Pottery courses

POTTERY COURSES 

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SCOTLAND

CLAY WORKS STUDIO
Courses: All levels from beginners to intermediate. Taster courses, general pottery and throwing courses. Open access facility for more advanced makers coming soon
Dates: See website
Location: Dumfries & Galloway
clayworksstudios.co.uk

FORGAN ARTS CENTRE
Courses: All levels and ages catered for in hand building, throwing, Raku, sgraffito and mishima
Dates: Various (see website)
Location: Newport on Tay, Fife
forganartscentre.co.uk

HOLY LOCH POTTERY
Courses: Hand building & throwing tuition for all levels. Some sculpture sessions available. Raku & alternative firing techniques offered. Individual
& groups courses by arrangement
Dates: By arrangement
Location: Kilmun, nr. Dunoon, Cowal Peninsula, Argyll
holylochpottery.co.uk

MUDFLAIL CERAMICS
Courses: Basic handbuilding
Dates: Various
Location: Glasgow
karenjamesceramics.webs.com

POWDERHALL BRONZE ART STUDIO
Course: Clay modelling with Alan Beattie Herriot. Figure making with Kenny Hunter
Dates: See website
Location: Edinburgh
powderhallbronze.co.uk

SEA DRIFT POTTERY STUDIO
Courses: Weekly classes, wheel taster sessions, 1-2-1 wheel tuition, monthly project workshops. Kiln hire available
Dates: Various
Location: Sandbank, nr Dunoon, Argyll
seadriftpottery.co.uk

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

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

CUMBRIA/N EAST

HANDKNITTED POTTERY
Courses: Throwing (individual or two together), handbuilding (groups and private lessons). Gift vouchers available
Dates: Various
Location: Esh Winning near Durham
handknittedpottery.co.uk

LOVEHEART WORKSHOPS
Courses: Evening and daytime weekly classes for all abilities, taster sessions, parties (adults, children, team-building)
Dates: Mon-Thurs 6.30-8.30pm & Tues-Wed 12.30-2.30pm weekly class running all year round
Location: Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland/Durham/Teesside
FB: loveheartworkshops
loveheartworkshops.co.uk

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

POPPYROSE
Courses: Hand building, wheel work & surface decoration. Day & evening weekly classes,
suitable for beginners upwards. Run in 4-week blocks throughout the year. Taster sessions also available
Dates: Tuesday & Thursday evening, Wednesday & Thursday afternoon for weekly classes, taster sessions run on Saturdays only
Location: Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, Teesside
FB: @bypoppyrose

QUIRKY WORKSHOPS
Courses: Various (eg raku, silver clay, Green man, textures in porcelain, tiles)
Dates: Various
Location: Penrith
quirkyworkshops.co.uk

YORKS

ART HOUSE, SHEFFIELD
Courses: Wheel, handbuilding, porcelain, raku, figurative, workshops, summer intensive week (chimeneas)
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

BOO EVERETT
Courses: Day and evening courses in all aspects of hand building with clay. Further courses available in order to decorate the fired bisque. Individual one to one or group sessions. All tailor-made to your requirements
Dates: The dates are flexible. My studio is always open, so I can fit in with you
Location: Castle Howard Estate, North Yorkshire, about 12 miles from York
E: booeverett@onetel.com
boo-artist.com

FANCY FROG POTTERY
Courses: Various options including: 5 weeks beginner wheel throwing; taster sessions; private groups and individual tuition
Dates: Various options see website
Location: Scarborough, N Yorks
fancyfrogpottery.co.uk

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
Courses: Weekly pottery workshops, raku and private tuition available
Dates: Various
Location: Everton, S Yorks
thepottery.co.uk

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

HULL COLLEGE
Courses: Specialist Ceramics and Glass Courses to suit a range of abilities.
Full range of techniques covered, within bespoke facility supported by specialist lecturer and technician.
Dates: 10 weeks per term – Autumn term: 25th, 26th, 27th September 2019. Spring term: 8th, 9th, 10th January 2020.
Summer term: 25th, 26th, 27th March 2020
Location: East Yorkshire
Tel: 01482 598751 enquiries/view facility
01482 598744 info/enrolment
07961 734 729 lecturer
E: npliener@hull-college.ac.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
Tel: 07886 841936
E: leafylanepottery@gmail.com

NORTHLIGHT ART STUDIO
Courses: Evening and day workshops, summer schools and taster days. All levels
Dates: Weekly and throughout the year
Location: Hebden Bridge, Yorks
Tel: 01422 843519
northlightstudio.co.uk

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

SHEEPWALK STUDIOS
Courses: Handbuilding and throwing. Classes, one to one
and workshops – including Christmas reindeer workshop
Dates: Contact for info
Location: Upton, West Yorkshire
Tel: 07769955150
E: l.bulleymentceramics@gmail.com
sheepwalkstudios.com

TWISTED EARTH CERAMICS by Richard Hedges
Courses: Essential techniques for creating animal sculptures. All levels catered for. 1-1 and groups,
private workshops, parties, team-building
Dates: Various
Location: Mobile, or come to me. Dozens of venues across Yorkshire
twistedearthceramics.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 CLAY HOUSE
Courses: Two 3-hr workshops every month
Dates: Various, see website
Location: Cedar Farm, Mawdesley, nr Ormskirk
Tel: 01704 807320
theclayhouseatcedarfarm.co.uk

CLAYWORKS
Courses: Evening & daytime classes for all abilities (with occasional weekend events such as ‘Raku’, etc)
Dates: Weekly throughout the year
Location: Southport, Lancashire
FB: arthousesca
sca-network.co.uk

CRAFFITY POTTERY STUDIO
Courses: ‘Create with Clay’ drop-in sessions, with or without input. Regular and seasonal workshops
Dates: Various
Location: Bury, Greater Manchester
craffitycreations.co.uk

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

THE DOWN TO EARTH POTTERY
Courses: Hand-building for beginners to advanced. We are always trying out
new techniques such as use of decals and coloured clay
Dates: Year-round: Tuesday pm and Wednesday eve. Some Saturdays
Location: Clitheroe. Lancs
E: lesleywoods19@hotmail.com
FB: thedowntoearthpottery

AUL 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

LEMON STUDIO
Courses: Handbuilding for all levels, taster sessions, workshops and parties
Dates: Various
Location: Warrington
lemonstudio.co.uk

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

THE POTTERS BARN
Courses: Adult half & full day: beginners throwing & handbuilding.
Intermediate & advanced throwing. Raku & pit firing
Dates: Various
Location: Sandbach, Cheshire/Staffs border
thepottersbarn.co.uk

CARLA POWNALL
Courses: Throwing, 6-week course, beginner to advanced using stoneware and raku clay. One-off courses on last Saturday of the month
Dates: Weds am & pm, plus last weekend of the month
Location: Wirral
E: carlapownall@yahoo.com
FB: carlapownallceramics

NOTTS/DERBYS/LEICS/MIDS

SANDY BYWATER @ CURIOUS STUDIOS
Courses: All pottery skills, suitable for the beginner or the more experienced
Dates: Tuesday afternoons and evenings. Monthly, Saturday themed workshops
Location: Sneinton Market, Nottingham
sandybywaterceramics.wordpress.com

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

THE CLAY ROOM LEICESTER
Courses: Range of classes for all abilities, plus membership scheme for more experienced makers
Dates: Throughout the year
Location: Leicester
theclayroom.co.uk

THE CLAYROOMS
Courses: Handbuilding, throwing, sculpting from beginners to experienced makers
Dates: Various see website for dates
Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire
theclayrooms.co.uk

CLAY STUDIO MANCHESTER
Courses: One-off taster sessions to regular weekly courses and 1-to-1 tuition.
Anyone from beginner upwards is welcome. monthly membership scheme for more advanced makers
Dates: Various
Location: Hulme, Manchester
claystudio.co.uk

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 appointment
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/1-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

POTS IN NOTTS
Courses: Weekly classes and wheel taster sessions
Dates: throughout the year, contact for more details
Location: Worksop, Notts
E: lynnestaniland@icloud.com
T: 07811 171369
FB & IG: @potsinnotts

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

DAVID STOCKS
Courses: Beginners Basics, although open to all, including disabled (carers free when accompanying). Pinch pots through to slabs, coil work and throwing and glazing
Dates: Thursday Evenings 18.15-21.00 £15 per session (Dorridge), plus Tuesday & Wednesday evenings at the Sense Pears Centre. See web for details of 10 and 8-week courses.
Location: Dorridge Methodists Church and Sense Pears Centre, Selly Oak (see above) RamOnTheRoundabout
Pottery@gmail.com for Dorridge, or for Selly Oak contact Sense Pears Centre: sunney.sharma@sense.org.uk

WOODSETTON ART POTTERY
Courses: A levels are taught by postgraduate production thrower and
designer maker with 8 years ‘experience in Stoke on Trent
Dates: Various
Location: Woodsetton, Dudley W Mids
woodsettonartpottery.com

WALES

JACKIE BARBER CERAMICS
Courses: One-to-one throwing lessons
Dates: Various
Location: Pencader, Ceredigion
jackiebarberceramics.co.uk

BASEART STUDIO, GALLERY & POTTERY WORKSHOPS
Courses: Handbuilding; throwing; 1-2-1 one-off sessions; parties (adults, children, team-building)
Dates: Ongoing, days and evenings
Location: Taff’s Well, Cardiff
baseart.org

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: Pottery classes, including Raku. All abilities welcome
Dates: Mon/Tues/Weds days and evenings
Location: Bridgend, S Wales
janemalvisi.co.uk

MID WALES ART
Courses: Two-day course on wood-firing kilns. Make your work then fire it
Dates: Various
Location: Maesmawr, Powys
midwalesarts.org.uk

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

TREE HOUSE POTTERY
Courses: Pottery in a real Treehouse. We offer courses & taster sessions for beginners, clay building & potters wheel
Dates: Various
Location: Gower Heritage Centre, Swansea
gowerstoneart.co.uk/tree-house-pottery

CAMBS/LINCS

PAULA ARMSTRONG
Courses: Handbuilding, workshops
Dates: Monday and Thursday mornings, Tuesday & Thursday evenings, monthly Saturday workshops
Location: Willingham, Cambs
parmstrongceramics.co.uk

ART BARN GAMLINGAY
Courses: Handbuilding, raku and pit-firing
Dates: Wednesday and Thursday evening clay classes. 2-day raku making and firing workshops Clay in a Day
Location: Gamlingay, Cambs/Beds border
E: art.barn@hotmail.co.uk
T: 07715 206780
FB: Art Barn Gamlingay

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

DEEPDALE POTTERY
Courses: Handbuilding and throwing for beginners and experienced
Dates: Weekend and weekday courses, including yurt accommodation if required, throughout the year
Location: Barton upon Humber, North Lincs
yurtatthechapel.co.uk

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

THE POT SHOP
Courses: Individual and small groups pottery classes in a professional workshop
Dates: Various, throughout the year
Location: Lincoln
FB, IG, Twitter: @potshop1
Tel. 01522 528994

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

ROWAN ARTS CENTRE
Courses: Handbuilding, throwing, untutored group for those with experience
Dates: Various
Location: Cambridge
rowanhumberstone.co.uk

WOODNEWTON POTTERY
Courses: Weekly; throwing, hand building, decorating (Tues/Weds). Clay sculpture
Dates: Throughout the year
Location: Near Peterborough
robbibbyceramics.co.uk

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

ALL-YEAR-ROUND POTTERY
Courses: Weekly classes; taster sessions; one & two-day courses in throwing,
hand-building and decorating; pottery parties for all ages. All for beginners and more advanced
Dates: Various all-year-round!
Location: South Herefordshire
all-year-round.org.uk

AMERTON ARTS STUDIO
Courses: Life sculpture. Working from a life model to create a figurative sculpture. Step-by-step tuition, beginners welcome
Dates: Termly, Saturdays
Location: Stowe by Chartley
amertonartstudio.com

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

EARTH AND FIRE CERAMICS
Courses: hand-building, throwing by arrangement, pop-up pottery. 1:1 or small groups, 2-hour intensive lessons
Dates: Various, 4-weekly courses
Location: Great Haywood, Stafford
FB: @earthandfireceramics

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

LoveClay at Valentine Clays
Courses: Basic/intermediate/professional/families. Throwing, slip casting & slip decorating,
sculpture, basic ceramic techniques, professional masterclasses, ceramic painting
Dates: Evenings & weekends (various)
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
loveclay.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
E: 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 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 & handbuilt ceramics, sculpture & life sculpture.
Portrait drawing, painting, & general art. One off workshops &
one-to-one tuition on request
Dates: Throughout the year. One-offs by arrangement
Location: Drayton Basset, 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/NORTHANTS/OXON

CATHERINE ANNE CERAMICS
Courses: Small groups and one-to-one of all ages and mixed ability. Throwing, hand building, glazing. Family sessions during school holidays
Dates: Weekdays. Various evenings and weekends available
Location: Staverton, Northants
catherineanneceramics.com

CENTRE OF ENGLAND ARTS
Courses: Novice to experienced, including throwing
Dates: Weekly, Thursday evenings 7-9pm
Location: Nr Solihull
coea.co.uk

M & K RAKU WORKSHOPS
Courses: One-day raku workshops run by Mark Compton and Kirsteen Holuj.
Bring your own bisque-fired pots or sculptures along or buy pots from us on the day to glaze and fire. All levels.
Dates: Workshops run monthly from April to October
Location: Milton Keynes
mkraku.co.uk

POTTERYDAYZ
Courses: Handbuilding, throwing lessons from Richard Gibbons
Dates: Full and half days by arrangement
Location: Kings’ Cliffe, Northants
E: potterydayz@gmail.com
FB: potterydayz

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

SWANSPOOL CERAMICS
Courses: Handbuilding, throwing, all levels. Open access studio. Weekend courses & one-off experiences
Dates: Termly, year-round
Location: Castle Ashby, Northants
swanspoolceramics.co.uk

NORFOLK/SUFFOLK/ESSEX

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

BRICK HOUSE CRAFTS
Courses: handbuilding, throwing, decoration, mould making, raku in the summer.
Beginners to professional welcome. Leisure classes & City & Guilds L2 and L3 courses
Dates: Tues – Friday 10am to 4pm, Sat 10am – 12 midday
Location: Silver End, Essex
brickhouseceramics.co.uk

MARIAM CULLUM
Courses: 1:1 tuition in throwing, hand-building, slip-casting, surface decoration
and glaze preparation and application
Dates: Various – Monday to Friday 10am-4pm
Location: Bury St Edmunds
mariamcullumceramics.co.uk

KATIE’S POTTERY STUDIO
Courses: One-to-one & small group tuition in throwing, handbuilding, decorating, glazing & firing for all ages and abilities. Children’s Saturday class
Dates: Throughout the year
Location: Leiston, Suffolk
katiespotterystudio.co.uk

SUDBURY POTTERY CLASS
Courses: Weekly classes, workshops, one-offs and pottery for kids. Various hand building,
slab, coil and surface decoration. All abilities welcome
Dates: Weekly, daytime and evening/ some weekends
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk
sudburypotteryclass.co.uk

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

DOMINIC UPSON
Courses: Adult classes in all the build techniques, running in six-week blocks.
One-to-one classes in throwing taller, thinner and production making
Dates: Various
Location: Battisford, Suffolk
dominicupson.com

BEDS/BUCKS/HERTS

ART BARN GAMLINGAY
Courses: Handbuilding, raku and pit-firing
Dates: Wednesday and Thursday evening clay classes. 2-day raku making and firing workshops. Clay in a Day
Location: Gamlingay, Cambs/Beds border
E: art.barn@hotmail.co.uk
T: 07715 206780
FB: Art Barn Gamlingay

CHARLIE’S POTS
Courses: Intensive day-long Sunday throwing courses for beginners
Dates: Various
Location: Aylesbury, Bucks
E: throwingpottery@gmail.com

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
FB: Digswell Ceramics Community
E: debbie@debbiebent.com

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

KATE RADFORD POTTERY
Courses: Hand building, throwing and sculpture for all abilities and ages. Electric, gas and raku firings
Dates: Weekly courses on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday daytime and evenings, one to one and group sessions available
Location: Kensworth, South Bedfordshire
kateradfordpottery.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

WHERE INSPIRATIONS BLOOMS
Courses: Beginners’ classes, workshops, hand-building, family sessions, pottery room hire, kiln space hire
Dates: Year round
Location: Chesham, Buckinghamshire
whereinspirationblooms.co.uk

WILTS/HANTS/BERKS

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

ACTIVATE LEARNING AT BRACKNELL AND WOKINGHAM COLLEGE
Courses: Mixed ability adult leisure classes taught throughout the daytime and evening. All abilities welcome in our well-equipped pottery studio, where a range of pottery techniques are taught by experienced tutors. One-day specialist courses taught throughout the year
Dates: Mon – Thurs, daytime and evening
Location: Woodley Hill House, Earley, Berks
Tel: 01344 868600
activatelearning.ac.uk/study/subjects/ceramics-and-pottery

CERAMICSPACE BRADFORD ON AVON
Courses: Full time access and/or practice without tuition (experienced ceramicists), one-off 2.5hrs taster sessions (beginners),
adults taster workshops (individuals or groups), mentoring/tutoring/specialist training (1 or 2 days),
intensive course (4 days in groups). Gift vouchers: for lessons or taster workshops
Location: Bradford on Avon Wiltshire
Tel: Julia Warin 07800 778582
E: juliaartscool@btinternet.com
FB: CeramicSpace Bradford on Avon

CHALKE VALLEY POTTERY COURSES
Courses: 2-day courses in spring and autumn, with Jennie Gilbert & Emily Myers.
Learn the basics in a relaxed and friendly environment, or improve your skills. See website for details
Dates: Various
Location: Broadchalke, Wilts
jenniegilbert.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

FIRED THOUGHTS ARTS STUDIO
Courses: Ceramics & ceramic sculpture courses/workshops, all skill levels. Raku, 1:1 throwing, all handbuild techniques
Dates: Weekly, daytime & evening/weekends
Location: Devizes, Wilts
E: whelan581@btinternet.com

JEANNE LEWISTIFF
Courses: Small groups or 1-1 in throwing and/or hand building
Dates: Contact for details
Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
E: Jeannelewi@hotmail.co.uk

DIANA PATTENDEN
Courses: Sculpture, throwing, hand building, Prosecco & Clay sessions, children’s parties, hand casting. All ages and abilities welcome
Dates: Daytime, evenings and weekends
Location: Newbury, West Berkshire
dianapattenden.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

STONEHENGE POTTERY
Courses: weekly classes, Tuesday and Thursday, hand building and throwing. Weekender workshops and group sessions by arrangement
Dates: Various all year round
Location: Winterbourne Stoke, Near Salisbury and Amesbury
Tel: 01980 620328
E: stonehengepottery@btinternet.com

DORSET/GLOS/SOMERSET

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, modelling, slab work, coil work, tile-making
Dates: Weekly evening class, Weds 6-8pm
Location: Weston-super-Mare, N Somerset
banwellpottery.org

BEING WITH CLAY
Courses: Clay and mindfulness  incorporating handbuilding techniques & mindfulness practises
Dates: Weekly or day courses. Maximum of 3 people  or 1-2-1. Well equipped and relaxed studio.
Location: Claverham nr Yatton, North Somerset
beingwithclay.co.uk

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
E: creativeclayforall@yahoo.co.uk

PATRICK ESSON
Courses: Modelling, coiling, slab work, pinching, throwing
Dates: Various
Location: Gloucester
E: 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

KITE STUDIOS CLAY STUDIO
Courses: Throwing, handbuilding, glazing, adult & children courses weekly & weekend. One-to-one sessions and pottery birthday parties
Dates: Mon-Sat various times
Location: Kemerton, Gloucestershire, and London
kitestudios.org

LANSDOWN POTTERY
Courses: For all levels, beginnners and intermediate
Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday mornings (10 – 12.30) Tuesday evenings (6.30 – 9.00)
Location: Stroud
T: 01453/298567
E: lansdownpottery@onetel.com

MOON STUDIO
Courses: Hand building, throwing, surface design. Taster sessions, short courses, pottery parties, kids clay time & mobile pop up pottery
Dates: Weekly classes all year, plus private tuition for individuals and groups
Location: Christchurch, Dorset
moonstudioceramics.co.uk
FB: Moon Studio Ceramics

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

DEVON/CORNWALL

CHRISTOW POTTERY
Courses: 2-day saggar & raku-firing weekend workshops with Abi Higgns/Alison West. All abilities
Dates: Throughout the year
Location: Devon
abihiggins.co.uk
alisonwestceramics.com

GOONZOYLE POTTERY
Courses: Wheel, handbuilding, glazing, raku and pit-firing. For all abilities in fully equipped rural studio
Dates: Morning, afternoon & evening drop-in workshops throughout the year. Contact directly for more information
Location: Camborne, Cornwall
FB: Goonzoylepottery
marykaunenglish.com

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

LUCKTAYLOR CERAMICS
Courses: Hand building and Raku firing courses for beginners and advanced students. Fully equipped rural studio
Dates: Various
Location: St Buryan, Cornwall
FB & IG: @lucktaylorceramics
lucktaylorceramics.co.uk

TARKA POTTERY
Courses: All levels from beginners to intermediate all year round.
Taster sessions for individuals or groups, weekly throwing and
handbuilding courses. Child/family workshops, parties
Dates: Tuesday to Saturday
Location: North Devon
tarkapottery.co.uk

ALISON WEST CERAMICS
Courses: Weekend raku, saggar and barrel firing
Dates: Various
Location: Chagford, Devon
alisonwestceramics.com

KENT/SURREY/SUSSEX/LONDON

ART OF MINE
Courses: 1-1 throwing tuition, hand building, surface decoration for all ages and abilities. Birthday parties, team building and taster sessions
Dates: Various
Location: Maidstone, Kent
E: info@thisartofmine.co.uk

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

LOUISE BELL CERAMICS
Courses: Hand building, surface decoration, simple mould making
and glazing for beginners. Taster afternoons and bespoke sessions
for up to three people of any level or ability.
Dates: Various
Location: Lewes, East Sussex
louisebellceramics.com

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 POTTERY STUDIOS
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 PLACE
Courses: 6-week courses, one-day workshops, bespoke clay days. Hand building techniques, slab, coil, surface decoration
Dates: Wednesday/Friday 6-week courses Various dates for one-day workshops
Location: Ashurst, West Sussex
jwceramics.net

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: Handbuilding, throwing, surface decoration, glazing for beginners/experienced potters.
Raku, smoke-firing and animal sculpture. Weekend workshops
Dates: Mon-Fri all day inc evenings
Location: Groombridge, nr Tunbridge Wells
E: info@theclay.studio

THE CLAY WORKSHOP
Courses: Throwing, hand-building, glazing, decorating, raku. All levels, inc 1:1s
Dates: Various, ongoing
Location: Central Eastbourne
grahammatthewsceramics.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

JO DAVIES
Courses: Throwing classes; for beginners and intermediates with Jo’s
experienced studio tutors; masterclasses or one-to-ones with Jo for
those wanting to improve or refresh their practice
Dates: Various
Location: Dalston, Londo
jo-davies.com

EASTBOURNE STUDIO POTTERS
Courses: Throwing, hand building, surface decoration and glazing for
beginners and experienced potters. Plus, Personal Project Development with
specialist support. Open access: studio hire available for experienced makers
Dates: Weekly courses throughout the year. Personal Project on Weds 6-9pm.
Location: Eastbourne
E: 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. Three-month residential Sept-Nov
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
E: 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
Twitter: @jolyopsimath

JESS JORDAN CERAMICS
Courses: Handbuilding, throwing, decoration, glazing
Dates: Various
Location: Worthing, W Sx
pottyjess.co.uk

THE KILN ROOMS
Courses: Beginners one-off taster sessions; beginners taster classes: beginner/intermediate courses in hand-building, throwing, decorating, glazing. Masterclasses. Open access
Dates: Various, year round, plus open access
Location: Three studios in Peckham, East London
thekilnrooms.com

KITE STUDIOS CLAY STUDIO
Courses: Throwing, handbuilding, glazing, adult & children courses
weekly & weekend. One-to-one sessions and pottery birthday parties
Dates: Mon-Sat various times
Location: Kemerton, Gloucestershire, and London
kitestudios.org

CLOVER LEE CERAMICS
Courses: Throwing courses for one day or 6 weeks, and independent sessions for all abilities
Dates: Weekly regular, weekends and private booking available throughout the year
Location: South West London, SW19
clover-lee.com

LILLAGUNILLA CERAMIC STUDIO
Courses: One-day workshops and Saturday classes in throwing and hand-building
Dates: Various
Location: Charlton, South East London
lillagunillaceramics.co.uk

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

MORLEY COLLEGE
Courses: Hand building, throwing, plus summer workshops, beginner
to advanced levels, adult and family education
Dates: Starting in September with various dates throughout the year
Location: London
morleycollege.ac.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

POTTERY CORNER @ NO. 45
Courses: Clay club, Raku, handbuilding and throwing courses available. Clay club on Tues/Thurs evenings, others various throughout the year
Location: Chichester, West Sussex
E: sarahamos1305@gmail.com

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

SUSAN RAMSAY-SMITH POTTERY BARN
Courses: Experienced tutor, max 6 students, throwing/hand-building, all levels
Dates: Tuesdays. Two-hour taster; 5-week terms
Location: Heathfield, East Sussex
experiencesussex.co.uk

SUTTON COLLEGE
Courses: Hand building, throwing, plus summer workshops, mixed abilities, adult and family education
Dates: Starting in September with various dates throughout the year
Location: Sutton, Surrey
suttoncollege.ac.uk

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

THE STUDIO AT CLAPHAM LTD
Courses: Taster course, project-based workshops, tailored tuition. Beginners handbuilding courses.
Learn to pinch, coil, slab and throw! Wednesday drop in for experienced enthusiasts. All levels catered for
Dates: Various
Location: Clapham Near Worthing, West Sussex
thestudioatclapham.com

IMOGEN TAYLOR-NOBLE
Courses: Weekly pottery classes for adults and children. Suitable for all levels.
Hand-building, glaze mixing & glazing, experimental firing days. Obvara, Raku,
& Saggar. 1:1 throwing sessions at my Whitstable studio
Dates: Various
Location: Espressions Art Cafe, Canterbury
imogentaylor-noble.com

TURNING EARTH
Courses: Open access studio Tues-Sun for all levels – must be working independently.
Classes available, see website for details/availability
Dates: Open access studio Tues-Sun
Location: Hoxton E2 and Lee Valley E10, London
e2.turningearth.uk

FRANCE

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

MAS SARRAT POTTERY
Courses: Introduction to pottery (handbuilding and throwing). Improver pottery
handbuilding and throwing) 5-day courses
Dates: See website
Location: Cazals, Lot, France
jenniegilbert.com
Facebook: @cvpotterycourses

UN PETIT TOUR DE TERRE
Courses: All levels, hand-building, surface decoration, making tools, raku, glazing.
Full-board accommodation available
Dates: All year round, Monday 9am to Friday 5pm
Location: Saint Génies de Comolas, France
Facebook: @FredPotierGres

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

SPAIN

TOTEM CERAMICS POTTERY SCHOOL
Courses: Throwing, sculpting, handbuilding, slip casting, general skills for beginners. Weekly classes & courses
Dates: 1-5 day courses, weekly classes, year-round
Location: Andalucia
totemceramics.com

RoW

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

STACEY MCDONALD POTTERY
Courses: Fully equipped, spacious clay studio offering beginner & intermediate wheel throwing,
handbuilding and beginner sculpture classes, workshops and special events for
adults and children 10 and over. Cone 6 electric firing, white stoneware and a selection
of other clay bodies, glazes made in-house
Dates: Ongoing start dates; days, evenings and weekends
Location: 12 W. Spring St. Illinois USA
staceypottery.com