Courses

POTTERY COURSES 

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SCOTLAND

SEETREE CRAFTS
Courses:
Beginners’ classes, workshops, after school club, supervised open access
Dates: Various
Location: Innellan, Argyll
seetreecrafts.co.uk

THE WEE MUD HUT
Courses:
Handbuilding, throwing for
all ages/abilities. Groups and individual
sessions
Dates: Various
Location: East Kilbride, Scotland
Lanarkshire
theweemudhut.co.uk

 

CUMBRIA/N EAST

MUDDY FINGERS POTTERY
Courses: Adult night classes
Dates: Tuesday and Thursday
evenings, every six weeks
Location: Jarrow, Tyne and Wear
muddyfingerspottery.com

ANNIE PEAKER
Courses: Figurative ceramic courses
Dates: April – October (3 & 5 days)
Location: Penrith, Cumbria
anniepeaker.co.uk

 

YORKS

ART HOUSE, SHEFFIELD
Courses: Wheel, handbuilding, raku, figurative sculpture, family & children sessions, team-building, bespoke parties, open studio access,
Dates: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm
Location: Sheffield City centre
arthousesheffield.co.uk

  KATIE BRAIDA
Courses: weekly class and day workshops
Dates: Every Thursday evening and
various others
Location: Scarborough
katiebraida.com

FIRED ART DESIGNS
Courses: 1:1 wheel work, brushwork,
surface decoration. Handbuilding, slab
work, coil work. Classes
Dates: Various
Location: Pontefract, Yorkshire
firedartdesigns.co.uk

JILL FORD
Course: Workshop and day courses
Dates: Thursday evenings & day
courses throughout the year
Location: York
Tel: 01717 289008

JOY GIBBS PRICE CERAMICS @
GRAPE VINE STUDIOS
Courses: Handbuilding, throwing, raku
Dates: Weekly sessions, Thurs 6-8pm,
Fri/Sat 10am-12pm
Location: Mattersley, Doncaster
joygibbsprice.co.uk

GREENWOOD CRAFTS
Courses: Handbuilding; throwing
from beginners onwards
Dates: All year
Location: N Yorks
tryacourse.co.uk

LEAFY LANE POTTERY BY SUZIE
Courses: Hand building courses
for all abilities. Learning disabilities,
residential homes, schools and private
sessions, and sculptures for your home
and gardens
Dates: Throughout the year and area
Location: Hull and East Yorkshire
leafylanepottery@gmail.com
Tel: 07886 841936

OLD STABLES STUDIO
Courses: Throwing: bootcamp,
weekends, tasters and regular classes
Dates: Various
Location: Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire
oldstablesstudio.co.uk

JAMES OUGHTIBRIDGE
Course: Large-scale slab building
Dates: Contact for details
Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
jamesoughtibridge.blogspot.co.uk

JIM ROBISON CERAMICS
Courses: Week-long Ceramics, and
Glaze and surface courses
Dates: Various
Location: Holmfirth, Huddersfield
boothhousegallery.co.uk

SCULPTURE LOUNGE STUDIOS
Courses: Throughout the year
Dates: Contact directly for further
information
Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
sculpturelounge.com

ANNA-MERCEDES WEAR
Courses: Regular one-day
handbuilding courses, includes
making and decorating animals and
figures
Dates: Throughout the year
Location: Sheffield
anna-mercedeswear.com

 

LANCS/CHESHIRE/MERSEY

BALTIC CLAY
Courses: Evening and weekend clay courses
Dates: Tue, Wed, Thurs (6.30pm – 8.30pm) & Sat
Location: Liverpool
balticclay.com

BLUE BUTTERFLY CRAFTS
Courses: Handbuilding. Weekly 2-hr
sessions and day-courses
Dates: Various, see website
Location: Accrington, Lancs
bluebutterflycrafts.co.uk

JOAN CHAN
Courses: Introduction to clay,
handbuilding, throwing, slip casting,
glaze workshop
Dates: Afternoons and evenings
Location: Greasby, Wirral
Tel: 07803 848212
E: joancchan@aol.com
FB: jccermaics

THE CRAFTY POTTER
Courses: Throwing, hand-building &
modelling
Dates: Various
Location: Chorley, Lancashire
thecraftypotter.co.uk

PAUL GOULD/MON CERAMICS
Courses: Beginners & intermediates
Dates: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2-4pm
and 7-9pm.Saturdays and Sunday workshops:
various dates throughout the year
Location: The Wirral
monceramics.co.uk

GREEN MAN CERAMICS
Courses: Pottery Discovery weekends
Dates: Various
Location: Colne, Lancs
Tel: 01282 871129

PILLING POTTERY/NORTHERN KILNS
Courses: From novice to professional: throwing, hand-building, glazing, making glazes, kiln loading, programming kiln controllers, fitting elements
Dates: Various
Location: Pilling, Lancs
pillingpottery.com

 

NOTTS/DERBYS/LEICS/MIDLANDS

CAN-DO POTTERY
Courses: Hand-building for beginners
Dates: Thursdays 10.30am-12.30pm
Location: Mellor, Stockport
candopottery.wixsite.com/group

MIDLANDS ART CENTRE
Courses: Ceramics Open Studio
Dates: Various
Location: Birmingham
macbirmingham.co.uk

PARKWOOD THROWING COURSES
Courses: Basic and intermediate throwing
Dates: 8-week Thurs evenings, weekend courses, taster sessions
Location: Nr Alfreton, Derbyshire
parkwoodthrowingcourses.co.uk

PLAY WITH CLAY
Courses: Throwing, toddler clay
Dates: Saturday mornings, Tuesday
afternoons, throwing weekly by appt.
Location: Loughborough
creationspottery.co.uk

SEVEN LIMES POTTERY
Courses: Varied courses/classes
Dates: All
Location: Moss Side, Manchester
7Limes.co.uk

SEYMOUR ROAD STUDIOS
Courses: Weekly/one-day weekend classes
Dates: Various
Location: West Bridgeford, Notts
seymourroadstudios.co.uk

PAT SHORT CERAMICS
Courses: Beginners’ handbuilding workshops
Dates: Various
Location: Edgbaston, Birmingham
patshortceramics.com

LINDA SOUTHWELL
Courses: Evening classes and one-to-one experiences
Dates: Wednesday evenings and by arrangement
Location: The Harley Ceramics Studio,
Welbeck, Worksop
lindasouthwell.co.uk

 

WALES

CARDIFF POTTERY WORKSHOPS
Courses: Handbuilding; throwing;
one-off Saturday sessions; 1-2-1
throwing; masterclasses with Anne
Gibbs; parties (children, adults, teambuilding);
pottery membership tutored & un-tutored
Dates: 6-wk day & eve sessions, various
Location: Cardiff
cardiffpotteryworkshops.com

GLOSTERS
Course: Throwing
Dates: April
Location: Porthmadog
glosters.co.uk

JANE MALVISI
Courses: Raku: full day workshop 2nd
Saturdays Two-hour pottery classes inc Raku
Dates: Mon/Tues/Weds days and evenings
Location: Bridgend, S Wales
janemalvisi.co.uk

ORIEL BODFARI GALLERY AND POTTERY
Courses: Throwing, handbuilding, Raku, etc
Dates: Various
Location: Bodfari, North Wales
rjpceramic@gmail.com
orielbodfarigallery.co.uk

 

CAMBS/LINCS

PAULA ARMSTRONG
Courses: Handbuilding, workshops
Dates: Monday and Thursday mornings
Location: Willingham, Cambs
parmstrongceramics.co.uk

MATTHEW BLAKELY
Courses: Weekend courses: Throwing,
Porcelain throwing
Dates: Monthly
Location: Lode, Cambs
matthewblakely.co.uk

HILLS ROAD SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
Courses: Handbuilding, throwing,
plus summer school workshops
Dates: Various
Location: Cambridge
hillsroadadulteducation.co.uk

POTTERYDAYZ
Courses:
Wheel throwing for beginners and more experienced
Dates: Saturdays, 9.30-3pm
Location:
Peterborough/East Midlands
FB: @claydayz
E:
potterydayz@gmail.com

ZOO CERAMICS
Courses: Half and full day handbuilding
workshops, 10-week pottery classes
Dates: Various
Location: Waddington, Lincolnshire
zooceramics.co.uk

 

WORCS/SHROPS/STAFFS/HEREFORD

BRITISH CERAMICS BIENNIAL
Courses: Beginners & Intermediate
Dates: Tuesday & Thursday
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
The BCB operates a clay school and a
variety of courses throughout the year
britishceramicsbiennial.com

KAREN FINCHAM CERAMICS
Courses: Hand building and
throwing. One to one and group
sessions
Dates: Weekdays, evenings and Saturdays
Location: Redditch, Worcestershire
clayclass.co.uk

POP UP POTTERY STUDIO (EARTH
& FIRE CERAMICS)
Courses: Beginner courses to learn simple techniques
Dates: Tuesday evenings & Friday afternoons
Location: Great Haywood (near Stafford), Staffordshire
carolinefarnellsmith@gmail.com

POTCLAYS
Courses: Basic/Intermediate/
Advanced Throwing, Intro to glazes,
Pottery Basics, Moulding and
Slipcasting, Tilemaking
Dates: Various
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
potclays.co.uk

THE POTTER’S BARN
Courses:
Adult half and full-day. Beginners throwing, handbuilding. Intermediate and advanced throwing, Raku and pit-firing
Dates:
Various
Location:
Sandbach, Cheshire/Staffs border
thepottersbarn.co.uk

THE SCULPTURE PLACE
Courses: Figurative Sculpture Classes
Dates: Weekly sessions: Monday,
Wednesday & Thursday (running for 6 weeks)
Location: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
thesculptureplace.co.uk

STONEHOUSE STUDIOS
Courses:
Throwing, hand-building ceramics, sculpture and left sculpture, portrait drawing and general art. Various one-off workshops and one-to-one tuition on request
Dates:
Weekly sessions, Mon-Fri, inc evenings. Throughout the year. One off sessions by arrangement
Location:
Drayton Bassett, Nr Tamworth, Staffs
stonehousestudios.co.uk

WOBAGE FARM CRAFT WORKSHOPS
Courses: Various multiple-day throwing workshops
Dates: Various
Location: South Herefordshire
workshops-at-wobage.co.uk

 

WARKS/N’HANTS/OXON

ROB BIBBY
Courses: Pottery classes
Dates: Tuesday morning and evening,
one-offs by arrangement
Location: Woodnewton, Oundle
robbibbyceramics.co.uk

P-U-P RUGBY
Courses:
Pop-up pottery, pay-as-you-go. Come and have a go!
Dates:
Wednesdays, fortnightly
Location:
Newton Village Hall, nr Rugby
FB:
@popuppotteryrugby
E:
puprugby@gmail.com

NORFOLK/SUFF/ESSEX

PHIL ARTHUR
Courses: Pottery classes
Dates: Tuesday evening, Thursday afternoon
Location: Cawston, Norfolk
Philarthur1951@btinternet.com

DEBORAH BAYNES
Courses: Residential and nonresidential
Dates: Weekends (spring/autumn), full weeks (July/Aug)
Location: Shotley, Suffolk
potterycourses.net

BLUEBELL CERAMICS
Courses: Weekly classes, one-offs, workshops. Various handbuilding, slab, coil and surface decoration
Dates: Mon am, Mon pm, Tues am
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk
E: bluebellceramics@gmail.com
T: 07572 574763

THAXTED POTTERS
Courses: Beginners and intermediates
Dates: Various, 6-week sessions
Location: Thaxted, Essex
thaxtedpotters.co.uk

BEDS/BUCKS/HERTS

CLAY WITH CAROLE
Courses: Handbuilding, throwing
Dates: Various
Location: Hitchin, Herts
claywithcarole.co.uk

DIGSWELL CERAMICS COMMUNITY
Courses: Beginners’ tuition, support for experienced potters
Dates: Tuesdays, Thursdays
Location: Letchworth
digswellarts.org

NORTH MARSTON POTTERY
Courses: Variety of pottery courses
Dates: Contact directly for further details
Location: North Marston, Buckinghamshire
northmarstonpottery.co.uk

RUBY SHARP
Courses: Hand building, throwing,
decorating pots, sculpture for home and garden
Dates: Throughout the year (weekend & day sessions available)
Location: Amersham, Buckinghamshire
rubysharppottery.co.uk

 

WILTS/HANTS/BERKS

ANGELS FARM POTTERY
Courses:
Residential (B&B) & non-residential. Throwing, handbuilding, decorating
Dates:
Sat & w/ends once a month. Weekly evening classes & Fri morning. One-offs for groups, min 4, max 8 attendees
Location:
Lyndhurst, New Forest, Hants
angelsfarm.co.uk

‘CLAY SURGERY’ WITH SUZANNE & ABBY
Courses: Throwing, handbuilding, glazing, raku,
mould-making for beginners and improvers
Dates: Weekends throughout the year
Location: Waterlooville, Hants
E: abbyducharme@hotmail.co.uk

THE CREATIVE CAVERN
Courses: Various, inc 1:1 throwing,
Dates: Various
Location: Winnersh, Berks
thepaintnightcompany.co.uk/pages/the-creative-cavern

EASTCOTT STUDIOS
Courses:
Workshops, classes, Drop-in sessions, open access
Dates:
Various
Location: Swindon, Wilts
eastcottstudios.co.uk

SASHA WARDELL
Courses: Bone china & mould making courses
Dates: May to September ( incl.) in SW France/Feb & March in Wiltshire
Location: SW France/Wiltshire
sashawardell.com

 

DORSET/GLOS/SOMERSET/AVON

ARTISAN CRAFT CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Courses: Weekly pottery classes. Wheel and handbuilding
Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, one-offs by arrangement
Location: Winterborne Monkton, Dorchester
E: mail@artisandt1.co.uk

ASHBROOK STUDIO
Courses: Throwing, handbuilding, glazes
One-to-one or small group, daily
Dates: All year
Location: Waterrow, Somerset
ashbrook-ceramics.co.uk

BANWELL POTTERY
Courses: Throwing, handbuilding, modeling, slab work, coil work, tile-making
Dates: Weekly evening class, Weds 6-8pm
Location: Weston-super-Mare, N Somerset
banwellpottery.org

CARANTOC ART
Courses: Intensive & regular classes
available in pottery & ceramic sculpture
Dates: Year-round
Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset
carantoc-art.co.uk

CREATIVE CLAY FOR ALL
Travelling clay workshops for those
who have no access to a kiln. Ideal for
community groups.
Based in Dorset
facebook.com/creativeclayforall
creativeclayforall@yahoo.co.uk

PATRICK ESSON
Courses: Modelling, coiling, slab work,
pinching, throwing
Dates: Various
Location: Gloucester
p.esson@aliqua-art-gallery.com

CHARLOTTE MILLER CERAMICS
Courses: Throwing, handbuilding,
mould-making, surface decoration
Dates: Termly part-time, taster
workshops, pottery parties
Location: Bournemouth
charlottemillerceramics.com

NEW BREWERY ARTS
Courses: Variety of ceramic courses
Dates: Contact directly for further details
Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire
newbreweryarts.org.uk

RUARDEAN GARDEN POTTERY
Courses: Weekends, week-long
courses: Throwing, pot-making
Dates: Various
Location: Forest of Dean
ruardeanpottery.com

RACHEL FOOKS
Courses: Weekly classes and one-off sessions, hand-building & throwing for all abilities
Location: Wareham, Dorset
rachelfooksceramics.com

 

DEVON/CORNWALL

LEACH POTTERY
Courses: 3 & 5-day throwing, evening
classes handbuilding, throwing
Dates: Various, each month
Location: St Ives, Cornwall
leachpottery.com

 

KENT/SUSSEXSURREY/LONDON

ART SHOP AND POTTERY
Courses: 1-to-1 throwing tuition. One-off
taster sessions & longer courses
available. Slabbing, tile making and Kids Clay Club.
Dates: Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm
Location: Brighton & Hove
artshopandpottery.com

AYLESFORD POTTERY
Courses: Raku days, 1-day, 10-week
pottery classes, mould-making, glaze
theory & application
Dates: Various terms
Location: Aylesford, Kent
aylesfordschoolofceramics.co.uk

BURWASH POTTERY
Courses: Various handbuilding,
decoration. All levels. Classes,
workshops, parties, taster sessions
Dates: Terms of 6 weeks, various
Location: Burwash, East Sussex
burwashpotter.co.uk

THE CERAMIC STUDIO
Courses: From beginner to
professional, plus taster sessions
Dates: Various
Location: Five Oak Green, Kent
theceramicstudio.me.uk

CERNAMIC
Courses: With Nam Tran; throwing, mould-making, raku
Dates: Various
Location: SE London
cernamic.com

CLAYNGLAZE
Courses:
Pay-as-you-go pottery for all levels. Various training days/weekend courses & fine art workshops
Dates:
Days, evenings, weekends throughout the year
Location:
West Sussex
claynglaze.co.uk

THE CLAY ROOM UK
Courses: Clay taster workshops;
introductory pottery; mould-making
& slip-casting; transfer; termly pottery
courses; Christmas workshops & private lessons
Dates: Various
Location: Chelsfield, Orpington
theclayroomuk.com

THE CLAY STUDIO
Courses: Hand-building & throwing, surface decoration, glazing for beginners & experienced potters. Raku, smoke-firing. Animal sculpture
Dates: Mon-Thurs, all day inc evenings
Location: Groombridge, nr Tunbridge Wells
eunicelocher.com

THE CLAY WORKSHOP
Courses:
Throwing, Hand-building, glazing, decorating, raku. All levels, inc one-to-ones
Dates:
Various, ongoing
Location:
Central Eastbourne
grahammatthewsceramics.com

LAURA CROSLAND CERAMICS
Courses: Various, one-to-one or group
Dates: Various
Location: Chatham, Kent
lauracroslandceramics.com

PETER CUTHBERTSON
Courses: Throwing and handbuilding,
beginners and more advanced
Dates: Weekly regular day and
evening classes plus one off weekends
by arrangement
Location: East Hoathly, East Sussex
E:peter.cuthbertson@phonecoop.Coop

EASTBOURNE STUDIO POTTERS
Courses: Throwing, hand building,
surface decoration and glazing for
beginners and experienced potters.
Plus, Personal Project Development
with specialist support.
Dates: Weekly courses throughout
the year. Personal Project on Weds 6-9pm.
Location: Eastbourne
eastbournestudiopottery@gmail.com
eastbournestudiopottery.com

FOREST ROW SCHOOL OF CERAMICS
Courses: Adult intensive throwing and
handbuilding weekly classes.
Weekend workshops: raku, soda/smoke firing,
animal sculpture, glaze chemistry, slip decorating
Location: Forest Row, West Sussex
frschoolofceramics.co.uk

GO CREATE
Courses: Pottery, sculpture & craft
Dates: Various
Location: SW London
gocreate.co.uk

CLAIRE GRIFFITHS
Dates: Starting September; Weds
10.00am -12.30pm & Thurs 7.00- 9.30pm
Location: Whitstable
jc.griffiths@btinternet.com

HANDMADE IN CHISWICK
Courses: Weekly classes and one-off
workshops inc 1:1 throwing. Studio
time for more experienced learners
Dates: Term time for weekly classes,
by arrangements for workshops and
studio time
Location: London, W4
HandmadeinChiswick.weebly.com
sylviejoly@blueyonder.co.uk
Twitter: @jolyopsimath

MAZE HILL POTTERY
Course: Weekly Evening Classes
Dates: Throughout the year
Location: Greenwich, London
mazehillpottery.co.uk

PADDOCK STUDIO POTTERY
Courses: 1-day individual or shared,
throwing, handbuilding
Dates: Various
Location: Lewes, East Sussex
thepaddockstudiopottery.co.uk

THE PAINTING POTTERY CAFE
Courses: Evening classes: Throwing, coiling, slab & pinch for different monthly projects. All materials and glazes provided. £35pp
Dates: 3rd Thursday of the month 6.30-9.30pm
Location: Brighton
paintingpotterycafe.co.uk

SULEYMAN SABA
Courses: Pottery classes
Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday
evenings (Clapham), Mondays and
Tuesdays (Kingsbury)
Location: London (Kingsbury and Clapham)
suleymansaba.com

STAR POTTERY
Courses: Taster, weekly classes
Dates: Various
Location: Lewes, East Sussex
hamid-pottery.co.uk

 

FRANCE

L’APIPOTERIE /E. PENSA
Courses: Handbuilding for utilitarian
use and animal sculpture. Bilingual
course French and English
Dates: 10-12 July and 25-27 August
Location: Beaufort sur Gervanne/
South East of France in the Vercors
regional park
epensa26@gmail.com

SASHA WARDELL
Course: Bone china & mould making courses
Dates: May to September (incl) in SW France/Feb & March in Wiltshire
Location: SW France/Wiltshire
sashawardell.com

 

REST OF WORLD

DUCTAC, MALL OF EMIRATES
Courses: Introduction to ‘Pottery for all’; hand-building & throwing. Trial sessions
Dates: Sunday, Monday, Thursday 10-1pm. Tuesday 6.30-9.30pm
Location: Dubai, UAE
ductac.org