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Pottery Courses

1-1 adult tuition run (generally) on a Thursday evening throughout the year.  Please enquire about other days.

The lessons last for 1hr 30 mins between 18:30 and 20:00 (with some flexibility to suit you).

One off “taster” lessons, as well as multiple sessions working on a range of projects can be catered for.

A lesson costs £45 and will include approx. 10lb of clay and the firing of two of your pieces which will be ready to collect in 3 weeks. Postage can be arranged at cost if preferred.

Discounts are available for multiple sessions (£40 per lesson for 2-5 lessons, £35 per lesson for 6 or more lessons) booked at the same time.

To book, please either contact me at, call 07450008183 or, book directly via the Pottery Courses link in the departments section.  You can also pay for a course with no specific date by transferring the money via paypal to which I will confirm by email with further details about the course and give you an opportunity to provide some preferred dates and what you are looking to achieve.  


One-Off Introduction to Clay

The one-off lesson is suitable for absolute beginners as well as those revisiting skills that may have got rusty.

If you have a particular project you want to try out (e.g. flower pot, mug, jug, tile, plate, hanging decoration) then we will discuss how you can achieve that in the time available.

Pottery is a very broad subject and it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start, but if you just want to “have a go at pottery” then we can generally fit in a go at throwing a pot (or two) as well as trying some hand building techniques, such as a tile or plate. The aim will be to have made something you can either take home (in raw clay state) at the end of the lesson or wait for it to be fired.

The workshop is equipped with a potter’s wheel, slab roller (good for making tiles and platters), extruder (for squeezing clay shapes), kiln and a range of tools which will be available for you to try out.

All you have to bring is an idea of what you might like to have a go at making, as well as old clothes—you will get covered in clay! Aprons and towels are available.

We will use either earthenware (the clay used in garden pots) or stoneware (a whiter clay generally used for kitchenware) which gives a wide range of decorative options.


Multiple Sessions

If you book multiple sessions then we will discuss what you want to achieve over the number of lessons booked.

A few examples of courses are provided below:

  • If you are new to clay or are a bit rusty we can get you back up to speed on the basic skills of throwing and hand building. We can investigate how texture and colour, via slips (coloured liquid clay), can add a variety of finishes to the pots you make.
  • Developing throwing skills from cylinders into mugs, jugs and vases as well as bowl forms (shallow to deep).
  • Considering the use of slabs of clay to make single (e.g. tiles and platters) and composite forms (e.g. boxes) and how those can be developed into a range of altered shapes.



Please note - if you cancel your booking within one month of the course date, I reserve the right to charge for the course unless a replacement booking for that date is made.