Classes

Pottery Lessons

We offer courses for beginners and people with some experience. During the course you will have to opportunity to learn a variety of different skills. Your time will be spent learning a range of hand-building techniques such as coiling and slab building, as well as some simple decorating and glazing techniques. You will also be offered to learn some basic techniques on how to prepare clay and throw on the potters wheel.

Learning how to throw

You have the opportunity to learn:

  • How to prepare the clay
  • Centering the clay
  • Making a cylinder or bowl
  • Turning and finishing
  • Pulling and adding handles
  • Making spouts and lids

Learning how to hand build

You have the opportunity to learn:

  • How to prepare the clay
  • Coiling techniques
  • Slab building techniques
  • Thumb pots and tiles
  • The use of moulds
  • Exploring mark making, patterns and decorations

We currently run courses from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Each block of teaching consists of six or eight consecutive lessons, which is payable upfront. The total cost of the course is £120 for six weeks, or eight weeks for £160. This can be paid either by bank transfer, cheque or cash. There is a maximum class size of four people, which ensures that all individuals are given enough tuition to learn and develop their skills. However, we can accomodate for other class sizes, but only by prior arrangement - feel free to contact us.

When starting a course, you will need to purchase a quantity of clay from us. We charge a nominal fee of £3 per kilogram of clay. This price also includes all materials, such as coloured slip, glazes, use of equipment/tools and gas firings. You can purchase additional clay throughout the course as required.

All of our courses and sessions are subject to our terms and conditions, which you can find here.

Taster Sessions

Our pottery taster sessions are held at our studio on weekends, by prior arrangement.

These are fun, two hour beginner sessions in which we will show you some basic hand-building techniques to create a decorative piece, such as a shallow dish. This is followed by having a go on the potters wheel. You can then choose your best thrown pot to decorate with coloured slips. The two items will be fired and glazed by us which can be collected at a later date. We will notify you when they are ready, approximately 4 - 6 weeks following your session. This is included in the price. Additional pots that you have made can be decorated, fired and glazed for an additional charge based upon the size/weight of the item.

Taster sessions are £40 for an individual 1:1 session or for a couple or small group this will be £30 each. If you have any questions or wish to book, give us a call or email us at [email protected].

Groups

We can accommodate for families and groups, please contact us for details.

Gift Vouchers

Our taster sessions are available to purchase as a gift voucher. Please contact us for details.