Pottery Experience Day

Our Pottery Experience Day is a thorough and fun introduction to working with clay.  Starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm, this is a full day covering a range of hand-building techniques and is also a chance to get acquainted with the pottery wheel.  The day costs £150 and includes a delicious two course lunch, as well as other refreshments throughout the day.

We suggest that you arrive approximately 5 minutes before the session is due to begin, so you can meet the tutors and put your bags/coats away.  Everything will be provided for you, so you can relax and concentrate on enjoying the day.

After a quick tour of the studio you’ll be shown a variety of different hand building techniques, including slab building and using moulds.  You’ll get the chance to make something, such as a mug or vase, which will be a great way to help you get used to handling clay. There’ll be a quick break for refreshments (tea, coffee etc and a selection of homemade cakes) and then you’ll explore ways to personalise your work by adding colour and texture.  

Following a relaxed two course lunch you will move on to throwing.  You’ll be shown the fundamentals of working on the wheel including centring, lifting and turning.  Our tutor will demonstrate throwing a cylinder and then you’ll get the chance to try for yourself.  After a refreshment break, you’ll be shown how to throw a bowl, and then there’ll be plenty of time for you to really get used to working with clay on the wheel.  You’ll be encouraged to keep one or two pieces from this session.

Any work you make, and wish to keep, will be fired and can be picked up at a later stage.  Please note that this is a long process and will probably take up to four weeks to be ready for collection. We are only able to keep finished work for two months due to space restrictions.  We will get in touch with you once your work is ready. We can post your pots, but this will be at an additional cost.

Spent such a precious day at The Ceramic Studio with my mum. The teachers are amazing and we learned so much whilst having the best fun. To top it all the location is idyllic and the lunch was spectacular!
— James

Our next Pottery Experience Days

  • Saturday 18th January 2020

  • Saturday 29th February 2020 - Last 2 spaces

  • Saturday 28th March 2020