– Pottery Trial Classes

NB: Due to Covid-19, in the health interests of visitors & ourselves we are currently CLOSED @HotPotPottery.

We are anticipating being able to re-open in some form during JULY (we will review this in-line with Government Guidance).

In the meantime we are developing some ‘take away’ pottery painting kits which we hope to be able to offer soon. Watch this space for information and stay safe all.

Get In Touch With The Clay

NB: Regular times/availability may vary due to our Special Event Days/Weekends.

Our pottery trial classes are great fun and take place in our cosy studio. They are usually bookable in advance Thurs-Sun 10-12 or 2-4 (less availability some weeks depending on our schedule or Special Events).

Our classes are designed for complete beginners and provide a chance to try it out in a relaxed atmosphere with lots of help and encouragement. Just don’t wear your best clothes!

They are perfect for young and old (suitable for children 5 years old and above), families or groups and are a great way to celebrate a birthday or hen do.

We take from 2-8 people in our classes, however if you are on your own then it is always worth checking if we have others booked who you can join.

Classes are approx. 2 hours allowing a chance to try 3 pottery techniques (wheel throwing, pinch pots and working with slabs of clay).

At the end you can choose to leave up to 4 of your favourite pieces with us for firing and glazing with your choice of colour from our house glazes.


Pottery trial classes cost £35.00 per person including materials and glazing and firing (we fire every 5-6 weeks). The price includes the option to leave up to 4 favourite pieces per person for glazing & firing. Extra pieces will be charged at £2.50- £4.00 per piece depending on size.


Collection of pottery is possible in person if you live locally or if a firing is due while you are here. If delivery is required it is a one off cost of £17.00 to send a box of pots to one UK address.

If some of your party are doing Pottery Painting as well, then the delivery cost can be shared across both activities.

Booking Your Class

Contact Us to find out more or to book in for a class.

Combining Pottery Activities

If some of your group want to give the pottery trial class a go and some pottery painting, it is all in the same studio so it is not a problem. We can discuss combining activities when you book.

Food & Drink

We will usually have our coffee machine on during your pottery class/painting session so you can order tea/coffee or cold drinks.

If you are a larger group of 4 or more (perhaps celebrating an event) then you may be interested in pre-bookingGroup Meal with us to be served before/after your pottery activities. Visit our Group Meals page for more details.


In terms of payment, we prefer cash if possible on the day as we are no longer allowed to share the cost of providing card payment facilities with customers. We hope you understand.

Cancellations/No Show Policy

Click Here – to see our Cancellations/No Show Policy.


From our perspective well-behaved dogs are welcome in our studio but other people in the class must also be happy to have dogs with them so please do ask if you are bringing your dog.