Pottery, Art and Crafting


Our pottery class runs on Mondays during term time, from 1030 – 1430 and caters for all, from absolute beginners right through to advanced potters.

The cost per session is £13 with a commitment to the full term.

The centre provides a wide range of equipment, from a potters wheel to hand building and decorating tools. A kiln is also available for firing finished work.

Here are some of the techniques you can learn from our practicing pottery tutor:

  • Coiling
  • Slab building
  • Pinch pots
  • Raku pots & firing
  • Sgraffito

Painting and drawing

Our painting and drawing classes run every Tuesday during term time from 930 – 1230 and caters for everyone regardless of experience.

The cost per session is £8 with a commitment to the full term.

Our tutor is a practicing local artist who teaches a wide range of skills from painting and drawing techniques, and different materials and how to use them.

If you have always wanted to draw or paint but previously thought you didn’t have the skills or confidence to attend a class then this is the class for you.

We have a beautiful canal location with plenty of inspiration for all.

A selection of our artwork

Craft Classes

We offer the opportunity for everyone to experience a wide range od different activities:

  • Papercraft
  • Card making
  • Jewellery
  • Decoupage
  • Glass painting
  • Encaustic art

If there are any other crafts you would like to try then please contact us and we can take your details.

Other activities and events


Our location, facilities and ample parking also make Swinton Lock an ideal location for meetings, conferences and parties.


We can also offer a wide choice of children’s parties, with any of the Art and Crafts activities available to create a party to remember.

Boat Trips

Join our experienced crew for a relaxing cruise along the canal.
Learn how to skipper the boat and manage locks.

Open Days

We also hold regular open days where you can come to meet the staff and sample many of the activities we have to offer.

Contact Us

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