Pottery trial classes




Pottery trial classes are a perfect way for families or groups to enjoy creative time together or celebrate a birthday or hen do. Classes are for 2 – 8 people and are in our studio and are possible most days year-round, but need to be booked in advance. They last 2 hours and start with a quick introduction to the gallery, studio, kilns, firing and clay and then the fun starts with a couple of demonstrations and then rest of the session is spent trying out these new techniques (including wheel throwing) with help, advice and encouragement as you go!

At the end you decide whether to leave any favourite pieces for us to glaze and fire.

Pottery trial classes are great fun and nothing is ‘wrong’ just an experiment! Remember to wear something you don’t mind getting clay on and bring a sense of adventure!

The classes are £27.50 per head and include all materials and glazing and firing of favourite pieces afterwards! Times are usually 11 – 1 or 2 – 4, but in winter we can be more flexible and evening sessions can be arranged for adult groups. If your class coincides with our glazing and firing week, you can book an extra session at £15.00 per head and get instruction and help to glaze your own pieces.

Getting your pottery home

After your class (and once we have enough to fill the kiln) your favourite pieces will be fired (twice) and glazed before they are finished. We do this every 5/6 weeks and the process takes 4/5 days from beginning to end.

So, if you are not local or a firing is not due during your stay then delivery is a one off charge of £15 to one UK address. We will discuss the firing schedule and delivery/collection with you while you are here.

Please note: it is very rare but in the event of a delivery breakage unfortunately our couriers can’t offer insurance on ceramics.

To book: Email us or call 07974 983908/01594 837943. Payment on the day is fine. We can take cards but have to add a small admin fee.

NB: There is a 10% discount on pottery trial classes (exc. delivery) for groups staying more than one night in our Accommodation.