What is it?
Our pottery group meets weekly, providing a safe and therapeutic environment for participants diagnosed with dementia and other neurological challenges to explore pottery. Sessions are run by an experienced pottery artist, and attendees are provided with guidance and support to make a variety of objects that will then be glazed and professionally fired.
We meet on Friday afternoons at St Martin’s Church Centre in Cambridge.
When and where is it held?
Our pottery sessions are designed to be supportive for partners and carers as well as people living with dementia and other neurological challenges. You can expect to work with clay in a supportive environment, and you will have the opportunity to make a number of different objects during the sessions.
What can I expect?
Is there a cost?
We ask for a contribution of £7 per session from participants towards the cost of running this group. Partners and carers are welcome to stay and take part in the session (suggested contribution £3 per session), or to stay in a support role only (free, unless you would like to make a contribution). However, we believe that cost should never be a barrier to positive mental health, so if this contribution is not feasible for you, please contact us and we will find a solution together.
What do previous participants say?
"I never thought I could do it but I can!"
"You are always welcomed with open arms, a hot brew and a piece of clay ready to be moulded. It’s your choice how to handle the earth: gently, lovingly or forcefully, there is honestly nothing the clay can’t take and that in itself is therapeutic."
How do I find out more?
If you have any questions, or would like to join the Pottery group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can book in a chat. You can also visit our ‘Meet the Team’ section to find out a bit more about the artists who run the sessions.