Beginners Five Weeks Pottery Class

Beginners Five Weeks Pottery Class


Time: Mondays 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Experience: Beginners
7 October - 4 November 2019 (7, 14, 21, 28 October, 4 November)
11 November - 9 December 2019 (11, 18, 25 November, 2, 9 December)

This is a five weeks pottery class suitable for anyone fairly new to pottery and wishes to develop their skills in clay. A variety of hand-building techniques will be covered including throwing on the pottery wheel. Decorating and glazing your artwork are also explored in a way that encourages you to develop your creativity.

You will learn:

  • Pinching and decoration techniques

  • Press mould and decoration techniques

  • Coiling technique

  • Throwing on the pottery wheel - Introduction

  • Glazing your artwork

Complete beginners are welcome, but we strongly recommend that you take the One Day Pottery Workshop before attending any of our classes.

Clay, glazes, and firings are included.

Please read the Terms and Conditions before booking this class.



  • How many people attend this class?

The class is small so your teacher is able to offer you full support and access to the studio facilities. Classes must be booked in advance; each class is run in a group of maximum 5 people.

  • What to expect during this class?

Our beginners pottery class takes you through a journey of mixed hand building techniques in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Each technique will be introduced and explained at the beginning of each class. You will have plenty of time to create and explore.

  • What clay am I going to use?

You are going to use a plastic, smooth Pale Buff stoneware clay. This clay body recipe is a blend of selected low iron clays providing an ideal background for a decorative approach to stoneware ceramics. Silica sand makes it excellent for throwing on the pottery wheel too.

This clay firing range is 1120°C - 1280°C.

  • Do I need to bring anything with me?

You will work with clay so it will get messy; please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. We also advise you not to wear jewellery like rings, bracelets or watches during the class as the clay may get into bits where it cannot be easily removed or they may get scratched.

  • When will my artwork be ready for pick up?

    After you glaze your artwork, it needs to go back into the kiln for a final firing. Please note that it may take up to 2 or 3 weeks until you can actually collect your artwork. You will be notified by email once it's ready for collection.
    Kindly note we will keep hold of your artwork made at the studio for 14 days after artwork collection email confirmation. You must claim and collect your artwork within this time frame, otherwise, it will be donated to our local charity.

  • Once I've finished, what class can I do next?

If you want to learn more and refine your pottery throwing techniques, we suggest to sign up for one of our weekly pottery wheel tasters sessions, or for a six weeks beginning - intermediate pottery wheel throwing class. You can also apply to become a member as long you are responsible in the studio and can work unattended.

  • How can I apply for a class or a membership?

All our classes and workshops including pottery wheel tasters and memberships are very popular. We strongly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointments. You can contact us by email at, by calling +44 (0) 7414 501 833 or by asking your tutor at the class for availability.