Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

15 Days In Clay

This exciting project was originally set up to give small groups of adults with learning difficulties, and disabled adults in the Poole and Dorset area, the opportunity to be taught ceramics to an advanced level enabling learners to develop as artists in their own right.

The project aims to inspire and nurture the creative development of individuals in a professional ceramic environment. It has provided new opportunities for self-expression, confidence building and personal growth through the accessible medium of clay.

The opportunity is now open to anyone who has an interest in working with clay. The courses available are Weekend family Clay sessions, workshops and clay courses available, birthday parties, Hen parties are all catered for. Specialised workshops for individuals with dementia and their carers. Vouchers can also be used for classes if you are a carer eligible for the CRISP take a break scheme. Volunteer opportunities are available, no experience required.

Free taster sessions are offered at the start of the project to make sure this is something each individual wishes to access. The quality of the work produced is of the highest standard enabling individuals to exhibit and to sell their work around the country. All students go through a process of assessment, with the possibility of accreditation.

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Venue/Contact Details
Holton Lee
Livability Holton Lee
East Holton
Holton Heath
BH16 6JN
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pushchair and Pram Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Equipment Hire
  • Disabled Car Parking
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
The project runs for 4 days a week Monday - Thursday throughout the year. The Thursday session runs from Boscombe. The sessions run from 10:30am ? 3pm (times can be flexible). Individuals can attend 1 or more days.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Weekly
  • All Year Round
Holton Lee session is £35 per day and Boscombe is £36 per day. .Because of the high demand for places, we initially offer a free taster session to make sure this opportunity is right for you. Then followed by a 4-week half price course.
Other Costs:
Some individuals have been able to access this project via direct payment. Please contact Janna Edwards for further details on 07980 563899
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 18 years to 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
Holton Lee holds a broad definition of disability as someone living with a disabling physical or mental factor that has an adverse impact on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities.
Booking Information:
We welcome visitors by appointment, please call or email to arrange a time.
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Emotional needs
  • Visual impairment
  • Motor Impairment
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment
  • Medical Condition, including Allergies
  • Physical Disability
Special dietary provision
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All tutors and volunteers have many years of experience working with additional needs. 15 Days has been running for 14 years.

Open to all.

Call or email. Free taster session offered then 4 week half price course at £17.50 per session. Client form to be filled in before coming. Full day is then £35.00

We encourage people to make their own choices, build confidence and independence and self worth through working with clay.


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