Structured, laid back classes where you create ceramics, explore ideas and develop skills 

It was such an amazing experience and all of us had such an amazing time! I can tell you that we will be returning. -Cameron

Taster sessions in the Garden Studio

Taster Throwing Masterclass

Experience making ceramics using an electric pottery wheel. Suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience.

£60 for 1 hour on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis  (this price includes materials, glazing and firing)

£100 for 2 hours and up to 3 people (this price includes materials, glazing and firing)

£40 for a 1 hour follow up glazing experience (this is optional)

Whistle-stop Taster Throwing

This is a 20 minute session on how to throw a pot. You’ll learn the basics in how to centre and form a simple pot.

£20 one to one  (this price includes all materials)

Courses & Workshops 

Making Pots Course

Monday evenings on 9th, 16th, 23rd &30th October &/OR 6th, 13th 20th &27th November 2017

From 7pm-8.30pm

@The Garden Studio, rear of 12 Cambridge Park, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6XW

In this course you will learn how to make a range of ceramic vessels using several techniques

  • throwing on the potter’s wheel
  • coil pot construction
  • pinch pots
  • slab pots

You will also learn how to attach handles, decorate, turn and glaze your work

This is a 4 week course

The course cost £120 per person and is limited to 4 people per class (this price includes all materials)

To book a space on this course please email 


Pottery Workshops and Wheel Experiences @ Upfest 2017

Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th and Monday 31st July 2017

From 11am-7pm (Sat &Sun)

Outside the Hen and Chicken, Greville Road, Bristol, BS3 1LJ

From 11am-4pm (Mon)

In the Tobacco Factory Garden, Bristol, BS3

Ceramic Sticker Workshops

In this 50 minute Ceramic Sticker workshop you will make a clay tile that will be decorated with slips using techniques such as stencilling, spraying, dribbling & sagraffito. There will also be a range of texture tool and lettersets to customise your tile further. It will then be taken away fired and glazed ready for collection 2-4 weeks later. Collection from the pottery studio in Redland, Bristol, BS6 6XW.

£12 per child/£15 per adult (for tuition, firing and glazing for one tile)

£5 per additional tile or ceramic creation

If you would like it carefully packaged and posted there is an additional £5 charge

For times and spaces book here 

Pottery Wheel Experience

In the 20 minute Pottery Wheel master-class you will experience throwing an earthenware pot on an electric pottery wheel with step by step guidance. Once your pot is made you can take a photo and the clay will be recycled or you can choose to have it fired and glazed, a permanent keepsake of your experience or great gift! Your pot will be ready for collection in Bristol 2-4 weeks later.

The experience only £6

If you like what you make and want it fired & glazed there is an additional £14 charge

If you would like it carefully packaged and posted there is an additional £5 charge

For times and spaces book here 



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