– Pottery Trial Classes

COVID-19 Statement:

During the Covid-19 Pandemic we have closely followed Government and Leisure Industry advice to keep Covid-19 risks as low as possible on-site. CLICK HERE to see our current information.


Hot Pot Pottery is ON THE MOVE (just down the road). HOWEVER: we will be CLOSED for classes and activities until at least Sept 2022 due to renovations needed at the new place on both the studio and house.

Below is a taste of what we were offering and when we re-open we will have lots of new ideas & activities as well. So watch this space!



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.

Studio Layout

Wheel throwing workshop

Our studio features separate work areas, kit and equipment (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 (max. 10 people)and your teacher has many years of pottery teaching 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, particularly with throwing, it is a lot to take in on the day!

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!

Combination Activities

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 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 £18.00 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 please do check with us so we can check with others in the class before arriving with pooch(es)!

Observers & Helpers

Our studio is not huge so we cannot accommodate numerous observers and helpers who are not booked to do the class. So please ask about observers and helpers when booking but do note that all minors must be accompanied by a paying class member or helper.