Welcome to our workshops

All sessions must be pre-booked

Summer holiday Holiday programme

Summer holidays workshops All ages. Children and adults

Just a reminder that these materials create mess so dress accordingly.

We no longer supply aprons.

POTTERY PAINTING - just book your day from the calendar  and  pay for what you paint. £13.50 - £16.50 per item.

CREATE WITH CLAY- All ages and parents can have a go too.

Check the dates from the calendar and book online

hand made sea theme

At these sessions you will be shown some simple pottery techniques which will enable you to create your masterpiece. Book now. £20.00 per maker. Different theme each session.

Please note During busy times we cannot guarantee non makers/painters a seat.

HANDBUILD WITH CLAY in the studio

Clay fun

Hand building taster session

A 3 hour workshop where you will learn some basic pottery techniques before choosing the piece(s) you wish to make.

Create your masterpiece with step by step guidance throughout construction.. We will show you how to add decoration and colour,  Leave it with us for firing and glazing. Ready for collection within 3-4 weeks.

We are only able to keep finished work for three months due to limited storage.

Book now

£45 per person  Max 6 spaces

THROW A POT taster experience

throw a pot party 'Throw a pot' sessions for one  two people. Not suitable for under 10 years old

This is a prebooked 2 hour private lesson  where you will be shown how to centre the clay and then mould it into shape before taking it off the wheel and decorating/painting it. You will be given lots of ideas and full guidance throughout the throwing process. If you require a bit longer to finish decorating your pot you can stay on providing there is space to do so.

Your pot is left at the studio for glazing and firing and can then collected or we can send it to you for an additional charge. Usually 3-4 weeks.

Allow up to  2.5 hours for two people.

£46.50  for 1 person     Book now

£93 for 2 people            book now

CREATE WITH CLAY throwing and hand building taster workshop

You've watched the Great Pottery Throw Down and you say 'I would like to have a go at that.' Well look no further. You can at A Touch of Clay. Read on.

This is a private group of 4 for family or friends to  get together session with sole use of studio for the duration of the workshop.

You require absolutely no experience as guidance is given all the way. It consists of a handbuilding section and a throw a pot section for each family or group member.

How it works:

Handbuild

Firstly we demonstrate how to prepare  clay and some basic handbuilding skills. Once mastered you  are on your way to producing your creation.  There is lots of inspiration at the studio or you can bring your own ideas.

Wheel

Each individual works separately on the wheel whilst the others are creating  their handbuild. We will work with you to centre the clay and mould the pot. Once you have made your pot you return to carry on with your handbuild.

Once all the creations are finished coloured decoration can be added at the same session.

Work is left with us for around 4 weeks to dry, bisque fire, glaze and second fire.

It can then be collected or we can post it to you at additional cost.

Cost £280 for up to 4 people taking up to 5 hours. Includes tuition, materials. paints, Tea, coffee and squash.

You are welcome to bring a snack or nibbles in case you get peckish.  Book now

Pottery painting in studio

Pottery Painting in Studio

Book your  slot. Choose your piece and paint away. Lots to choose from including animals, which are a children's favourite, mugs and plates; prices start from £13.50. Fairy house illustrated £16.50

Work is left in the studio for glazing and firing and is ready within 2 weeks.

HANDPRINTS and keepsakes
Pottery painting to go

We can provide pottery painting packs for you to do at home.  Lots of options. Mugs £16.50, Plates from £13.50, Teapot from £25, Bowls £15, animals £13.50, Fairy houses from £16.50, coasters from £8 and lots more besides. Comes complete with brushes and set of paints.

Make a mosaic

If you are interested let us know and we will put you on the mailing list,

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