Pottery Classes and Workshops

Pottery Taster Workshop

This is a 2 1/2 hour workshop where you can explore your creative side in a relaxed and friendly environment. Groups are small (up to 6) 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 such as slab work and coiling and you will make a pot which can be fired after it has dried. We will glaze your pot which can then be collected at a later date. Cost £35 which includes all materials, firing and glazing.

All classes are postponed until after the current health crisis. Thank you to everyone who has enjoyed a class at the Clayhouse. We hope you'll come back soon. We still have vouchers available in our shop and will post new dates as soon as we are able. If you have a voucher that you haven't used yet please ignore the use by date.

Introduction to Handbuilt Pottery.

A 6 week course


This course will introduce you to a range of handbuilding techniques such as coiling, slab building, press moulds, pinch pots and more. Come and learn in a relaxed atmosphere in a beautiful, fully equipped studio. There will be a maximum of six places so there will be plenty of time and space to give everyone individual attention.


Six 2 ½ hour sessions 

6:00 - 8:30.

Cost £150

All tools, materials and firings are included with the aim that you will be able to complete at least three pieces of work during the course. Please note there is no wheel throwing in this course.
You are very welcome to bring your own ideas to the course and ambition is welcomed, however there may be a further charge for materials and firing, depending on scale.

Evening or daytime workshops – single session up to 2 ½ hours

Contact us to arrange a group session; we can arrange times to suit you.


A chance to spend some time getting creative and exploring handbuilding techniques. All sessions are individually tailored and suited to any level. We can do one to one lessons and groups up to eight. Great for hen parties, birthdays, team building or just getting creative with a group of friends.

Individuals £35 pp per hour, 3-4 £30 pp per hour, groups of 4-6 £20 pp per hour. 

The studio is well equipped with everything you'll need to to make some fabulous pottery. Choose from a range of themes including bowls and spoons, plates and platters, mugs and jugs, vases and planters. 

Included in the price are all materials, a range of glazes, firing, tea and coffee.You're very welcome to BYOB.

Specialist Workshops

Specialist workshops include illustration, kurinuki techniques, lidded boxes and canisters.

Terms and Conditions

All courses must be paid for in full at the time of booking. 

Cancellation and refunds

If you wish to cancel your place on a course you must do so at least 14 days before the course starts in order to receive a full refund. Cancellation must be made in writing or by email. Alternatively you may transfer your booking to another course free of charge.

If you cancel your place less than 14 days before your course starts, you will only receive a refund of 50% course fee (or 50% of the fee value to transfer to an alternative course). 

We do not offer any refund after a course begins unless there are exceptional circumstances.