A little bit about us

Proprietor Jackie Topping studied at the University of Greenwich and is a qualified fine artist specialising in ceramics. The Children’s Pottery Workshop was set up in 1993, providing successful workshops in the local area for children of all ages before being renamed ‘A Touch of Clay’ in 2005.

Jackie has also been teaching adults with learning difficulties for 15 years and has also worked on school projects and regularly runs holiday classes for local councils.

Whether it is a bag of clay you wish to purchase, just want to dabble with clay or want to learn a full range of pottery skills, we can help! We also have a range of ready made pottery which you can decorate to your own style. We are happy to work with all age groups and abilities.
We have also extended our range to include mosaic classes and are constantly introducing new ideas.

For larger groups we also have an ‘out of studio’ service where we can come to nurseries, schools, clubs, brownie evenings, fetes and more. This service can cover anything from simple hand prints or tailor made sessions, to full projects following the National Curriculum.

Jackie also produces her own work which can be viewed at the studio and periodically in exhibitions and galleries.
Commissions also taken.