– Pottery Trial Classes
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Get In Touch With The Clay
BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Wed-Sat 10.30-12.30 ish (depending how many are in the class).
Our pottery trial classes are great fun and take place in our cosy, fully-equipped studio.
Pottery trial classes are suitable for complete beginners and children 5 years and above and are a chance to try out 3 pottery techniques (including a go on the wheel) in a relaxed atmosphere with lots of expert help and encouragement.
At the end of the class you can choose your 3 favourite pieces each to leave for glazing and firing with a choice of our house glazes.
Due to Covid-19 we now have separate work areas, kit and equipment in our studio (with everything needed for the class) so you will always work with and share with those you came with. Ideally bookings would be in multiples of 2 but if you have an odd number in your party or you want to come on your own we will try to suit your needs.
How Do I Know What To Do?
Our class sizes are small and your teacher has many years of pottery experience – so you are in good hands and will get lots of personal help and advice. We start classes with pottery demonstrations and a description of the pottery kit and how to use it. We also take you to see our glazing and firing room and our gallery to see all the kilns and pottery for sale.
We have also pre-recorded ON-LINE DEMO VIDEOS for you to have a look at before your class. One is WHEEL THROWING, the other is PINCH POTS & TILES. These will be helpful to you as in-class demos are a little more difficult to see at the moment due to social distancing.
What Should I Wear?
NOT your best clothes, clay is messy but does wash out! We provide aprons, towels and hand-wash facilities.
We advise taking off large rings and bracelets, trying long hair back and rolling up sleeves. Also, long fingernails are not helpful when working with clay!
If some of your group want to do pottery making and some pottery painting then please contact us to see what combinations are possible.
Price & Payment
Pottery trial classes cost £40.00 per person, which includes all teaching, pottery kit & wheels, materials and aprons and towels on the day, glazing and firing of your 3 favourite pieces (per person) after the class with a choice of house glazes and packing for collection/delivery. Extra pieces can be left for glazing and firing at a cost of £3.00- £5.00 per piece depending on size.
In terms of payment, please pay CASH on the day or INTO OUR ACCOUNT IN ADVANCE into our account (if time permits) as we can no longer share card payment charges with customers. We hope you understand.
If paying here, social distancing, mask wearing, good ventilation and sanitising will be observed at the till.
If you live locally or if a firing is due while you are here you can come and collect your pots when they are ready. If delivery is required it costs £17.50 per group to send a box/boxes of pots to one mainland UK address.
Booking Your Class
CONTACT US to book your class or ask questions.
Food & Drink
We will usually have the coffee machine on during your class so drinks can be purchased & served to your table. However, if you are a group of 4 or more, perhaps celebrating an event, you might want to add a GROUP MEAL to your pottery class to be enjoyed in the studio afterwards.
Cancellation/No Show Policy
CLICK HERE – to see our Cancellation/No Show Policy.
From our perspective well-behaved dogs have always been welcome in our studio but due to the current Covid-19 situation studio space is at a premium. So please check with us before arriving with pooch!
Observers & Helpers
Observers & helpers have always been welcome in our classes but at present studio space and seating is limited due to the extra spacing required due to Covid-19.
Please ask about observers and helpers when booking and note that all minors must be accompanied by a paying class member or helper.