Make Ceramics with Us
Clay work and pottery (sessions for adults and/or children)
Our open access studio is available for anyone, children or adults, of any (or no!) skill level, to visit at anytime during our opening hours and work with clay. You can hand build with clay and see where your imagination takes you, and/or we have 8 potter’s wheels for you to use to make anything from ceramic jewellery to bowls and pottery sculptures - all under supervision and guidance as required from our experienced in house potters. We have a wide range of glazes and underglazes/paints for you to use. You can book a taster all-in-one session, a day throwing course, a day handbuilding course, a 5-week slab building or a 5-week wheel throwing courses. Bespoke sessions for parties and individuals are also welcomed and are charged accordingly. The prices per session include all materials, clay and glazing used, and our processing, finishing and firing of your masterpieces in our kiln for you.
All In One Sessions
(Because of Covid we cannot do the wheel part of this session , we still can do a handbuilding and glazing part for £36 for 2 hour session. If you would like to try the potter's wheel we have taster sessions on Saturday afternoons check here for details )
Hand build and raw glaze a pot, and make a bowl on the potter's wheel, in our most popular class. You get to hand build any item of pottery, such as a small vase, using the coiling or pinching technique. Then you will raw-glaze it, by applying coloured glaze directly onto the wet clay you just built. Whilst you are busy doing that, we will ask you to go on the wheel with the help of an experienced potter to make a bowl (spend about 15 minutes). The hand building takes about 45 minute, raw glazing about 45 mins and to make a bowl 15 minutes. So the clay workshop lasts 1:50 minutes. The bowl will be dipped in a colour of your choice when we can handle it later. We will fire your two items after drying them and they will be ready for you to pick up 18 days after the date of your visit, or any time after that. Please note we only keep pots for 3 months only after the date of your visit.
Prices /for handbuilding only
Duration: 2 hours
Price: £36 per adult and £25 per child
Weekdays Wednesday - Friday : 12:30pm–6pm
Prices are for making two items. This is usually a hand built item and a thrown item on the potters wheel like a bowl (with the help of our experienced potters).
Please call us to book now to avoid disappointment (especially on weekends) on 0203 441 8787
Weekend time slots: 10:30am; 1pm; 3:30pm
Weekday time slots: 12:30pm; 3pm
(Concession rates are available for low/unwaged, schools, charities etc – please ask)