Ceramics & Pottery

Find a ceramics and pottery course that is right for you. From complete beginner to experienced potter you can develop a range of skills from throwing clay, slab building, coiling, and glazing techniques. Click on an image to see a full description of the course and information about the school.
  • In-Person Course

    Childrens Pottery Class – 3D Cats – 22nd February 2024

    2:30pm-4pm

    Children’s pottery class – 3d cats
    Your child will make a 3d of their choice
    £25 per child
    Booking essential as spaces are limited

    £25.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Northamptonshire

    2:30pm-4pm Children's pottery class - 3d cats Your child will make a 3d ...

  • In-Person Course

    Level 3 Award in Education & Training – Art, Craft & Design

    We offer three exciting settings for you to complete your Level 3 Award in Education and Training, all set in a beautiful Shropshire Hills environment.

    Life Long Learning Sector – A course allowing you the chance to learn and practice delivering classroom based lessons within a positive and encouraging environment. You do not need any previous qualifications to attend this course. This is perfect if you are wanting to deliver craft, art & design workshops and courses.

    £350.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Shropshire

    We offer three exciting settings for you to complete your Level 3 Award in Education ...

  • In-Person Course

    Children and Youth Ceramics Club – One-off sessions

    Join Katie and Kitty from Arts and Wonder for an uplifting Saturday workshop for young artists aged 6 to 16 years.
    New theme each session, where everyone makes the same project to their own individual style and artistic interpretation.  Sessions will be tailored according to ages and ability.   All projects will explore hand-built techniques, from slab building, coiling. pinch pots, sculpting plus decorating using coloured slips.  A chance to create something fun, unique that can be treasured and used.  See each date for the specific projects.
    Details
    Saturdays from 11am – 2pm on the following dates – please bring a packed lunch or snack to enjoy during a short break.

    Venue: Claines Institute hall, School Bank, Claines Worcester WR3 7RD

    24th Feb 2024  – Games boards – handmake your own game board and playing pieces using clay and decorating slips to create your own unique piece to enjoy with family and friends.

    16th Mar 2024 – Plate and mug set –  handmake a coordinated dining set and create something that you cannot buy in the shops. All to your own taste, just like your breakfast choice!

    20th Apr 2024 – Melted glass and ceramics – create a decorative or functional piece with glass that melts in the kiln.

    11th May 2024 – Ceramic Origami – combine two fabulous artforms,  folding slabs of clay into different shapes to make something totally unique.

    15th Jun 2024 – Pinch pot technique – using this ancient pottery technique, make a decorative and colourful treats jar or holder for your pens and paintbrushes.

    6th Jul 2024 – Decoration fun – experiment and get a little messy with some groovy decorating using glazes, including bubble glazing and marbling.

    £45.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Bath and North East Somerset

    Join Katie and Kitty from Arts and Wonder for an uplifting Saturday workshop for ...

  • In-Person Course

    Pottery and Ceramics for Adults – Beginner to Intermediate

    Join Katie and Kitty from Arts and Wonder for an uplifting and creative class enjoying the wonder of clay.

    A Thursday evening class for beginners to intermediate learners. You can explore a range of hand-building techniques; coiling, slab building, sculpture and throwing on the pottery wheel. Plus experiment with texture, surface decoration and glazing. We have project ideas to follow, or we can help you create your own individual design. Join us for a relaxing and uplifting time!

    This course runs on Thursday evenings at the location, on the following term dates and times:
    Venue: Claines Institute hall, School Bank, Claines Worcester WR3 7RD – 6:30pm to 8:30pm:
    22nd February to 21st March 2024 – 5 weeks
    11th April to 16th May 2024 – 6 weeks
    6th June to 11th July 2024 –  6 weeks

    Book online: https://artsandwonder.co.uk/

    Contact us @ info@artsandwonder.co.uk

    £119.60
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Worcestershire

    Join Katie and Kitty from Arts and Wonder for an uplifting and creative class ...

  • pottery course in Devon
    In-Person Course

    Clay Experience in Devon- Throwing, Sculpting, Raku etc. for 2

    Come to Devon for an all-inclusive clay experience. Staying in a lovely shepherds hut and with exclusive use of the fully equipped modern workshop with 2 new Rohde professional wheels. Throwing, sculpting along with raku and sagger firing.

    £1,495.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Devon

    Come to Devon for an all-inclusive clay experience. Staying in a lovely shepherds hut ...

  • Throwing a pot
    In-Person Course

    Throwing Weekend

    Join our 2-day pottery throwing intensive workshop for beginners and intermediates. You’ll be taken through all essential aspects, from throwing cylinders and bowls to turning the underneath of your pieces.

    £190.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Greater Manchester

    Join our 2-day pottery throwing intensive workshop for beginners and intermediates. You'll be taken ...

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery at 7 Limes Pottery Manchester
    In-Person Course

    6 Week Beginner Course

    Learn the basics of throwing and hand-building in our 6-week beginner courses.

    £135.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Greater Manchester

    Learn the basics of throwing and hand-building in our 6-week beginner courses.

  • Throwing a pot
    In-Person Course

    Taster Class

    Join us for one of our taster sessions.

    You can try our throwing and creative hand-building taster, where you’ll throw a pot on the wheel, as well as undertake a creative hand-building task, the best of both sides of the pottery spectrum.

    OR

    Get stuck into clay and on the wheel for the whole session, and try your hand at throwing a few pots. Either way, you’ll get dirty, have fun, and let any inner tensions release while you focus on creating your masterpieces.

    £50.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Greater Manchester

    Join us for one of our taster sessions. You can try our throwing and ...

  • Studio Health and Safety for potters online course
    Online Course

    Studio Health and Safety for Potters

    This course gives you all the information you need to run a studio safely, and also how to evaluate how much truth there is in some of the health and safety posts on social media and elsewhere.
    You will learn about how to identify and resolve risks in the studio, through the whole making process from dealing with clay and other raw materials, through making and firing work to final packaging. You will understand how to identify any potentially harmful materials in the studio, and how to deal with them. You will also get to understand good working practice in the studio, as well as appropriate clothing and the use of PPE. You will also be shown resources that you can use to help decide whether something is a significant risk or not.

    The course doesn’t deal with the specific legal responsibilities of having staff, or of running a teaching studio, though the health and safety aspects are covered.

    £145.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    This course gives you all the information you need to run a studio safely, ...

  • Product Safety for Potters online course
    Online Course

    Product Safety for Potters

    This course tells you all you need to know to make work that is safe for the user. This covers glaze stability and food safety, pots for the kitchen, and all the other aspects of producing good, safe, functional work. For those who make their own glazes, it doesn’t go into the glaze chemistry, which is now in a separate course.

    All aspects of product safety are covered, giving you the underlying theory, the means to test pieces, how to improve the design, and the relevant standards and legislation.

    A considerable proportion of the course covers making durable glazes, crazing, leaching and food safety. Attention is also given to all the items that may be used on the table or in the kitchen. Also producing pieces that are frost proof. And general considerations such as stability and waterproofness.

    £115.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    This course tells you all you need to know to make work that is ...

  • Siramik Studio
    In-Person Course

    Potter’s Wheel Course One Day

    Siramik will teach how to prepare the clay, how to centre this on the wheel, how to create a cylinder from the centred clay and how to create shapes from the cylinder. In the afternoon we will teach you how to make plates, how to divide the clay in two and create a candle holder/egg holder and with the two techniques learned we teach how to create a Crisp and Dip dish. In a one day course, you can expect to make a good 9 to 12 pots. Try it, you might like it!

    We try to hold the courses to our customer’s requirements so if there is a date that suits you, please let us know and if we have no prior engagement, we can do it on the date of your choice. Try it, you might like it!

    Based 6 miles north of Carmarthen on the A485, Carmarthen Lampeter Road.

    £150.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Wales

    Siramik will teach how to prepare the clay, how to centre this on the ...

  • Siramik Studio
    In-Person Course

    Potter’s Wheel Half Day Course

    Siramik will teach how to prepare the clay, how to centre this on the wheel, how to create a cylinder from the centred clay and how to create shapes from the cylinder. In a morning course you can expect to make a good 4 to 5 pots. Try it, you might like it!

    We try to hold the courses to our customer’s requirements so if there is a date that suits you, please let us know and if we have no prior engagement, we can do it on the date of your choice.

    £85.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Wales

    Siramik will teach how to prepare the clay, how to centre this on the ...

  • In-Person Course

    One off Taster Session

    Come and have a go at throwing and sculpture in my studio in Whitstable

    £75.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Kent

    Come and have a go at throwing and sculpture in my studio in Whitstable

  • Learn how to make and glaze coil pots
    In-Person Course

    Summer Course

    A three-day course where you can learn how to make coil, thrown, or sculpture in a small group.

    £165.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Kent

    A three-day course where you can learn how to make coil, thrown, or sculpture ...

  • Learn how to sculpt from solid clay
    In-Person Course

    6 week 10-12.30pm Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat

    You will learn all the basic making and decorating skills if you are new to pottery, and build on your skills if you do have experience.
    I run small classes (max 6) in my studio in Whitstable.

    £165.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Kent

    You will learn all the basic making and decorating skills if you are new ...

  • Richard Phethan
    In-Person Course

    Throwing Bigger Pots – Richard Phethean

    Richard Phethean will be joining us again in October 2022 to teach a one-week Intensive Throwing course. Richard makes thrown, altered and assembled vessels with brushed slips and resist techniques. His current work combines references to ancient pottery, European slipware traditions and Cubist abstraction. He is a long-established professional potter who has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe. He is a Fellow and former Chair of the Craft Potters Association.

    £850.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Kent

    Richard Phethean will be joining us again in October 2022 to teach a one-week Intensive ...

  • Tanya Gomez
    In-Person Course

    Throwing Large – Tanya Gomez

    We are very lucky to have Tanya Gomez with us for a three-day workshop in October 2022. Tanya is a celebrated ceramist, renown for her porcelain vessels in her signature lustrous colours.

    With an MA in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art, Tanya’s process is practice led. Developed from traditional methods and disciplines, Tanya has honed her skills over the last 15 years and uses dynamic throwing, cutting and assembling techniques to create large cylindrical shapes. Impactful both individually and as a group, her vessels create expressive, vivid landscapes and fluid, architectural forms.

    £525.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Kent

    We are very lucky to have Tanya Gomez with us for a three-day workshop ...

  • Ceramics by Elaine Bolt
    In-Person Course

    Porcelain & Mixed Media

    Elaine Bolt will be joining us this October to teach a two-day Porcelain & Mixed Media workshop. Elaine works with clay and mixed media, creating pieces and compositions guided by a sense of narrative and steeped in the context of her local surroundings. Her work includes mixed media wall pieces as well as hand-built and thrown porcelain vessels.

    £525.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Kent

    Elaine Bolt will be joining us this October to teach a two-day Porcelain & ...

  • Electric lamp making course
    Online Course

    Making Electric Lamps

    You’re a maker in your favoured medium – ceramics, wood, metal, glass or whatever – and you want to make electric lamps.

    This course will tell you everything you need to know beyond using your existing skills in making the lamp base – design considerations; bulbs, bulb holders and lampshades; wiring; testing; and all the standards and regulations that you need to conform to (covering UK and EU requirements).

    Note that although I am a potter, the course is not centred round the use of ceramics (or any other material) in making your lamp base.

    £85.00
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    You're a maker in your favoured medium - ceramics, wood, metal, glass or whatever ...

  • In-Person Course

    Residential Introduction to Wheel Throwing Weekend

    Spend a weekend learning how to throw on a potter’s wheel.
    Over this 2-day workshop you will learn the various stages of throwing, the process of turning a pot to create a foot-ring and finally slip decoration.

    £420.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Gloucestershire

    Spend a weekend learning how to throw on a potter’s wheel. Over this 2...

  • In-Person Course

    Mould Making and Resin Casting Masterclass

    We at Articole Studios will introduce you to the secrets of mould making and casting.
    We have developed these skills for over 30 years, and now you can learn them too.
    What you need to know:
    You will not need any previous experience.
    You will be taken step by step through every process.
    We have successfully taught people from a variety of backgrounds :-
    Sculptors, model makers, art students, designers, small business owners, hobbyists etc…

    £295.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Wales

    We at Articole Studios will introduce you to the secrets of mould making and ...

  • The Clayhouse Sheffield
    In-Person Course

    Pottery Taster Course

    This is a 2-hour workshop where you can explore your creative side in a relaxed and friendly environment. Groups are small (up to 4) so plenty of one to one tuition. Come and play with clay and see if pottery is for you. In this session we will look at some hand building techniques, and you will make a slab pot and a pinch pot which can be fired after they have dried. We will glaze your pots, which can then be collected approximately 3 weeks after the class.

    £40.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : South Yorkshire

    This is a 2-hour workshop where you can explore your creative side in a ...

  • In-Person Course

    Janet Roberts Ceramics

    6 people per lesson.

    Four consecutive Tuesday evenings every other month of 2-hour lessons.

    The course covers the basic techniques including, the preparation of clay with wedging and rolling. Building with clay using   throwing, pinching, coiling and slabbing. All of these foundation skills will lead onto you creating a final piece.

    £160.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Northamptonshire

    6 people per lesson. Four consecutive Tuesday evenings every other month of 2-hour lessons. The ...

  • Raku firing
    In-Person Course

    Raku Courses (Ancient Japanese glaze firing)

    Raku is the ancient Japanese art of rapid glaze firing. You will learn how to achieve the most amazing and unique glaze patterns on your ceramic objects, pots and bowls etc, using this unusual technique. Unlike conventional firing techniques, Raku pulls ceramic objects from the kiln at temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees centigrade. The pots are then immediately placed in combustible materials before being dramatically plunged into water to freeze the interesting surface designs that are created by this method. You will be blown away by the fabulous effects that you can achieve. It is the unpredictability of the outcomes that make Raku so appealing and engaging.

    We usually have 6 people on our course and the whole experience is friendly, intimate and very uplifting. Richard is an expert in the mysterious art of Raku, and he has taught thousands of people over the years, so you are learning from a master potter and specialist. On the day, you will see Richard in action, demonstrating the art, and then you will learn these techniques through hands-on experience.

    £90.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Northamptonshire

    Raku is the ancient Japanese art of rapid glaze firing. You will learn how ...

  • learning to throw
    In-Person Course

    Learning to Throw Pots

    We are lucky enough to be able to welcome you to our indoor/outdoor covered barn area, which makes a great studio during this challenging period. The pottery wheels are spaced in accordance with the government guidelines so that different households can come and be comfortable whilst enjoying their pottery experience.

    This course is designed for those who would just like to try their hand at throwing or have had some previous experience here (perhaps having attended the 2-hour taster session) and would like a little more time to hone in on their skills.

    It is also designed with small groups in mind, with the emphasis on as much 1 to 1 tuition as possible and achieving successful and satisfying results. Interestingly, during this 3 hour course our novice, student potters produce some stunning results (see gallery).

    Individuals are very welcome to book for themselves or friends in advance. Between four and 6 people can be accommodated at one time.

    These sessions make great birthday treats, anniversary surprises, Christmas presents, hen or stag get togethers, or just a great experience. Sessions can be booked A.M or P.M.

    Please note, I am not a ‘hobby’ potter, but a professional.

    £75.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Northamptonshire

    We are lucky enough to be able to welcome you to our indoor/outdoor ...

  • In-Person Course

    Throwing Experience Day

    The Throwing Experience Day focuses on learning the potters wheel

     

    £130.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Dorset

    The Throwing Experience Day focuses on learning the potters wheel  

  • pottery course participant painting his pot made on the potter's wheel
    In-Person Course

    Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course

    Escape to the country and spend a relaxing and immersive weekend learning how to make pottery on the potter’s wheel.

    £280.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Herefordshire

    Escape to the country and spend a relaxing and immersive weekend learning how to ...

  • team photo of potter's wheel day course at eastnor pottery
    In-Person Course

    Potter’s Wheel Course

    Escape to the country and spend a relaxing day learning how to make pottery on the potter’s wheel.

    £150.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Herefordshire

    Escape to the country and spend a relaxing day learning how to make pottery ...

  • pottery course participant proud of her pot she's just made on the potter's wheel
    In-Person Course

    Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel

    Making a pot on the potter’s wheel is one of those ‘I’ve always wanted to do’ activities. This fun session offers the opportunity to do just that! Perfect for individuals, couples and small groups wanting to get creative with clay.

    £40.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Herefordshire

    Making a pot on the potter’s wheel is one of those ‘I’ve ...

  • In-Person Course

    Monthly Studio Membership

    Want to improve your ceramic techniques in a social environment with expert support?

    Studio membership is perfect for you if you love clay and want to develop your skills in a fully equipped, professional studio surrounded by friendly, like-minded people to chat about all things clay with.

    £50.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cambridgeshire

    Want to improve your ceramic techniques in a social environment with expert support? Studio ...

  • In-Person Course

    Beginners Hand Building Ceramics Course

    Paula teaches this 10 week ceramics course for beginners at her studio in Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire. During the course you will learn all the basics of working with clay. You will begin by learning the three main clay hand building techniques (pinch pots, slab building and coiling) and exploring surface textures for decoration. You will then learn about glazes and glazing techniques as well as other decorative finishes such as oxides and underglazes.

    £165.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cambridgeshire

    Paula teaches this 10 week ceramics course for beginners at her studio in Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire. ...

  • Online Course

    Beginners Clay Hand Building Video Set

    During this online beginners’ clay hand building video course I introduce you to clay and teach you the basics of hand building in a series of videos. During the course you will learn all the basics of working with clay as well as the three main clay hand building techniques – pinch pots, slab building and coiling. Each video is a step by step demonstration of making, using a particular technique with hints, tips and explanations of how and why we do certain things when making. You learn what you need to watch for, and some ways to bring a make back, when something goes wrong.

    £45.00
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    During this online beginners' clay hand building video course I introduce you to clay ...

  • In-Person Course

    Raku Sagar and Barrel Firing Course.

    During this weekend course you will learn about the alternative firing methods Raku, Sagger and Barrel firing. You can bring your own pots to fire, or you can use ones we can provide for a small charge. Preparation details are on our websites. Lunch, tea, coffee and snacks are provided during the day.

    £280.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Devon

    During this weekend course you will learn about the alternative firing methods Raku, Sagger ...

  • Online Course

    Pottery Kits with Firings Included from Woodsetton Art Pottery

    BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY IN CLAY. KITS OF CLAY AND TOOLS WITH FIRING SERVICE. Woodsetton Art Pottery is run by Lorraine Bates a production thrower, glaze chemist and designer maker of 30 years. Get in touch, and we will help you to start as a beginner potter from beginner or whatever level you are at. Large choice of kits, clays and glazes and firing services all explained so that you buy only what you need with full instructions and skilled technical follow up.

    £30.00
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    BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY IN CLAY. KITS OF CLAY AND TOOLS WITH FIRING SERVICE. Woodsetton ...

  • Pottery Workshop Voucher
    In-Person Course

    Pottery Vouchers for Throwing and Experience Days at Woodsetton Art Pottery Est.1986

    Woodsetton Art Pottery Gift Voucher are available from any amount between £20 and £125. Your vouchers can be personalised and emailed for you to print, posted out to the receiver, or collected from our gallery and workshop. Vouchers can be used for Throwing, Glazing and Raku days or for pottery making kits or pots from our gallery shop. Visit our website for full details.

    £30.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : West Midlands

    Woodsetton Art Pottery Gift Voucher are available from any amount between £20 and £125. Your vouchers ...

  • In-Person Course

    Pottery Wheel Throwing Experiences and Full Days at Woodsetton Art Pottery Est 1986

    WHO WE ARE…
    We are Woodsetton Art Pottery, established 1986. We are in The Black Country, between Dudey and Wolverhampton, right on the Eastern edge of South Staffordshire and Shropshire.

    Do feel free to look us up online to judge our credentials as pottery makers and see the pots we make as inspiration for what you might like to have a go at. www.woodsetton.com.

    We are based in a Victorian walled garden studios with gallery area, clay, glaze, materials and firing shop onsite.

    We have 7 electric wheels for teaching beginners, right up to degree level ceramics.

     

    £50.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : West Midlands

    WHO WE ARE... We are Woodsetton Art Pottery, established 1986. We are in The Black ...

  • In-Person Course

    Pottery Wheel Classes – various options available

    I have been teaching pottery wheel classes for 10+ years and offer a range of different pottery classes in Worcester for 1-4 people, as private classes. You will have a wheel each and learn how to throw and decorate a few pots with coloured slips which I then fire and glaze for you after the class. Classes can be a short 1.5 hour taster session, up to whole day or a series of regular classes to build up specific skills. My wife runs glass fusing and enamelling classes too, and we offer a combined pottery & glass course, run as a half-day or all-day, and you can book directly through my website or get in touch. Flexibility in dates available. Prices vary depending on number in your group and length of class, so please check my website for details. You can also buy gift vouchers for any of our courses.

    £60.00

    Location : Worcestershire

    I have been teaching pottery wheel classes for 10+ years and offer a range of ...

  • In-Person Course

    2 Crafts in 1 Course – Pottery & Glass Fusing Courses (Half or Whole Day)

    Chris has been teaching pottery wheel classes for 10+ years, and I’ve been teaching glass fusing classes for about 5 years, and we offer a range of different pottery, glass fusing and enamelling private classes in Worcester.
    Try 2 crafts in the same course – no artistic experience necessary! In glass fusing you can choose what to make from a selection of jewellery, coasters, sun-catchers, hanging decorations etc. In pottery, you will have a wheel each (4 people max in a class) and throw and decorate a few pots with coloured slips.
    The combined pottery & glass course is run as a half-day or all-day, and you can book directly through my website or get in touch. Flexibility in dates available. Prices vary depending on number in your group and length of class, so please check my website for details.
    You can also buy gift vouchers for courses.

    £100.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Worcestershire

    Chris has been teaching pottery wheel classes for 10+ years, and I've been teaching glass ...

  • In-Person Course

    Raku Kiln Firing

    Japanese Raku Kiln Firing method.

    Great Fun, Steam, Smoke and Flames. If you have tried Raku before you know what fun it is, if not you have a great experience ahead of you.

    £95.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cheshire

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  • In-Person Course

    Pottery Course

    The Potters Barn offers pottery sessions covering throwing on the potters wheel, handbuilding, explanation of glazing and firings.

    £95.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Cheshire

    The Potters ...

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