Clay Work

Clay Work

The Potter’s House is a great place to start your clay journey.  We offer a wide range of clay experience workshops, and try to tailor to the individual. You can join an advertised group or if there are four of you, book your own session.

Working with clay has amazing benefits, great for body, mind and soul.  We encourage you to work at your own pace and to develop your own style and creativity.  We offer hand building with slab and coiling clay, and throwing sessions on electric wheels.

Wheel Sessions

Wheel session are a must for anybody who would like to try pottery throwing on a wheel.

All materials, tools and firing are included.  You get the chance to learn how to centre and throw pots, leaving them in the studio for drying and firing.

Additional wheel sessions

are available for those who have completed the Beginners Wheel Session, enabling them to continue practising and learning more about the process. Additional sessions are 2 hours long, also include all materials, tools and firing.

Hand building sessions

Hand building using slab and coiling is a great way to make your own creations. Our 2½ hour session is suitable for anybody who would like to make items from clay at a more gentle pace.  Using tools and forming clay shapes with your hands, a great way to develop clay skills.

All materials, tools and firing are included.

Studio wheel rental

Hourly wheel rental in the studio is also available for those who just want to hone their skills and be in in amongst the buzz of the pottery. (please note we will only fire clay in our kiln that has been bought from us)

Children’s Clay sessions

Wheel sessions are suitable for 12 years and over. We can however offer  a taster session with  younger children,  this is usually an hour depending on the age of the child.  All children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Drying Firing & Glazing

Drying and firing we do not rush this process all pottery pieces are kept to dry in the studio for two - three weeks depending on the size of the item.  This is to prevent cracking and explosions in the kiln, each piece is then fired at 1100 °c. However, in ceramics cracks and failures do happen from time to time despite our drying and firing protocol.

Individual ASN sessions please contact us to discuss what your requirements are.

Prices

(All children must be accompanied by a participating adult).

Taster session   (1 Hour)

Basic pot throwing on a wheel, Includes demo, materials and firing

6 years +                                £30.00 pp


Stage 1 Beginner  (2 hours)

Make several small pots and learn the basics. Suitable for those who really want to explore ceramics.

Includes tutoring, materials  & firing

12 years +                                £60.00 pp


Stage 2 Build on it (2 hours)

Having completed the stage 1 or have previous throwing experience advance your skills.  Different techniques

explored and more pots made.

12 years +                                £60.00 pp

Hand Building Session  (1 hour)

Enjoy making and creating from clay, make a unique piece. No prior experience required. Hand building using slab and coiling is a great way to make your own creations. Our 1 hour session is suitable for anybody who would like to make items from clay at a more gentle pace.  Using tools and cutting shapes to  the clay or making a pinch or coil pot great beginning to develop clay skills. Includes clay and firing.

All Ages                                £30.00 pp


Hand Building Session  (2 hours)

Once you’ve got the basics, expand your skill, make a vessel, a clock, or chimes or something else you have a creative idea for.  Suitable for those with some prior experience. Variety of tools and techniques used. Clay and firing included.

12 years +                                £60.00 pp


Wheel rental

In studio electric pottery wheel rental, inc tools.

(1 hour Clay not included.)                £12.00
(please note we will only fire clay in our kiln that has been bought from us)