Pottery group – Arts and Minds

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Arts and Minds run a weekly pottery group for participants diagnosed with dementia and other neurological challenges. The sessions are run by an experienced pottery artist. They are a safe, social and supportive space. Partners and carers are welcome to take part too.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • Creative engagement can improve confidence and self-esteem;
  • Creative engagement promotes social connectedness;
  • It provides opportunities for you to experiment with different materials and learn new skills.

​”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.”

What to expect 

This group is currently full. 

The pottery group meet weekly on Friday afternoons at St Martins Church in Cambridge. It is run by an experienced pottery artist who has run the group since its inception in 2001.

Attendees are supported to handle clay and make a variety of objects that are glazed and professionally fired.

The sessions are designed to be supportive for partners and carers as well as people living with dementia and other neurological challenges. Partners and carers are welcome to stay and take part in the session or to stay in a support role only.

If you would like to join the pottery group or find out more information email [email protected] to book in a chat.

More information

St Martins Church is wheelchair accessible, there is a ramped entrance and disabled toilets. There is a small carpark at the church, or street parking is possible on Suez Road. The nearest bus stop is on Radegund Road, which is a four minute walk from the venue.

Arts and Minds use the arts to support the positive wellbeing of individuals and communities. They run a range of other programmes, find out more on this page.

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Arts and Minds ask for a contribution from participants towards the cost of running this group, see their website for the current amount. However, they do not wish finance to present a barrier to people participating, so if this contribution is not feasible for you please do get in touch with them and they will help to find a solution.

How to contact

Where to go

St Martin's Church
127 Suez Road

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