do pottery. Her passion for conceptual art began back in 2007. In 2013 she graduated with a Masters in 3D Materials Practice, Wood, Metal, Plastics and Ceramics (WMCP) from The University of Brighton. Since then she has been living and working in London. Her studio is based in Trinity Buoy Wharf and she is a member of Trinity Art Studio. She creates commissions for inspired individuals, continue to develop and practice transferring her skills onto those that are wishing to learn creative skills.

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Amanda Cotton provides classes on using a potters wheel

Have you ever watched the classic movie ‘Ghost‘ starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze? Then you will know of that famous scene when Sam (Patrick) and Molly (Demi) sit at a potters wheel where one thing leads to another. Ever since watching that scene so many years ago I have always wanted to practice my hand on a potters wheel and get creative.

So when I was invited down on a gifted basis by Amanda Cotton to learn how to make a bowl using a potters wheel I was bowled over.

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